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"'TIS MIDNIGHT, AND THE SETTING SUN", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "hilarious, leap from bough to bough"
Subject(s): Night;nonsense; Bedtime


"TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Say good night
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


3 A.M, by SARA HENDERSON HAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night has an entity, a shape
Last Line: Her subtle footfall in the room.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A BALLADE OF THE NIGHT, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from the earth the deep-descended day
Last Line: Sigh in the silence of the midnight hour.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Mourning; Night; Prayer; Silence; Bereavement; Bedtime


A CHILD'S THOUGHTS AT MIDNIGHT, by ETHEL HOLDRIDGE    Poem Text            
First Line: The hours go swiftly flying past
Last Line: The universe to god.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A CHILLY NIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I rose at the dead of night
Last Line: And I was indeed alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ghosts; Moon; Mothers; Night; Supernatural; Bedtime


A CHRISTMAS PRAYER, by AGNES GILES NEWMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord, I will dress thy shrine with garlands gay
Last Line: For those whom thou and I, dear lord, hold dear.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; New Year; Night; Prayer; Nativity, The; Bedtime


A CLEAR MIDNIGHT, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is thy hour, o soul, thy free flight into the wordless
Last Line: Night, sleep, death and the stars.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A CLEAR NIGHT, by KARLE WILSON BAKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have worn this day as a fretting, ill-made garment
Last Line: This jewel caught in my hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Charlotte
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A CONTEMPLATION ON NIGHT, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whether amid the gloom of night I stray
Last Line: But thou, o god, for ever shine the same.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A DARK MONTH, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A month without sight of the sun
Last Line: And the stars all night exult with us, hearing of joy that shall come with june.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Seasons; Sun; Bedtime


A DARK NIGHT, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How I long to pull the old man in
Last Line: How dark it is; how far I am from shore.
Subject(s): Night; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


A DOS'T O' BLUES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I got no patience with blues at all!
Last Line: He's the same old color yit!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Blues (mood); Music & Musicians; Night; Seasons; Bedtime


A FLEETING GUEST, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the foul arch of night
Last Line: Into a tear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A GIRL'S SONGS: 2, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My watch beneath my pillow white
Last Line: And there are stars past the window-sill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Night; Watches; Bedtime


A GOODNIGHT, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go to sleep - though of course you will not
Last Line: And the night passes -- and never passes --
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A JACOBITE'S EXILE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The weary day rins down and dies
Last Line: The graves wherein we lie.
Subject(s): Exiles; Jacobites; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


A KIDDIE'S DREAM, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: A kiddie dreamed that a billy goat
Last Line: Can be wrecked the same as pickle boats.
Subject(s): Children; Dreams; Night; Silence; Childhood; Nightmares; Bedtime


A LITANY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the bright lights of heaven
Last Line: O lord our god.
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Light; Love; Night; Paradise; Bedtime


A LULLABY, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We've wandered all about the upland fallows
Last Line: Sleep, liebchen, sleep, the stars are shooting.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


A MAY NIGHT, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is rising! With one more breath / gasping
Last Line: The image of eternal peace is seen.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A MIDNIGHT MEDITATION, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How often have I said
Last Line: The christ–soul of the universe to shine.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Meditation; Night; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


A MIDNIGHT SUN EPISODE, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Southward, gray peaks rise flecked with snow
Last Line: Our golden day in glory ends.
Subject(s): Night; Sun; Bedtime


A MIDSUMMER NIGHT, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The long day wanes, the broad fields
Last Line: This toilworn earth into a heaven of rest.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A MINUTE OF SILENCE, by PHILIPPE SOUPAULT    Poem Text            
First Line: I abandon this too powerful repose
Last Line: The clouds kiss in a swoop.
Subject(s): Abandonment; Dadaism; Night; Silence; Sleep; Desertion; Bedtime


A NIGHT OF NIGHTS, by NAN ASHTON GLENN    Poem Text            
First Line: Tall silver poplars stand against a sky of blue
Last Line: And this is just a night of nights when one is glad he lives.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A NIGHT OF TERROR, 1870, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They woke me up, for my small eyes were tight
Last Line: And, on the night of terror, childhood ceased!
Subject(s): Night; Terror; War; Bedtime


A NIGHT ON EARTH, by BILLY COLLINS                Poet's Biography
First Line: I got home late and drank most
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


A NIGHT ON THE SAINT LAWRENCE (RIMOUSKI), by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: If the world were itself alone, - mere mountains and seas and cities
Last Line: Thou brooding, loving artist, whose holiest name is beauty.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Beauty; Creative Ability; God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Rivers; Inspiration; Creativity; Bedtime


A NIGHT PIECE, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I lay awake by my good wife's side
Last Line: Above the hills.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


A NIGHT-PICTURE, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A groan from a dim-lit upper room
Last Line: The law's long arm has reached its foe.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Night; Bedtime


A NIGHT-PIECE, OR, MODERN PHILOSOPHY, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas when bright cynthia with her silver car
Last Line: And next morn pored in plato for more.
Subject(s): Night; Railroads; Roads; Silence; Travel; Bedtime; Railways; Trains; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


A NIGHT: LATER, by ELSIE GLENN    Poem Text            
First Line: The night with its queer, dark noises
Last Line: And the clouds roll by, ever new.
Subject(s): Clouds; Night; Bedtime


A NOCTURNE, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon has gone to her rest
Last Line: Then shall ye sleep.
Subject(s): Grief; Hearts; Love - Loss Of; Night; Sleep; Solitude; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Loneliness


A NOCTURNE, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O maiden moon, o tender rim of light
Last Line: And round the circle of your mortal fate.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A NOCTURNE AT GREENWICH, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far out, beyond my window, in the gloom
Last Line: Out yonder in the gloom.
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Rivers; Ships & Shipping; Urban Life; Bedtime


A PARTY, by NANCY ELLEN FINCH    Poem Text            
First Line: The lady night will entertain
Last Line: To shine their dullish noses.
Subject(s): Night; Parties; Stars; Bedtime


A PRAIRIE SUNSET, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shot gold, maroon and violet, dazzling
Last Line: Pure luminous color fighting the silent shadows to the last.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A PRELUDE OF NIGHT, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the waters far there came
Last Line: "to her dark-sheltered breast."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A RHPASODY; WRITTEN AT THE LAKES IN WESTMORLAND, by JOHN BROWN (1715-1766)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now sunk the sun, now twilight sunk, and night
Last Line: Of quiet whispering to the ear of night.
Subject(s): Lakes; Night; Silence; Westmorland, England; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


A ROMANCE, by EUGENE FIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A calm, delightful autumn night
Last Line: A wild, delirious autumn night!
Subject(s): Animals; Autumn; Dogs; Love; Moon; Night; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


A SEA-BIRD, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cry, I cry
Last Line: And my heart that is mad.
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Hearts; Night; Sea; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


A SEPTEMBER NIGHT, by GEORGE MARION MCCLELLAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The full september moon sheds floods of light
Last Line: I cannot sing, with loves I cannot speak.
Subject(s): African Americans; Night; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Bedtime; South (u.s.)


A SHOT AT NIGHT, by IDELLA PURNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shot rings out upon the dreaming night
Last Line: Men turn in beds. A wind like weeping stirs.
Subject(s): Bullets; Guns; Night; Bedtime


A SICILIAN NIGHT, by EDWARD CRACROFT LEFROY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, stand we here within this cactus-brake
Last Line: Beat out with naked feet a saraband.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A SIGH IN THE NIGHT, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sweet darkness, still and calm, and lonely!
Last Line: Of the love and faith I used to know!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A SLEEPLESS NIGHT, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: April, and the last of the plum blossoms
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A STORY OF DOOM: BOOK 6, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night. Now a tent was pitched, and japhet sat
Last Line: Nor specially a foe that means us ill.'
Subject(s): Devil; God; Hearts; Night; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Bedtime


A SUMMER NIGHT, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her soft, cool arms extending, / night comes anew
Last Line: With it might go!
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


A SUMMER NIGHT, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Silent the vast of night
Last Line: And share my brothers' silence.
Subject(s): Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Silence; Summer; Bedtime


A SUMMER'S NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is dewy as a maiden's mouth
Last Line: The fireflies come stagg'ring down the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


A TRYST WITH DEATH, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am footsore and very weary
Last Line: And he only can give me rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Night; Time; Travel; Dead, The; Nightmares; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


A WASTED VIGIL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Couldst thou not watch with me one hour? Behold
Last Line: Thou couldst not watch with me.
Subject(s): Dawn; Heaven; Moon; Night; Wakes; Sunrise; Paradise; Bedtime


A WATCH IN THE NIGHT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watchman, what of the night?
Last Line: Night is over and done.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Watchmen; Dead, The; Bedtime


A WIDOW SPEAKS TO THE AURORA'S OF A DECEMBER NIGHT, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My yard with its pines is almost spherical in winter
Last Line: Falling off the dangerous, true edge of daylight.
Subject(s): Night; Quiet Life; Widows & Widowers; Winter; Bedtime


A WINTER NIGHT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a chilly winter's night
Last Line: Were left in loneliness behind.
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Winter; Bedtime; Loneliness


A WINTER TWILIGHT, by ARLO BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale beryl sky, with clouds
Last Line: Of day's keen pain away.
Subject(s): Peace; Night; Bedtime


A WINTER'S DAY, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into my garden sweet and fair
Last Line: And she asks how long the sun will shine.
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Love; Night; Sun; Winter; Bedtime


A WINTER'S NIGHT, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, little cot beside the wood
Last Line: The moon shall keep, the moon shall keep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


A WINTER'S NIGHT, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has reverenced the splendor of the night
Last Line: I would to-night the storms were all awake!
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Wind; Winter; Bedtime


A WORD WITH THE WIND, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord of days and nights that hear thy word of wintry warming
Last Line: Far as foam that laughs and leaps along the sea.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nature; Night; Sea; Wind; Nightmares; Bedtime; Ocean


A YEAR'S CAROLS: AUGUST, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great august, lord of golden lands
Last Line: Make night a noon where darkness dies.
Subject(s): August; Night; Seasons; Bedtime


ABASHED, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cock crows; and behold the hidden day
Last Line: His face bedewed with tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Morning; Night; Bedtime


ABOVE AND WITHIN, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the distance a phalanx of black clouds
Last Line: Above and within.
Subject(s): Clouds; Night; Bedtime


ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been one acquainted with the night
Last Line: I have been one acquainted with the night
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


ACRISIUS: NIGHT FEAR, by SOPHOCLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take courage, lady: many fearful things
Last Line: That breathed dark dreams in night, by day are solaced.
Subject(s): Fear; Night; Bedtime


ACROSS THE BRIDGE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Away across the bridge they go
Last Line: They hurry back—I wonder why!
Subject(s): Night; October; Time; Bedtime


AD QUINTILIANUM, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O chief director of the growing race
Last Line: Nights filled with slumber, and a quiet life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Night; Rome, Italy; Bedtime


ADVENTURE, by ANNE MATHILDE ROBINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Open it slowly
Last Line: In memory's eyes!
Subject(s): Dawn; Light; Memory; Morning; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


AFTER MIDNIGHT, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark streets are deserted,
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Bedtime


AFTER READING THE RUBAIYAT, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still burning, let me cast the cup of youth aside
Last Line: The blood of life's unraptured warriors.
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Night; Youth; Nightmares; Bedtime


AFTER SUNSET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Straight from the sun's grave in the deep clear west
Last Line: That love's last mortal word was not his last.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Sun; Wind; Dead, The; Bedtime


AFTERNOON AT A PARSONAGE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wonder man should fail to stay
Last Line: Doth near its fellows seem to be.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Children; Dreams; Memory; Night; Plays & Playwrights ; Tears; Childhood; Nightmares; Bedtime; Dramatists


AFTERWARD, by MARY MCDERMOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: So now that the night has come, and the kindly stars
Last Line: I awake from the dream of love, and am clean and whole.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AIRS SUNG AT BROUGHAM CASTLE: SHADOWS, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows dark'ning our intents
Last Line: Our nightly sports and prophecies we end.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Love - Beginnings; Night; Youth; Bedtime


ALHAMBRA SONGS: 3. THE NIGHT OF ALMOND BLOSSOMS, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: The blossoms range their silver tents
Last Line: I swoon amid the dust!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Granada, Spain; Night; Bedtime


ALHAMBRA SONGS: 4. ZORAYA, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: There came by night a northern cavalier
Last Line: But ah, who taught it thus to sigh, alas?
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime


ALONE, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Naked I stood on the soft shingle of sand
Subject(s): Memory; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


AMERICAN MANHOOD, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dull ache that is midnight for a boy
Subject(s): Teenagers; Boys; Night; Coming Of Age; Bedtime


AMORIS EXSUL: 11. ARQUES: 3. NIGHT, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The darkness fills the hollows of the moat
Last Line: Hold on my shivering soul.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AN AMULET, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At noon, the cruel blow fell on his heart
Last Line: An amulet of ardor and of dew.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Memory; Night; Tears; Dead, The; Bedtime


AN ASSASSIN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cat like he creeps along where
Last Line: Is sorry when he dies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Assassination; Hate; Murder; Night; Bedtime


AN EVENING IN DANDALOO, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was while we held our races
Last Line: Wade in, dandaloo!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Cattle; Horses; Love; Night; Racing; Bedtime


AN EVENING WALK AT CROMER, 1795, by AMELIA OPIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail scene sublime! Along the eastern hills
Last Line: In utterance fail, and silence I am thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alderson, Amelia
Subject(s): Night; Walking; Bedtime


AN HYMN TO THE EVENING, by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Soon as the sun forsook the eastern main
Last Line: Then cease, my song, till fair aurora rise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Mortality; Night; Bedtime


AND IS IT NIGHT?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: And is it night? Are they thine eyes that shine?
Last Line: O dearest life! Joy's sweet! O sweetest love!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AND THIS, by ELMO RUSS    Poem Text            
First Line: And this is what my life is: hope without
Last Line: I knew that nothing really was my own.
Subject(s): Hope; Life; Night; Optimism; Bedtime


ANIMAUX, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone in an infected place
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ANNAPOLIS AT EVENING, by IVY LINDSLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Across the restless waters of the bay
Last Line: Leave her in vanished glory, proud, devout.
Subject(s): Cities; Life; Night; Seashore; Urban Life; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


ANTICLIMAX, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked a city street, and suddenly
Last Line: Fell on a mood more merry than mine own.
Subject(s): Hearts; Night; Streets; Tears; Bedtime; Avenues


APHRODITE, by EDITH WILLIS LINN    Poem Text            
First Line: Pause age-old search for aphrodite, white
Last Line: To those who do not live by bread alone.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sea; Sleep; Bedtime; Ocean


APPRIZALS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I make apprizal of the maiden moon
Last Line: That ever looked through eyes!
Variant Title(s): Apprisals
Subject(s): Eyes; Night; Soul; Bedtime


APPROACH OF NIGHT, by CLARENCE THOMAS URMY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the yellow in the sky
Last Line: Night is here.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


APPROACHING NIGHT, by A. W. RANSOM    Poem Text            
First Line: The fervid heat is ebbing toward the finish of the day
Last Line: While blissful hope assures us the coming of the dawn.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


AROUND THE BLOCK, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will go for a walk before
Subject(s): Walking; Night; Thought; Bedtime; Thinking


ARRACK, by FRANCIS SALTUS SALTUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see a sultry land of palm and rice
Last Line: And dance with cobras on nude bosoms coiled!
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Memory; Mythology; Night; Bedtime


AS NIGHT COMES, by CHARLES G. ADAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Day silently passes, the twilight falls
Last Line: To the somber robe flung down as night comes.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT A MONTH'S END, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night last night was strange and shaken
Last Line: The wild-beast mark of panther's fangs.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Soul; Bedtime; Ocean


AT BRANDON, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the ivied house the starling
Last Line: Made a lover of the night.
Subject(s): Birds; Nature; Night; Bedtime


AT CANDLE-LIGHTIN' TIME, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I come in f'om de co'n-fiel' aftah wo'kin' ha'd all day
Last Line: "goodnight."
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT COCK-CROW, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crow! For the night has thrice denied
Last Line: To weep what he has done.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT DEEP MIDNIGHT, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's at dinnertime the stories come, abruptly
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Night; Women - Old Age; Bedtime


AT LAST, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dark, tempestuous night; the stars shut in
Last Line: "eureka is his name -- I've found ""a boy!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birth; Faces; Night; Child Birth; Midwifery; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by MARY BALDWIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Mamma, at night, puts out my light
Last Line: My own mamma — and light.
Subject(s): Beds; Children; Imagination; Night; Sleep; Childhood; Fancy; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whut time 'd dat clock strike? Nine? No - eight
Last Line: I reckon he'll sleep daih twell day!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by JOYCE GRENFELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We talked throughout the evening's changing light
Last Line: I freely left her side and was with you.
Subject(s): Night; Relationships; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Home, home from the horizon far and clear
Last Line: Your words to me, your words!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Variant Title(s): To W.m.; Thoughts At Evening
Subject(s): Birds; Language; Night; Words; Vocabulary; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The door is shut and barred upon my home
Last Line: The brooding night that knows its great intent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT NIGHT, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dreary! Weary!
Last Line: Midnight winds, I sigh with you!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT SIX, by SUSAN STEWART    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a distant singing, like a finger sizzling
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AT TWILIGHT, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: On roads of gathering dusk
Last Line: And thy peace.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Rest; Bedtime


AT WEEP, by REGINALD SHEPHERD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can't move can't speak can't think to wonder
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


ATTA TROLL; A SUMMER-NIGHT'S DREAM: CAPUT 13, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the black and rocky caldron
Last Line: Would they take the passage-money.
Subject(s): Kisses; Night; Silence; Bedtime


AUGUST (1), by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day of torpor in the sullen heat
Last Line: Within the arms of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): August; Nature; Night; Sailing & Sailors; Bedtime


AUGUST NIGHT, by SARAH MIDDLETON SIMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Whoever once has lain
Last Line: He will never fear to die.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AUGUST NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On a midsummer night, on a night that was eerie with stars
Last Line: You said, and no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): August; Night; Bedtime


AULD REIKIE, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auld reikie, wale o' ilka toun
Last Line: But gallop'd to edina's shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Courtesans; Day; Night; Summer; Bedtime


AUTUMN EVENING, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold light dies, the candles glow
Last Line: But in the shadows, lo! Your eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Autumn; Night; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


AVATAR AND THE MANGER, by HARRY WILLIAM NELSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Tonight the desert sands / have whispered of
Last Line: Have frankincense and myrrh.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


AVE MARIA, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hollow spaces, large and deep
Last Line: That would be the heart of the mother of god!
Subject(s): Beds; Earth; Future Life; God; Mary And Martha (bible); Moon; Night; Sleep; Women In The Bible; World; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bedtime


AXIS [EJE], by OCTAVIO PAZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the conduits of blood
Variant Title(s): Axis
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


BABETTE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the dusk of the night is sweet, babette"
Last Line: With a rose in your dusky hair!
Subject(s): Dreams;flowers;love;night;roses; Nightmares;bedtime


BALLADS OF THE NIGHT: THE LAMENT OF THE KING AND QUEEN, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: All in the woodland green, sombrely dight, wandered a king and
Last Line: "mundane. . . ."
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Lament; Love; Night; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Bedtime


BALLADS OF THE NIGHT: THE RESPONSES OF DAWN AND NIGHT, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
Last Line: -- the ivory horn of death.
Subject(s): Dawn; Death; Night; Sunrise; Dead, The; Bedtime


BEARS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH                Poet's Biography
First Line: Wonderful bears that walked my room all night
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Night; Bedtime


BEATEN TRACKS, by LESLIE NELSON JENNINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: That night while we were snug abed it snowed --
Last Line: Puts our feet back in the old beaten tracks.
Subject(s): Night; Snow; Bedtime


BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh beautiful night, oh, beautiful night
Last Line: Of those charms which the earth doth possess.
Subject(s): Beauty; Moon; Night; Bedtime


BEDTIME, by FRANCIS ROBERT ST. CLAIR ERSKINE    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis bedtime; say your hymn, and bid good night
Last Line: "paid me my precious wages -- ""baby's kiss."
Alternate Author Name(s): Rosslyn, 4th Earl Of
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


BEDTIME NOW!, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little leaves, go to bed!' said the wind thro' the trees
Last Line: But the leaves were too sleepy to hear what he said!
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Night; Sleep; Childhood; Bedtime


BEDTIME STORIES, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long years ago, when I was a small, not
Last Line: The sunlit seas to bring them dolls and christmas trees.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


BEETHOVEN, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That midnight pause, when the deep forest / hushes
Last Line: Shakes the wet boughs of the dark—again—again.
Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig Van (1770-1827); Composers; Grief; Music & Musicians; Nature; Night; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


BEFORE BEDTIME, by JOHN CHARLES MCNEILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cat sleeps in a chimney jam
Last Line: It shoots smoke through the ashes.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


BEFORE TWILIGHT, by ANNE BATTEN CRISTALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Dawn had not streaked the spacious veil of night
Last Line: Expect me on the dewy lawn.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


BEWILDERED, by ETHEL KNIGHT FISHER    Poem Text            
First Line: The blossom sere hangs on the tree
Last Line: And take the half-blown rose?
Subject(s): Flowers; Night; Noon; Trees; Bedtime


BEYOND LOVE, by OCTAVIO PAZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Everything menaces us
Subject(s): Bodies; Hearts; Night; Romance; Sleep; Bedtime


BLACK SHEEP, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From their folded mates they wander far
Last Line: And marvel, out in the cold.
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Hearts; Night; Sheep; Wandering & Wanderers; Weariness; Estrangement; Outcasts; Bedtime; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes; Fatigue


BON-SOIR, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From / hedge / and / bank
Last Line: Good-night.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


BORDERLAND, by AMY LEVY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Am I waking, am I sleeping?
Last Line: For the nights are short in june !
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


BRAEMAR, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One night from the stern I thought, as I watched
Last Line: Pale bodies the sea's farness from their shore
Subject(s): Sea; Night; Ocean; Bedtime


BRIEF WORDS FOR OCTOBER, by ELMO RUSS    Poem Text            
First Line: Crying like a dervish born of dark
Last Line: To sing a hush-hush sound.
Subject(s): Autumn; Night; October; Seasons; Time; Fall; Bedtime


BROCADE SHAWL, by EDYTHE GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Autumn will bring a hutch of gold
Last Line: Upon the ground.
Subject(s): Autumn; Night; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


BUSH NIGHT, by FRANK WILMOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On either hand
Last Line: Seems right.
Alternate Author Name(s): Maurice, Furnley
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


BY CANDELIGHT, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is winter, this is night, small love ---
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Babies; Candles; Night; Infants; Bedtime


BY HER WHITE BED, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By her white bed I muse a little
Last Line: "would mutely plead: ""nay, lord! Let him so sleep."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beds; Flowers; Love; Night; Roses; Bedtime


BY MORNING TWILIGHT, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, like a dying mother
Last Line: With the song of the sea to the land.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Sleep; Bedtime; Ocean


BY NIGHT AND DAY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I find you in the amber evening glow
Last Line: But home-returning to your smile, -- your smile.
Subject(s): Day; Grief; Night; Poetry & Poets; Secrets; Smiles; Soul; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


CANDLE LIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush, true love, as we sit and think
Last Line: And we kiss by candle light!
Subject(s): Candles; Love; Night; Sea; Soul; Wind; Winter; Bedtime; Ocean


CANTO 27; WA-BE-NO-KA, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A night upon the battle field
Last Line: And freely sheds her grateful tears.
Subject(s): Iroquois Indians; Native Americans; Night; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Bedtime


CARLOS, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night I knelt low at my lady's feet
Last Line: So has another paradise been lost.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Heaven; Kisses; Love; Night; Paradise; Bedtime


CARRYING THE BANNER, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: (which is tramp-argot for walking the street / all night)
Last Line: And I said 'thank god' with all my heart, for it was day again!
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Solitude; Walking; Urban Life; Bedtime; Loneliness


CATHERINE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A beauteous star arises o'er my night
Last Line: Their ghostly scent still haunts my bosom.
Subject(s): Fate; Kisses; Life; Night; Stars; Destiny; Bedtime


CHECK, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was creeping on the ground!
Last Line: Stared back solemnly at me!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


CHILD OF NIGHT, by JAMES SYDNEY JOHNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: More free by far is the wild night jar
Last Line: That day is not given.
Subject(s): Children; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Night; Childhood; Bedtime


CHOICE, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Imperious time, I must prefer
Last Line: Auroral creeds embrace.
Subject(s): Dawn; Evening; Night; Sky; Sunrise; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD; NIGHT, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faint from the bell the ghastly echoes fall
Last Line: To spirits such as these, than unto common dead.
Subject(s): Christ Church, Oxford, England; Night; Bedtime


CHRISTMAS ANTIPHONES: 2. OUTSIDE CHURCH, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We whose days and ways
Last Line: Not for us is born?
Subject(s): God; Hope; Life; Night; Optimism; Bedtime


CHRISTMAS EVE, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the orchestra stops playing, veiled
Subject(s): Christmas; Love; Night; Nativity, The; Bedtime


CINQUAIN: NIGHT, by KENNETH CHING    Poem Text            
First Line: The night / is warm and still
Last Line: Wind's fan!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


CITY AT NIGHT, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blue-black plumes of the fountain
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Night; Bedtime


CITY HALL AT NIGHT, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Dim, dark and spectral loom
Last Line: Into view.
Subject(s): Night; Poetry & Poets; Bedtime


CLOSING TIME, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At midnight, flaking down like chromium
Last Line: Who cartwheel out of sight, end over end
Subject(s): Night; Parties; Bedtime


COLD BEFORE DAWN', by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: As if in pain
Subject(s): Birds; Cold; Dawn; Night; Peacocks; Sunrise; Bedtime


COLLEGE NIGHT, by CHRISTINE TURNER CURTIS    Poem Text            
First Line: In that last twilight of the may we sat
Last Line: And steers to beauty through the gulfs and gales.
Subject(s): Night; Wellesley College; Bedtime


COMFORT IN THE NIGHT, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She thought by heaven's high wall that she did stray
Last Line: Then the gate closed and she awoke content.
Subject(s): Comfort; Contentment; Kisses; Light; Night; Bedtime


COMMUNION: 2. NOCTURNE, by ARVIA MACKAYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, night, let down your hair
Last Line: My soul's too vast alone.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Soul; Bedtime


COMPANIONSHIP AT NIGHT, by AGNES STEWART BECK    Poem Text            
First Line: An owl's weird cry comes across the hill
Last Line: Keeps coming across the hill all night.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Cats; Night; Owls; Trees; Bedtime


COMPENSATION, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: In the night of doubt and error
Last Line: A cloud that shades us in our need.
Subject(s): Despair; Life; Night; Bedtime


CONSIDERATIONS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavy, o lord, on me thy judgments lie
Last Line: Thou that art the god of love.
Subject(s): Death; God; Light; Love; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


COOL DARK ODE, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You could have sneaked up
Last Line: Which all too often were carelessly left open for you
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


CORONA BOREALIS, by INEZ BARCLAY KIRBY    Poem Text            
First Line: I lie tonight beside the quiet sea
Last Line: Oh, search this shore and miss me, starry crown.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


CORONADO, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the beach at coronado curves the shore in crescent wise
Last Line: Curves to met the benediction of the californian skies.
Subject(s): Dreams; Islands; Night; Seashore; Ships & Shipping; Stars; Nightmares; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


CRADLE SONG AT TWILIGHT, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The child not yet is lulled to rest
Last Line: Her alien eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


CRESCENT MOON, by ELLA C. MACOMB    Poem Text            
First Line: The crescent moon hangs low in the azure sky
Last Line: To bring to all eternal peace. . .
Subject(s): Death; Moon; Night; Sky; Dead, The; Bedtime


CREST, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was a bad one.
Subject(s): Driving; Ferry Boats; Night; Rain; Relationships; Bedtime


CRIES IN THE NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked in the pines. A coyote
Last Line: And knew that his cry was my cry.
Subject(s): Animals; Night; Voices; Bedtime


CUPID TURNED STROLLER, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dead of night, when stars appear
Last Line: Safe is my bow, but sick thy heart.'
Subject(s): Cupid; Dreams; Night; Voices; Eros; Nightmares; Bedtime


DARK NIGHT, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was in such a night
Last Line: Like that night of the mind.
Subject(s): Birds; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


DARK O' NIGHT, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In some places a woman would marry a woman which torques the
Subject(s): Marriage; Night; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


DAS KRIST KINDEL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I had fed the fire and stirred it, till the sparkles in delight
Last Line: "who brings the world good tidings, -- ""it is christmas -- all is well!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Christmas; December; Night; Santa Claus; Vision; Nativity, The; Bedtime; Nicholas, Saint


DAWN, by FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sigh sweeps the tall lush grasses
Last Line: Fulfilling the dawn.
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


DAY AND NIGHT, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day is a snow-white dove of heaven
Last Line: Wrapped to the eyes in his black wings.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


DAY AND NIGHT, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From grey of dusk, the veils unfold
Last Line: Thus is the restful night re-won.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


DAY AND NIGHT, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When day goes down to meet the night
Last Line: He drives her trooping stars away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


DAY AND NIGHT, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long is the night, brother
Last Line: But love is all in all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


DEAD LEAVES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As though a gipsy maiden with dim look
Last Line: Of home intrudes upon our loneliness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Autumn; Dawn; Dusk; Night; Seasons; Fall; Sunrise; Bedtime


DEAD MAN'S MORRICE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There came a crowder to the mermaid inn
Last Line: And look in vain.
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Forests; Ghosts; Lips; May (month); Night; Supernatural; Dead, The; Woods; Bedtime


DEAR DAY, DEAR NIGHT, by ELIZABETH BARNET TOLDRIDGE    Poem Text            
First Line: The silver dawn has been / dappled with golden dye
Last Line: And after that, dear night!
Subject(s): Day; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


DEAR HANDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The touches of her hands are like
Last Line: Sleep, smoothing down the lids of weary eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Hands; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


DEEP IN THE NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in the night the cry of a swallow
Last Line: Stilled by the stars at night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


DEFLECTION TOWARD THE RELATIVE MINOR, by FORREST GANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They were partakers of a strange taste. - at the hour when
Last Line: In the evening ground when the bell
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Children; Dissenters; Exiles; Marginality, Social; Night; Estrangement; Outcasts; Childhood; Bedtime


DESCENT INTO THE HOURS OF THE PEREGRINE, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wet umbrella is open in the tub. It's midnight
Last Line: Streaming from the corners of its mouth.
Subject(s): Animals; Aviation & Aviators; Cats; Children; Night; Paper; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Childhood; Bedtime


DESERT NIGHT, by MARGARET WHEELER ROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: The mountains have put on
Last Line: Responsories.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Night; Bedtime


DESPAIR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up rose the moon in glory
Last Line: "a bringing in the light."
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Despair; Love - Loss Of; Moon; Night; Stars; Bedtime


DIFFERENCE, by ELEANORE MERLE IRELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: Each day
Last Line: To dreams.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


DILEMMA, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows fall as the sun sinks down
Last Line: Or be lost on a midnight-road?
Subject(s): Night; Shadows; Sun; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


DORKIN'S NIGHT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "twas dorkin's night, and the house was a sight"
Last Line: For an actor can be but a man
Subject(s): Laughter;night;silence;tears; Bedtime


DOWN BY THE CARIB SEA: 6. SUNSET IN THE TROPICS, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A silver flash from the sinking sun
Last Line: Queen night, on velvet slippered feet, comes softly down.
Subject(s): Caribbean Sea; Evening; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


DREAM-MARCH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wasn't it a funny dream! - perfectly bewild'rin'!
Last Line: Some go to dream them; and some go to bed!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Dreams; Night; Travel; Childhood; Nightmares; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


DRIVING HOME, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wheels keep pulling
Last Line: It may not carry me much longer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Driving & Drivers; Night; Roads; Bedtime; Paths; Trails


DUNMORE, by CHARLES MALAM    Poem Text            
First Line: It is midnight. And the mountains that all day
Last Line: Effortless rising. And the tall reeds sigh.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


EARLY NIGHT, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day was dead, with requiems of the wind
Last Line: That shines for lovers, wheresoe'er they are.
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Moon; Night; Stars; Winter; World; Bedtime


ECHOES, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still the angel stars are shining
Last Line: Cry farewell, farewell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Angels; Beauty; Farewell; Night; Voices; Parting; Bedtime


EFFINGHAM NIGHT, by JAMES MONAHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon has put her garment of white madness
Last Line: As hands, grown vague, drop listless to my side.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Silence; Bedtime


EGOIST, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the night wood between the nether glow
Last Line: "is only -- ""whippoorwill! Whippoorwill!"
Subject(s): Birds; Egoism And Egotism; Forests; Life; Night; Passion; Whipporwills; Woods; Bedtime


ELEGIAC SONNET: 39. TO NIGHT, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love thee, mournful, sober-suited night!
Last Line: May reach -- tho' lost on earth -- the ear of heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


EPITAPH: 12, by MARGARET SACKVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too soon
Last Line: My grassy prison.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Night; Bedtime


ETCHINGS: 2. PASSAGE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dark sail
Last Line: The ever-returning stars.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Stars; Bedtime


EURYDICE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orpheus, the night is full of tears and cries
Last Line: Wait, and see hell yield up eurydice.
Subject(s): Dreams; Mythology - Classical; Night; Orpheus; Tears; Nightmares; Bedtime


EUSTON, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Now, when the sportsman is flitting from market and mammon
Last Line: Till the last tail-light has twinkled, and gone in the dark!
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


EVEN AS DEWS FALL, by VINA BRUCE CHILTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Nightly the dews of heaven spill
Last Line: His love lies brooding over all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chilton, V. Bruce
Subject(s): Faith; Night; Belief; Creed; Bedtime


EVENING, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At my window what delight
Last Line: Strikes the soothing chords of peace.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


EVENING ON LAKE SUPERIOR, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like to a molten globe which workers turn
Last Line: Our shadowy tow-boat followed in our wake.
Subject(s): Great Lakes; Night; Bedtime


EVENING PRAYER, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the light has gone away
Last Line: Always better than before!
Subject(s): Night; Praise; Prayer; Bedtime


EVENING SONG, by EMMA GERTRUDE JAECK    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft hovers the twilight o'er field and hill
Last Line: God is watching o'er human weal and woe.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Bedtime


EVENING STAR, by DHAN GOPAL MUKERJI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many a twilight hour
Last Line: Through the long, long hours of night,
Subject(s): Desolation; Night; Silence; Bedtime


EVENING STAR, by ESTHER REINECKE    Poem Text            
First Line: At night
Last Line: Of god.
Subject(s): God; Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Stars; Bedtime


EVENING WALK, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You give the appearance of listening
Subject(s): Night; Trees; Walking; Bedtime


EVENINGS, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On cold, dark winter evenings
Last Line: The evenings best of all.
Subject(s): Children; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


EXTRACT FROM A LETTER, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What matter all my looks to thee?
Last Line: I mean by night, I mean by night!
Subject(s): Eyes; Letters; Night; Sun; Bedtime


FALLING IN LOVE AT SIXTY-FIVE, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is like the first and last time I tried a coleman
Last Line: To answer what was being insisted on
Subject(s): Books; Insects; Maine (state); Night; Old Age; Love – Nature Of; Reading; Bugs; Bedtime


FALSE MORNING, by AMORY HARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low in the west the pitiless sun dies
Last Line: The long hours when the night and I were mute!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hutchinson, Amory Hare
Subject(s): Evening; Morning; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


FASTING, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis morning now, yet silently I stand
Last Line: And it is day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Lent; Love; Metaphor; Night; Selflessness; Sleep; Weariness; Similes; Bedtime; Fatigue


FEBRUARY NOCTURNE, by RUTH GUTHRIE HARDING    Poem Text            
First Line: For me there is a secret on the western slope.
Last Line: You who have left my heart pines and the stars?
Alternate Author Name(s): Burton, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): February; Night; Stars; Bedtime


FIGURE, by GEORGE BRANDON SAUL    Poem Text            
First Line: The fire speaks; the clouds shudder
Last Line: Forgetting, as men must forget, their dreams done.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


FIRE AT NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fire! Fire! Ring! And ring!
Last Line: Wonder where their old fire's at!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bells; Fire; Night; Bedtime


FIREFLIES, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lately I had looked for you everywhere
Last Line: To little light.
Subject(s): Fireflies; Nature; Night; Glowworms; Bedtime


FIVE NOCTURNES, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She always had to burn a light
Last Line: There will come another day
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


FLEEING AWAY, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My thoughts soar not as they ought to soar
Last Line: Is the higher self that I long to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Hearts; Life; Night; Thought; Nightmares; Bedtime; Thinking


FLORENTINE MAY, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still, still is the night; still as the pause after pain
Last Line: Only the night can know.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Florence, Italy; Night; Bedtime


FLOWERETS, by ACHILLE PAYSANT    Poem Text            
First Line: Think not I could forget your graces fallen asleep
Last Line: His tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Love; Night; Youth; Dead, The; Bedtime


FOUR A.M., by WISLAWA SZYMBORSKA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hour between night and day.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT, by FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eagerly
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Night; Negroes; American Blacks; Bedtime


FOURTH NIGHT, by HARRY WILLIAM NELSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Escape the towers of the night
Last Line: I know of what heat brings.
Subject(s): Future Life; Night; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bedtime


FRAGMENTS (6), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From labours through the night, outworn
Last Line: We mount to her, to her belong.
Subject(s): Night; Wind; Bedtime


FRAGMENTS INTENDED FOR DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How lovely is the heaven of this night
Last Line: For sleep is fair and warm.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Bedtime


FRAGMENTS INTENDED FOR DEATH'S JEST-BOOK: A NIGHT-SCENE, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lake, like her, heaves gently
Last Line: Out of the sun's grave underneath the world.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


FRIDAY NIGHT, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Friday night! Come draw the curtain
Last Line: On this peaceful sabbath night.
Subject(s): Dreams; Jews; Night; Sabbath; Shadows; Nightmares; Judaism; Bedtime; Sunday


FROM BELOW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dim summer night they were leaning alone
Last Line: Where he dropped his cigar in the street.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Opera; Summer; Bedtime


FROM THE NIGHT TO THE DAWN, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In every night some haggard hours there are
Last Line: Of dawn and fill with light the hollow sky.
Subject(s): Dawn; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


FROM THE NORTH, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more without you! Sighing,dear,once more
Last Line: The amber midnight smiles in dreams of dawn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Dawn; Forests; Night; Sunrise; Woods; Bedtime


FROM WAR, 1919, by ARTHUR FIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: Honour is the bondage of a fool
Last Line: Its virtue is, it must go underground.
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Night; Religion; Bedtime; Theology


FULL MOON, by LUCILE ENLOW    Poem Text            
First Line: I / am the still, white moon
Last Line: Soon you will reach it—soon!
Subject(s): Death; Moon; Night; White (color); Dead, The; Bedtime


FULL MOON, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: During these nights
Subject(s): Night; Moon; Bedtime


GEESE AT IGHT, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hear geese passing over high in the darkness
Subject(s): Geese; Night; Bedtime


GHAZALS: 1, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unbind my hair, she says. The night is white and warm
Last Line: And a new sun to guide us, a holy book, tracked in new blood.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dreams; Imaginary Conversations; Music & Musicians; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


GHAZALS: 13, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is thin and watery; fish in the air
Last Line: Him to death. Within minutes death can come by bees.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Medicine; Night; Sex; Dead, The; Drugs, Prescription; Bedtime


GIBRALTAR ROCK, AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun has set over spain and the lights of gibraltar
Last Line: That beauty has made immortal -- and then forgot.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gibraltar; Night; Spain; Bedtime


GOD IN THE NIGHT, by ABRAM JOSEPH RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in the dark I hear the feet of god
Last Line: Lets god pass by when he walks forth at night.
Subject(s): God; Night; Bedtime


GODIVA MOON, by JOSEPH TWADELL SHIPLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: He fashioned in the heat of august noon
Last Line: Unto her bed of amethyst and gold.
Subject(s): Godiva, Lady (1140-1180); Moon; Night; Bedtime


GONDOLIER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "gondolier, gondolier, my dear"
Last Line: Neath the bridge of sighs
Subject(s): Bridges;love;night; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT, by DIGBY MACKWORTH DOLBEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun has set
Last Line: And not 'good-bye'?
Alternate Author Name(s): Dolben, Digby Augustus Stewart Mackworth
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lark is silent in his nest
Last Line: Good-night, my love, good-night, good-night.
Subject(s): African Americans; Night; Negroes; American Blacks; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day is past!
Last Line: Good night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good night! Good night!
Last Line: Good night! Good night!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD NIGHT, by ROBERT TANNAHILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evening sun's gaen down the west
Last Line: Good night, and joy be wi' you a'!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD-NIGHT, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-night. Good-night. Ah, good the night
Last Line: Good-night.
Subject(s): Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Night; Religion; Parting; Bedtime; Theology


GOOD-NIGHT, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now shadows fold the sunset gold
Last Line: Good-night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOOD-NIGHT, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good-night, sleep well!' we say to those we love
Last Line: Sleep well, good-night!
Subject(s): Immortality; Night; Bedtime


GOOD-NIGHT, by CLARENCE AUGUSTUS VINCENT    Poem Text            
First Line: Good-night! Good-night!
Last Line: Till tomorrow!
Subject(s): Immortality; Night; Bedtime


GOODBYE, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sounds of the seas grow fainter
Last Line: As night shuts out the day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night; Seasons; Bedtime


GOODNIGHT, by DAVID FERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lying in bed and waiting to find out
Subject(s): Night; Babies; Bedtime; Infants


GRAVES, by FRANCIS SALTUS SALTUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sad night wind, sighing o'er sea and strand
Last Line: And lull the long grass over baudelaire.
Subject(s): Graves; Grief; Night; Wind; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


HAD THERE BEEN FALSEHOOD IN MY BREAST, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Night; Day; Perception; Bedtime


HAG NIGHT, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: La, what a night! The hag has sworn
Last Line: And not a blink her booby cheereth!
Subject(s): Anger; Night; Bedtime


HARBOUR STARS, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The summer stars are great and low and still
Last Line: The roadstead wind that calls us out once more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Calm; Night; Stars; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


HARPOCRATES, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The message of the god I seek
Last Line: "I am the truth that cannot change"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Life; Love; Night; Thought; Bedtime; Thinking


HAUNTED, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A noisome mildewed vine
Last Line: The murdered face to face!
Subject(s): Night; Curses; Bedtime


HELEN KELLER, by ROSE O'NEILL    Poem Text            
First Line: For us the shelter of the day
Last Line: With long sidereal look.
Subject(s): Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Night; Soul; Bedtime


HENRY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In canossa's castle courtyard
Last Line: "of my sorrows with his war-axe."
Subject(s): Castles; Grief; Night; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


HENRY'S UNDERSTANDING, by JOHN BERRYMAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: He was reading late, at richard's, down in maine
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, John, Jr.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


HER LONESOMENESS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When little elizabeth whispers
Last Line: "way in the night, you know!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Moon; Night; Bedtime


HEREDITY (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The children of the night
Last Line: His doom to weep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


HEROES, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against the night, a champion bright
Last Line: Against the noonday bares a blade.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


HESPERUS, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in the street the last late hansoms go
Last Line: Who house within that bosom, and am dreamed?
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Bedtime


HIDE AND SEEK, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Night, of nights that were and are / tenderest, best!
Last Line: For a while!
Subject(s): Death; Guilt; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


HIGH NOON AT MIDSUMMER ON THE CAMPAGNA, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High noon
Last Line: Of noon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Graves; Night; Rome, Italy; Time; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


HIS VIGIL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Close the book and dim the light
Last Line: Just as god were sitting here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Books; God; Night; Reading; Bedtime


HISTORY, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night the wind
Last Line: Creek remembers; and rages
Subject(s): History; Morning; Night; Rain; Wind; Historians; Bedtime


HOLY NIGHT, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Joseph, I afraid of stars
Subject(s): Christmas; Night; Nativity, The; Bedtime


HOME, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas midnight -- midnight in a southern clime
Last Line: There brighter skies, but fonder hearts are here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Home; Nature; Night; North, The; Bedtime


HOME AT LAST, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child, do not fear
Last Line: There we shall sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Home; Night; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


HOME AT NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When chirping crickets fainter cry
Last Line: Are lifted -- and the lips of kate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Home; Insects; Night; Bugs; Bedtime


HOODED NIGHT, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At night, toward dawn, all the lights of the shore have died
Last Line: Amusements are quiet: the dark glory
Subject(s): Night; Landscape; Bedtime


HOW GILBERT DIED, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's never a stone at the sleeper's head
Last Line: Can tell you how gilbert died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


HUSH OF TWILIGHT, by G. KENYON ASHENDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: After the sun goes down
Last Line: All destiny is cast.
Subject(s): Day; Evening; Light; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


HYMN TO DARKNESS, by JOHN NORRIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Hail thou most sacred venerable thing
Last Line: Tis just we should adore, 'tis just we should thee sing.
Variant Title(s): To Darkness
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


HYMN TO THE MOON, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How lovely is this silent scene!
Last Line: And ruling o'er the pathless waters.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Love; Moon; Night; Silence; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


HYMN TO THE NIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the trailing garments of the night
Last Line: The best-beloved night!
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Prayer; Bedtime


I CHAFE AT DARKNESS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I chafe at darkness in the night
Last Line: Waving seem.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: JOY'S THE AIM, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man was leading us through trees. We saw darkness in the
Last Line: Relations; ... Then, & I was young: ... Suddenly.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Youth; Nightmares; Bedtime


I LIFT MY CANDLE, by ELLEN ANDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I lift my candle as a shield
Last Line: Go slinking off in shame.
Subject(s): Candles; God; Night; Bedtime


I LOOKED FOR LIFE AND DID A SHADOW SEE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some little splinter
Last Line: In the hollows of her eyes
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


I WANT MY TIME, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I'm night guard all alone tonight
Last Line: "say, gimme some tobacco, bill"
Subject(s): Cowboys;homesickness;night;ranch Life;solitude;west (u.s.); Bedtime;loneliness;southwest;pacific States


I WILL SING YOU ONE-O, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was long I lay
Last Line: And nation nation
Subject(s): Night; Universe; Bedtime


I WOULD NOT LIFT THY VEIL, by A. LOUISE ASHWORTH    Poem Text            
First Line: I hugged the great body of the night close to me, then closer
Last Line: The veil is thine -- I would not, if I could.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Stars; Bedtime


IDEALS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Could day demand a gift of night
Last Line: A lengthened hour with her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


IL PENSEROSO, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence vain deluding joys
Last Line: And I with thee will choose to live.
Subject(s): Introspection; Life; Melancholy; Night; Dejection; Bedtime


IMAGE, by ALICE H. MERTZ    Poem Text            
First Line: The buttonwoods stand like shriven penitents
Last Line: And healing green will shroud and over and beautify.
Subject(s): Night; Spring; Bedtime


IN A BOX, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw them last night in a box at
Last Line: With that far-away look in her eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Old Age; Youth; Bedtime


IN A DARK TIME, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a dark time, the eye begins to see
Subject(s): Despair; Insanity; Night; Madness; Mental Illness; Bedtime


IN A SEPTEMBER NIGHT, by F. WYVILLE HOME    Poem Text            
First Line: There the moon leans out and blesses
Last Line: In such patient quietude?
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN A VISION OF THE NIGHT, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My chamber is so hot, I cannot rest
Last Line: Let me go! I too did dream.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN A-FISHIN', by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: W'en de sun's gone down, an' de
Last Line: Chorus
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Night; Bedtime


IN CARMEL BAY, by MADGE CLOVER    Poem Text            
First Line: In carmel bay the fleeting day
Last Line: She steps into the night.
Subject(s): Carmel Bay, California; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


IN DARKNESS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dumb silence and her sightless sister sleep
Last Line: Dream-voices and an echoing dream of light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN GUERNSEY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The heavenly bay, ringed round with cliffs and moors
Last Line: Beloved and blest.
Subject(s): Guernsey; Night; Roundels; Sea; Seashore; Bedtime; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


IN MY WINDOW-SEAT, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am sitting in my window-seat
Last Line: And the world is very still.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Rest; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


IN NEW YORK: 4. IN THE NIGHT, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Drifting, groping / for delight
Last Line: Not there?
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sleep; Wind; Bedtime


IN OLD HASTINGS, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An hour ere dawn, when clustered stars are wan
Last Line: Is gathered to the secret of the sea!
Subject(s): Dawn; Hastings, England; Night; Sea; Sunrise; Bedtime; Ocean


IN PRAISE OF GREEK, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come back, o lyric days, and bring
Last Line: That bygone, golden tongue!
Subject(s): Immortality; Love; Night; Praise; Sea; Soul; Bedtime; Ocean


IN PRAISE OF NIGHT, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No breath of morning wakes
Last Line: Alas! 'tis day.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN THE CITY AT NIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Towards the end of night
Last Line: Suck in our helpless lives, destroy this dreadful spot!
Subject(s): London; Night; Bedtime


IN THE DARK, by GEORGE ARNOLD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All moveless stand the ancient cedar-trees
Last Line: Grant me to see the light!
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


IN THE DARK, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How often, when I wake from sleep at night
Last Line: Over it, and gulfed me in its deeps below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Ill-tempered; Night; Bedtime


IN THE DARK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O in the depths of midnight
Last Line: And wait for me somewhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Pain; Rain; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


IN THE DARKE NONE DAINTY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night hides our thefts; all faults then paydon'd be
Last Line: The chosen rubie, and the reprobate.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN THE DEEP MIDNIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clanging, ever clanging
Last Line: All want that was is peace ... All clanging rest!
Subject(s): Bells; Life; Night; Railroads; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


IN THE KITCHEN, LATE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you stumble in the night, out of your room of sleep
Last Line: Like a breath in the hairs of your leg.
Subject(s): Moths; Night; Bedtime


IN THE LONG RUN, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the long run fame finds the deserving man
Last Line: In the long run.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Earth; Grief; Love; Night; World; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


IN THE MEADOWS OF THE SKY, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the great sower, night
Last Line: In that wide, heavenly land.
Subject(s): Dawn; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the night, the beautiful, bitter night
Last Line: Never to sprout in the wilderness of earth.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by AMY LEVY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cruel? I think there never was a cheating
Last Line: My arms across the silence and the shade.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cry like a child's cry lost in the rain
Last Line: Laughed and kissed in ecstasy!
Subject(s): Children; Faces; Flowers; Kisses; Night; Rain; Tears; Childhood; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When it's night, and no light
Last Line: "go to sleep, my dear""?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Clocks; Night; Sleep; Time; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There always is a noise when it is dark
Last Line: My heart asunder!
Subject(s): Fear; Night; Bedtime


IN THE NIGHT, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes at night, when I sit and write
Last Line: May hear, if he lists aright.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Night; Soul; Dead, The; World; Bedtime


IN THE NURSERY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where do you go, bob, when you're fast asleep?
Last Line: Perhaps -- we'll see.'
Subject(s): Dreams; Heaven; Night; Orchards; Nightmares; Paradise; Bedtime


IN THE SECULAR NIGHT, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the secular night you wander around
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


IN THE SOUTH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a princess in the south
Last Line: Would blossom as a lily might.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Music & Musicians; Night; Southern States; Bedtime; South (u.s.)


IN THE STILLNESS O' THE NIGHT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ov all the housen o' the pleace
Last Line: In the stillness o' the night.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Walking; Winter; Bedtime


IN THE WOODS, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Other people - innocents or lunatics / find in the woods only pallid charms
Last Line: Sound like waiting assassins plotting to strike.
Subject(s): Fear; Forests; Night; Woods; Bedtime


INDIAN NIGHT, by HENRY T. CHAMBERS    Poem Text            
First Line: The dark wind rushed from the empty plain
Last Line: Whimpered the tents to sleep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


INITIATION, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has fallen asleep; the bough that tost
Last Line: Most true to earth when I seem most untrue?
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night; Bedtime


INSCRIPTIONS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The epitaph of night
Last Line: Above each grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Graves; Night; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


INSOMNIA, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot sleep; the whole night through
Last Line: And now at dawn I cannot weep.
Subject(s): Insomnia; Night; Sleeplessness; Bedtime


INTELLECT: 1, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Is night the excuse for such a star?
Last Line: That darkest are?
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Reason; Stars; Bedtime; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


INTERLUDE, by MAXWELL BODENHEIM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun-light recedes on the mountains, in long gold shafts
Last Line: On which he dreams.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


INTO THE SHADOW, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Back again into the shadow-after the sun!
Last Line: But the gradual gloom grows less as god's daylight breaks afar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Nightmares; Bedtime


INVOCATION, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: The ear of day is strained and weak
Last Line: A welcome; live!
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


INVOCATION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who will waken the wind for me?
Last Line: Who will waken the wind?
Subject(s): Earth; Leprosy; Night; Pain; Wind; World; Lepers; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


IT IS DIFFICULT TO SPEAK OF THE NIGHT, by JACK GILBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


JANUARY NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


JOACHIM, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: The night glides, chill and murk, through paris. In its shades two
Last Line: Steeped in tears, steeped in tears. . . . O those little broken cries!
Subject(s): Life; Night; Paris, France; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the long day dies in summer and flowers are closing
Last Line: Lurks all night long low down on the skyline gray.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


JUNE NIGHTS, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer, when the day is gone
Last Line: Dawn waits its hour.
Subject(s): June; Night; Summer; Bedtime


KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kathleen mavourneen! / the song is still ringing
Last Line: Oh, why are we silent, kathleen mavourneen!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Grief; Night; Singing & Singers; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


L'ALLEGRO, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence loathed melancholy
Last Line: Mirth, with thee I mean to live.
Subject(s): Happiness; Life; Night; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


LABORE CONFECTO, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah god, how good and sweet it is
Last Line: On such a white, white breast!
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Night; Rest; Work; Workers; Bedtime


LAPSE, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Measure the failure of print
Last Line: A loathsome crime.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Bedtime


LAST NIGHT, by WARREN PEASE    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night where gladness reigned supreme
Last Line: But save thy tears for me.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


LAST NIGHT, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where were you last night? I watched at the gate
Last Line: As to miss the chance while we weigh and wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Hate; Love; Night; Spring; Bedtime


LATE HOURS, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On summer nights the world
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LATE IN THE NIGHT, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One can't converse with shades
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LE SENSE DE LA NUIT, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here are some clues
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LEGENDA, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This song stays
Last Line: Delight of air and light and breath.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Day; Legends; Memory; Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


LET ME GO DOWN TO DUST, by LEW SARETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me go down to dust and dreams
Last Line: Gives its worn body back to earth again.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Dust; Night; Dead, The; Nightmares; Bedtime


LET THEM GO, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the dream go. Are there not other dreams
Last Line: Let the love die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Love; Night; Vision; Dead, The; Nightmares; Bedtime


LEUDEMANN'S-ON-THE-RIVER, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Toward even when the day leans down
Last Line: To leudemann's-on-the-river.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): August; Dreams; Life; Night; Summer; Nightmares; Bedtime


LIFE'S GULF STREAM, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stars that in the darkness bloom
Last Line: To the coast of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LIGHT AND SHADOW, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love you, little maid'
Last Line: And he felt her tresses softly trailing o'er him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LIGHT IN DARKNESS (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day - of sorrow pitiless
Last Line: The dawn-extinguished star.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


LIGHT NIGHT, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A tree, enamel needles,
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LISTENING, by MATA TRUE    Poem Text            
First Line: My ear was tuned to listen for your step
Last Line: Of this drear, aching void where lay my heart.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Silence; Sleep; Dead, The; Bedtime


LITTLE DICK AND THE CLOCK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When dicky was sick
Last Line: "ty -- slippaty -- sleepaty!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Clocks; Night; Sickness; Time; Bedtime; Illness


LOCH TORRIDON, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dawn of night more fair than morning rose
Last Line: But came on us hard out of heaven, and alive with the soul of the sea.
Subject(s): Dawn; Lakes; Night; Stars; Sunrise; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


LOCKED OUT; AS TOLD TO A CHILD, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When we locked up the house at night
Last Line: At dusk to watch the moon down early.
Subject(s): Flowers; Night; Bedtime


LOCKERBIE FAIR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the lockerbie fair! - have you
Last Line: Simply waiting your orders, at lockerbie fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Festivals; Moon; Night; Fairs; Pageants; Bedtime


LOCKERBIE STREET, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such a dear little street it is, nestled
Last Line: My rhyme-haunted raptures of lockerbie street.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Streets; Towns; Bedtime; Avenues


LOFT AT NIGHT, by VIRGINIA ABEL    Poem Text            
First Line: Dim heaps of summer's fragrant wealth
Last Line: And myriad stillnesses creeps in.
Subject(s): Barns; Night; Bedtime


LONDON AT NIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the river squats and towers
Last Line: Its splendour, terrible, august.
Subject(s): London; Night; Bedtime


LOUELLA WAINIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Louella wainie! Where are you
Last Line: Louella wainie! Where are you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Loss; Love - Loss Of; Night; Bedtime


LOVE AND TIME, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The longest night of the year, they say
Last Line: Time was nothing and darkness best!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Night; Time; Bedtime


LOVE IN EXILE I: 12, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O moon, large golden summer moon
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


LOVE'S WITNESS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: When I was in thy chamber
Last Line: This wicked tale of thee
Subject(s): Love;moon;night; Bedtime


LOVELY NIGHT, by RUBY MARION WRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh night, thy silver stars bewitch me
Last Line: And love answers love, from love's own eyes.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


LULL, by RHEA B. ZEHR    Poem Text            
First Line: The frightened night
Last Line: Crouched like a black cat waiting.
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Bedtime


LULLABY, by REMO BUFANO    Poem Text            
First Line: Now that night has turned to jet
Last Line: That eternally will pass.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


LUNAR STANZAS, by HENRY COGSWELL KNIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: Night saw the crew like pedlers withtheir packs
Last Line: And revel o'er me, like a soulless sheep.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Nonsense; Bedtime


LYING AWAKE, by GERTRUDE KURZENKNABE SHAFFER    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis fun
Last Line: But -- I'm not!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 47, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet love, in fond converse together
Last Line: We mournfully floated along.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 51, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her dark attire thus wearing
Last Line: Is ended as soon as you please.
Subject(s): Grief; Knights & Knighthood; Love; Night; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 61, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night in vision behold I thee
Last Line: And the word is forgotten completely.
Subject(s): Eyes; Grief; Night; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 62, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis autumn, the night's dark and gloomy
Last Line: She looks with many a tear.
Subject(s): Autumn; Love; Night; Seasons; Tears; Fall; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 63, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trees in the autumn wind rustle
Last Line: "thy foolish reverie?"
Subject(s): Autumn; Night; Seasons; Trees; Wind; Fall; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 66, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The midnight was cold, in plaintive mood
Last Line: They shook their heads with pity deep.
Subject(s): Forests; Night; Sleep; Woods; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 68, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wheresoe'er I go, there darkles
Last Line: Night primeval, take thy child!
Subject(s): Love; Night; Stars; Bedtime


LYRICAL INTERLUDE: 69, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night lay upon mine eyelids
Last Line: And lo! -- from sleep I woke.
Subject(s): Dreams; Eyes; Graves; Hair; Night; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


MAD MORNING MOONLIGHT OF HAWAII, by DOROTHY FAY    Poem Text            
First Line: I leaned from my casement long ere the dim dawn
Last Line: Shining, silver shining, evermore, evermore.
Subject(s): Hawaii; Night; Bedtime


MAGIC NIGHT, by GLEN STIRLING    Poem Text            
First Line: From my window
Last Line: Are silenced in sleep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MAGUS MUIR, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gently ye fall, ye summer showers
Last Line: My soul might saved be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Death; Murder; Night; Soul; Summer; Dead, The; Bedtime


MAINE, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Driving north at sunset, we were sure we'd
Subject(s): Maine (state); Night; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


MARCH NIGHT, by LUNA CRAVEN OSBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: The world is bare
Last Line: The apple-wood fire's bright red.
Subject(s): March (month); Night; Sleet; Bedtime


MARCH NIGHTS, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The thin night wind is cold
Last Line: I have borne too many springs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): March (month); Night; Bedtime


MATINEE, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the night-haunt where vapours crowd
Last Line: And ariel hush his harp to hear.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MAY NIGHT, by BEATRICE PAYNE MORGAN    Poem Text            
First Line: So still the tree stands in the night
Last Line: So still.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MEDITATION, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quiet now, sorrow; relax. Calm down, fear ...
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MEDITATION UNDER STARS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What links are ours with orbs that are
Last Line: Half strange seems earth, and sweeter than her flowers.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of; Meditation; Night; Stars; Bedtime


MEETING AGAIN, AFTER HEINE, by SUSAN WHEELER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon rose like a blooming flower
Last Line: And I nodded fast in the fast nightfall
Alternate Author Name(s): Wheeler, Sue
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MEETING AT NIGHT, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gray sea and the long black land
Last Line: Than the two hearts, beating each to each.
Variant Title(s): Meeting;night And Morning
Subject(s): Innocence; Love; Night; Sea; Seashore; Bedtime; Ocean; Beach; Coast; Shore


MEMORABILIA, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A million years ago and men were not
Last Line: As on the night I walked alone by the sea's edge.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Night; Sea; Time; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


MENTANA: FIRST ANNIVERSARY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the time when the stars are grey
Last Line: "give all men heart to be free."
Subject(s): Italy; Nations; Night; Stars; Italians; Bedtime


MICHAEL OAKTREE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under an arch of glorious leaves I passed
Last Line: The sacrament and sabbath of the sea.
Subject(s): Death; God; Hearts; Night; Sea; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean


MIDNIGHT, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last-lighted windows have darkened
Last Line: Be the wind in the moonlit thorn?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; Night; English; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unfathomably night! How dost thou sweep
Last Line: The voice of time -- survivor of them all!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From where I sit, I see the stars
Last Line: That crying in the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night, and in darkness; -- the visions of youth
Last Line: The sign of forgiveness from maker to man!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And suddenly I wakened in a fright
Last Line: If he would let me off -- he said he would.
Subject(s): Angels; Night; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT - THE 31ST OF DECEMBER, 1900, by STEPHEN PHILLIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Now on the midnight the soul of the century passing
Last Line: "and victory followeth me."
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Night; War; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, by MARGARET W. RITCHIE    Poem Text            
First Line: The whistles blew
Last Line: The shattered walls of night closed in!
Subject(s): Night; Railroads; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


MIDNIGHT MUSIC, by JOHANN LUDWIG UHLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What wakes me from my heavy sleep
Last Line: Good night, o mother dear!'
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT THOUGHTS, by LUCY AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye loud-howling tempests, fell roamers of night
Last Line: And quench my thanksgiving in tears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Lucy
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MIDNIGHT-BY THE OPEN WINDOW, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How rapt the sleeping stillness of the / night
Last Line: Roused from the sleepy comfort of his seat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


MIDSUMMER NIGHT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midsummer night, without a moon, but the stars.
Last Line: I am ashamed, I have betrayed my friend.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): August; Italy; Moon; Night; Stars; Italians; Bedtime


MIDSUMMER NIGHT, by WILBUR UNDERWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I could not sleep for swift desire and longing
Last Line: And dreaming thus, at last I drank -- and sleep came with the dawn.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Sleep; Soul; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


MIDSUMMER NIGHT THOUGHTS, by RICHARD SOLOMON GEDNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The full moon's mild and silvery light
Last Line: What joy 'twould bring to me!
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Night; Silence; Thought; Bedtime; Thinking


MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT, by MIRIAM OTT MUNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The calm moon lays her fingers chaste and cool
Last Line: Beneath the soft rays of the moon's still light.
Subject(s): Dreams; Moon; Night; Sleep; Summer; Nightmares; Bedtime


MOON, by MOISELLE RENSTROM    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, moon, moon, what has happened to you
Last Line: Where is the rest of you shining tonight?
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


MOON BATHERS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Falls from her heaven the moon, and stars sink burning
Last Line: So slowly, who shall say when light is gone?
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


MOON-DROWNED, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas the height of the fete when
Last Line: Purple and gold and ivory!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Moon; Night; Stars; Bedtime


MOONLIGHT IN THE PINES, by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full-starred, seraphic night arose
Last Line: Move with a secret word.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


MOONLIGHT PICTURE, by CHARLOTTE G. FRIETSCH GUNTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Have you ever seen the fireflies dance by moonlight
Last Line: That come to me on shining rays from distant star.
Subject(s): Beauty; Night; Bedtime


MOONRISE, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grub-white mulberries redden among leaves
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Mulberry Trees; Night; Bedtime


MOONRISE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The first snows of the year lie white
Last Line: While faint the windy stars are seen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Pine Trees; Snow; Trees; Bedtime


MOONRISE, by HELENE THURSTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The cool and trailing garments of the dusk
Last Line: Her face smiles down upon the waiting world.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Rain; Bedtime


MOONRISE ON MANHATTAN; FOR LOUIS H. WETMORE, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: Out in the harbour, silence and the moon
Last Line: In coronation on manhattan's shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Cities; Moon; New York City; Night; Urban Life; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Bedtime


MOONSET, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Idles the night wind through the dreaming firs
Last Line: But I have touched your soul in shadow-land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


MOONSHINER'S SERENADE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night's blind-black, an' I 'low
Last Line: I'll be twic't as good-again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Moon; Night; Roses; Singing & Singers; Bedtime


MOONSNAILS, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The size, you said, of silver dollars
Last Line: Its artless slice of life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Hallucinations And Illusions; Night; Snails; Bedtime


MORNING, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will there really be a morning
Last Line: Where the place called morning lies.
Subject(s): Imagination; Morning; Night; Time; Fancy; Bedtime


MORNING IN MARRAKESH, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Even in marrakesh we still have to decide
Last Line: Black tail points toward the desert
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Morning; Night; Bedtime


MORNING JITTERS, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And the storm re-established itself
Subject(s): Storms; Night; Bedtime


MORNING POEM, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every morning / the world / is created
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


MOUNTAIN INSOMNIA, by ELSA THUESEN    Poem Text            
First Line: All through the black edges of night
Last Line: And I slept again.
Subject(s): Mountains; Night; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Bedtime


MUSE OF MIDNIGHT, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the street, stars collide
Last Line: Toward its target: a room in flames.
Subject(s): Muses; Night; Bedtime


MUTATION, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Till comes the crescent moon
Last Line: Forgets the sovereignty of day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


MUTINY, by HEINZ RETTIG    Poem Text            
First Line: The night was stilled, the shadows filled
Last Line: A-rockin' like a rocker.
Subject(s): Mutiny; Night; Sailing & Sailors; Bedtime


MY ANTIQUE LAMP, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: My antique lamp from old japan
Last Line: And take myself to bed.
Subject(s): Antiques; Lamps; Light; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Bedtime


MY LADY'S BATH, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the sky hung dark and shaded
Last Line: At the pearl-white glimpse of her.)
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Beauty; Night; Women; Showers & Showering; Bedtime


MY NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush! Hush! List, heart of mine
Last Line: Baptize me, drown me in black swirls of bliss!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Memory; Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime


MY PAPA'S WALTZ, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The whiskey on your breath / could make a small boy dizzy
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Dancing & Dancers; Fathers; Men; Night; Play; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Bedtime


MY THREE GUESTS: PEACE, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle calm had brooded through the day
Last Line: From grief and sorrow brought me sweet release.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Bedtime


MY WHITE BREAD, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dem good old days done past and
Last Line: Says a-eatin' my white braid!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bread; Night; Past; Bedtime


MYSTERY, by NELLIE H. MOORE    Poem Text            
First Line: I walked among the purple hills
Last Line: Into a darkness we call night.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


NEIGHBOR, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Full many a heedless fellow man
Last Line: "o landlord, I'll repay."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NEMESIS, by ESTELLE CHASE SAMUELSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I sought refuge within the dismal shrouds of night
Last Line: For one who played fool truant at life's helm.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NETLEY ABBEY, MIDNIGHT, by WILLIAM S. SOTHEBY    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft on the wave the oars at distance sound
Last Line: Shall pour the lenient balm that soothes the soul to peace.
Subject(s): Funerals; Melancholy; Night; Burials; Dejection; Bedtime


NEW NIGHT THOUGHTS ON DEATH; A PARODY, by WILLIAM WHITEHEAD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O night! Dark night! Wrapped round with stygian gloom!
Last Line: Fools banter heav'n itself, o young!—and thee!
Subject(s): Death; Night; Thought; Young, Edward (1683-1765); Dead, The; Bedtime; Thinking


NEW PARAGRAPH, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One hoped the brilliant sunset of july
Last Line: Not ever. This is the unending end.
Subject(s): July; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ALCMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The far peaks sleep, the great ravines
Last Line: And every bird, its wide wings folded, sleeps.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkman
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How colorless the sky and dreary
Last Line: How fervently I love ye all!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by LOUISE BOGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold remote islands
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by CATHERINE BRADSHAW    Poem Text            
First Line: The witching magic of the scented night
Last Line: Each corner hidden now by night's kind dark.
Subject(s): Magic; Night; Spring; Bedtime


NIGHT, by AUGUSTA COOPER BRISTOL    Poem Text            
First Line: I stood and watched the still, mysterious night
Last Line: Fled timid o'er the distant western hills.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come to me, not as once thou camest, night!
Last Line: To other spheres.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by MARY FRANCES MARSHALL BUTTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow is white, the wind is cold
Last Line: And bring me the news from slumbertown.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the east, as from an unknown shore
Last Line: Through thee, o night, to ban us or to bless.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by PETRONELLA HELEN URASKY CHAPP    Poem Text            
First Line: A soft wind scented with fragrance
Last Line: And subtly soothe our ills.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The god of day is speeding his way
Last Line: And the slave forget his chain.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sober stillness of the night
Last Line: Instruct me how to pray.
Subject(s): Night; Prayer; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ANNE BATTEN CRISTALL    Poem Text            
First Line: Solemn is night, when silence holds her reign
Last Line: "or mourns those joys which of themselves decay!"
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All from the light of the sweet moon
Last Line: Sighs, and his soft airs flow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ADA B. DEAL    Poem Text            
First Line: Watchman, tell us of the night
Last Line: Ah, but watchman, tell us of the night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: The weary day has leaned her head in slumber
Last Line: From them, and me.
Subject(s): Night; Rest; Sleep; Weariness; Bedtime; Fatigue


NIGHT, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night has cut
Last Line: To perish on the branch.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by AMBROSE JULIAN FAHY    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh stormy night with darkened veil!
Last Line: Eternal light the soul will share.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by BEATRICE RUTH GIBBS    Poem Text            
First Line: When all the streets are bright with lamps again
Last Line: That night is once again a lovely thing.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by CHARLES HEAVYSEGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis solemn darkness; the sublime of shade
Last Line: A cacodæmon in mine ignorant mood.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun was far beyond horizon's bar
Last Line: The blue empyrean forever and forever.
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Stars; Bedtime; Loneliness


NIGHT, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The ebb slips from the rock, the sunken
Last Line: And death is no evil.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by WILHELM KLEMM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The river mutters to itself in the darkness
Last Line: To be or not to be. ...
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair is the wedded reign of night and day
Last Line: Montgomery, alabama, april. 1866.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spent winds on the mountain slopes at peace
Last Line: And in my heart thou singest evermore!
Subject(s): Consolation; Grief; Night; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


NIGHT, by MILDRED PLEW MEIGS MERRYMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: No roofs are here to mark the roll of heaven
Last Line: Candle light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Meigs, Mildred Plew
Subject(s): Blue (color); Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night is the time for rest
Last Line: To parting friends;—such death be mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by LUNA E. NEWTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon rocks forth like a cradle thing
Last Line: Singing a lullaby.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ADA JORDAN PRAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Night has dropped her rosy curtain
Last Line: With peace our hearts to fill.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Peace; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ANN RADCLIFFE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the dim breast of ocean's wave
Last Line: Thy low winds breathe the distant shores along!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Ann
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And art thou come again, oh night
Last Line: In some sweet lullaby.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O night eternal and blue
Last Line: As leaves in a gust of the air!
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart-hidden from the outer things I rose
Last Line: The planets may divide.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Time; Bedtime


NIGHT, by SAPPHO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is gone
Last Line: Alone I lie.
Subject(s): Aphrodite; Love - Erotic; Love; Mythology - Classical; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take me, night, unto thy breast!
Last Line: Lose me, lose me, night!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ELIZABETH OAKES PRINCE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice welcome, solemn, thoughtful night
Last Line: I rest my aching head.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Seba (e. Oakes), Mrs.; Oakes-smith, Elizabeth
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If only the bell keeps him alive though that is
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the italian of giovanni strozzi
Last Line: Take heed, then, lest thou wake me: ah, speak low.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHT, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As some dusk mother shields from all alarms
Last Line: How beautiful the holy hours of night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Mothers; Night; Truth; Wind; Bedtime


NIGHT AND DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas night, and darkness reigned supreme
Last Line: Beyond the power of sin—man's soul shall never die.
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Easter; Healing; Holidays; Holy Ghost; Immortality; Jesus Christ; Life; Light; Night; Praise; Religion; Religious Education; Sin; Dead, The; The Resurrection; Cures; Holy Spirit; Bedtime; Theology; Sunday Schools; Yeshivas; Parochial School


NIGHT AND DEATH, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the sunlit hours are o'er
Last Line: Death is life, and death alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Night; Tears; Dead, The; Bedtime


NIGHT AND DEATH, by ELIZABETH H. WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm-wind is howling
Last Line: Her glory above.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


NIGHT AND MORNING, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lift to heaven my longing eyes
Last Line: But we are one at heaven's height.
Subject(s): Morning; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT AND MORNING SONGS: AFTER MOONSET, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lilies burned white in the dark
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT AND MORNING SONGS: SANCTUARIES, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a chamber in the dawn
Subject(s): Dawn; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


NIGHT AND SHADOWS, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: But yesterday I watched the shadows play
Last Line: If I remember morning speeds the night.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


NIGHT AND SLEEP, by JALAL AD-DIN (JALALUDDIN) AR-RUMI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the time of night-prayer, as the sun slides down
Alternate Author Name(s): Mawlana; Rumi, Jalaluddin Molavi; Rumi; Dschellaleddin Pumi; Hilali
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHT AND SLEEP, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How strange at night to wake
Last Line: And call her crazed with wrong.
Variant Title(s): The Shadow Of Night
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHT AND THE MERRY MAN, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Neath my moon what doest thou
Last Line: Laughs as loud as I can do?
Subject(s): Moon; Ambition; Night; Pain; Memory; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


NIGHT BELLS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two bells...Six bells
Subject(s): Bells; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT BELOW ZERO, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 3 am, the night is absolutely still
Subject(s): Night; Skiing; Speculation; Bedtime


NIGHT BLOSSOMING, by JANICE BLANCHARD    Poem Text            
First Line: A fragrance sweeter than a young man's dreams
Last Line: Surpassing any known to brides of june.
Subject(s): Night; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Bedtime


NIGHT BURIAL IN THE FOREST, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lay him down where the fern is thick and fair
Last Line: The wings of the angel who gathers the souls from the wastes of the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Forests; Funerals; Night; Woods; Burials; Bedtime


NIGHT CLOSES IN, by BONSALL RHODES    Poem Text            
First Line: A red bird flashes silently by
Last Line: Voiceless, yet vocal, night closes in!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT CRAWLER, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last automobile of night passes. I exit, drop to knees on a wet blan
Subject(s): Insects; Night; Bugs; Bedtime


NIGHT DRIVE, by HELEN MCGAUGHEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I ride with music under stars that shine
Last Line: And be, myself, a comrade of the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT HYMN AT SEA, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night sinks on the wave
Last Line: Power dwells with thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


NIGHT HYMNS ON LAKE NEPIGON, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in the midnight, where the dark mainland and island
Last Line: Ringing like cymbals.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Lakes; Night; Soul; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


NIGHT IN A GARDEN, by MARY MORRIS DUANE    Poem Text            
First Line: The night is still
Last Line: And life eternal springs.
Subject(s): Birds; Dreams; Gardens & Gardening; Life; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


NIGHT IN A SUBWAY STATION, by MARY LEONARD WEST    Poem Text            
First Line: The train was late. He sat among the crowds
Last Line: He couldn't use the things.
Subject(s): Night; Railroads; Smoking; Subways; Bedtime; Railways; Trains; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


NIGHT IN ARIZONA, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is a charring ember
Last Line: And cry like a child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Arizona; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT IN BOSTON, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From the roof the night's the color
Last Line: Like any rubber ball.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Boston; Love Affairs; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT IN FLORIDA, by ALPHEUS BUTLER    Poem Text            
First Line: In florida at dusk
Last Line: Of three tall men against the moon.
Subject(s): Florida; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT IN JUNE, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I left my dreamy page and sallied forth
Last Line: In fairy groves of herds grass
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT IN NEW YORK, by GEORGE PARSONS LATHROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Haunted by unknown feet
Last Line: And behold, it is day!
Subject(s): New York City; Night; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Bedtime


NIGHT IN THE DESERT, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With star-dust scintillant the vault is sown
Last Line: As of some unimaginable thing!
Subject(s): Calm; Deserts; Food & Eating; Night; Solitude; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime; Loneliness


NIGHT IN THE OZARKS, by OPAL HARDAWAY    Poem Text            
First Line: Night, when you lay black velvet paws
Last Line: In man, in work, in lowly sod.
Subject(s): Night; Ozarks (mountains); Bedtime


NIGHT IN VENICE, by LOUISE KIDDER SPARROW    Poem Text            
First Line: Night in venice! On the grand canal
Last Line: Nestles a blight -- how chill has grown the air!
Subject(s): Night; Venice, Italy; Bedtime


NIGHT IS A CISTERN, by ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night is a cistern. Owls sing. Refugees tread meadow roads
Subject(s): Night; Walking; Bedtime


NIGHT JOURNEY, by RICHARD LEON SPAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: As we rode the lean white highway through the dark
Last Line: Serving as dark a purpose of their own.
Subject(s): Night; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


NIGHT MAGIC, by RUTH ELLIOT    Poem Text            
First Line: When the wail of the swamps and the
Last Line: That's a breath of eternity.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT MANCEUVRES, by JAMES MONAHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through january night we climbed
Last Line: I was not desolate before.
Subject(s): Desolation; Night; Silence; Winter; World War Ii; Bedtime; Second World War


NIGHT MELODIES, by MARGARET HAIGHT MARTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: I have lain awake at night
Last Line: Where silver was before.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT MOVEMENT - NEW YORK, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the night, when the sea winds take the city in their arms
Subject(s): New York City; Night; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Bedtime


NIGHT OF SHADOWS, by CHARLES GUERIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Night of shadows, tragic, helpless night!
Last Line: The sleep of the conquered and the sleep of the dead.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Stars; Nightmares; Bedtime


NIGHT ON CURBAR EDGE, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No echo of man's life pursues my ears
Last Line: Tremendous silence, older than the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT ON DARTMOOR, by MARY DOREEN SPENDER    Poem Text            
First Line: Dark - and a still night, lying up here on dartmoor
Last Line: Gone! Beautiful wordless voice, and feet of the far off dancers.
Subject(s): Dartmoor, England; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT PIECE, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, of those better tides of dark and melancholy
Last Line: They lie so deep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT PIECE, by JAMES JOYCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gaunt in gloom
Last Line: Waste of souls
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT PIECE, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows' saracenic hordes
Last Line: Of age and wait for the clock's cold chime.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT PIECE (2), by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cold hours pass
Last Line: Neath the wintry moon!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT QUATRAINS, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is set, and gone to sleep
Last Line: For every day must have its night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT RAIN, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What time of night it is
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Night; British Empire; England - Empire; Bedtime


NIGHT RAPTURE; FOR FLORENCE LAMONT, by ROBERT MALISE BOWYER NICHOLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful it is to wake at night
Last Line: How beautiful it is to wake at night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT ROAD, by ROBERT A. DONALDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: A pitch-black road, and rain
Last Line: The noisy bumping of a camion train.
Subject(s): Night; Roads; War; World War I; Bedtime; Paths; Trails; First World War


NIGHT SCENE AT THE FALL OF SEBASTOPOL, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The toils, the flames, the thunders of the siege
Last Line: A crumbling mass of ruin and decay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Freedom; Night; War; Urban Life; Dead, The; Liberty; Bedtime


NIGHT SONG, by GRACE HAZARD CONKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The road runs up against the stars
Last Line: For I am here alone.
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


NIGHT SONG, by MARION KNILL HENDRIX    Poem Text            
First Line: My sleep is cool quicksilver and I swim
Last Line: I swim in quiet waters, cool and deep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT SONG, by ALICE PHELPS RIDER    Poem Text            
First Line: Night comes. / the dream lake pales into a murmured song
Last Line: Night glows.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT SOUNDS, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The moonlight on my bed keeps me awake
Last Line: A child with the moon on his face, a dog's hollow cadence.
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Love - Complaints; Night; Solitude; Women; Women's Rights; Bedtime; Loneliness; Feminism


NIGHT SOWERS, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, these are they that toil by night
Last Line: The dews of peace perennial!
Subject(s): Death; Night; Peace; Soldiers; War; Dead, The; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, germany, I think of thee
Last Line: And all my german cares beguiling!
Subject(s): Germany; Night; Thought; Germans; Bedtime; Thinking


NIGHT THOUGHTS, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night - still night! The murmuring world lies still
Last Line: And wishes that know no rest!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS: FOUR A.M., by DAVID YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night sky, spore drift, black sponge
Last Line: In the past and present
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 1. LIFE, DEATH & IMMORTALITY, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep!
Last Line: How had it blest mankind, and rescued me!
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Grief; Immortality; Life; Mankind; Night; Dead, The; Burials; Sorrow; Sadness; Human Race; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 2. TIME, DEATH AND FRIENDSHIP, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the cock crew he wept, -- smote by that eye
Last Line: With incommunicable lustre bright.
Subject(s): Conscience; Death; Friendship; Life; Nature; Night; Time; Dead, The; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 3. NARCISSA, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From dreams, where thought in fancy's maze runs mad
Last Line: When shall I die? -- when shall I live for ever?
Subject(s): Death; Fortune; Funerals; Life; Love; Mankind; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Burials; Human Race; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 4. THE CHRISTIAN TRIUMPH, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A much-indebted muse, o yorke! Intrudes
Last Line: Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die.'
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Fear; God; Life; Night; Old Age; Dead, The; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 5. THE RELAPSE, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lorenzo! To recriminate is just
Last Line: Tis the survivor dies. -- my heart! No more.
Subject(s): Contentment; Death; Fortune; Grief; Life; Night; Pride; Tears; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Self-esteem; Self-respect


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 6. THE INFIDEL RECLAIMED (1), by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She (for I know not yet her name in heav'n)
Last Line: Stronger than death, and smiling at the tomb.
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Future Life; Immortality; Life; Love; Night; Wealth; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Bedtime; Riches; Fortunes


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 7. THE INFIDEL RECLAIMED (2), by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heav'n gives the needful, but neglected, call
Last Line: Let the grave listen; -- and be graver still.
Subject(s): Death; Faith; Hearts; Immortality; Life; Night; Reason; Soul; Virtue; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Bedtime; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE COMPLAINT: 8. VIRTUE'S APOLOGY, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And has all nature, then, espoused my part?
Last Line: Satan, thy master, I dare call a dunce.
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; Imagination; Immortality; Machiavelli, Niccolo (1469-1527); Night; Pleasure; Soul; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Fancy; Bedtime


NIGHT THOUGHTS; THE CONSOLATION: 9, by EDWARD YOUNG (1683-1765)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As when a traveller, a long day past
Last Line: And midnight, universal midnight! Reigns.
Subject(s): Death; Future Life; God; Graves; Life; Mankind; Night; Time; Travel; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Tombs; Tombstones; Human Race; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


NIGHT VOYAGE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is no climate for stars. But upon earth
Last Line: On a necessitous planet? Can the stars answer?
Subject(s): Night; Sailing & Sailors; Stars; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


NIGHT WAS DONE, by MIKHAIL ALEXEYEVICH KUZMIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night was done. We rose and after
Last Line: As though night's twain were not we.
Variant Title(s): This Summer's Love
Subject(s): Memory; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT WATCHERS, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How goes the night, faun?' lo, the woodland crier's eyes
Last Line: At dawn-time, and vanish with the light!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT WEPT!, by HALLIE ARLUND    Poem Text            
First Line: As she folded her dark wings about her
Last Line: To brush them away.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT WIND, by F. G. HAGER    Poem Text            
First Line: The darkness hides a hound upon a track
Last Line: And all night long the hound runs close behind.
Subject(s): Night; Wind; Bedtime


NIGHT WINDS, by JOSEPH SEAMON COTTER JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: The slender moon in its silvery sheen
Last Line: For what should the night winds sigh?
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Sleep; Summer; Bedtime


NIGHT WITHOUT SLEEP, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The world’s as the world is; the nations rearm and prepare to change; the age of tyrants returns
Last Line: This is more beautiful....At night....
Subject(s): War; Social Commentary; Patriotism; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT WORK, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's too much: this hard work
Last Line: Hardly changed at all
Subject(s): Morning; Night; Sleep; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


NIGHT'S BEAUTIES, by GERTRUDE YATES MCGIFFERT    Poem Text            
First Line: The ground is covered with moonlight
Last Line: And all the night's beauty seek.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT'S FAIRYLAND, by ELMA SCHEEL    Poem Text            
First Line: When day has wrapped her golden robe
Last Line: "day breathes her ""thank you"" prayer."
Subject(s): Day; Fairies; Night; Elves; Bedtime


NIGHT, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun descending in the west
Last Line: As I guard o'er the fold.'
Subject(s): Bible; Mythology; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS, by MARY DILLINGHAM FREAR    Poem Text            
First Line: The night is fair, - too fair for us to stay
Last Line: And drained of all the glory of to-night.
Subject(s): Cactus; Night; Bedtime


NIGHT-BORN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fairest blossom of the light
Last Line: Restore us to her arms.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHT-MUSIC, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When those who can never again forgive themselves
Subject(s): Night; Music & Musicians; Human Behavior; Bedtime; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


NIGHT-PIECE, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's that scratching
Last Line: In sleep. Night creeps by.
Subject(s): Montague, John (b. 1929); Night; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHT-PIECE, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye hooded witches, baleful shapes that moan
Last Line: Stirs to the voice of everlasting sleep.
Subject(s): Night; Soldiers' Writings; Bedtime


NIGHT-SCENTED STOCK, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White, white in the milky night
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Night; Parties; Gardens & Gardening; Bedtime


NIGHT-SONG, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis night -- my bark is on the ocean
Last Line: Bless thee, my love! Good night, good night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Ocean


NIGHT; AN EPISTLE TO ROBERT LLOYD, by CHARLES CHURCHILL    Poem Text            
First Line: When foes insult, and prudent friends dispense
Last Line: Alone, than err with millions on thy side.
Subject(s): Duty; Facades; Lloyd, Robert (1733-1764); Mankind; Morality; Night; Appearances; Human Race; Ethics; Bedtime


NIGHT; TO LUCASTA, by RICHARD LOVELACE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night! Loathed jailor of the lock'd-up sun
Last Line: Now feels it all the day one rising morn.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTCAP, by DAVID MERRITT CARLYLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grateful prayer to god above
Last Line: Rain upon a roof of tin.
Subject(s): Night; Prayer; Sleep; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL, by FLORENCE ASHLEY BELLER    Poem Text            
First Line: The daylight passes swiftly and it seems
Last Line: A dawn made fairer by this night of tears.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL, by ALEXANDER L. POSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: As evening splendors fade
Last Line: In the dome of the infinite.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL, by ALFRED BILLINGS STREET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Low burns the summer afternoon
Last Line: And night and quiet reign alone.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We will never walk again
Last Line: And stars come out in the skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL (1), by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cool whisper of the trees
Last Line: The night is come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NIGHTFALL ON THE LYNNHAVEN, by MARY SINTON LEITCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love lynnhaven river at this hour
Last Line: Slowly to darkness and oblivion.
Subject(s): Night; Rivers; Shadows; Bedtime


NOCHE TRISTE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night that bore me to my dead
Last Line: "her night hath stars and voices too."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NOCTURN, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Whispering voice of the modest night
Last Line: The face of my love again—at last?
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Night; Bedtime


NOCTURNAL CRIME AT THE CHATEAU, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: Is the chateau to spooks a prey, the black chateau of la ferte?
Last Line: There to see) -- the black chateau of la ferte!
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Ghosts; Night; Supernatural; Bedtime


NOCTURNAL QUESTION, by GEORGE RICHARD KAYTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Now breaks the moon through clouds of purple haze
Last Line: Wracked as they are with want and social pain . . .
Subject(s): Country Life; Night; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Bedtime


NOCTURNAL VEILS, by CLAYTON ESHLEMAN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: In bed, looking up at the light-peppered dark,
Subject(s): Night; Death; Paintings & Painters; Bedtime; Dead, The


NOCTURNE, by VINA BRUCE CHILTON    Poem Text            
First Line: The night has thrown her mantle, and her stars
Last Line: By one misstep? A singing star will fall!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chilton, V. Bruce
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NOCTURNE, by PATRICIA BURNS FLINN    Poem Text            
First Line: Night is so beautiful, I watch it on my knees
Last Line: Make life so marvelous, I live it on my knees.
Subject(s): Life; Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Bedtime


NOCTURNE, by CROSBIE GARSTIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The red flame flowers bloom and die
Last Line: In the star-chamber of the wild.
Variant Title(s): On The Back Veld
Subject(s): Night; Wilderness; Bedtime


NOCTURNE, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream you are the moon's most favoured child
Last Line: The silences that brood around the stars.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


NOCTURNE IN A MINOR KEY, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will say: I walked alone in whistling darkness
Last Line: The lover, ridiculous; the loved, sublime.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


NOCTURNE IN AUGUST, by YORK SAMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw two stars there walking hand in hand
Last Line: I try to cling to what is left of night.
Subject(s): August; Moon; Night; Bedtime


NOCTURNES & AUBADES, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was in the night's minute disturbances
Last Line: Shattered glass of stars to you. . . .
Subject(s): Life; Night; Bedtime


NOEY'S NIGHT-PIECE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They ain't much 'tale' about it!' noey said
Last Line: Glanced at the children, smiled, and thus complied.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NORTH-WEST PASSAGE: 1. GOOD NIGHT, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then [or, when] the bright lamp is carried in
Last Line: Till far to-morrow, fare you well!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 41. North-west Passage: 1
Subject(s): Lamps; Night; Bedtime


NORTH-WEST PASSAGE: 2. SHADOW MARCH, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All around the house is the jet-black night
Last Line: With the black night overhead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 41. North-west Passage: 2
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NIGHT (STRAITS OF CARQUINEZ), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like miraculous shining electrum / this wide amber light
Last Line: Hushes heaven, whence radiance is drifting!
Subject(s): Calm; Moon; Night; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


NOVEMBER, by EDMUND PALMER CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Now morning points the day when yellow leaves
Last Line: Care we for snow?
Subject(s): Autumn; Morning; Night; November; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


NOVEMBER NIGHT, by ARTHUR DAVISON FICKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A crystal night! - with moon and the clear wind
Last Line: That had no fellow till I came to you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Knish, Anne
Subject(s): Night; November; Bedtime


NOVEMBER NIGHT, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winds in the night pass fitfully, destroying
Last Line: Down through the darkness over the fallen leaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Bedtime


NOW COMES THE NIGHT, by HERBERT GERHARD BRUNCKEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Now comes the night on spotted feet
Last Line: About men's stricken cries.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bruncken, Gerhard
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


NUIT, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The all upholding
Last Line: Night has her graves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Egypt; Night; Bedtime


NUIT BLANCHE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I want no horns to rouse me up to-night
Subject(s): Night; Music & Musicians; Ghosts; White (color); Bedtime


NUPTIAL NIGHT, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush! And again the chatter of the starling / athwart the lawn!
Last Line: Bathe her, bedeck her, behymn her, my queen!
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Dawn; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


O, GO NOT YET!, by QUINTIN BONE    Poem Text            
First Line: O, go not yet - not yet! / night veils her myriad stars
Last Line: O, go not yet -- not yet!
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


O, THAT MY MUSE COULD TELL, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: When roused from sleep at night
Last Line: When dawns the morning light!
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


OBLIQUE PRAYER, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not the profound dark
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ODE ON ASTRONOMY; WRITTEN FOR THE PRIZE AT CAMBRIDGE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail venerable night!
Last Line: A god the gods among.
Subject(s): Astronomy & Astronomers; Immortality; Mythology - Classical; Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


ODE TO NIGHT, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail reverend monarch! Hoary night!
Last Line: Converse, refreshing as thy dews.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Yalden, Thomas (1670-1730); Dead, The; Bedtime


OF WINDS, SNOWS AND THE STARS, by HAMLIN GARLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O witchery of the winter night
Last Line: And the red moon sinks beyond the west.
Subject(s): Country Life; Night; Bedtime


OFF SHORE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the might of the summer is most on the sea
Last Line: But thou art the god, and thy kingdom is heaven, and thy shrine is the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Sea; Summer; Bedtime; Ocean


OLD YEAR, GOOD-NIGHT!, by ALEXANDER MACLEAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Old year, good - night! A faithful friend
Last Line: Old year, good-night!
Subject(s): Faith; Friendship; Holidays; New Year; Night; Belief; Creed; Bedtime


OLIVE NIGHT, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The jemez / indians mention the los ojos bar
Last Line: Summer night.
Subject(s): Night; Violence; Bedtime


ON A CALM SUMMER'S NIGHT, by JOHN NICHOLSON    Poem Text            
First Line: The night is calm, the cygnet's down
Last Line: And loath to say good night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nicholson Of Kirkcudbright, John
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


ON A MARSH ROAD (WINTER, NIGHTFALL), by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bluff of cliff, purple against the south
Last Line: Nor none look back upon this world folding to-night, to rain and to sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Winter; Bedtime


ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS, by MICHAEL TEIG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When he couldn't sleep and his sight got going
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ON A RAINBOW AT NIGHT, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bow that spans the storm is beautiful
Last Line: Even man feels that the night is made for god.
Subject(s): Night; Rainbows; Bedtime


ON A YOUNG LADY'S GOING TO OWN IN THE SPRING, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One night unhappy celadon
Last Line: Not satisfied with private sway at home.
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Night; Spring; Youth; Bedtime


ON CLOSING THE EYES, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good night, my dear ones. May god's rest
Last Line: Or here or there.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ON NIGHT, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now murky shades surround the pole; / darkness lords without controul
Last Line: That fall upon the drooping yews.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Ghosts; Night; Stars; Supernatural; Bedtime


ON THE DEATH OF LITTLE MAHALA ASHCRAFT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little haly! Little haly!' cheeps the robin the tree
Last Line: "and the katydids and crickets hollers ""haly!"" all the night."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bees; Birds; Death; Grief; Insects; Night; Beekeeping; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bugs; Bedtime


ON THE DEATH OF RICHARD BURTON, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night or light is it now, wherein
Last Line: That shines as dawn on a tideless sea.
Subject(s): Death; England; Night; Soul; Dead, The; English; Bedtime


ON THE ENGINE BY NIGHT, by ALEXANDER ANDERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the engine in the night-time, with the darkness all around
Last Line: I grew prouder of my labour and my little gift of song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Surfaceman
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Night; Railroads; Work; Workers; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


ON THE LATIN AMERICAN HARP: 1. NIGHTFALL IN THE TROPICS, by FELIX RUBEN GARCIA SARMIENTO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is twilight grey and gloomy
Last Line: The lion's roar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dario, Ruben
Subject(s): Night; Tropics; Bedtime


ON THE LUTES OF FRANCE: A DREAM, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: Some fair retirement where always
Last Line: Some books with horace's fair lines.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


ON THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST: NIGHT, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the gloom of the night with the wind and the rain
Last Line: Howling in, beating in from the desolate main.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Bedtime


ON THE RAILWAY BRIDGES (TO W.M.C.), by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Girders of iron; bridges wrought of steel
Last Line: The onrush—passed—and all was night again.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Night; Railroads; Work; Workers; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


ONE DAY, by GRACE NOER SHERBURNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold! The yellow buttercups upon the
Last Line: So clear and sweet, while all the twilight world is rose and gray.
Subject(s): Farewell; Night; Parting; Bedtime


ONE NIGHT, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot see. Gone now is all that brightness
Last Line: Calls, and each silence deeper sounds for song that was.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


ONE NIGHT, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One lily scented all the dark. It grew
Last Line: And through the heavenly meadows fled away.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ONE OF THE SMALLEST, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Made of the first grey light
Subject(s): Imagination; Night; Fancy; Bedtime


ORANGE BLOSSOMS AND SIERRA NIGHT, by SAMUEL ALEXANDER WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: Sweet scent of blossoms, through the canyons wide
Last Line: I walk with still, in orange blossom scent.
Subject(s): Night; Sierra Nevada Mountains; Bedtime


ORGAN SONGS: ANTIPHON, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daylight fades away
Last Line: Dwelleth in his men.
Subject(s): Dawn; Dusk; God; Night; Sunrise; Bedtime


ORGAN SONGS: REJOICE, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rejoice,' said the sun; 'I will make thee gay
Last Line: "and man said, ""I rejoice."
Subject(s): God; Happiness; Humanity; Night; Sun; Wind; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


ORGAN SONGS: THE HOLY MIDNIGHT, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, holy midnight of the soul
Last Line: Diest and liv'st again.
Subject(s): God; Night; Bedtime


OUR CAMP; IN THE AUTUMN WOODS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a haunt in the depths of the forest
Last Line: To strand on the sands of sleep.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OUT OF THE DARK AND THE DEARTH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! But the darkness was densely
Last Line: And that was the dawn -- the dawn!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dawn; Earth; Night; Sunrise; World; Bedtime


OUT OF THE SUNSET'S RED, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OUTER DRIVE AT NIGHT (CHICAGO), by MARTHA F. SIMMONDS    Poem Text            
First Line: The waves dash at the piled stones in frenzy
Last Line: I would drink deeply of this night.
Subject(s): Chicago; Night; Bedtime


OUTLET, by H. PAULINE ZEBO    Poem Text            
First Line: Sometime when oft I revel
Last Line: Lo! No escape.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Sleep; Thought; Nightmares; Bedtime; Thinking


OUTWARD BOUND, by ETHEL ALLEN MURPHY    Poem Text            
First Line: Freighted with fancy, golden, frail
Last Line: Into the night—away!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


OVER THE MAY HILL, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All through the night time, and all through the day time
Last Line: My heart and my love will be lying ere long.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Death; Hearts; Love; May (month); Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


PACK-TRIP SUITE, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night is revery awake
Last Line: Quiet admits the dark intense.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Camping; Night; Camps; Summer Camps; Bedtime


PALACE OF THE BABIES, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The disbeliever walked the moonlit place
Subject(s): Night; Loneliness; Babies; Bedtime; Infants


PARIS AT NIGHT, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: It is the sea: dead calm - and the spring tide
Last Line: On a bed of the morgue . . . With his eyes wide open!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Night; Paris, France; Bedtime


PARIS BY NIGHT, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis the sea - calm surface. - and the great tide
Last Line: On a bed of the morgue—with staring eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Calm; Night; Paris, France; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


PARKED CARS AT NIGHT, by MARY C. SLEVIN    Poem Text            
First Line: All night / every night
Last Line: Pawing in the dark cars.
Subject(s): Automobiles; Night; Cars; Bedtime


PARKS AND PONDS, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Parks & ponds are good by day
Last Line: The sleeps of trees or dreams of herbs
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


PASSIONATE DOWSABELLA: 2, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: The pears were in the perry
Last Line: And dowsabella's cry is still -- and is she still in pain?
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Death; Love; Moon; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


PAST MIDNIGHT', by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Creep through the duckweed
Subject(s): Ice; Night; Bedtime


PAX VOBISCUM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh eyelids of the dying day
Last Line: And her madness passed away.
Subject(s): Crucifixion; Insanity; Night; Pain; Sleep; Soul; Sun; Jesus Christ - Crucifixion; Madness; Mental Illness; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


PERIMEDES, THE BLACKSMITH: DITTY, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Obscure and dark is all the gloomy air
Last Line: Black discontent doth make her bad repair.
Subject(s): Mythology; Night; Bedtime


PERVERSITY, by EVA K. ANGLESBURG    Poem Text            
First Line: Once it was sweet when darkness veiled the hills
Last Line: Missing life's comforts, we would just be bored.
Subject(s): Air; Environment; Night; Pollution; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Bedtime


PHANTOM, by GUANETTA GRANT GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night when the moon was free
Last Line: Beneath the pale moonglow of night.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Night; Supernatural; Bedtime


PHILOSOPHY, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At morn the wise man walked abroad
Last Line: "jehovah, god, save thou my child."
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Angels; God; Night; Philosophy & Philosophers; Bedtime


PILLOW FAIRIES, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you seen those fairy people
Last Line: I will be the last to blame ye!
Subject(s): Fairies; Night; Elves; Bedtime


PINE TREE TOPS, by GARY SYNDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the blue night
Subject(s): Night; Pine Trees; Rabbits; Deer; Bedtime; Hares


PIXIES AT THE POOL, by RICHARD POMFRET    Poem Text            
First Line: Look below into the pool's
Last Line: And flee at dawn's first light.
Subject(s): Lakes; Night; Stars; Water; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


PLUS ULTRA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far beyond the sunrise and the sunset rises
Last Line: Far beyond.
Subject(s): Day; Heaven; Night; Roundels; Soul; Paradise; Bedtime


POEM, by DOROTHY LIVESAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nights soft armor welds me into thought
Last Line: Its steady course.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


POEM, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirit / / ikes to dress up like this
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


POEM TO BE READ AT 3 A.M, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Excepting the diner
Last Line: Had the light on
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


POEM TO TAKE BACK THE NIGHT, by JUNE JORDAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What about moonlight
Last Line: What about the moonlight
Subject(s): Night; Moon; Bedtime


POEMS OF THE WEEK, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lie still and rest in that serene repose
Last Line: How sweet the sense of peace!
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Day; Hearts; Life; Morning; Night; Time; Bedtime


POEMS ON THE DEATH OF PRINCE HENRY: OF THE RAIN-BOW, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was ever nightly rain-bow seen?
Last Line: Though clothed in a svmmer weed.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Night; Rainbows; Seasons; Tears; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Bedtime


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 12. AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind seems like a prayer
Last Line: Unanswered everywhere.
Subject(s): Night; Wind; Bedtime


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 20. MIST AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have they become this wraith
Last Line: Of weary sad unfaith?
Subject(s): Night; Prayer; Bedtime


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 26. LOST, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild geese find their way
Last Line: Yet I cannot by day.
Subject(s): Geese; Night; Bedtime


POETIC EPIGRAMS: 7. IN A CEMETERY AT NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it ghost-dreams that rise
Last Line: Or only the fire-flies?
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Dreams; Graves; Night; Graveyards; Nightmares; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


PRELUDE, by EDMOND MCKENNA    Poem Text            
First Line: Embracing the woman I love, I stood by the stream
Last Line: Long grass.
Subject(s): Christianity; Grief; Jesus Christ; Love; Morning; Nature - Religious Aspects; Night; Pain; War; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


PRESENTED TO THE KING, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye careful angels, whom eternal fate
Last Line: Averted darts of rage, and pointless arms of death.
Subject(s): Angels; Courts & Courtiers; Fate; Night; Politics & Government; Tyranny & Tyrants; War; Destiny; Bedtime


PROLOGUE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose blood runs gay as summer's
Last Line: One of your kith and kind.
Subject(s): Blood; Hearts; Night; Bedtime


PUCK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O it was puck! I saw him yesternight
Last Line: Of starshine sharpened on his batwing shoe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fairies; Fantasy; Night; Elves; Bedtime


PUPPET-MAKER, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In his fear of solitude, he made us.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Solitude; Night; Loneliness; Bedtime


QUATORZAINS: 5. TO NIGHT, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So thou art come again, old black-winged night
Last Line: And tomb time, death, and substance in thy maw.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


QUATRAINS (FOR FOUR DRAWINGS BY JORGE PALOMINO): 2. DESPAIR, by CHARLES PHILLIPS (1880-1933)    Poem Text            
First Line: Now cracks the dead heart's ashen core in twain
Last Line: Plunged to abysmal night.
Subject(s): Despair; Night; Bedtime


QUEEN OF NIGHT, by ARTHUR E. JENNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Full often have I stood at close of day
Last Line: And she had gone.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Night; Bedtime


REACTION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh heart, sink into yourself and rally
Last Line: Return to your solitude, oh heart!
Subject(s): Forests; Hearts; Love; Night; Railroads; Woods; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


RECOLLECTIONS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Years upon years, as a course of clouds that thicken
Last Line: Years upon years.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Roundels; Stars; Bedtime


RECOVERING, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dream of the world
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


REFRAIN, by ALICE PHELPS RIDER    Poem Text            
First Line: The night was dark and still and deeply young
Last Line: Where tears had not been shed nor songs been sung.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


REMEMBERING THE DARK, by ROSALIE GOODYEAR    Poem Text            
First Line: I'd like to be the lightning
Last Line: In the soft black night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


RENAISSANCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still we hear it
Last Line: Of those that worship the sun!
Subject(s): Immortality; Moon; Night; Prayer; Sun; Bedtime


RENDEZVOUS: BELLE GLADE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pine thicket at the edge of a clearing
Last Line: And nerves edged a name in his stock.
Subject(s): Burma; Guns; Night; Soldiers; Bedtime


REQUIEM, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, oh where, should love be laid?
Last Line: Human hearts are made.
Subject(s): Eyes; Hearts; Kisses; Love; Night; Sea; Wind; Bedtime; Ocean


REQUIESCAT, by WILLARD WATTLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will go out to the night and the wind
Last Line: Out in the wind and rain.
Subject(s): Night; Rain; Bedtime


RESIGNATION, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dark house yonder is my life
Last Line: Life's dark intent, joy's fitful glow.
Subject(s): Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


REST, by FRANCES BELLE DELZELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Twilight / and evening star / and night's velvet
Last Line: Welcome me.
Subject(s): Evening; Night; Rest; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


REVIEW, by WILLIAM GREENOUGH SCHOFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now we find no room for sentiment
Last Line: The pounding rumble of new england surf!
Subject(s): Death; Laughter; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


RHESUS: NIGHT WATCH, by EURIPIDES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say, whose is the watch? Who exchanges
Last Line: Of dawn is so near.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ROMANCERO: BOOK 1. HISTORIES: KNAVE OF BERGEN, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dusseldorf castle on the rhine
Last Line: Though now they all underground are!
Subject(s): Faces; Masks; Night; Rhine (river), Europe; Bedtime


ROMANCERO: BOOK 1. HISTORIES: VOYAGE BY NIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The half-moon peer'd from the darksome clouds
Last Line: Our number then was two.
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Moon; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 8. PIOUS WARNING, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When thou dost quit this mortal abode
Last Line: Soft slippers, sweet music, and rest thou'lt find.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Night; Dead, The; Paradise; Bedtime


RONDEL, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: It's dark, child, snatcher of sparks!
Last Line: It's dark, child, snatcher of sparks!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ROSY-POSY, by ANN AUGUSTA GRAY CARTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Rosy, my posy
Last Line: And hush-a-by baby with me.
Subject(s): Grandmothers; Bedtime


ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT, by BOB KAUFMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jazz radio on a midnight kick
Last Line: Round about midnight
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Night; Bedtime


SATURDAY NIGHT, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And here it comes: around the world
Last Line: Out of their gourds, invent the sacred dance
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SATURDAY NIGHT, by MARY COLBURNE VEEL    Poem Text            
First Line: Saturday night in the crowded town
Last Line: Walking in arcady, land of love.
Subject(s): Earth; Neighbors; Night; Streets; Towns; World; Bedtime; Avenues


SEA-PICTURES; NIGHT NOISES, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No voice of crickets wearing through the night
Last Line: And gossip on lost ships of long ago.
Subject(s): Graves; Night; Sound; Summer; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


SEA-PICTURES; OFF THE HAVEN, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up stole a fog, a chill and ghastly thing
Last Line: Lay green and glad beyond the waters gray.
Subject(s): Fog; Night; Sea; Soul; Haze; Bedtime; Ocean


SECTION GANG: NIGHT, by NORMAN BOLKER    Poem Text            
First Line: Gandy dancers sleep all night
Last Line: But he wouldn't know ...
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Night; Railroads; Work; Workers; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


SECURITY, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The noonday smiles to hear
Last Line: As fathomless as gloom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Noon; Bedtime


SEPTEMBER DARK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The air falls chill
Last Line: O dews, weep on uncomforted!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Katydids; Night; September; Bedtime


SERAPHINA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When at evening in the forest
Last Line: Each in the other's love blest.
Subject(s): Grief; Kisses; Moon; Night; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


SERENADE, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: The leaves in the shadows
Last Line: The silence sing for me.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Silence; Bedtime


SERENADE, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With stars, with trailing galaxies
Last Line: Dreaming a dream of me!
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Night; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


SERENADE - TO NORA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moonlight is failin'
Last Line: And light up the night where the heart av me's gropin'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Moon; Night; Singing & Singers; Nightmares; Bedtime


SESTINA AT 3 A.M., by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the imperfect dark
Subject(s): Night; Insomnia; Longing; Bedtime; Sleeplessness


SEVEN TWILIGHTS: 1, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The ragged pilgrim, on the road to nowhere
Last Line: "a lantern, which he does not know is out."
Subject(s): Night; Trees; Bedtime


SEVEN TWILIGHTS: 2, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now by the wall of the ancient town I lean
Last Line: And something that may be leaves or may be sea.
Variant Title(s): Twilight: Rye, Sussex
Subject(s): Night; Rye, England; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


SEVEN TWILIGHTS: 4, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the hour,' she said, 'of transmutation'
Last Line: "gathers the stars together and goes out."
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


SHADOW, by LOLA RIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though -- statued to a savage innocence
Last Line: Night stretching a vast cross of ebony.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawson, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Shadows; Bedtime


SHADOWS, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Text            
First Line: I am here, the other elsewhere, the silence seems to live
Last Line: I must pray, for it is the hour of the sovereign of the world.
Subject(s): Night; Prayer; Religion; Shadows; Silence; Bedtime; Theology


SHADOWS, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If all the year were june
Last Line: How could I weep?
Subject(s): June; Night; Bedtime


SHADOWS AT CLOSE OF DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: A pekinese lay dreaming
Last Line: Shadows at close of day.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Soul; Bedtime


SHEET-LIGHTNING, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A glance of love or jealousy
Last Line: A step without a sound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SHREWSBURY NIGHT, by CHARLES WARE BORDEN    Poem Text            
First Line: I love the stillness of the night
Last Line: The whole world as it ought to be.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Silence; Stars; Bedtime


SIDE BY SIDE, by RACHEL HADAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are you asleep? Not really.
Subject(s): Night; Relationships; Bedtime


SILENCE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thousands and thousands of
Last Line: And came tiptoeing toward me down the sky.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Chaos; Night; Silence; Bedtime


SILVER, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly, silently, now the moon
Last Line: By silver reeds in a silver stream.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Silver; Bedtime


SIR MARTIN MARR-ALL: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make ready fair lady to night
Last Line: And leave my old daddy asleep.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Stars; Bedtime; Songs


SIR MARTIN MARR-ALL: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blind love, to this hour
Last Line: And more blest her eyes that first taught me desire.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Stars; Bedtime; Songs


SLEEP, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sleep, thou kindest minister to man
Last Line: Since death be but an endless, dreamless sleep?
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Rest; Nightmares; Bedtime


SLEEP, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor pain-worn mortal, dost thou weep?
Last Line: God must be good. For god made sleep.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Nightmares; Bedtime


SLEEP, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: The day's spent life goes out with night
Last Line: For only themselves to see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


SLEEP, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soft silence of the summer night
Last Line: Of love intense.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


SLEEP, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou drowsy god, whose blurred
Last Line: Swallows and licks its wet lips over me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Night; Orphans; Sleep; Bedtime; Foundlings


SLEEP, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, sleep, thou languid, lovely child of night
Last Line: Of heaven into care's domain, o sleep!
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


SLEEP, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: To sleep! To float upon a dreamless wave!
Last Line: Far out to calm upon the ocean's night.
Subject(s): Night; Rest; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


SLEEP (A WOMAN SPEAKS), by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sleep, we are beholden to thee, sleep
Last Line: Never to want, never to wish for thee!
Subject(s): Grief; Light; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Night; Sleep; Sorrow; Sadness; Male-female Relations; Bedtime


SLEEPING AND WAKING, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She said to herself - 'twas a girl ranging / pleasaunce and lawn
Last Line: Where desire of all hearts dwelleth deep in a dream of the dream.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Waking; Nightmares; Bedtime


SLEEPING AND WAKING, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night someone is trying to tell you something.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unmoved by what the wind does
Subject(s): Night; Anxiety; Bedtime


SLEEPY HARRY, by ANN TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I do not like to go to bed
Last Line: Oh, he'd be glad to go to bed.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SLEET STORM, by GLENNYS RIVOLA    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a thought that haunts me in the night
Last Line: Is pain the only soil where splendor grows?
Subject(s): Affliction; Beauty; Ice; Night; Storms; Bedtime


SLUMBER-SONG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, little one! The twilight folds her gloom
Last Line: Of rapture perfected.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


SOLITAIRE, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When night drifts along the streets of the city
Subject(s): Night; City & Town Life; Imagination; Bedtime; Fancy


SONG, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Purer than the day new-born
Last Line: Come soon!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night; Bedtime


SONG, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep is the night -- so deep
Last Line: And let it be for love!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONG, by PHILIPPE SOUPAULT    Poem Text            
First Line: Mr. Mirror / clothier
Last Line: It is dark night in paris
Subject(s): Dadaism; Night; Paris, France; Singing & Singers; Bedtime


SONG, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love laid his sleepless head
Last Line: But day shall bring back delight.
Subject(s): Grief; Happiness; Love; Night; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


SONG (3), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou to me art such a spring
Last Line: Lightens thro' his veins, and he is gone!
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


SONG (4), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flower unfolds its dawning cup
Last Line: Wake us in each other's arms?
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Night; Bedtime


SONG AGAINST NIGHT, by RUTH FORBES SHERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: Of this, indeed, be sure, even though reason
Last Line: A dissonance that warns the sea-bird home.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONG BY THE WINDOW BEFORE BED, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little star, little star
Last Line: Gone -- all gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Bedtime


SONG DIALOGUE, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it so, my dear
Last Line: "now that day's begun."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


SONG FOR A LYRE, by LOUISE BOGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The landscape where I lie
Alternate Author Name(s): Holden, Raymond, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Love; Bedtime


SONG FOR THE NIGHT OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the noon of night
Last Line: Holding the new-won crown above his saintly head.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Light; Night; Resurrection, The; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


SONG IN THE NIGHT, by OTTO JULIUS BIERBAUM    Poem Text            
First Line: Streets to left, and streets to right
Last Line: Would I were a guest within!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONG TO A WELCH AIR, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon in silent brightness
Last Line: Oh come, my love, to me!
Subject(s): Love; Moon; Night; Bedtime


SONG TO A WELCH AIR, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I mourn not the forest whose verdure is dying
Last Line: But the friend of my bosom returns not to me.
Subject(s): Love; Moon; Night; Bedtime


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 3. COUNTRY NIGHTFALL, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are no paths when the snow comes
Last Line: For a man come home again.
Subject(s): Home; Night; Snow; Wind; Bedtime


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 4. COUNTRY NIGHT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of course there's a tree to listen to
Last Line: And that is a thousand pities.
Subject(s): Country Life; Night; Sound; Bedtime


SONGS OF NEW YORK: FIFTH AVENUE AT NIGHT, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like moonstones drooping from a fair queen's
Last Line: Tread of far feet.
Subject(s): Fifth Avenue, New York City; Night; Streets; Bedtime; Avenues


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE AUTUMN NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O night, send up the harvest moon
Last Line: Till I am old no more.
Subject(s): Autumn; Corn; God; Grief; Night; Old Age; Seasons; Youth; Fall; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SPRING NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flush of green that dyed the day
Last Line: I pass into thy spring.
Subject(s): Aging; Change; God; Nature; Night; Spring; Stars; Youth; Bedtime


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SUMMER NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreary wind of night is out
Last Line: With stars that shine and see.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Night; Rivers; Solitude; Summer; Dead, The; Bedtime; Loneliness


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE WINTER NIGHTS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Back shining from the pane, the fire
Last Line: My father, in my soul!
Subject(s): Children; Cold; Death; Fathers; God; Memory; Night; Winter; Childhood; Dead, The; Bedtime


SONGS OF THE NIGHT WATCHES: CONCLUDING SONG. A MORN OF MAY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the clouds about the sun lay up in golden creases
Last Line: O! Sweetly she did carol all on that morn of may.
Subject(s): Clouds; Dawn; Happiness; May (month); Night; Singing & Singers; Sunrise; Joy; Delight; Bedtime; Songs


SONGS OF THE NIGHT WATCHES: THE FIRST WATCH. TIRED, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, I would tell you more, but I am tired
Last Line: O, I am tired!
Subject(s): Life; Light; Love; Night; Sleep; Weariness; Bedtime; Fatigue


SONGS OF THE NIGHT WATCHES: THE MIDDLE WATCH, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I woke in the night, and the darkness was heavy and deep
Last Line: I swear by myself, they are mine.'
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Night; Singing & Singers; Soul; Dead, The; World; Bedtime; Songs


SONGS TO A.H.R.: 11. TRANSFUSION, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shoal-light flashes east
Last Line: And all the stars above.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Universe; Bedtime; Ocean


SONGS TUNELESS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He kisses me! Ah, now, at last
Last Line: And rake the ashes over it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Night; Youth; Bedtime


SONGS WITH PRELUDES: REGRET, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O that word regret!
Last Line: My happier days are not the days when I forget.
Subject(s): Loss; Man-woman Relationships; Night; Regret; Singing & Singers; Male-female Relations; Bedtime; Songs


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 19, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since we your husband daily see
Last Line: With thy insipid fool.
Subject(s): Charm; Hearts; Jealousy; Night; Passion; Bedtime


SONNET, by MARY LOCKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis dead of night; storms rend the troubled air
Alternate Author Name(s): Mister, Mrs. William
Subject(s): Night; Virtue; Bedtime


SONNET, by MARY LOCKE    Poem Text            
First Line: I hate the spring in parti-coloured vest
Last Line: All nature mourn, and share my misery.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mister, Mrs. William
Subject(s): Night; Virtue; Bedtime


SONNET, by SEMEDO    Poem Text            
First Line: It is a fearful night
Last Line: I never saw so beautiful a night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONNET TO NIGHT, by LOIS MAHAVIER    Poem Text            
First Line: Night is earth's conscience; when her sombre veil
Last Line: That conscience need no longer tribute pay!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONNET TO NIGHT, by JOSEPH BLANCO WHITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mysterious night! When our first parent knew [or, the first man but knew]
Last Line: If light can thus deceive, wherefore not life?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blanco, Jose Maria
Variant Title(s): To Night;night;night And Death
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONNET: 1. THE BRIGHT MOON, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Broad on the sunburnt hill the bright moon comes
Last Line: This god of myriad stars whom I thought lost.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Bedtime


SONNET: 10, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As in the hostel by the bridge, I sate
Last Line: With ineffectual ardour sought to rise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SONNET: 37, by ARTHUR DAVISON FICKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through vales of thrace, peneus' stream is flowing
Last Line: Stars, dawn, shall find us here together lying.
Alternate Author Name(s): Knish, Anne
Subject(s): Knowledge; Mythology - Classical; Night; Silence; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Bedtime


SONNETS IN IMITATION OF SHAKESPEARE, by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Absence and presence, born of elder night
Last Line: Some thoughts on him whose all thoughts dwelt on thee.
Subject(s): Absence; Dramatists; Night; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Separation; Isolation; Bedtime


SONNETS ON ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS: 7. JOHN WEBSTER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thunder: the flesh quails, and the soul bows down
Last Line: Shapes here and there of child and mother pass.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Webster, John (1580-1625); Bedtime


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 6, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I move amid your throng, I watch you hold
Last Line: Only the splendour of your loveliness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): England; Friendship; Night; English; Bedtime


SONNETS; TO THE SETTING SUN, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou central eye of god, whose lidless ball
Last Line: Still bid my memory survive and bloom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Earth; Memory; Night; Sun; World; Bedtime


SOULS LAKE, by ROBERT STUART FITZGERALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The evergreen shadow and the pale magnolia
Last Line: And infinite still the discourse of the night.
Subject(s): Night; Solitude; Bedtime; Loneliness


SOUNDS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The multitudinous murmurings of day!
Last Line: As myrmidons of night and parts of her.
Subject(s): Birds; Forests; Night; Sound; Woods; Bedtime


SPIRITUAL RADIO, by ELLEN BURNS SHERMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: When man to man may waft across the world
Last Line: The orisons that wing the silent night?
Subject(s): Faith; Night; Prayer; Belief; Creed; Bedtime


SPRING DAY: NIGHT AND SLEEP, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day takes her ease in slippered yellow. Electric signs gleam out
Last Line: . . . I smell them in the air.
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Sleep; Spring; Urban Life; Bedtime


SPRING NIGHT, by ELLEN MAGRATH CARROLL    Poem Text            
First Line: Pale moon-shafts strike the swiftly greening hills
Last Line: Nor be engulfed in fierce red fire of day!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


STAR DUST, by ELIZABETH S. SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Deep in the mellow afterglow
Last Line: And light.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Stars; Bedtime


STARRY NIGHT, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: I followed in the unfathomable dark
Last Line: That of all things alone will not be gone.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Bedtime


STARS, by NAN ROADS    Poem Text            
First Line: A sheet of blue white
Last Line: In the arms of the night.
Subject(s): Lakes; Night; Stars; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


STARS ON THE WATER, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: Stars on the water, - on my soul, thine eyes
Last Line: To keep thy light unclouded through the days.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Bedtime


STILL NIGHT, by HELEN PRICE    Poem Text            
First Line: Still night - only the tap of trees
Last Line: Except when the heart remembers.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Bedtime


STORY-TIME, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell us a story,' comes the cry
Last Line: To go to bed at 9 o'clock.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


STUDIES FOR PICTURES: 3. UNDER THE STARS, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How the hot revel's fever dies
Last Line: Without, the god that speaks in souls!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SUBTROPICAL NIGHT, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orion is upstanding overhead
Last Line: A cadillac prowls by, in search of sleep
Subject(s): Florida; Night; Bedtime


SUITE TO APPLENESS: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Or in the orchard that night
Last Line: As an apple.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Apples; Birds; Christianity; Crows; Fruit; Night; Bedtime


SUITE TO FATHERS: 1, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think that night's our balance
Last Line: Finding him as the bones of a fish in stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Fables; Fathers; Ghosts; Levertov, Denise (1923-1997); Love; Night; Supernatural; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Allegories; Bedtime


SUITE TO FATHERS: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once in nevada I sat on a boulder at twilight
Last Line: Night stares down with her great bruised eye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Night; Supernatural; Dead, The; Bedtime


SUMMER DAWN, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some summer mornings - when you've taken tea
Last Line: Has opened. Let the bards of old go rest.
Subject(s): Animals; Morning; Night; Poetry & Poets; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING    Poem Text            
First Line: Like a bell note shivered into fragments of fine sound
Last Line: Insistently, a futile blow.
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT, by CLARA CATHERINE PRINCE    Poem Text            
First Line: Here where the green has surrounded the lapping waters
Last Line: Spirit, direct me!
Subject(s): Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT, by ELEANOR VOSWINKEL    Poem Text            
First Line: A hilltop is a witching place
Last Line: On herald wings comes whispering.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


SUMMER NIGHT; VARIATIONS OF CERTAIN MELODIES: 1. ANDANTE, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the full-blown linden and the plane
Last Line: But nothing sleeps, though rest seems everywhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Kisses; Love; Night; Summer; Bedtime


SUNCONSCIOUS AWAKENING, by JOHN HARSEN RHOADES    Poem Text            
First Line: Some fancies bloom at three a.M.
Last Line: And put those blooms away.
Subject(s): Cold; Night; Bedtime


SUNDAY NIGHT, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tossing throughout this tense and / nervous night
Last Line: Groping, with restless anger, for a prayer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Insomnia; Night; Sleeplessness; Bedtime


SUNRISE AT ST. LAURENCE CHURCH, by SUSIE E. WILSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Night hangs her sable curtain in the sky
Last Line: Are made into one body by the light of god.
Subject(s): Churches; Dawn; Night; Cathedrals; Sunrise; Bedtime


SUNSET, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Waves majestic
Last Line: Calmly silvering into night.
Subject(s): Calm; Night; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


SUNSET AND MOONRISE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the west whereon the sunset sealed the dead year's
Last Line: All the hours are theirs of all the seasons: death has but his hour.
Subject(s): Death; Evening; Holidays; Moon; New Year; Night; Dead, The; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


SUPREME UNCTION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the eternal night
Last Line: And in the end come back to me?
Subject(s): Death; Love; Memory; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


SYMBOLS (2), by VANCE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My palace is of smoke and rain
Last Line: Men mad with dreams, shout to the night.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Night; Stars; Dead, The; Bedtime


TARA-BINDU, by DHAN GOPAL MUKERJI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the breeze falls asleep
Last Line: Behind the emerald screen of the sea.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Rest; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


TBOUGHT'S END, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd watched the hills drink the last colour of light
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TENEBRAE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the chill high tide of the night
Last Line: "spirit, and saviour, and life."
Subject(s): Life; Night; Salvation; Soul; Bedtime


THAT NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You and I, and that night, with its perfume and glory
Last Line: My rival who found us, and waltzed you away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): June; Love; Night; Violins; Bedtime


THE 'DISASTER', by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Without rudder, without sail
Last Line: Lost -- exultant, desolate!
Subject(s): Disasters; Night; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Soul; Storms; Wind; Bedtime; Ocean


THE AFTER SILENCES, by EDNA DENHAM RAYMOND    Poem Text            
First Line: No, not within the depth of grief, one grieves
Last Line: And grieves and grieves and longs to be no more.
Subject(s): Memory; Night; Silence; Bedtime


THE AMULET, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Blackbirds are scribbling in the winter heat of the trees
Last Line: If I did.
Subject(s): Animals; Dreams; Moon; Night; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE ASSIGNATION: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long betwixt love and fear phillis tormented
Last Line: That I'm forsaken.
Subject(s): Fear; Fire; Hearts; Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


THE AVENUES, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Some nights when you're off
Subject(s): Solitude; Night; Restaurants; City & Town Life; Love; Bedtime; Cafes; Diners


THE AWAKENING, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So it has come to you, dear
Last Line: Wait for the days to be.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


THE BAT, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the river of sorrow
Last Line: As daylight is darkness to thee.
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Night; Bedtime


THE BAT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou dread, uncanny thing
Last Line: Grate not thy teeth at me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Bedtime


THE BIRDS' LULLABY, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing to us, cedars; the twilight is creeping
Last Line: And we drowse to your dreamy whispering.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Birds; Cedar Trees; Night; Bedtime


THE BIRDS: THE HYMN OF THE BIRDS, by ARISTOPHANES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come on then, ye dwellers by nature in darkness
Last Line: That we are to you all as the manifest godhead that speaks in prophetic apollo?
Variant Title(s): Grand Chorus Of Birds;chorus Of Birds
Subject(s): Apollo; Birds; Mythology - Classical; Night; Bedtime


THE BLACK PANTHER, by CHARLES MARIE RENE LECONTE DE LISLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the clouds there spreads a rosy lustre
Last Line: Beneath the forest aisle.
Subject(s): Hunting; Night; Panthers; Hunters; Bedtime


THE BREATH OF NIGHT, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon rises. The red cubs rolling
Last Line: That we were unwilling to trade for this?
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE BROKEN PROMISE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After the crisp of fall
Last Line: And a broken promise is their doom.
Subject(s): Autumn; Mountains; Fall; Dead, The; Nightmares; Human Race; Bedtime


THE BUGLER FROM THE PEAKS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is this cry that sudden seems to shake
Last Line: The bull-elk bugles midst the topmost peaks!
Subject(s): Mountains; Nature; Night; Snow; Stars; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Bedtime


THE BURIED FLOWER, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the silence of my chamber
Last Line: Breaks o'er deathless paradise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Mourning; Night; Bereavement; Bedtime


THE CAMPER, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night 'neath the northern skies, lone, black, and grim
Last Line: Watch o'er his hemlock bed—his sinless sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Camping; Nature; Night; Solitude; Camps; Summer Camps; Bedtime; Loneliness


THE CANDLE, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By my bed, on a little round table
Last Line: The three dreams started singing a little song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Candles; Night; Bedtime


THE CHILD AND THE ROSE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said the child to the rose: I would that I
Last Line: Dead, with a baby at her breast.
Subject(s): Children; Flowers; Night; Roses; Winter; Childhood; Bedtime


THE CHILD ASLEEP, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's over england? A cloud. What's over france? A flame
Subject(s): War; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


THE CHILDREN'S BEDTIME, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The clock strikes seven in the hall
Last Line: And light us on to god and heaven
Subject(s): Children;night; Childhood;bedtime


THE CITY AT THE END OF THINGS, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the pounding cataracts
Last Line: Is deathless and eternal there.
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Soul; Time; Urban Life; Bedtime


THE COMFORTERS, by LAURENCE HOUSMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To night the sleeper
Last Line: "o sorrow the sleeper!"
Subject(s): Comfort; Dreams; Night; Peace; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE COMMON LOT, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Call it not vain, this life
Last Line: Strength to prevail!
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Nations; Night; Peace; Bedtime


THE CONSECRATION OF BRAILLE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was a barren tree before
Last Line: In the darkness of the blind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Blindness; Night; Solitude; Trees; Visually Handicapped; Bedtime; Loneliness


THE COROBBOREE (MIDNIGHT), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in the forest-depths the tribe
Last Line: The silent stars above the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aborigines, Australian; Australia; Death; Night; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE COWS AT NIGHT, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon was like a full cup tonight
Last Line: Very gently it began to rain
Subject(s): Cows; Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE CRITICS, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon was up and I was young
Last Line: Had washed those erring lines away.
Subject(s): Animals; Critics & Criticism; Moon; New York City - Dutch Period; Night; Bedtime


THE DANCE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dance on; we would not touch you
Last Line: Dance like a star on the sea!
Subject(s): Beauty; Dancing & Dancers; Life; Music & Musicians; Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


THE DARK VISITOR, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER    Poem Text            
First Line: She waits for me at night
Last Line: Shamefaced, she slinks away.
Subject(s): Guests; Love Affairs; Night; Visiting; Bedtime


THE DAWN OF DARKNESS, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come earth's little children pit-pat from their
Last Line: Hope departed with the twilight, leaving only dumb despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Earth; Night; World; Bedtime


THE DECEIT, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the way to istral where the sea sweeps / in
Last Line: For a witch, god wot, had snared me in the semblance of a maid!
Subject(s): Duplicity; Lust; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Deceit; Bedtime


THE DEMON DAWN, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: The twilight came to soothe my furrowed care
Last Line: And shatter all the happiness I know?
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Rest; Silence; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE DEVIL IN THE NIGHT, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: With ruby eyes a-peer the devil, all night long, stalks squeaking mice
Last Line: All night long in the gale.
Subject(s): Devil; Love; Night; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Bedtime


THE DIAL, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dreamer in the dark, I grow
Last Line: "behold, thy kingdom too must fall."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


THE DIRGE OF 'CLAN SIUBHAIL' (THE WANDERING FOLK), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sorrow upon me on the grass and on the wandering road
Last Line: Sorrow upon me on the grass and on the wandering road.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Day; Grief; Night; Wandering & Wanderers; Weariness; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Fatigue


THE DOME OF STARS, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the purple of the night
Last Line: All the forest murmurs low.
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Night; Silence; Stars; Bedtime


THE DREAM OF A DREAMER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night I dreamed that I
Last Line: Of one whose soul is dead
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers;dreams;night; Nightmares;bedtime


THE DREAMS THAT CAME TRUE, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw in a vision once, our mother-sphere
Last Line: "thy kingdom come."
Subject(s): Dreams; God; Immortality; Night; Vision; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE ECHOING GREEN, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun does arise, / and make happy the skies
Last Line: On the darkening green.
Subject(s): Bible; Children; Mythology; Night; Play; Childhood; Bedtime


THE ELDRICH DARK, by CLARK ASHTON SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now as the twilight's doubtful interval
Last Line: Gathered beneath a greater shadow's wings.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


THE END, by BYRON HAVERLY BLACKFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: The day is passing
Last Line: But what matters?
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


THE END OF THE STORY, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After dressing up out of a dress-up basket
Subject(s): Fairy Tales; Night; Bedtime


THE ENGINE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the gloom of the deep, dark night
Last Line: Alone will carry you through the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fate; Night; Soul; Truth; Destiny; Bedtime


THE EVENING STAR, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heart of the sunset sky
Last Line: Living again in thy life and thy light.
Subject(s): Night; Rest; Sleep; Bedtime


THE EXPECTED OF NATIONS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While shepherd stars their nightly vigils keep
Last Line: Again is born.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE FACE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the hollow spaces I see a face
Last Line: If you should move!
Subject(s): Faces; Fear; Lips; Love; Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE FACE OF THE NIGHT; A PASTORAL, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen the night with her hair gemm'd with stars
Last Line: It continues through the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Faces; Legends; Night; Plays & Playwrights ; Bedtime; Dramatists


THE FAIRY'S SPELL, by FREDERICK W. POOLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Hearkene ye and heede me welle
Last Line: And softly whisper low.
Subject(s): Fairies; Immortality; Night; Elves; Bedtime


THE FIRST NIGHT, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Death; Bedtime; Dead, The


THE FIRST NIGHT, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night falls, soothing to lascivious old men
Last Line: Of those who will spend their first night there.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE FLOWER, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I could not see at that hour
Last Line: The blindness -- the blindness -- that ruined me!
Subject(s): Fate; Flowers; Moon; Night; Rain; Destiny; Bedtime


THE FLYING ISLANDS OF THE NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And who hath known her - like as I
Last Line: Curtain
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Fantasy; Night; Plays & Playwrights; Bedtime


THE FOREFATHER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here at the country inn
Last Line: Surges hot through my heart.
Subject(s): Hearts; Night; Pain; Peace; Bedtime; Suffering; Misery


THE FOUNDLING, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What time the wandering mother night
Last Line: Went vanishing away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Orphans; Bedtime; Foundlings


THE GENTLE SAVAGE, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go down, my soul, unto the river
Last Line: Love's planet thrilling.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


THE GIRL WITH EIGHTEEN NIGHTGOWNS, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And each one to the advantage of her breasts
Last Line: That only come out at night.
Subject(s): Breasts; Clothing & Dress; Girls; Night; Bedtime


THE GNAT, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: One night all tyred wth ye weary day
Last Line: All feare.
Subject(s): Gnats; Mortality; Night; Bedtime


THE GOLDEN ROD, by FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring is the morning of the year
Last Line: Will go and put the torches out!
Subject(s): Goldenrod; Night; Seasons; Bedtime


THE GREAT DIVIDE, by LEW SARETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I drift out on the silver sea
Last Line: When I drift out on the silver sea.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Bedtime; Ocean


THE GUESTS OF NIGHT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ride in a gloomy land
Last Line: And the loves that are, remain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Death; Guests; Love; Night; Dead, The; Visiting; Bedtime


THE HARPS OF DAVID, by HENRI CAZALIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Spacious, splendid and pacific, the vast night unrolled before us
Last Line: Were spanned by the vast soul of god outspread above us both.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lahor, Jean
Subject(s): Harps; Love; Musical Instruments; Night; Lyres; Bedtime


THE HAUNTED MOON, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still closer doth she cowl with night
Last Line: To all but her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE HEAVENS AT NIGHT, by CHRISTIAN ERNST SCHNEIDER    Poem Text            
First Line: I love to lie at eventime
Last Line: Of god's celestial truth.
Subject(s): Admiration; Night; Wandering & Wanderers; Youth; Bedtime


THE HERETIC, by MARJORIE LEICHNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Drifting and stumbling through the rain-drenched night
Last Line: On his slab of granite: peace is for the dead.
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Bedtime


THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the people and horses have gone
Last Line: It whispers the world-secret.
Subject(s): Dawn; Night; Roads; Silence; Soul; Stars; Sunrise; Bedtime; Paths; Trails


THE HOUR OF TWILIGHT, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the unquiet hours depart
Last Line: Beckon the wounded spirit in.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Calm; Night; Peace; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


THE HUNGRY KNIGHT, by BARBARA GUEST    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Palest shadow on the middle rock
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE IMPEACHMENT OF NIGHT, by MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What time bright phoebus doth not stretch and bend
Last Line: That one poor firefly can her might appal.
Alternate Author Name(s): Michel Angelo
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE INGRATE, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Night upon her darkling ways
Last Line: Westward fled away to death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Insomnia; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Sleeplessness; Bedtime


THE KATYDIDS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I keep
Last Line: Mommy dear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Katydids; Night; Noises; Sleep; Bedtime


THE LAST ABORIGINAL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see him sit, wild-eyed alone
Last Line: Then sinks back on his unknown bier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aborigines, Australian; Australia; Death; Fear; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE LAST DREAM, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: In a dismal room in a city garret high
Last Line: What misery when death becomes a hope!
Subject(s): Immortality; Night; Silence; Sleep; Soul; Bedtime


THE LAST MAN, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing on, sing ever, and let sobs arise
Last Line: An universe, a god, a living ever. [she dies.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Flowers; Grief; Lilies; Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Dead, The; Parting; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Songs


THE LAST SAINT, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With vesture torn and air forlorn
Last Line: "still justifies my quest."
Subject(s): Hearts; Night; Saints; Soul; Bedtime


THE LIGHT OF LOVE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds have deepened o'er the
Last Line: With love and laughter here?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Light; Love; Night; Wind; Bedtime


THE LISTENERS: NIGHT, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That shining moon - watched by that one faint star
Last Line: And only the lovelier for continuing strange.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE LITTLE CONQUEROR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas midnight; not a sound was heard
Last Line: Tears fall and mingle with her own
Subject(s): Children;night; Childhood;bedtime


THE LITTLE WINDOW, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The little window's open wide
Last Line: It lets its own warm shining out.
Subject(s): Darkness; January; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


THE LOST BATTLE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not over yet -- the fight
Last Line: Courage, it is not over yet.
Subject(s): Bodies; Death; Dreams; Names; Night; War; Dead, The; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE LOST LAGOON, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is dusk on the lost lagoon
Last Line: In the hush of the golden moon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Lagoons; Night; Bedtime


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 19, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pass the day tense, day
Last Line: The evening bells ring from temple to temple
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Night; Relationships; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 43, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two flowers in a letter
Last Line: Nothing else
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


THE LOVER'S SONNET. MIDNIGHT, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I waited through the night, while summer blew
Last Line: Almost too great to bear my bliss appeared!
Subject(s): Love; Night; Silence; Sleep; Bedtime


THE MARRIAGE NOCTURNE, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: Stopped at a corner, near midnight, I watch
Last Line: World that we cannot heal, that is our bride
Subject(s): Marriage; Night; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


THE MIDNIGHT VIGIL, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mournful, sighing, sadly weeping
Last Line: Youth from guilt and crime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Death - Children; Grief; Mothers; Night; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


THE MILKY WAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Once there was a little dream
Last Line: That's hanging up there still.
Subject(s): Cosmology; March (month); Night; Sky; Stars; Bedtime


THE MOON, by RICHARD SOLOMON GEDNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now gently night steals on, and deep'ning shades
Last Line: Thou givest peace and sweet forgetfulness!
Subject(s): Memory; Moon; Night; Peace; Thought; Bedtime; Thinking


THE MOON, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful moon, with thy silvery light
Last Line: To catch the rabbits and the hares.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE MOON, by MARCELLA DARLING MILBURN    Poem Text            
First Line: The lady of the night
Last Line: And picking stars to wear.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE MOONLIGHT DEFENSE, by PETER GIZZI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why shouldn't it begin at midnight
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE MOONLIGHT'S DREAM, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why did I wake at night, all the house at rest?
Subject(s): Family Life; Sleep; Dreams; Night; Relatives; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE MUTE SINGER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning sun seemed fair as
Last Line: Sang gloriously.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Singing & Singers; Speech Disorders; Bedtime; Stuttering; Muteness


THE MYSTERY, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can you not hear the sobbing in the night
Last Line: And passes, as though it had not heard.
Subject(s): Hate; Night; Sea; Silence; Time; Bedtime; Ocean


THE NAMING OF MY FAIR, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: When night is come and lovers meet
Last Line: And call you -- my soul!
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Love; Lutes; Night; Soul; Stars; Bedtime


THE NIGHT, by HERBERT TRENCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I put aside the branches
Last Line: And the world sank away. . . .
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the pure virgin-shrine
Last Line: Might live invisible and dim!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Bible; Faith; Jesus Christ; Night; Religion; Belief; Creed; Bedtime; Theology


THE NIGHT FOR SLEEP, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When daylight came
Last Line: The night for sleep!
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT LIGHT, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When there is no moon
Last Line: Has flown away!
Subject(s): Beds; Children; Night; Sleep; Childhood; Bedtime


THE NIGHT OF PLEASURE, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With pleasure-seeking folk
Last Line: Or at least give them sleep!
Subject(s): London; Night; Pleasure; Bedtime


THE NIGHT OF THE LION, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Their day was at twelve of the night
Last Line: His freedom shall not end.
Subject(s): Admirals; Animals; Eyes; Freedom; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Lions; Night; Liberty; British Empire; England - Empire; Bedtime


THE NIGHT PATROL; SEPTEMBER, 1918, by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind me on the darkened pier
Last Line: And silent duty on the sea.
Subject(s): England; Night; Ships & Shipping; Soldiers; War; World War I; English; Bedtime; First World War


THE NIGHT PIECE, by NATHANIEL COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The prophetic raven brings
Last Line: Where everlasting sunshine reigns.
Subject(s): God; Nature; Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT SO BRIGHT A SQUIRREL READS, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT-JAR, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the river, in the shallows, on the shore
Last Line: Which is death.
Subject(s): Boats; Death; Nature; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE NIGHT-PIECE: TO JULIA, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her eyes [or, lamp] the glow-worm lend thee
Last Line: My soule I'le pour into thee!
Variant Title(s): On A Dark Road;serenade
Subject(s): Courtship; Love - Erotic; Fireflies; Love; Night; Glowworms; Bedtime


THE NIGHT-WALK, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awakes for me and leaps from shroud
Last Line: Whereon was love the phantom sail.
Subject(s): Aging; Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHT; A DIALOGUE, by THOMAS STANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if night
Last Line: And night, with these joys crown'd, outshine the day.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A small light, fugitive, peers
Last Line: Shreds minute from minute?
Subject(s): Watchmen; Night; Bedtime


THE OLD, OLD WISH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night, in some lost mood of
Last Line: "when will my wish come true?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Vision; Wishes; Bedtime


THE OLDEST CHILD, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night still frightens you.
Subject(s): Night; Children; Bedtime; Childhood


THE OVERTHROW OF ONE O'CLOCK AT NIGHT, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Night; Experience; Bedtime


THE PAST, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thick darkness broodeth o'er the world
Last Line: Forever near, yet oh how far!
Subject(s): Beauty; Future; Life; Night; Past; Bedtime


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 194, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The multitude of stars is the late night's light
Last Line: Hanging in the sky is my mind
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Light; Night; Bedtime


THE POET'S JOURNAL: MORNING, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Along the east, where late the dark impended
Last Line: The freedom of the sun!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Morning; Night; Tears; Bedtime


THE POOL, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What has fallen into my heart
Last Line: Through night's bars.'
Subject(s): Hearts; Lakes; Night; Stars; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


THE PROMISE, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Alas! For stifled love, as tho' dull earth
Last Line: Then let thy world within flame to love's glowing kiss!
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Love; Night; World; Bedtime


THE QUESTION, by CLAUDE HOUGHTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May darkness write the words dawn must not read?
Last Line: But dare not breathe their message to the rose.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE QUIET NIGHTS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unmindful of my low desert
Last Line: And name my lovely nights of sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Blessings; God; Night; Quiet Life; Sleep; Bedtime


THE RATTLE-WATCH OF NEW AMSTERDAM, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark to the rattle's discordant swell!
Last Line: If our patrolmen were paid in coal!
Subject(s): New England; New York City - Dutch Period; Night; Police; Sailing & Sailors; Bedtime; Seamen; Sails


THE RECLUSE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you live in shadows and sighs
Last Line: "will hide me forever from your eyes!"
Subject(s): Flowers; Ghosts; God; Hearts; Hermits; Life; Night; Roses; Supernatural; Bedtime


THE RESTLESS NIGHT, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh god help me now to cry out and bear witness
Last Line: Hush; the day comes: wherein no man speaks
Subject(s): God; Night; Bedtime


THE RIVER, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What may the gray gull know
Last Line: That glide on the sable stream.
Subject(s): New York City - Colonial Period; Night; Rivers; Bedtime


THE ROMAUNT OF HUMPTY DUMPTY, by HENRY SAMBROOKE LEIGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis midnight, and the moonbeam sleeps
Last Line: The humpty up again.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SAME GOOSE MOON, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peach sky / at sunset
Last Line: Of the big october moon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SATURNIAN, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, I must follow it high and low
Last Line: And from my birth have I been such.
Subject(s): Beauty; Evening; Flowers; God; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


THE SEARCHLIGHT, by DOROTHEA LAMORE    Poem Text            
First Line: Out of the dark a yellow light
Last Line: Earth has all secrets you want to know?
Subject(s): Earth; Light; Night; Sky; World; Bedtime


THE SETTING SUN, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One radiant outflash of surpassing splendour
Last Line: The sun steps down into the unknown night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SHPEHERD'S HOUR, by PAUL VERLAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon is red through horizon's fog
Last Line: Pale, venus appears, and it is night.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SIGN: 1, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are no magic numbers or magic lives
Last Line: You do not need the stars for that.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Astrology & Astrologers; Magic; Night; Vision; Bedtime


THE SIGN: 2, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But often at night something asks
Last Line: And the snake coiled bleeding at its center.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE SIGN: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not centaur nor archer but man
Last Line: Bounding away into his green clear music.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Astrology & Astrologers; Mythology; Night; Bedtime


THE SINGING SILENCES, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While the yellow constellations shine with pale and tender glory
Last Line: Come: the yellow constellations shine with pale and tender glory!
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Stars; Bedtime


THE SKY-GYPSY, by WALTER BARDECK    Poem Text            
First Line: I long / to sweep the sky
Last Line: On some strange shore.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Seashore; Nightmares; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE SLEEP OF SIGISMUND, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The doom'd king pacing all night through the windy fallow
Last Line: And their children after them.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Dreams; Love; Marriage; Night; Sleep; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Nightmares; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


THE SLEEPING WORLD, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world is asleep, all the cares of the day
Last Line: While night holds its breath, and all nature is still.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


THE SOLITARY ROSE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O happy rose, red rose, that bloomest lonely
Last Line: O happy rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Beauty; Birds; Flowers; Night; Nightingales; Roses; Bedtime


THE SOMNAMBULIST, by MARCUS S. C. RICKARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Celestials must have piloted
Last Line: Find heaven's rapture earth unveiled.
Subject(s): Beauty; Earth; Night; Truth; World; Bedtime


THE SONG OF NIGHT, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come to thee, o earth!
Last Line: I am the solemn night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE SPIRIT; FOUNDED ON FACT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now which is the road across the common
Last Line: "tis only old gaffer's grey mare!"
Subject(s): Animals; Facades; Fear; Ghosts; Horses; Night; Spiritual Life; Supernatural; Appearances; Bedtime


THE STALLION OF NIGHT, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the soft, gray-breasted even like a carrier-dove / goes freed
Last Line: Who stamps at the fords of the starlight, and neighs at the gates of the moon!
Subject(s): Dreams; Heaven; Moon; Night; Silence; Nightmares; Paradise; Bedtime


THE STARLIGHT NIGHT, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look at the stars! Look, look up at the skies
Last Line: Christ home, christ and his mother and all his hallows.
Subject(s): Night; Supernatural; Bedtime


THE STARRY NIGHT SHALL TIDINGS BRING, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE STREET BEHIND YOURS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night droops down upon the street
Last Line: And the gutter grumbling down!
Subject(s): Cities; Night; Urban Life; Bedtime


THE SUNBEAM, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A ladder from the land of light
Last Line: Climb back again to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Religion; Bedtime; Theology


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 4, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Chill and abandoned, the pavillion
Subject(s): Night; Parks; Bedtime


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 5, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The absorbent, glimmering night
Subject(s): Night; Parks; Bedtime


THE THISTLE; A LEGENDARY BALLAD, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas midnight! Darkness, like the gloom of some funereal pall
Last Line: Hath scotland's honour tarnished been—god grant it ne'er may be!
Subject(s): France; Night; Scotland; Thistles; War; Bedtime


THE THREE MAIDENS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There were three maidens met on the highway
Last Line: O the nightingale is dying for its mate.
Subject(s): Birds; Household Employees; Night; Nightingales; Servants; Domestics; Maids; Bedtime


THE THREE POPLARS, by PHILIP FRANCIS LITTLE    Poem Text            
First Line: I shall have three grey poplar trees above me when I sleep
Last Line: But upright as the staff of one who watcheth o'er his sheep.
Subject(s): Night; Poplar Trees; Sleep; Bedtime


THE TRAITOR, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Judas am I, or peter
Last Line: And my love looking at me!
Subject(s): Betrayal; Faces; Fate; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Love; Night; Peter, Saint (c. 64 A.d.); Silver; Destiny; Bedtime


THE TREASURE OF THE WISE MAN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the night was dark and the night was late
Last Line: When the robbers came to rob him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Night; Treasures; Bedtime


THE TRYST OF THE NIGHT, by MAY (MARY) CLARISSA GILLINGTON BYRON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the uttermost ridge of dusk
Last Line: One with each other, I and the night, and the skies, and the stars, and sea.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE TWIN-SOUL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the dead of the night a spirit came
Last Line: O spirit-enchantress, o demon-will!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Eyes; Night; Soul; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE TWO STARS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Day has her star, as well as night
Last Line: That earth receives its dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Stars; Bedtime


THE TWO VOICES, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night darkens fast and the shadows darken
Last Line: Lest they should wake to weep, should wake to weep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Birds; Doves; Morning; Night; Tears; Voices; Bedtime


THE VAICES THAT BE GONE, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When evenen sheades o' trees do hide
Last Line: Do miss the vaïces gone.
Subject(s): Children; Evening; Grief; Memory; Night; Voices; Childhood; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


THE VESPER CHIME, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a spirit comes to me
Last Line: And sounds the vesper chime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE VOICE FROM THE GRAY MOON, by DONALD CHESTER EWING    Poem Text            
First Line: The gray moon stretches wide her arms
Last Line: And given the sword whereby they fall!
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Voices; Bedtime


THE VOICES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in the night I hear them
Last Line: Laughs in the shadow-land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Night; Secrets; Voices; Bedtime


THE VOYAGER (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Columbus-like, I sailed into the night
Last Line: Life's indies lay behind!
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


THE WAITRESS, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She brings a drink to the table
Last Line: Beyond these late-night, practically empty streets
Subject(s): Life; Night; Waiting; Bedtime


THE WAKING, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow
Subject(s): Men; Night; Religion; Sleep; Waking; Bedtime; Theology


THE WANDERING JEW, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stars are failing, and the sky
Last Line: That I have any need of rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): God; Night; Time; Wandering Jew; Bedtime


THE WATCHES OF THE NIGHT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O the waiting in the watches of
Last Line: In the waning of the watches of the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Faith; Night; Soul; Waiting; Belief; Creed; Bedtime


THE WATCHMAN, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watchman, what of the night?
Last Line: "to be christened at morning chime."
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE WATCHMAN AND THE NIGHT: THE NIGHT, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watchman, what of the night?
Last Line: For us is ended, and we rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THE WATCHMAN'S REPORT, by JOHN BOWRING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watchman, tell us of the night
Last Line: Lo! The son of god is come.
Variant Title(s): What Of The Night?
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Night; Bedtime


THE WHITE OWL, by CAMILLA DOYLE    Poem Text            
First Line: He comes in the twilight
Last Line: The antiquity of night.
Subject(s): Birds; Night; Owls; Bedtime


THE WINDS OF DAY AND NIGHT, by RUSSELL LORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Awake! Away! / urges the wind today
Last Line: And the mothering winds of night sweep on!
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Bedtime


THE WITCH OF ERKMURDEN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who cantereth forth in the night
Last Line: "away with my babe and bride."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Bedtime


THE WITCH-MOTHER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O where will ye gang to and where will ye sleep
Last Line: And twae mair sauls in hell.
Subject(s): Death; Marriage; Mothers; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


THE WORLD ASLEEP, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Waking by night, a great and tender thought
Last Line: One in the father's watch and ward of love.
Subject(s): God; Love; Night; Sin; Sleep; Soul; Bedtime


THIRD BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 12, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now winter nights enlarge / the number of their hours
Last Line: They shorten tedious nights.
Variant Title(s): Winter Nights
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Love; Night; Parties; Winter; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Bedtime


THIS NIGHT ONLY (ERIC SATIE: GYMNOPEDIE #1), by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moonlight now on malibu
Variant Title(s): This Night Only
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


THREE NIGHT SONGS: 1, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He waits to happen with the clear
Last Line: So bright and clear and cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dreams; Longing; Night; Nightmares; Bedtime


THREE NIGHT SONGS: 2, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moving in liquid dark
Last Line: But to freeze until another glacier comes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Night; Water; Bedtime


THREE NIGHT SONGS: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mask riddles itself
Last Line: A music comes to the point of horror.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Fear; Masks; Night; Bedtime


THREE SONGS OF LOVE (CHINESE FASHION): 3. LOVE CALL, by WILLIAM A. BEATTY    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon is casting
Last Line: Romance of night?
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


THREE WOOD SONGS: 3. CHORALE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The branches of the sky bend grandly in the night wind
Last Line: And splendor endures, and the glory of stars is forever.
Subject(s): Night; Stars; Wind; Bedtime


THRENODY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Watching here alone by the fire whereat last year
Last Line: Take: the best we can give is breath.
Subject(s): Death; England; Life; Night; Dead, The; English; Bedtime


THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY; AFTER INGMAR BERGMAN, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are out bathing in the sea at night
Last Line: Who escort us to and from shock therapy...
Subject(s): Bergman, Ingmar (b. 1918); Family Life; Happiness; Night; Sea; Relatives; Joy; Delight; Bedtime; Ocean


THROUGH THE DARK, by CHARLES VAN LERBERGHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk's orisons / are sable swans
Last Line: It is morn.
Subject(s): Dusk; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


TILL DAWN, by ANNIE C. SHIPLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: I walked through a waste with a deep pervading drear
Last Line: And sweep of light with thrilling hope and day.
Subject(s): Night; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


TO AN EVENING SHADE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O pilgrim, ever yearning for the east
Last Line: "the morning's sacrifice."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TO ANNIE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the lids of dusk are falling
Last Line: As tranquil a delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Birds; Dusk; Night; Whipporwills; Bedtime


TO CHRISTINA AT NIGHTFALL, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little thing, ah, little mouse
Last Line: Ah, sweet! Do you the like where I lie dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Children; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


TO DELIA: 45, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Care-charmer sleep, son of the sable night
Last Line: And never wake to feel the day's disdain.
Variant Title(s): "to Delia: 51;sonnet On Sleep;to Delia: 49;""care-charmer Sleepe, Sonne Of The Sable Night"";
Subject(s): Despair; Love; Nature; Night; Sleep; Bedtime


TO FIFTH AVENUE, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beautiful, long, loved avenue!
Last Line: Where thy gaslights leave off or the starlights begin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Fifth Avenue, New York City; Light; Night; Bedtime


TO HELEN KELLER, by BABETTE DEUTSCH    Poem Text            
First Line: You live in a country stranger than the moon
Last Line: And from the grown soul's deep and arrowy voice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yarmolinsky, Avrahm, Mrs.
Subject(s): Blindness; Dreams; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Night; Soul; Visually Handicapped; Nightmares; Bedtime


TO M. W., by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kind, gentle friend, brought strangely low
Last Line: As dances at her heart to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Life; Night; Seasons; Bedtime


TO MILTON, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As well house up the homeless bedouin stars
Last Line: Thou nomad of god's universal night!
Subject(s): God; Love; Night; Tears; Bedtime


TO NIGHT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "o night, o jealous night, repugnant to my measures [or pleasures]"
Last Line: Wherein my love had eyes that lighted my delight
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TO NIGHT, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Cooling, quieting night
Last Line: And be at one with the silent three that brood and move in the shadow of god!
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; God; Night; Parents; Dead, The; Bedtime; Parenthood


TO NIGHT, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Swiftly walk o'er the western wave
Last Line: Come soon, soon!
Variant Title(s): Night;to The Night
Subject(s): Death; Nature; Night; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Bedtime


TO NIGHT, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have loved wind and light
Last Line: Fade when the darkness brings the stars.
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


TO SLEEP AND TO FORGET, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To sleep and to forget, -- o blessed guerdon!
Last Line: To sleep and to forget.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Night; Sleep; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


TO THE LAND OF SLEEP, by JESSIE JANE HUSSEY CASKEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Night shades are falling, gone is the day
Last Line: Like the love that comes from above.
Subject(s): Night; Rest; Sleep; Bedtime


TO THE MOON, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flooded are the brakes and dell
Last Line: Make the night so drear.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Soul; Bedtime


TO THE MOON, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bush and vale are filled by thee
Last Line: In the night alone.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Soul; Bedtime


TO THE MOON, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bush and vale thou fill'st again
Last Line: Boldly into night.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Soul; Bedtime


TO THE MOONBEAM, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moonbeam, leave the shadowy vale
Last Line: Seem in my breast but joys to the pangs that rankle there.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TO THE MOONLIGHT HOUR, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweetest of the pensive hours
Last Line: Welcome to our cambrian bowers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Night; Wales; Bedtime; Welshmen; Welshwomen


TO THE NIGHTJAR, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: When the moon hangs high in the heavens
Last Line: Till thy song comes over the hill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Nightjars; Southern States; Bedtime; South (u.s.)


TO-NIGHT, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bend low, o dusky night
Last Line: Enfold me in your arms!
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TOIL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He had toiled away for a weary
Last Line: "but toil is sweeter than all things else."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Day; Labor & Laborers; Love; Night; Soul; Work; Workers; Bedtime


TOM O' BEDLAM'S SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: From the hagg and hungrie goblin
Last Line: "yet will I sing, etc."
Variant Title(s): Loving Mad Tom
Subject(s): Insanity;night; Madness;mental Illness;bedtime


TONIGHT, by MAURICE DU PLESSYS    Poem Text            
First Line: Tonight, while man and nature one accord encloses
Last Line: Flames of marble, as they dance under torches in the gloom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Flandre-noblesse, Sylvan Francois Maurice
Subject(s): Night; Time; Bedtime


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. NIGHT, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darkness o'erhead, around
Last Line: Folding and brooding all the land in silence.
Subject(s): Night; Silence; Bedtime


TRACKING THE NIGHT CREATURE, by SCOTT CHISHOLM    Poem Text            
First Line: At the end of the pasture, / blackness sits in a velvet crouch
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TRACKS, by LAURIE SHECK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someone's been getting at these subway cars at night
Subject(s): Night; Paintings And Painters; Subways; Bedtime


TRAGEDIES: 1, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: She was a dancer, - I was the master
Last Line: In a laughing wanton's bed!
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Dreams; Heaven; Night; Tragedy; Nightmares; Paradise; Bedtime


TRAGEDIES: 3, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: My little love, my lily wan
Last Line: I'll drift you into the endless sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Love; Moon; Night; Sea; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime; Ocean


TRAGEDIES: 4, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: And I was a full-leaved, full-bough'd tree
Last Line: Tranquil, and trembling, and deep in the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Eyes; Grief; Moon; Night; Trees; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


TRAGEDIES: 6, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: At top of the thinnest steeple-spire
Last Line: And whispers and waves in the drafty air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Angels; Heaven; Lips; Night; Paradise; Bedtime


TRAGEDIES: 7, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: A rose-set cloud had kiss'd her cheek
Last Line: And the bar of heaven closes at night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Angels; Heaven; Kisses; Lips; Night; Sun; Paradise; Bedtime


TRAGIC NIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rain, and a glare of lamps set in the rain
Last Line: But living holds hell's infinite distress.
Subject(s): Despair; London; Night; Bedtime


TRIUMPHANT NIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As once I wandered lonely in the night
Last Line: And sweep away the swarm of stars above us.
Subject(s): Despair; London; Night; Bedtime


TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can life be a blessing
Last Line: When we hope, when we hope to be happy again.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


TUESDAY, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are no lovers in the park tonight. O no
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TWILIGHT, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light is horror and darkness beauty - only in the vague hours where they mingle
Last Line: Contemplating in its perfect constancy their own unconsciousness.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


TWILIGHT CHEER, by CLEMENT V. ZANE    Poem Text            
First Line: Betimes, when evening lies
Last Line: May greatly bless us here!
Subject(s): Blessings; Evening; Night; Sunset; Twilight; Bedtime


TWILIGHT MUSIC, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Know you the low pervading breeze
Last Line: Blending divine delight with loveliest desire.
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


TWO TWILIGHTS COME TO MAN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: The twinned twilight
Subject(s): Evening;night;time; Sunset;twilight;bedtime


TWO VIEWS OF IAMONIA LAKE, by ROBERT N. PERRY JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: By day, - / a ruffled expanse of transparent coolness
Last Line: Consumed by an irresistible passion.
Subject(s): Day; Lakes; Night; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


TWO WORLDS, by VIRGINIA STACY    Poem Text            
First Line: Across the vale the long day pales
Last Line: Starve feebly for an hour more gay.
Subject(s): Birds; Forests; Night; Woods; Bedtime


TZU-TEG SONG: 2, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: All night I could not sleep
Last Line: "I kept on hearing a voice calling: / out of nowhere, nothing answered 'yes'"
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.);insomnia;night; Sleeplessness;bedtime


ULTIMA THULE: NIGHT, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the darkness and the hush of night
Last Line: And lo! The ideal, hidden beneath, revives.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


ULTIMATELY, by GEORGE ELLISTON    Poem Text            
First Line: When I go out
Last Line: "back through the door."
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


UNDER CANVAS; IN MUSKOKA, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lichens of green and grey on every side
Last Line: The owl's uncanny cry, the wild loon's laugh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Nature; Night; Bedtime


UNDER THE SHEET, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a terrible night! Does the night
Last Line: A shape and a sheet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Complaints; Marriage; Night; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Bedtime


UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 17. HENRY JAMES, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who comes to-night? We ope the doors in vain
Last Line: Comes (best of all) himself -- our welcome james.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Guests; Night; Visiting; Bedtime


UNDERWOODS: BOOK 1: 32. A CAMP, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bed was made, the room was fit
Last Line: At god's green caravanserai.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): Camper's Night Song
Subject(s): Beds; Night; Bedtime


VERSES FOR PICTURES: NIGHT, by WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am night: I bring again
Last Line: My fruitful silence quickeneth.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


VIA DOLOROSA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The days of a man are threescore years and ten
Last Line: February 15, 1887.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Night; Bedtime


VIA DOLOROSA: 2. DELIVERANCE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O death, fair death, sole comforter and sweet
Last Line: Denied him: darkness hath unsealed his eyes.'
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Night; Roses; Dead, The; Bedtime


VIGIL, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should it irk me, the night
Last Line: Dearest, be mine with daybreak!
Subject(s): Night; Sleep; Soul; Stars; Wind; Bedtime


VIOLIN SONGS: MY HEART, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night, with her power to silence day
Last Line: To clothe a death-born son.
Subject(s): Happiness; Light; Love; Night; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


VISION AT TWILIGHT, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lamps are lit: I gaze into the dark
Subject(s): Night; Dreams; Bedtime; Nightmares


VISIONS: 6, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In blissful dream, in silent night
Last Line: "thou'rt ours for all eternity!"
Subject(s): Dreams; Heaven; Hope; Night; Nightmares; Paradise; Optimism; Bedtime


VOICES OF THE NIGHT, by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dew is on the roses
Last Line: And I'll perish without remorse.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


VOLUNTARY, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in the quiet eve
Last Line: The hostel door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Forests; Night; Rest; Woods; Bedtime


WAIT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We know, o faltering heart
Last Line: Press bravely on -- and wait.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Hearts; Night; Waiting; Bedtime


WAITING, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowerless weeds along the tangled hedge
Last Line: And from ourselves we hide our own hearts' mystery!
Subject(s): Earth; Hearts; Night; Stars; Waiting; Weeds; World; Bedtime


WAITING FOR THE STARS, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How much I long for the night to come
Last Line: The thirst for the dark heavens.
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Desire; Legacies; Night; Inspiration; Creativity; Bedtime


WAKING AT NIGHT, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I won't die in my sleep
Subject(s): Night; Loss; Bedtime


WAKULLA: CHASING THE GATOR'S EYE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you catch a gleam between pad stalks
Last Line: The reptile that moves beneath you.
Subject(s): Alligators; Boats; Night; Reptiles; Bedtime


WANT TO BE WHUT MOTHER IS!, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Want to be whut mother is! Want to be whur mother is!
Last Line: Want to be whur mother is?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Mothers; Night; Prayer; Bedtime


WAR SUITE: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The elephant to couple in peace
Last Line: Dark and clear within her continent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Elephants; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


WARNING, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: High in the heavens I saw the moon this morning
Last Line: "remember night!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


WATCHMAN! WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, by JAMES MEW    Poem Text            
First Line: The burden of dumah. Silence. What of the / night?
Last Line: With longing for that messianic morn.
Subject(s): Jews; Night; Peace; Sleep; Judaism; Bedtime


WE LAY US DOWN TO SLEEP, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Bedtime; Life; Death; God


WESTERN NIGHT, by MARIE ELY    Poem Text            
First Line: Moon magic / touching all with madness
Last Line: Reclaims its starlit sovereignty.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


WHAT JEWEL IS LEFT?, by SARAH M. HOWARD    Poem Text            
First Line: What shall my empty eyes behold
Last Line: When the very spark is dead?
Subject(s): Dreams; Jewelry & Jewelers; Night; Nightmares; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces; Bedtime


WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, poet - you, who sing
Last Line: When they take away our tears.
Subject(s): Grief; Night; Poetry & Poets; Singing & Singers; Sleep; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime


WHAT OF THE NIGHT?, by WILLARD HUNTINGTON WRIGHT    Poem Text            
First Line: What of the night / and the eventual silences?
Last Line: The incoherent unity of things.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


WHEN GRAZIELLA SINGS, by CHARLOTTE ROBERTA MISH    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a tender little song you sing
Last Line: The gentle dreamer lives, I think, again.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Spring; Nightmares; Bedtime


WHEN I DO MOCK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I do mock the blackness of the night
Last Line: That I might drowse away such rhymes as these.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Despair; Moon; Night; Rhyme; Bedtime


WHEN I GET INTO BED, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm never frightened in the dark
Last Line: As I get into bed.
Subject(s): Beds; Children; Fear; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


WHEN YOU'RE AWAY, by MARY LANIGAN HEALY    Poem Text            
First Line: Each night / I take your name
Last Line: In the dark.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


WHILE CIGARETTES TO ASHES TURN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He smokes - and that's enough,'
Last Line: While cigarettes to ashes turn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Night; Smoking; Nightmares; Bedtime; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


WHISTLES AT NIGHT, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At night in the city when the far-off whistles blow
Last Line: And the dawn comes slow.
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Memory; Night; Parks; Streets; Bedtime; Avenues


WHITE CLOVER, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Once when the moon was out about three-quarters
Last Line: Over all their property.
Subject(s): Clover; Light; Night; Bedtime


WHITENESS, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White roses set in ivory urns
Last Line: The white sea of the tears of god.
Subject(s): Blood; Drinks & Drinking; Flowers; Jesus Christ; Night; Roses; Tears; Wine; Bedtime


WHOOPING CRANE, by LEW SARETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh what a night it was for dreams
Last Line: Never a feather stirred.
Subject(s): Cranes (birds); Night; Bedtime


WILD DUCKS, by ROSE HENDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard the wild ducks passing in the night
Last Line: I heard the wild ducks passing in the night.
Subject(s): Ducks; Night; Spring; Trees; Mallards; Drakes; Bedtime


WINDOW, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Night from a railroad car window
Last Line: Broken across with slashes of light.
Subject(s): Night; Railroads; Bedtime; Railways; Trains


WINSTANLEY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quoth the cedar to the reeds and rushes
Last Line: Winstanley lieth low.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Singing & Singers; Sleep; Storms; Winstanley, Gerrard (1609-1660); Bedtime; Ocean; Songs


WINTER HEAVENS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive
Last Line: And this is the soul's haven to have felt.
Subject(s): Heaven; Night; Winter; Paradise; Bedtime


WINTER NIGHT, by NELLE ARNOLD    Poem Text            
First Line: The last white star is hung against the sky
Last Line: Sleeps still and warm.
Subject(s): Night; Winter; Bedtime


WIRELESS, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now to those who search the deep
Last Line: And a little child may lead them.
Subject(s): Death; Night; Sea; Ships & Shipping; World War I; Dead, The; Bedtime; Ocean; First World War


WISCONSIN WINTER NIGHT, by HARRIETT A. LIGHTFOOT    Poem Text            
First Line: The moon, cold empress of the night
Last Line: With zero breath the day awakes.
Subject(s): Night; Winter; Bedtime


WITCHERY, by FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the purple drifts
Last Line: Comes now the moth-white moon!
Subject(s): Dreams; Moon; Night; Sea; Witchcraft & Witches; Nightmares; Bedtime; Ocean


WITCHES' NIGHT AND YE SMALL COLORED LAD, by JOSIE H. GRINDLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Old moon peepin' outen de skies
Last Line: F I evah gets home I'll 'have mahse'f!
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Witchcraft & Witches; Bedtime


WORK TIME AND SLEEP TIME, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Daytime is the time for light
Last Line: For god then puts the sun's light out.
Subject(s): Night; October; Sleep; Bedtime


WORKING OUTSIDE AT NIGHT, by DENIS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon swells
Last Line: My heart just lies down, / a stone
Subject(s): Night; Nature; Bedtime


WRITING IN THE DARK, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's not difficult. / anyway, it's necessary
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


YOU, ANDREW MARVELL, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And here face down beneath the sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); Night; Poetry & Poets; Time; Bedtime


YOUTH AND NIGHT, by WILBUR UNDERWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the shining stars
Last Line: Of this strange shadowed world.
Subject(s): Beauty; Bodies; Night; Peace; Youth; Bedtime


YUGAO, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight is clearer and colder
Last Line: Watched over by yur love for me
Subject(s): Love; Night; Bedtime


ZENITH, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We watched the gradual rising of a star
Last Line: Beneath the king's own smile, -- perpetual zenith thine.
Subject(s): Alps; Christmas; Jesus Christ; Mountains; Night; Stars; Nativity, The; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Bedtime


ZOPHIEL; OR THE BRIDE OF SEVEN: CANTO 3. PALACE OF THE GNOMES, by MARIA GOWEN BROOKS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis now the hour of mirth, the hour of love
Last Line: And queen of every flower that loves perpetual dew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Del Occidente, Maria; Brooks, Maria A.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime