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A BACK-LYING FARM, by JAMES LOGIE ROBERTSON    Poem Text                
First Line: A back-lying farm but lately taken in
Last Line: She twined the long wan grasses in her hat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Haliburton, Hugh
Subject(s): Country Life


A BALLAD TO MRS. CATHERINE FLEMING IN LONDON, by ANNE FINCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From me, who whilom sung the town
Last Line: With a fa-la &c.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kingsmill, Anne; Winchilsea, Countess Of
Subject(s): Country Life


A BUCOLICK BETWIXT TWO: LACON AND THYRSIS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: For a kiss or two, confess
Last Line: Earth afford ye flowers to strew.
Subject(s): Country Life


A CHRISTMAS SCENE; OR, LOVE IN THE COUNTRY, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hill blast comes howling through leaf-rifted trees
Last Line: What care I? -- my darling's entwined in my arms.
Subject(s): Christmas; Country Life; Love; Nativity, The


A CLEARING, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What lies at the end of enticing
Subject(s): Country Life; Landscape


A COTTAGE MONARCHY, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should he ask to share the fate
Last Line: Of love's successful government.
Subject(s): Country Life


A COTTAGE SCENE, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a cradle at a cottage door
Last Line: From earth to heaven.
Subject(s): Country Life; Holidays; Thanksgiving


A COUNTRY BOY IN WINTER, by SARAH ORNE JEWETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind may blow the snow about
Last Line: But I shall stay at home.
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


A COUNTRY CAROL, by MARGARET WIDDEMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There the patient oxen were, by the ass's stall
Last Line: In the open country-land of my good lord!
Alternate Author Name(s): Schauffler, Mrs. Robert H.
Subject(s): Christmas; Country Life; Easter; Holidays; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ = Suffering & Sacrifice; Nativity, The; The Resurrection


A COUNTRY CHURCH, by VIOLET ALLEYN STOREY    Poem Text                
First Line: I think god seeks this house, serenely white
Last Line: And christ grew up in rural galilee.
Subject(s): Churches; Country Life; Cathedrals


A COUNTRY DANCE, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fiddle away, old time - / fiddle away, old fellow!
Last Line: Fiddle them, dear old fellow!
Subject(s): Country Life; Dancing & Dancers; Love


A COUNTRY LIFE, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A bird that I don't know,
Last Line: Sees, in the moonlight, graves
Subject(s): Birds; Country Life


A COUNTRY LIFE: TO HIS BROTHER, MR. THEO. HERRICL, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice, and above, blest (my soules halfe) art thou
Last Line: Nor feare, or wish your dying day.
Subject(s): Country Life


A COUNTRY PATHWAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I come upon it suddenly, alone
Last Line: That wanders home to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Autumn; Country Life; Nature; Roads; Seasons; Fall; Paths; Trails


A COUNTRY SUMMER PASTORAL; FROM ETYMOLOGICAL DEDUCTIONS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I would flee from the city's rule and law
Last Line: Of grasshoppers out to grass
Subject(s): Country Life;nonsense;summer


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN THYRSIS AND DORINDA, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When death shall part [or, snatch] us from these kids
Last Line: So shall we smoothly pass away in sleep.
Subject(s): Country Life


A DIALOGUE BETWEEN TWO SHEPHERDS IN PRAISE OF ASTRAEA, by MARY SIDNEY HERBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I sing divine astrea's praise
Last Line: But silence, nought can praise her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pembroke, Countess Of
Subject(s): Country Life


A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the ditch by the dirt back road
Subject(s): Country Life; Automobile Drivers


A FICTION HOW CUPID MADE A NYMPH WOUND HERSELF, by A. W.    Poem Text                
First Line: It chanced of late a shepherd's swain
Last Line: And laughs that pleasant sight to see.
Subject(s): Country Life; Love


A LIFE IN THE COUNTRY (STANZAS FOR MUSIC), by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! A life in the country how joyous
Last Line: "though, &c."
Subject(s): Country Life


A LITTLE LAME BOY'S VIEWS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On 'scursion-days - an' shows - an'
Last Line: They ain't no bad folks anywheres!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Boys; Carnivals; Country Life; Physical Disabilities; Handicapped; Handicaps; Physically Challenged; Cripples


A LIZ-TOWN HUMORIST, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Settin' round the stove, last night
Last Line: And you'd ort o' heerd 'em yell!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Country Life; Watermelons


A MARLOW MADRIGAL, by JOSEPH ASHBY-STERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, bisham banks are fresh and fair
Last Line: At good old marlow town!
Subject(s): Country Life


A MOUNTAIN PICTURE, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat within the cabin old
Last Line: By mountain walls surrounded.
Subject(s): Country Life; Mountains; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


A NEW SONG OF THE MILL, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: In youth we sang 'the song of the mill'
Last Line: And heaving booms across the bay.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Horses


A NYMPH'S PASSION, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love, and he loves me again
Last Line: If love, or fear, would let me tell his name.
Subject(s): Country Life


A PASTORAL DIALOGUE: SHEPHERD, NYMPH, CHORUS, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This mossy bank they pressed
Last Line: Grief interrupted speech with tears' supplies.
Subject(s): Country Life


A PASTORAL OF TASSO, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O happy golden age
Last Line: Comes once to set, it makes eternal night.
Subject(s): Country Life; Grief; Life; Love; Nature; Sorrow; Sadness


A PEASANT WOMAN'S SONG, by DION BOUCICAULT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm very happy where I am
Last Line: Oh! Nobody but me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bourcicault, Dion; Boursiquot, Dionysius Lardner
Variant Title(s): The Exiled Mother
Subject(s): Country Life; Exiles; Homesickness


A PRAYER FOR LIGHT, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me the country light, o lord
Last Line: And make my blindman's holidays.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Blindness; Country Life; God; Light; Prayer; Visually Handicapped


A RUSTIC ODE, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Well may poets make a fuss
Last Line: This endless meal of brick.
Variant Title(s): Ode. Imitated From Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


A SIMPLE SERMON FOR COUNTRY COTTAGERS, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A workman worth your weight in gold
Last Line: Who works for him his wage is sure!
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses


A SUMMER EVENING, SELECTION, by HENRY KIRKE WHITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down the deep, the miry lane
Last Line: And join the general troop of sleep.
Subject(s): Country Life


A VERMONT COUNTRY STORE, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our village store will always be
Last Line: Made thirteen thousand 'round that store.
Subject(s): Clothing & Dress; Country Life; Merchants; Mountain Life - Vermont; Retail Trade; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers


A VERMONT RASCAL, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most every town has got, I guess ...'
Last Line: He'll have no gravestone when he's gone.
Subject(s): Country Life; Vermont


A WALK, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cow-honeybourne, that dost survey
Last Line: The priestess and the bread.
Subject(s): Country Life; Courtship; Walking


A WIFE EXPLAINS WHY SHE LIKES THE COUNTRY, by BARBARA RAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because those cows in the bottomland are black and white, colors
Subject(s): Country Life; Likes & Dislikes


A WISH, by SAMUEL ROGERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine be a cot beside the hill
Last Line: And point with taper spire to heaven.
Subject(s): Country Life; Home; Wishes


A WOODLAND SEAT, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within this pleasant wood, beside the lane
Last Line: Life may meet joys where few intruders be.
Subject(s): Country Life


A WORKING SMITH ALL OTHER TRADES EXCELS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: "honest, and just, and loyal to the crown"
Subject(s): Blacksmiths;country Life


ABOUT THE SECOND-LAST ROSE OF SUMMER, by CHARLES PLUMB    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog-rose and the marguerite
Subject(s): Country Life


ADDRESS TO HIS NATIVE VALE, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On thy calm joys with what delight I dream
Last Line: They strip thy shades, -- thy shades so dear to me!
Subject(s): Country Life


ADMIRE NOT, SHEPHERD'S BOY, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


AGAINST INFECTION AND THE HAND OF WAR, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


ALBINO, by AMBROSE PHILIPS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When virgil thought no shame the doric reed
Alternate Author Name(s): Phillips, Ambrose; Nam-by-pam-by
Subject(s): Country Life


ALETHLA ARISES FROM THE CORPSE OF FIDA'S HIND, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As that arabian bird (whom all admire)
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


AMINTA, SELS., by TORQUATO TASSO                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Italian Renaissance


AN ANTHEM IN HEAT, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now praise the lord, both moon and sun
Last Line: And bids us live at evenfall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life; Evening; God; Nature; Praise; Summer; Wind; Sunset; Twilight


AN EYE OF A QUEEN AND A TESTICLE OF A BULL, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We each one wear moccasins & a strip of deerskin
Last Line: Loving an enchantment of islands
Subject(s): Country Life; Friends, Religious Society Of; Hunting; Property; Quakers; Hunters; Possessions


AN INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Already, close by our summer dwelling
Last Line: Their dower of beauty from thy glad looks.
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Holidays; Trees


AN ODE, SELECTION, by RICHARD FANSHAWE    Poem Text                
First Line: Only the island which we sow
Last Line: "to be imbued."
Subject(s): Country Life


ANAMNESIS AND NOSTALGIA; TO LIONEL JOHNSON, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The traveller in a burning clime
Last Line: And something of a mortal pang.
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Johnson, Lionel (1867-1902); Longing; Nature; Nostalgia; English


APARTMENT DWELLER, COUNTRY BRED, by KATHERINE R. MARSH    Poem Text                
First Line: I want a row of hollyhocks and spotted tiger lilies
Last Line: To go back home again!
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Homesickness; Urban Life


APRIL, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A black north wind that chills
Last Line: When I was young!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Memory; Nature; Spring; Youth


ARCADES, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look nymphs, and shepherds look
Last Line: All arcadia hath not seen.
Subject(s): Country Life


ARCADIA, SELS., by PHILIP SIDNEY                    Poet's Biography
Variant Title(s): The Countess Of Pembroke's Arcadia, Sels
Subject(s): Country Life


ARRIVING IN THE COUNTRY AGAIN, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The white house is silent.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Country Life


ASPIRATIONS OF A COUNTRY LAD, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, were I but a city boy
Last Line: It is not life to live.
Subject(s): Country Life


ASTROPHEL'S SONG OF PHILLIDA AND CORYDON, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair in a morn, (o fairest morn!)
Last Line: And sunday shall be holiday.
Subject(s): Country Life; Shepherds & Shepherdesses


AT AUNTY'S HOUSE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One time, when we'z at aunty's house
Last Line: When we et on the porch!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Aunts; Cherry Trees; Country Life


AT THE TOP OF THE LADDER, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: At the top of the ladder %half wild cats
Last Line: It a place to whisper
Subject(s): Country Life


ATLANTIC GRAIN, by CHARLES PLUMB    Poem Source                
First Line: Men shall eat bread herefrom
Subject(s): Country Life


AUNT LIZZIE IN WHO'S WHO, by E. BRIGHTWEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Name and title: aunt lizzie. A lover of
Subject(s): Country Life


AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN GREEN, by LINDA PASTAN                    Poet's Biography
First Line: At summer camp, / I wrapped my arms around
Last Line: In my own small commonwealth
Subject(s): Camping; Trees; Bronx, New York City; Country Life; City & Town Life; Nature; Camps; Summer Camps


AUTUMN, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now is the time of thinned and reddened leaves
Last Line: When autumn wanes in dark dismantled glades.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Autumn; Country Life; Leaves; Seasons; Fall


AUTUMN IN THE PARK, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here by the baring bough
Last Line: Raking up leaves.
Subject(s): Country Life


AUTUMN SERENADE, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the tears of autumn shed
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Country Life


AUTUMN. THE THIRD PASTORAL, ORHYLAS AND AEGON, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the shade a spreading beech displays
Last Line: And the low sun had lengthen'd ev'ry shade.
Subject(s): Autumn; Country Life; Seasons; Fall


AVON VALLEY, by WILLIAM COBBETT    Poem Source                
First Line: In steering across the down, I came to a
Subject(s): Country Life


AVRIL, by REMY BELLEAU    Poem Source                
First Line: Avril, l'honneur et des bois
Subject(s): Country Life


BEAUTY AND THE BIRD, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She fluted with her mouth as when one sips
Last Line: Of inner voices praise her golden head.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Bullfinches; Country Life


BEGINNERS LUCK, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: With the sun in my eyes
Last Line: When I could not see
Subject(s): Country Life


BIRD-LOVING DON, by R. H. COON    Poem Source                
First Line: W. H. Hudson once said of warde fowler
Subject(s): Country Life


BLACKMWORE MAIDENS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The primrose in the sheade do blow
Last Line: "in blackmwore by the stour."
Subject(s): Women; Country Life


BLEAKE'S HOUSE IN BLACKMWORE, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John bleake he had a bit o' ground
Last Line: To merry bleake o' blackmwore.
Subject(s): Country Life


BOILING SAP AT NIGHT IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our sugarhouse was jest a shack
Last Line: That syrup made at dead of night!
Subject(s): Country Life; Food & Eating; Mountains; Soup; Vermont; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


BONNIE KILMANY, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bonnie kilmany, in the county of fife
Last Line: Chorus—
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Mountains; Tourists; Travel; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Journeys; Trips


BRIGHT EYED GOOD BYES, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Birds %busily
Last Line: Same as always %theyre gone
Subject(s): Country Life


BUCKEYE LUCKY, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Talk about lucky %buckeye lucky
Last Line: Lucky old buckeye %lucky old me
Subject(s): Country Life


BUCOLIC COMEDY: COUNTRY COUSIN: VARIATION 2, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In summer when the rose-bushes
Last Line: The gardener ties in childish posies.
Subject(s): Country Life


CAELICA (COMPLETE, 1-109), by FULKE GREVILLE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, 1st Baron; Brooke, Lord
Subject(s): Country Life; Cupid


CAELICA: 75, by FULKE GREVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the time when herbs and flowers
Last Line: Who travels constancy can tell.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, 1st Baron; Brooke, Lord
Variant Title(s): Caelica And Philocell
Subject(s): Country Life


CALLING TO THE RECLUSE, by LU JI    Poem Source                
First Line: At daybreak I feel uneasy at my heart
Last Line: If honor and wealth are hard to devise, %let me unhitch my team and do what I will
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Country Life


CALLING TO THE RECLUSE: 1, by ZUO SI    Poem Source                
First Line: I leaned on my staff and called to the recluse
Last Line: As I pace here, pausing, my feet grow weary - %I would cast down the pins of my officer's cap
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Country Life


CATHERINE, by CHARLES PLUMB    Poem Source                
First Line: Catherine looked, and the night rode by
Subject(s): Country Life


CHAINS INVISIBLE, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lilies in my garden grow
Last Line: To steal the world's delight from me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Country Life; London; Socialism


CHATSWORTH! THY STATELY MANSION, AND THE PRIDE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The extremes of favoured life, may honour both
Subject(s): Country Life


CHAUCER'S FLOWER, by GEOFFREY CHAUCER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now have I thereto this condicioun
Subject(s): Country Life


CHINESE PROVERB, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The well-being of a people is like a tree
Subject(s): Country Life; Proverbs


CHIP OF FLINT, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: See this %too thin
Last Line: From an unknown hand
Subject(s): Country Life


CITIZEN ON THE COUNTRYMAN, by FRANCIS BEAUMONT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord how fine the fields be, what sweet living 'tis in the country
Subject(s): Country Life


CITY BLOOD AND COUNTRY JAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Clarence percy smith de vere / was a youth of high degree
Last Line: Pays to learn his name is mud
Subject(s): Country Life;grief;pity;sports; Sorrow;sadness


CITY LIMITS, by ARCHIE RANDOLPH AMMONS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you consider the radiance, that it does not withold
Last Line: And fear lit by the breadth of such calmly turns to praise
Alternate Author Name(s): Ammons, A. R.
Subject(s): Country Life


CITY STREETS AND COUNTRY ROADS, by ELEANOR FARJEON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The city has streets
Last Line: Oh, take me away %to the country again!
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life


CITY WIFE, by DOROTHY LIVESAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Almost before the sun has touched the fields
Last Line: Till over the hill the horses slowly climb.
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


CLORINDA AND DAMON, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Damon, come drive thy flocks this way
Last Line: For all the world is our pan's quire.
Subject(s): Country Life


CLORUS' SONG, by WILLIAM BASSE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silly swain, sit down and weep
Subject(s): Country Life


CLOUDS WILL SAIL AND WINDS WILL BLOW, by WALTER RALEIGH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Ralegh, Walter
Subject(s): Country Life


CLUCKING AWAY THE DAY, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Banana cream pie clouds
Last Line: Clucking away the day
Subject(s): Country Life


COAL COUNTRY, by JULIE DUNLOP    Poem Source                
First Line: Rhubarb. The side yard of a house that was once hers
Last Line: The petunias and geraniums gone
Subject(s): Coal Mines And Miners; Country Life


COLERIDGE'S SKY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady! In this wan and heartless mood
Subject(s): Country Life


COLIN, by ISABELLA LICKBARROW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gentle maid, consent to be
Last Line: Quit for these thy liberty.
Subject(s): Country Life; Marriage; Ticknell, Thomas (1686-1740); Weddings; Husbands; Wives


COME, HERE IS ADIEU TO THE CITY, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Return to reap and sing
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Country Life


COMPLEAT ANGLER AND 'THE NATURAL HISTORY OF ...', by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Country Life


CONFIDENCE, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: The mosquito is %sneaky
Last Line: Confidence %is all about
Subject(s): Country Life


CONTENTMENT, by FLORA M. KENISTON    Poem Text                
First Line: People who live where the sound of the ocean
Last Line: Are sweetest of music which lulls me to sleep.
Subject(s): Contentment; Country Life; Nature


CONTEST, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A woodman, fisher, and a swain
Subject(s): Country Life


CORIDON'S SONG (IN ISAAK WALTON'S 'COMPLEAT ANGLER'), by JOHN CHALKHILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the sweet contentment
Last Line: Turn countryman with me.
Variant Title(s): The Praise Of A Countryman's Life
Subject(s): Contentment; Country Life


COTTAGE LEFT FOR LONDON, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The covert walk, the mossy apple-trees
Last Line: Water unfit to drink and air to breathe.
Subject(s): Country Life; London


COTTAGE MUSK, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Or in caprice or through neglect
Last Line: You'll find it nowhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Herbs; Dead, The


COTTAGE SONG, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning and night I bring
Last Line: Above my lavender.
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY AFTERNOON, by FLORENCE CROW    Poem Text                
First Line: I had forgotten wheatfields
Last Line: On a country air.
Variant Title(s): Let Me Remember
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY AND TOWN, by CHARLES MORRIS    Poem Text                
First Line: In london I never know what I'd be at
Last Line: O, give me the sweet shady side of pall mall.
Variant Title(s): The Contrast
Subject(s): Country Life; Towns


COUNTRY AND TOWN, by ARTHUR HOBSON QUINN    Poem Source                
First Line: Summer's reign is nearly past
Subject(s): Country Life; Towns


COUNTRY BEDROOM, by FRANCES CROFTS DARWIN CORNFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My room's a square and candle-lighted boat
Last Line: Far off one owl amidst the waves of dark
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY CLERGY, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see them working in old rectories
Last Line: Or out of time will correct this
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Clergy; Country Life


COUNTRY COMMISSIONS, by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cousin charles, please to send down to-morrow
Last Line: I cannot do half what you wish!
Subject(s): Country Life; Parks; Poetry & Poets


COUNTRY CONCERT, by CLAIRE PUNEKY    Poem Source                
First Line: Cicada-led
Last Line: While on a country porch %I sit and rock
Subject(s): Country Life; Music And Musicians


COUNTRY COURTSHIP, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I gazed on a beautiful picture
Last Line: Thrilled with young dreams of love.
Subject(s): Country Life; Courtship; Paintings And Painters


COUNTRY CURES, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are places, where you might have been sent
Last Line: Of their gaunt houses; or see their white %faces setting on a blank day
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY DANGER, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, as two little brothers, who address'd
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY DOCTOR, by DANA KNEELAND AKERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Today, in that old junk-pile down the hill
Last Line: "how could you guess -- you never rode in one!"
Subject(s): Country Life; Memory; Physicians; Doctors


COUNTRY FUNERAL, by AMY LEE SPENCER    Poem Text                
First Line: This is the greatest day you ever knew
Last Line: You have known fame at last -- among the dead.
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Funerals; Life; Prayer; Dead, The; Burials


COUNTRY HOUSES, by ANN S. GOLDSMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Country houses crack their knuckles, click their teeth
Last Line: The first shot ricochets off the closet door
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses


COUNTRY LANDSCAPE, by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This involves more than just the water standing
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY LARGESSE, by RICHARD THOMAS LE GALLIENNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring a message from the stream
Last Line: Round me I scatter.
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY LASSIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In simmer when the hay was mawn
Last Line: "what mair hae queens upon a throne?"
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY MAN, SELS., by GEORGE FAREWELL                   
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Labor And Laborers; Men; Peasantry


COUNTRY MIRACLE, by ABBIE HUSTON EVANS    Poem Source                
First Line: As I came over the rise by stewart's ash
Last Line: We met, blind allies punctual to the minute, %as I came over the rise by stewart's rise
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRY MUSIC, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text                
First Line: We sit in the rural gloaming
Last Line: From the sounds we hear at home!
Subject(s): Country Life; Music & Musicians


COUNTRY ROAD, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the painting that hangs in our dining room
Last Line: Little things of no great importance, but I'm %aware of them
Subject(s): Country Life; Paintings And Painters; Roads


COUNTRY SALE, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the thin green sky, the twilight day
Last Line: So beautiful, all went for an old song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Auctions; Country Life; England; English


COUNTRY SEAT, by JAMES ARTHUR    Poem Source                
First Line: With the farmhouse, my accountant acquired a hilltop barn
Last Line: I cannot see anything, really: four pale lights against the green
Subject(s): Barns; Country Life; Hunting


COUNTRY SUMMER, by LEONIE ADAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the rich cherry, whose sleek wood
Last Line: Morning and evening in the corn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Troy, William, Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Summer; Agriculture; Farmers


COUNTRY WAYS, by MARCIA LEE MASTERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Either to keep the thinking in
Last Line: Slowly, the pines drew night up the banks, %the silence of books settled over the hills
Variant Title(s): Impressions Of My Fathe
Subject(s): Country Life; Fathers


COUNTRY'S RECREATIONS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Quivering fears, heart-tearing cares
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRYSIDE, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Apart from branches in courtyards and small stones
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRYSIDE IN NEW ENGLAND, by MABEL A. METCALF    Poem Source                
First Line: From mill and mart to peace of god's rich realm
Last Line: With splendor of the universal source
Subject(s): Country Life


COUNTRYSIDE: 12, by JOSE GOMES FERREIRA    Poem Source                
First Line: So many flowers - blue, green, white, yellow, red and the lilies
Last Line: Fragrant with the wonder of existence %and the dream of all natural things
Subject(s): Colors; Country Life; Flowers; Nature


COW PIE JEWELS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Plop %in the middle of the path
Last Line: To swoop up the jewels %and leave the pie
Subject(s): Country Life


CROSSING, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Beside the road %a rabbit crouches to spring
Last Line: I wish they had no road to cross
Subject(s): Country Life


CYNTHIA, by EDWARD DYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Amidst the fairest mountain tops
Last Line: But yet a woman's heart.'
Subject(s): Country Life; Love


DAMON THE MOWER, by ANDREW MARVELL    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark how the mower damon sung
Last Line: For death thou art a mower too.
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Dead, The


DAMON'S LAMENT, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This world is made a hell
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
Subject(s): Country Life


DAY IN THE COUNTRY, by BARRY SILESKY    Poem Source                
First Line: The attraction's undeniable. The haystacks lined up
Last Line: Find the right distance to see
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life


DECEMBER'S THRUSH, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: High on an oaken twig, apart
Subject(s): Country Life


DENIAL, by LANCASTER POLLARD    Poem Source                
First Line: It is not down this road I walk
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


DESCRIPTION OF A MUSICAL CONSORT OF BIRDS, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two nights thus pass'd: the lily-handed morn
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Variant Title(s): The Concer
Subject(s): Country Life


DESCRIPTION OF ELIZIUM, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A paradise on earth is found
Subject(s): Country Life


DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY'S RECREATIONS, by HENRY WOTTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On a bank as I sat a-fishing
Subject(s): Country Life


DEUTERONOMY 32: 9-12. THE FIRST FLIGHT, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: For the lord's portion is his people
Last Line: And there was no strange god with him
Subject(s): Country Life


DIRECTIVE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Back out of all this now too much for us
Last Line: Drink and be whole again beyond confusion
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses; Memory


DIRECTIVE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back out of all this now too much for us
Last Line: Drink and be whole again beyond confusion
Subject(s): Country Life; Houses; Memory


DOGS, by ROBERT WINTHROP WATSON    Poem Source                
First Line: I hear them bark outside my window, dogs
Last Line: Unlock his gate. He looks long-eared and furry. %I hear him growl, snap his jaws. I bark back
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Dogs


DOTH THE HAWK FLY BY THY WIDOM, AND STRETCH, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Country Life


DREAMS, by CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beyond, beyond the mountain line
Last Line: Lies somewhere o'er their edges.
Alternate Author Name(s): Humprheys, Cecil Frances; Alexander, C. F., Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life


EAMONN AN CHNUIC, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Now who is without
Last Line: Where strangers are kinder than kin!
Subject(s): Country Life


EARLY MORNING AT BARGIS, by HERMANN HAGEDORN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Clear air and grassy lea
Subject(s): Country Life; Morning; Nature


ECCLESIASTICAL SONNETS: PART 3: 32. RURAL CEREMONY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Closing the sacred book which long has fed
Last Line: And hooker's voice the spectacle approves!
Subject(s): Country Life; Sacraments


ECLOGUE, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yea; but no man is still
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 1, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tityrus, there you lie in the beech-tree shade
Last Line: Already there's smoke you can see from the neighbors' chimneys %and the shadows of the hills are len
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 10, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Help me, arethusa, to complete %this my last task, a song to sing for gallus
Last Line: Go home, my full-fed goats, you've eaten your fill %the evening star is rising; it's time to go home
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 2, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Corydon fell in love with a beautiful boy
Last Line: Binding the twigs together with pliant rushes %there'll be another alexis, if this one rejects you
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 3, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose flock is this? Is it meliboeus's flock?
Last Line: But the time has come to close the sluices, boys %for now the fields have drunk their fill of song
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 4, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sicilian muses, sing we greater things
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 4, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sicilian muses, sing a nobler music %for orchard trees and humble tamarisks
Last Line: No gods will welcome at their festive table %nor any goddess to her amorous bower
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 5. MENALCAS, MOPSUS, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mopsus, let us sit down together here
Last Line: Refused, though then he deserved my love. The knots %are evenly spaced, the rings are brass, menalca
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 6, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I began to write, my muse did not
Last Line: Time to be counted, and time for him to set out %over a sky reluctant to yield the day
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 7, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All underneath a tall straight holme, whyleere
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 7, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daphnis, one day, was sitting in the shade
Last Line: Striving to win, was the loser, and since that time %it has been corydon's, corydon's name we cry
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 8, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The muse of the shepherds alphesiboeus and damon
Last Line: Can I believe it, or is it that lovers dream? %cease now, my charms, my daphnis has come home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE 9, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moeris, why are you taking the path to town?
Last Line: No more of that; let's just go on our way %the time for singing will be when menalcas comes
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


ECLOGUE ON NOBLE ASSEMBLIES REVIVED ON COTWSOLD HILLS BY ROBERT DOVER, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What clodpates, thenot, are our british swains!
Last Line: To saint him in the shepherd's calendar.
Subject(s): Cotswold Hills, England; Country Life; Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


ECLOGUE: 2, by GIOVANNU BATTISTA SPAGNUOLI    Poem Source                
First Line: A shepherd, whom thou knowst full wed, to make it playne in sight
Subject(s): Country Life


EGLOGA TERTIA, SELS., by BARNABY (BARNABE) GOOGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pleasant place is here to talke: good coridon begyn
Alternate Author Name(s): Goche, Barnaby; Goghe, Barnaby; Gouche, Barnaby
Subject(s): Country Life


EGLOGUE INTITULED CUDDY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A litle heard-groome (for he was no bett')
Subject(s): Country Life


ELOISE, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: I did it %I winked at eloise
Last Line: This call for another wink %tomorrow
Subject(s): Country Life


ENGLAND'S HELICON: THIRSIS' PRAISE OF HIS MISTRESS, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On a hill that graced the plain
Last Line: Astra can bless those blessings, earth and all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


ENGLISH VILLAGE, by WILLIAM COBBETT    Poem Source                
First Line: The houses of the village are, in great ...
Subject(s): Country Life


EPODE: 2, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy in his low degree
Last Line: And put it out again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


EPODE: 2, SELS., by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With such delights he can forget
Last Line: The full extent of rural cares
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


EPODE: 2. HAPPY IS THE COUNTRYMAN, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy's that man that is from city care
Last Line: I' th' kalends put it forth again
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


EPODE: 2. THE PRAISES OF A COUNTRY LIFE, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy is he, that from all business clear
Last Line: At the calends, puts all out again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


ESPILUS AND THERION, by PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tune up my voyce, a higher note I yeeld
Subject(s): Country Life


ETERNITY BLUES, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I just had the old dodge in the shop
Last Line: To reach me. I drove on. Then I bust out crying
Subject(s): Blues (mood); Country Life; Music & Musicians


EXPATRIATE, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: City towers that have prisoned me
Last Line: It will not be a dream!
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Urban Life


EXPLORER, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: The magpie explores the cowdung
Last Line: In the land of forever young.
Subject(s): Country Life; Youth


FABLES ANCIENT AND MODERN: TO MY HONOURED KINSMAN, JOHN DRIDEN, OF, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How blest is he who leads a country life
Last Line: Earth keeps the body, verse preserves the fame
Variant Title(s): To My Honoured Kinsman John Dryden, Of Chesterton; To My Honoured Kinsman, John Dride
Subject(s): Country Life; Garth, Sir Samuel (1661-1719); Poetry And Poets; Politics


FAERIE QUEENE (COMPLETE), by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo I the man, whose muse whilome did maske
Last Line: O that great sabbaoth god graunt me that sabbaoths sight!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights And Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry And Poets; Sleep; Virtue


FALL COMES IN BACK-COUNTRY VERMONT, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deader they die here, or at least
Last Line: I touch the hand there on the pillow
Subject(s): Vermont; Country Life; Autumn


FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, by NIXON WATERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It seems to me I'd like to go
Last Line: And say, now, how does it seem to you?
Alternate Author Name(s): Martin, Peter
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


FIELD GUIDE TO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, by FORREST GANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: True as the circumference
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Virginia (state)


FIELD GUIDE TO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, by FORREST GANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: True as the circumference
Last Line: Uncover a nest of spring salamanders
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Virginia (state)


FIELDS WERE OVERSPREAD WITH FLOWERS, by J. M.    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Country Life


FIRST BOOK OF AIRS: 20. A HAPPY MARRIAGE, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jack and joan [or, jacke and jone], they think no ill
Last Line: Securer lives the silly swain.
Variant Title(s): Fortunati Nimium;rustic Joys
Subject(s): Class Struggle; Country Life; Courts & Courtiers; Marriage; Simplicity; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FIRST SNOW, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old black dog comes in one evening
Subject(s): Snow; Dogs; Country Life


FISHERMAN, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Fishing off a riverbank
Last Line: Is the only way to go
Subject(s): Country Life


FOOTPRINTS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Once %the beast paused here
Last Line: To prove I was here
Subject(s): Country Life


FOR ONE RETURED INTO THE COUNTRY, by CHARLES WESLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hence, lying world, with all thy
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


FOR THESE, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An acre of land between the shore and the hills
Last Line: And also that something may be sent %to be connected with, I ask of fate
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Country Life; Gardens And Gardening; Prayer


FOREST OF CHILDHOOD, by HARRY EDMUND MARTINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Barefoot from tussock to tussock I ran
Last Line: Like a crane in spring
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Country Life


FOURTH OF JULY IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When july fourth was getting near
Last Line: And tell the rest another year.
Subject(s): Brooks; Country Life; Fourth Of July; Freedom; Vermont; Streams; Creeks; Independence Day; Liberty


FOX'S DINGLE, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take now a country mood
Last Line: In snow-cool water.
Variant Title(s): A Country Mood
Subject(s): Country Life


FROG COUNTRY, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Where there's a will
Last Line: With a pardon in my pocket
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Frogs


FROM A CAR WINDOW, by JOSIE FRAZEE CAPPLEMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: A glimpse and a glance and a fathomless gaze
Last Line: Shall arise from the ranks of the overalls.
Subject(s): Boys; Country Life


FRONT PORCH, by LESLIE NELSON JENNINGS    Poem Source                
First Line: People who live in cities never know
Last Line: Who can remember many things with pride, %who built front porches neighbourly and wide
Subject(s): Country Life; Great Lakes


FROSTING, by WYN COOPER    Poem Source                
First Line: The rain is crooked as it hits the window
Last Line: And good riddance too, nasty old coot
Subject(s): Country Life; Old Age; Rain


FRUSTRATE WAVE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Moved by the mighty thoughts men crave
Subject(s): Country Life


GAR, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All night the river house swayed
Last Line: Like a memory at the light.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fish & Fishing; Southern States; Anglers; South (u.s.)


GARDENER, by RABINDRANATH TAGORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the green and yellow rice fields
Subject(s): Country Life


GAZING OVER THE COUNTRYSIDE, by YIN RENRONG    Poem Source                
First Line: Gazing over the countryside, there is no mountain scenery
Last Line: Beneath them there are people strolling by
Subject(s): Country Life


GENESIS, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest
Subject(s): Country Life


GENESIS, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: All things created, moses writes
Subject(s): Country Life; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Mnemonics; Mothers; Sleep; Women - Bible


GENESIS 9: 8-17. THE FIRST RAINBOW, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: And god spake unto noah, and to his sons
Last Line: I have established between and me and all flesh that is upon the earth
Subject(s): Country Life


GENTLE SHEPHERD, SELS., by ALLAN RAMSAY                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


GIFT AND COUNTRY IN THE FALL: A LONG-DISTANCE ECLOGUE, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Morrison. Hello! Hello! Is that you, wetherbee?
Last Line: Later, you'd better look for us in town.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Autumn; Cities; Country Life; Seasons; Fall; Urban Life


GIGGING ON ALLATOONA, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Light bleeding onto pines
Last Line: Rolling away from the boat far out across the black water.
Subject(s): Boats; Country Life; Hunting; Men; Hunters


GOING CROSSLOTS IN VERMONT, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who says with solemn pride
Last Line: "that ""wheel"" themselves to death."
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Migrant Labor; Vermont; Agriculture; Farmers; Migratory Workers; Agricultural Laborers


GOLDEN AGE, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The golden age was first; which uncompeld
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Country Life


GOLDEN AGE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Come grant me, come lend me
Subject(s): Country Life


GOLDEN RULES FOR THE YOUNG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "in batting, hold your bat upright"
Last Line: A butter-fingers is worst of all
Subject(s): Country Life;cricket (game);sports


GOOD COUNTRY PEOPLE, REVISED, by ALEXANDRA SOCARIDES    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes, I sit in the silo-topped barn
Last Line: My plae-blue joy, says: we are not our own light
Subject(s): Country Life


GREEN RIVER, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When breezes are soft and skies are fair
Last Line: That won my heart in my greener years.
Subject(s): Country Life; Great Barrington, Massachusetts


HADLING LESSONS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: It easy he say %grab his tail with one hand
Last Line: But he cant stop laughinh
Subject(s): Country Life


HANDIWORK OF FLORA, by GEORGE PEELE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Flora, well met, and for thy taken pain
Subject(s): Country Life


HAREBELL AND PANSY, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O'er the round throat her little head
Last Line: And her eyes fill - for whom?
Subject(s): Country Life


HARPALUS' COMPLAINT OF PHILLIDA'S LOVE BESTOWED ON CORIN, by HENRY HOWARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Phillida was a fair maid
Alternate Author Name(s): Surrey, Earl Of
Subject(s): Country Life


HARPALUS' COMPLAINT ON PHILLIDAES LOVE BESTOWED ON CORIN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Phyllida was a fair maid
Last Line: Hath murdered with disdain
Subject(s): Country Life


HASTINGS' SONNETS: 1, by SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old harry hastings! Of thy forest life
Last Line: And echoes dancing round repeat their ecstacies.
Subject(s): Country Life; Hastings, Henry (1551-1650)


HEARTSEASE COUNTRY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The far green westward heavens are bland
Last Line: At every turn on every way.
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


HELPSTON GREEN, SELS., by JOHN CLARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


HILL AND VALE, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: Day by day the man in the vale
Last Line: And one to see his vale below.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Country Life


HIPPOLYTUS, by EURIPIDES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great among men, and not unnamed am I %the cyprian
Last Line: For when great men die %a mighty name and a bitter cry %rise up from a nation calling
Subject(s): Country Life; Death


HIS CONTENT IN THE COUNTRY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, here I live with what my board
Last Line: To very few, or else to none.
Subject(s): Country Life


HIS GAY RETREAT, by MARY FARRIES    Poem Text                
First Line: Deep in a valley flanked by rolling hills
Last Line: He sought his gay retreat -- found peace again.
Subject(s): Country Life


HIS WISDOM: 6 YEARS OLD, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His feet whene'er they walk abroad
Last Line: Finds country in the end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Roads; Wisdom; Childhood; Paths; Trails


HOBBINOL, OR THE RURAL GAMES, SELS., by WILLIAM SOMERVILE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What old menalcas at his feast reveal'd
Last Line: Great sultan of the vale
Alternate Author Name(s): Somerville, William
Subject(s): Country Life; Games; Milton, John (1608-1674)


HOLE IN THE GROUND, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: What creature %tilled the grass
Last Line: Always makes me wonder
Subject(s): Country Life


HOLIDAY, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: About my window in a wreath
Last Line: My dreams are drenched with attar of rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life; Flowers; Holidays; Nature; Roses


HOME GROWN, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Tenderly %finger lingering
Last Line: Nothing beats home grown
Subject(s): Country Life


HOMEBUYER, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was so glad to be living in my own house again
Last Line: And knows the value of a dependable truck.
Subject(s): Country Life; Home; Montana


I PRAY YOU, WHAT IS'T O'CLOCK?, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


I WANT THE HORIZON, by THEODORA BATES COGSWELL    Poem Text                
First Line: That brief hill slope uprears so close!
Last Line: Draw home my heart!
Subject(s): Country Life; Earth; Sea; World; Ocean


IDEA: EIGHTH EGLOG, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shepheard, why creepe we in this lowly vaine
Subject(s): Country Life


IDYLL 20. NETEHEARD, by THEOCRITUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eunica skornde me, when her I would have sweetly kist
Alternate Author Name(s): Theckritos
Subject(s): Country Life; Kisses; Love - Unrequited


IDYLL 20. NETEHEARD, by THEOCRITUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eunica skornde me, when her I would have sweetly kist
Last Line: In cittie nor on hill, but all the night must sleep alone
Alternate Author Name(s): Theckritos
Subject(s): Country Life; Kisses; Love - Unrequited


IDYLL 8, by THEOCRITUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With lovely netehearde daphnis on the hills, they saie
Alternate Author Name(s): Theckritos
Subject(s): Country Life


IN CHEEVER COUNTRY, by DANA GIOIA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Half an hour north of grand central
Subject(s): Cheever, John (1912-1982); Country Life; Railroads; Suburbs; Railways; Trains


IN CHEEVER COUNTRY, by DANA GIOIA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Half an hour north of grand central
Last Line: To the modest places which contain our lives
Subject(s): Cheever, John (1912-1982); Country Life; Railroads; Suburbs


IN CITY PENT, by FREDERIC FAIRCHILD SHERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Far from the mountains and the meadows I
Last Line: And leafy slumbers filled with pleasant dreams!
Subject(s): Country Life


IN CITY STREETS, by ADA SMITH    Poem Text                
First Line: Yonder in the heather there's a bed for sleeping
Last Line: Through the peaty soil and tinkling heather-bells.
Subject(s): Country Life; Homeless; Homesickness; London


IN ENGLAND, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone in rain I sat today
Last Line: Is never far from sailing.
Subject(s): Country Life; England; English


IN JANUARY, 1962, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With his hat on the table before him
Last Line: Near the soft gray felt hat on the table
Subject(s): Grandparents; Death; Winter; Country Life; Old Age


IN JIMMY'S GRILL, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The girl in blue-jean shorts\
Last Line: Where a beer gut rolls like a melon on the green pool table.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bars & Bartenders; Country Life; Country Music; Sex; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons


IN PRAISE OF A COUNTRY LIFE, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bliss which souls enjoy above
Last Line: But happy he possesses more of solid life.
Subject(s): Country Life


IN STONY COUNTRY, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere else than these bare uplands dig wells
Last Line: Pillows like these stones for dreaming of angels
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Sheep


IN THE COUNTRY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: This life is sweetest; in this wood
Last Line: Behind me creeps a groan or sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Country Life


IN THE COUNTRY IN LOVE WITH COLOR', by ROSEANN LLOYD    Poem Source                
Last Line: In the country in love with color
Subject(s): Colors; Country Life


IN TIME OF 'THE BREAKING OF NATIONS', by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only a man harrowing clods / in a slow silent walk
Last Line: Ere their story die.
Subject(s): Bible; Country Life; Religion; World War I; Theology; First World War


IN TOWN, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Somewhere there's a willow budding
Last Line: When's the next train out of town?
Subject(s): Country Life; Railroads; Towns; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


INFIELD CHATTER, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Pitcher shortstop %look at him
Last Line: A better target %he going to
Subject(s): Country Life


INITIATION POEM FOR TWO VOICES, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: You swear he gentle %hey relax
Last Line: But she too smart to ride him
Subject(s): Country Life


INSCRIPTION ON A SUMMER-HOUSE; BELONGING TO MR. WEST, by GILBERT WEST    Poem Text                
First Line: Not wrapp'd in smoky london's sulphurous clouds
Last Line: And now the country, now the town, enjoy.
Subject(s): Country Life


INSPIRATION, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Should you ask where nawadaha
Subject(s): Country Life


INVITATION TO PETERHEAD, by JAMES HAY BEATTIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye, who for sweets that never cloy
Last Line: Instruction, and the poet pleasure.
Subject(s): Country Life


INVITATION TO THE COUNTRY, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now 'tis spring on wood and wold
Last Line: And in the breast of man as well.
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Seasons; Spring


IVINGHOW HILL, by GEORGE ROBINS    Poem Source                
First Line: Here, where three counties join hands in
Subject(s): Country Life


JAMMING WITH THE BAND AT THE VFW, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I played old country and western
Last Line: And rhinestone earrings, moving suddenly toward me.
Subject(s): Atlanta, Georgia; Country Dances; Country Life; Country Music; Poetry & Poets


JOB 38: 22-32. A LITTLE CLOUD, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: And elijah said unto ahab, get thee up
Last Line: Canst thou guides arcturus with his sons?
Subject(s): Country Life


JOB 39: 5-25, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Who hath sent out the wild ass free? Or who hath
Last Line: The thunder the captains, and the shooting
Subject(s): Country Life


JOB, SELS., by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow?
Subject(s): Country Life


JOHN BARLEYCORN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There were three kings into the east
Last Line: Ne'er fail in old scotland!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Country Life; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


JOURNAL ENTRY, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Found this perfect pond %deep in the wood
Last Line: In the soft mud %I felt at home
Subject(s): Country Life


JOURNALIST'S COMMUNION, by J. L. GARVIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Therefore am I still %a lover
Subject(s): Country Life


JOURNEY, by EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, could I lay me down in this long grass
Last Line: My feet to follow, and my heart to hold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Boyd, Nancy; Boissevain, Eugen, Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life


JOYS OF THE COUNTRY: 4, by WANG WEI (699-761)    Poem Source                
First Line: Lush lush, fragrant grasses in autumn green
Last Line: Little boys know nothing of capped and robed officials
Alternate Author Name(s): Mo-chieh; Wang Mo-ch'i
Subject(s): Country Life


KAROL'S KISS, by BEN JONSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O karol, karol! Call him back again
Subject(s): Country Life


KING HENRY VI, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Courage; Faith; History; Religion


LA BELLE ETOILE, by SARA HAMILTON BIRCHALL    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, who will lodge at my inn tonight
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


LADY'S SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A choir of bright beauties in spring did appear
Last Line: When pan, and his son, and fair syrinx, return
Variant Title(s): The May Queen; Phillis Unwilling; The Beautiful Lady Of The Ma
Subject(s): Country Life; Exiles; James Ii, King Of Scotland (1430-1460)


LAMENT FOR MELIBOEUS, by THOMAS WATSON    Poem Source                
First Line: O tityrus, thy plaint is over-long
Subject(s): Country Life


LANDSCAPE, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And as within a landscape that doth stand
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


LATE FEBRUARY, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The first warm day,
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


LAUGHTER OF THE WAVES, by AESCHYLUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


LAURENCE BLOOMFIELD IN IRELAND: 9. GOING TO THE FAIR, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere yet the sun has dried on hedge and furze
Last Line: And biddy enters lisnamoy in pride;
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Festivals; Poverty; Fairs; Pageants


LE BONHEUR DE CE MONDE, by CHRISTOPHE PLANTIN    Poem Source                
First Line: A voir une maison commode, propre & belle
Subject(s): Country Life


LEAFY WARWICKSHIRE, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why will your mind for ever go
Last Line: For leafy warwickshire!
Subject(s): Country Life; Warwickshire, England


LEAVING CORKY, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: I stand with the car door open
Last Line: Leaving corky %im too sad to cry
Subject(s): Country Life


LEGACY, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a rich old great-aunt
Last Line: May she rest in heaven!
Subject(s): Country Life


LETTER FROM A HOMESICK TRAVELER TO A FELLOW NEW YORKER, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you could only hear the chatter
Last Line: The wild cockatoos continue their wordless %conversation. And I envy them
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; New York City; Travel


LISTEN! THE WIND IS RISING, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


LITTLE FLOWER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: Little flower, I hold you here
Last Line: But a child could do no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Country Life


LIVING, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had my quiet time early in the morning
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Family Life; Country Life; Relatives


LOB, by PHILIP EDWARD THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At hawthorn-time in wiltshire travelling
Last Line: Young jack perhaps, and now a wiltshireman %as he has oft been since his days began
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Country Life


LOOKING DOWN INSTEAD OF UP, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh no %good bull nice bull
Last Line: Thank you
Subject(s): Country Life


LOOKING UP INSTEAD OF DOWN, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Hawk %buzzard
Last Line: Instead of %up
Subject(s): Country Life


LORD THE CREATOR, by JOHN BOWRING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath thy all-directing rod
Subject(s): Country Life


LOVE IN THE VALLEY (VERSION B), by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Under yonder beech-tree single on the green-sward
Last Line: All seem to know what is for heaven alone.
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Love - Nature Of


LOVING VIRGINS COMPLAINT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: One morning when bright sol
Subject(s): Country Life


LYNCH-LAW, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The deed he had done was a terrible one
Last Line: At eve, and cut it down.
Subject(s): Collective Behavior; Country Life; Death; Lynching; Violence; Mobs; Crowds; Dead, The


MAID MARIAN, by THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lady did, it is true, once signalise ...
Subject(s): Country Life


MAILIED, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wie herrlich leuchtet
Subject(s): Country Life


MARGARITE IN AMERICA, SELS., by THOMAS LODGE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


MARKET BOUND, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Mom reading %dad driving
Last Line: Against the wind %market bound
Subject(s): Country Life


MARLBOROUGH FAIR, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I warr'nt our street be near so wide
Last Line: And the long down is whispering low 'goodnight.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Abandonment; Amusement Parks; Animals; Children; Churchyards; Circus; Country Dances; Country Life; Entertainers; Festivals; Fiddles; Games; Guns; Lions; Marlborough, England; Merry-go-grounds; Mourning; Musical Instruments; Night; Pleasure; Desertion; C


MASTER AND MAN, by ROBERT BELL    Poem Source                
First Line: No, bob; I will not go a wals
Subject(s): Country Life


MATTHEW 16: 2-3. PROPHECY, by NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: He answered and said unto them, when it is
Last Line: Not discern the sign of the times
Subject(s): Country Life


MATTJEW 8: 3-8. A SOWER, by NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: And he spake many things unto them in
Last Line: Some an hundred fold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold
Subject(s): Country Life


ME DOWN HERE, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Crows %conferring
Last Line: Down here %envying crows
Subject(s): Country Life


MEETING ON A GRAVEL BAR, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: It just us snake %nobody here
Last Line: It just us snake %let do it
Subject(s): Country Life


MELHILL FEAST, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Aye there, at the feast, by melhill's brow
Last Line: Moon upon moon, an' year by year.
Subject(s): Country Life; Feasts; Festivals; Hope; Love; Marriage; Time; Fairs; Pageants; Optimism; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MENAPHON: DORON'S ECLOGUE, JOINED WITH CARMELA'S, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sit down, carmela; here are cobs for kings
Last Line: Come, kiss and part, for fear my mother comes.
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


MENAPHON: MELICERTUS' MADRIGAL, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What are my sheep without their wonted food?
Last Line: Whereto this solace tends!
Subject(s): Country Life; Happiness; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Joy; Delight; Male-female Relations


MERLIN'S APPLE TREES, by THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair the gift to merlin given
Subject(s): Country Life


MILKMAID, by THOMAS NABBES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What a dainty life the milkmaid leads
Subject(s): Country Life


MISPLACED SYMPATHY, by ZOE H. FELDWISCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Poor city man! I pity you
Last Line: Your unseeing eyes need my sympathy!
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Sympathy; Urban Life; Empathy


MONTANUS' SONNET: 1, FR. ROSALIND [ROSALYNDE], by THOMAS LODGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Phoebe sat %sweet she sat
Last Line: Phoebe yield, or I die: %shall true hearts be fancies fuel?
Subject(s): Country Life


MONTANUS' SONNET: 2, FR. ROSALIND [ROSALYNDE], by THOMAS LODGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A turtle sat upon a leafless tree
Subject(s): Country Life


MORNING IN THE ORCHARD (TO AN INVALID), by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They wake, they sing - both thrush and lass!
Last Line: Than all our pears and apples are.
Subject(s): Birds; Country Life; Love; Morning


MOVING MY DWELLING: 1, by T'AO CH'IEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long I've wanted to dwell in south village
Last Line: In rare writings we'll find a shared delight, %between us we'll work out problems of meaning
Alternate Author Name(s): T'ao Yuan-ming; Tao Yuanming; Tao Qian
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Country Life; Simplicity


MRS. STUART'S RETIREMENT, by HENRY CAREY (1687-1743)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From the court to the cottage convey me away
Last Line: But retire from the world as I would to my rest.
Subject(s): Country Life


MY COUNTRY'S A ROCK, by JOSEP VICENC FOIX    Poem Source                
First Line: My country's a rock
Last Line: In a delta of streams
Subject(s): Country Life; Shepherds And Shepherdesses


MY LADY, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text                
First Line: My lady has returned to town
Last Line: The love that warms my formal phrases.
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Fashion; Man-woman Relationships; Urban Life; Male-female Relations


MY LOVE, by ROBERT JONES (1616-)    Poem Source                
First Line: My love is neither young nor old
Subject(s): Country Life


MY MOUNTAIN NEIGHBORS, by MILDRED GAVITT DODGE    Poem Text                
First Line: The hem of her skirt makes a path to my gate
Last Line: My tall mountain neighbors and I.
Subject(s): Country Life; Neighbors


MYSTERY STORY, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: The story dry riverbed %twist and turn between steep bank
Last Line: What I wouldnt give to know
Subject(s): Country Life


NATURE DISPLAYED, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I loved her in my innocent contemplation
Last Line: I hailed, and listening loved and loved again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Chatterton, Thomas (1752-1770); Collins, William (1721-1759); Country Life; Green, Matthew (1696-1737); Nature; Poetry & Poets


NAZCA POTTERY, by JAVIER SOLOGUREN    Poem Source                
First Line: I recall that time when once I lived
Last Line: Soft forms faithful to the hand's caress
Subject(s): Country Life; Memory; Nature; Peru


NEW VERMONT NAMES, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I used to like the lowery days
Last Line: And every horsepond crystal lake.
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Vermont


NICO AND DORUS, by PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And are you there, old pas! In troth, I ever thought
Subject(s): Country Life


NO CONTINUING CITY, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The train with its smoke and its rattle went on
Last Line: "at this time next year."
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Farewell; Landscape; English; Parting


NO ONE KNOWS THE COUNTRYSIDE, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night I heard the eager rain
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Country Life


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


NORTH FORK REFLECTIONS, by DANIEL T. MORAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Behind cedar and clapboard
Last Line: As it climbs and descends once, %and again
Subject(s): Country Life


NORTHERN MICHIGAN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On this back road the land
Last Line: Through the woods.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Country Life; Decay; Landscape; Michigan; Nature; Rot; Decadence


OCTOBER FIRE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A little flame breaks out
Subject(s): Country Life


ODE TO MASTER ANTHONY STAFFORD [TO HASTEN HIM INTO COUNTRY], by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, spur away, / I have no patience for a longer stay
Last Line: To civilise with graver notes our wits again.
Variant Title(s): Ode On Leaving The Great Town;an Ode To Mr Anthony Stafford To Hasten Him Into The Country
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Urban Life


ODE TO NIGHT, by CHARLES PLUMB    Poem Source                
First Line: Night, and her ornamented canopy
Subject(s): Country Life


ODES III, 23. TO PHIDYLE, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O phidyle, my country girl, if at the new moon
Last Line: No less welcome than the most sumptuous sacrifice
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


OF GARDENS, by FRANCIS BACON    Poem Source                
First Line: God almightie first planted a garden
Alternate Author Name(s): Verulam, Baron
Subject(s): Country Life


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


OH! THE OAK AND THE ASH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A north country maid up to london had strayed
Last Line: Are all growing green in my north country
Subject(s): Country Life;homesickness


OLD MAN MCGREW, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Ive never seen old man mcgrew in person
Last Line: But it wont be funny if someone find him dead
Subject(s): Country Life


OLD RURALITIES; A REGRET, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With joy all relics of the past I hail
Last Line: More touching is the death-bed than the bier!
Subject(s): Country Life


OLDEN LOVE-MAKING, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In time of yore when shepherds dwelt
Last Line: I will go learn the country life %or leave the lover's state
Variant Title(s): In Time Of Yor
Subject(s): Country Life


ON A COUNTRY ROAD BY SOME GRAZING LAND, by GERALD WALLERSTEIN    Poem Source                
Last Line: And I was thinking of bulls and lawyers, %lawyers and bulls
Subject(s): Country Life; Law And Lawyers; Nature


ON A COUNTRY ROAD IN MACEDONIA, by INGEMAR LECKIUS    Poem Source                
First Line: We are walking in september heat
Last Line: Compared to these features of light?
Subject(s): Country Life


ON A COUNTRY ROAD, A YOUNG MAN FALLS FORWARD AND GREETS REALITY, by ANDY WEAVER    Poem Source                
First Line: Nearby, a heron sits
Last Line: These broken branches %of metaphor
Subject(s): Country Life; Mankind; Reality; Walking


ON DWELLING, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Courtesies of good morning and good evening
Subject(s): Country Life


ON DWELLING, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Courtesies of good morning and good evening
Last Line: Like trees they murmur or like blackbirds sing %courtesies of good-morning and good-evening
Subject(s): Country Life


ON GRAY'S ELEGY, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text                
First Line: Go back beyond the electric light
Last Line: And you have gray and gray's good age.
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Gray, Thomas (1716-1771); Memory; English


ON MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, 1935, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Lodged against the mountain's collarbone
Subject(s): Country Life


ON PHILLIS' SICKNESS, FR. PHILLIS, by THOMAS LODGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How languisheth the primrose of love's garden?
Subject(s): Country Life; Sickness


ON WOOLACOMBE BEACH, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Unto his depths the ocean stirs
Subject(s): Country Life


ONE NIGHT MARLYCE JACOBSEN EXPRESSED HERSELF, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source                
First Line: Was the eve of her enlistment in the u.S. Army %out at the holy rosary church
Last Line: Glow from the golden moon above it in the west
Subject(s): Adolescence; Boys; Country Life; Prairies; Women


ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ecce autem duro fumans sub vomere taurus
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Country Life


OPEN AIR, by T. FARQUHARSON    Poem Text                
First Line: With the open air and a leisurely life
Last Line: He's never a thought for money.
Subject(s): Country Life


OUR FATHER AT 80 HAS MOVED TO THE COUNTRY WHERE, by MARTHA RHODES    Poem Source                
First Line: He's no longer poisoned
Last Line: (squirrels steeping in wine)
Subject(s): Aging; Country Life; Fathers


OUT HERE, by MICHAEL CHITWOOD    Poem Source                
First Line: When rogers intersects eubanks
Last Line: Of skin unpronounceable on the macadam
Subject(s): Country Life


OVID'S LISTS, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Valle sub umbrosa locus est, adspurgine multa
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Country Life


OXFORDSHIRE GUY FAWKES' SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "remember, remember / the fifth of november"
Last Line: And the worse for you
Subject(s): "country Life;gunpowder Plot;oxfordshire, England;" Guy Fawkes


PAN'S ANNIVERSARY, SELS., by BEN JONSON                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Mythology - Classical; Pan (mythology)


PAN'S HOLIDAY, by JAMES SHIRLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Woodmen, shepherds, come away
Variant Title(s): Holiday In Arcadi
Subject(s): Country Life


PASTORAL REVEILLE, by JOHN FLETCHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shepherds, rise and shake off sleep
Variant Title(s): The Priest's Morning Son
Subject(s): Country Life


PHILLIS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Phillis, a herd-maid dainty
Subject(s): Country Life


PHILOMELA: PHILOMELA'S SECOND ODE, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was frosty winter-season
Last Line: Sigh'd, and rose, and went away.
Subject(s): Country Life; Deception; Love - Complaints; Nature


PIG'S HEAVEN INN, by ARTHUR SZE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): China; Country Life


PISCATORIE ECLOGUES, SELS., by PHINEAS FLETCHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah wretched swains, that live in fishers trade
Subject(s): Country Life


PLATE TALK, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Batter catcher %oh man
Last Line: I hit it %he out
Subject(s): Country Life


PLEASANT COUNTY MAYING SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: In this merry maying time
Subject(s): Country Life


PLEASURES OF TOWN AND COUNTRY, by THOMAS FITZGERALD    Poem Text                
First Line: No! No! 'tis in vain, in this turbulent town
Last Line: "would be sentenced to dig in the mine?"
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Country Life


POEM ON RETURNING TO DWELL IN THE COUNTRY, by T'AO CH'IEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In youth I had nothing
Last Line: Now I am able %to return again to nature
Alternate Author Name(s): T'ao Yuan-ming; Tao Yuanming; Tao Qian
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); Country Life


POET AND NATURALIST, by F. Z. S. LILFORD    Poem Source                
First Line: Somewhere about 1860 my brother met
Subject(s): Country Life


POSTCARD, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Days are cubes of light
Last Line: Some days I go looking for the sky
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Nebraska; Sky; Agriculture; Farmers


PRAYER FOR A CITY CHILD, by DOROTHY P. ALBAUGH    Poem Text                
First Line: I am not rich enough, dear god
Last Line: To claim his heritage.
Subject(s): Country Life


PRAYER TO TIME, by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Move onward, time, and bring us sooner free
Subject(s): Country Life


PREGNANCY, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Inside the pomegranate is the blue sky
Subject(s): Wisconsin; Paris, France; Animals; City & Town Life; Country Life


PRELUDE (BOOKS 1-14), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze
Last Line: In beauty exalted, as it is itself %of quality and fabric more divine
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Sleep; Travel


PRICE OF HONOR, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: You cheated he shouted
Last Line: Were paying the price
Subject(s): Country Life


PROPHETIC DESIRES, by WILLIAM STRODE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why are not yet my christals malleable
Subject(s): Country Life


PROSPERO [OR, CLOUDS], by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You do look, my son, in a moved sort
Subject(s): Country Life


PROVINCIA, by FRANCISCO CARRILLO    Poem Source                
First Line: Six o'clock. The cathedral blesses
Last Line: Save you from total softening of the brain
Subject(s): Country Life; Peru; Tradition; Travel


PURCHASE OF SMALL SECRETS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Along this bank %ill make no sound
Last Line: Of an afternoon %of silence
Subject(s): Country Life


QUALITIES OF DARKNESS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: I snap off my light
Last Line: Holding back %the darkness
Subject(s): Country Life


QUESTION OF CONTROL, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: If you need %to be
Last Line: That %concept
Subject(s): Country Life


RABBIT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I s'pose it takes a feller 'at's be'n
Last Line: Fer eatin' purposes!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Rabbits; Youth; Hares


RAIN AND SUNSHINE, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was out in the country
Last Line: And sunshine of home!
Subject(s): Country Life; Weather


RALEIGH WAS RIGHT, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We cannot go to the country
Last Line: For the country will bring us no peace
Subject(s): Country Life; Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


RALEIGH WAS RIGHT (FIRST VERSION), by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: We cannot go to the country
Subject(s): Country Life; Decay; Dramatists; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Nostalgia; Plays & Playwrights ; Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618); Rot; Decadence; Dramatists


RALEIGH WAS RIGHT (FIRST VERSION), by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We cannot go to the country
Last Line: For the country will bring us no peace
Subject(s): Country Life; Decay; Dramatists; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Nostalgia; Plays And Playwrights; Raleigh, Sir Walter (1552-1618)


REBELLION, by STEPHEN CHALMERS    Poem Source                
First Line: To wake at morn, and hear a little laugh
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


RED COTTON NIGHT-CAP COUNTRY; OR, TURF AND TOWERS: PART 1, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And so, here happily we meet, fair friend
Last Line: A month ago: at vire they tried the case.
Subject(s): Normandy, France; Paris, France; Country Life


RED SKY AR NIGHT IS A SHEPHERD'S DELIGHT, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Country Life


REGULUS RETURNS TO CARTHAGE, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Atqui sciebat quae sibi barbarus
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Country Life


REPLY TO THE PROVINCES, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He writes from the provinces: it is
Subject(s): Country Life; Luxembourg Gardens, Paris


REPLY TO THE PROVINCES, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He writes from the provinces: it is
Last Line: Perhaps they are lying among the leaves, laughing, %pointingout for each other the brown faces in th
Subject(s): Country Life; Luxembourg Gardens, Paris


RETURNING TO DWELL IN GARDENS AND FIELDS: 1, by T'AO CH'IEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My youth felt no comfort in common things
Last Line: For long time I was kept inside a coop, %now again I return to the natural way
Alternate Author Name(s): T'ao Yuan-ming; Tao Yuanming; Tao Qian
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Country Life


REWARD, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Knee deep in alfalfa %my horse snort
Last Line: This one time please dont let me win
Subject(s): Country Life


RIOT'S CLIMBING OF A HILL, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now as an angler melancholy standing
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


RIVALS; A PASTORAL, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath a meadow bridge, whose arch was dry
Last Line: While richard turnd his comrades talk to join %and proudly s neerd to see his foe resign
Subject(s): Country Life


RIVER OXUS, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And night came down over the solemn waste
Subject(s): Country Life


ROAD TO EMMAUS, by CAROLYN MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: All around us, secrets are continually
Last Line: The kingdom is here, on the earth
Subject(s): Country Life; Roads; Truth


ROYAL ASPECTS OF THE EARTH, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone with natue's breathing things
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Country Life


RUBAIYAT OF DOC SIFERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you don't know doc sifers I'll jes' argy, here and now
Last Line: Tamam
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Country Life; Forests; Physicians; Sickness; Woods; Doctors; Illness


RURAL BLISS, by ANTHONY C. DEANE    Poem Text                
First Line: The poet is, or ought to be, a hater of the city
Last Line: As long as maud is there, you see, -- what matters all the rest?
Subject(s): Country Life; Happiness; Marriage; Poetry & Poets; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


RURAL EVENING, by JOHN BYRNE LEICESTER WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The whip cracks on the plough-team's flank
Last Line: And a fiddle scrambling after.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lancaster, William P.; Preston, George F.; De Tabley, 3d Baron; De Tabley, Lord
Subject(s): Country Life; Evening; Landscape; Sunset; Twilight


RURAL PROGRESS; OR WE'RE LIVIN' 'MOST IN TOWN, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: So you're sorry for us fellows
Last Line: Are a-livin' 'most in town.
Subject(s): Camping; Country Life; Fields; Towns; Camps; Summer Camps; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


RURAL SCENE AT EVENING, VIEWED FROM AFAR, by HUANG YUANJIE    Poem Source                
First Line: Fall grass fills the bank of the pond
Last Line: The stars and moon calmly preside over abundant frost
Subject(s): Country Life


RURAL SCENES, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I never saw a man in all my days
Last Line: To hearts, whose songs are gathered from the field.
Subject(s): Country Life


RURAL SPORTS; A GEORGIC INSCRIBED TO MR. POPE, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, who the sweets of rural life have known
Last Line: And with the fur-wrought fly delude the prey.
Subject(s): Country Life


RUSTIC CHILDHOOD, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No city primness train'd our feet
Last Line: O shining grass, and shady bough.
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Memory; Nostalgia; Childhood


RUSTIC WREATH, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With may's tomthumb and daisy come
Last Line: And only earth's rude rustic here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Country Life; England; Landscape; English


SAD SHEPHERD, SELS., by BEN JONSON                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life


SAILING SHIP, by JOAN BEGBIE    Poem Source                
First Line: Running his wistful blue eyes along the
Subject(s): Country Life


SATIRE: 16, by DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENALIS    Poem Text                
First Line: What vast prerogatives, my gallus, are
Last Line: Sometimes be lowzy, but be never poor.
Alternate Author Name(s): Juvenal
Subject(s): Country Life; Soldiers


SATIRE: 3, by DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENALIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Griev'd tho I am, an ancient friend
Last Line: And add new venom, when you write of rome.
Alternate Author Name(s): Juvenal
Variant Title(s): The Satires Of Juvenal And Persius: The Third Satire Of Juvenal
Subject(s): Country Life; Rome, Italy


SATYR'S SERVICE [OR FAREWELL],FR.THE FAITHFUL SHEPERDESS, by JOHN FLETCHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou divinest, fairest, brightest
Subject(s): Country Life


SCILLA'S METAMORPHOSIS: MELANCHOLY, by THOMAS LODGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The earth, late choked with showers
Last Line: I sad and pensive wholly.
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Melancholy; Dejection


SEALESS WORLD, by JOAN CAMPBELL    Poem Source                
First Line: If when I come to paradise
Subject(s): Country Life


SHAKESPEARE'S FLOWER, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shakespeare's flower? %the wild rose
Subject(s): Country Life


SHEPHEARDS CONTENT, SELS., by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He sits all day lowd-piping on a hill
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Country Life


SHEPHERD'S GARLAND, SELS., by MICHAEL DRAYTON                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Shepherds And Shepherdesses


SHEPHERD'S SORROW, BEING DISDAINED IN LOVE, by THOMAS LODGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Muses, help me; sorrow swarmeth
Last Line: How neglect my joys have daunted
Subject(s): Country Life


SHEPHERD'S SWAIN, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You, that at a blush can tell
Subject(s): Country Life


SHEPHERDESS, by FRANCO SACCHETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, mountain shepherdess, young and fair!
Last Line: And follow where they led me, everywhere
Subject(s): Country Life; Landscape; Shepherds And Shepherdesses


SHEPHERDESSES' GARLANDS, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The daisy scatter'd on each mead and down
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Country Life


SING-SONG; A NURSERY RHYME BOOK: 30, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Minnie and mattie
Last Line: And fat little may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Country Life


SMALL COUNTRIES, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In defense of whatever happens next, the navy of flat-bottomed
Last Line: Dark rush across the prairie towards him and over him
Subject(s): Country Life


SOLEMN LONG ENDURING PASSION, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wearie thoughts doe waite upon me
Subject(s): Country Life


SOLI CANTARE PERITI ARCADES, by ERNEST CHRISTOPHER DOWSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, I would live in a dairy
Last Line: Or, haply, marjorie.
Subject(s): Country Life


SOMEHOW, by ALAN CHARLES BROWNJOHN    Poem Source                
First Line: The north lancashire ballet group is coming
Last Line: Write soon, tell us your news, love to amanda
Subject(s): Country Life


SONG, by JEAN PASSERAT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shephard loveth thow me vell
Last Line: Like to thee, faire cruell may
Variant Title(s): Song Of Passera
Subject(s): Country Life


SONG AGAINST SPEED, by EDWARD VERRALL LUCAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of speed the savour and the sting
Subject(s): Country Life


SONG FOR A SUMMER'S DAY, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through fen and farmland walking
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life; Walking


SONG OF SOLOMON: THE SEASONS, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source                
First Line: Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away
Last Line: Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away
Subject(s): Country Life


SONG OF THE OPEN, by SARA HAMILTON BIRCHALL    Poem Source                
First Line: There's a whisper in the orchard, there's a laughter
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


SONG OF THE OPEN COUNTRY, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When lights are low, and the day has died
Last Line: That I am living right here in town.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Country Life


SONG ON LEAVING THE COUNTRY EARLY IN SPRING, by ANNE BATTEN CRISTALL    Poem Text                
First Line: While joy re-animates the fields
Last Line: O'er the unopened bud an unrefreshing shower.
Subject(s): Country Life; Farewell; Parting


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


SONNET, by ACTIUS SINCERUS SANNAZARIUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To heare my plaints faire river christalline
Alternate Author Name(s): Sannazaro, Jacopo; Sincerus
Subject(s): Country Life


SOPHIE'S BREASTS, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source                
First Line: Were important to us seventh grade boys
Last Line: Perhaps, then, I'd believe and be satisfied
Subject(s): Adolescence; Boys; Country Life; Dreams; Women


SPARROW, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When august hangs the bough with plums
Last Line: For men and birds of wit and taste.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): August; Cities; Country Life; Sparrows; Urban Life


SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE VERMONT LEGISLATURE, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We folks that went to district schools
Last Line: While we look on.
Subject(s): Country Life; Education; Schools; Teaching & Teachers; Vermont - Legislature; Students; Educators; Professors


SPIRIT, by THOMAS BROWNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is that gentle heat that brooded on
Subject(s): Country Life


SPIRIT-SHEPHERD, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What voice is that? My young lord? Speak again
Subject(s): Country Life


SPRING, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: The crow, adjusting one eye on me
Last Line: Nourish the vast, stagnant harvest-fields
Subject(s): Country Life; Harvest; Spring


SPRING IN A MOUNTAIN VILLAGE, by NOIN    Poem Source                
First Line: To a mountain village
Last Line: From the vespers bells
Subject(s): Country Life


SPRING NIGHT, by JACQUES DELAMAIN    Poem Source                
First Line: An evening towards the end of march. A gentle
Subject(s): Country Life


SPRING SCENE IN THE COUNTRY, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Singing, skipping, shaking back
Last Line: Youth to train is this, good mothers!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Country Life; Spring


STELLA AND MIRA, by PHINEAS FLETCHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mira, thine eyes are those twin heavenly powers
Subject(s): Country Life


STREAMS, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I so love water-laughter
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


SUBURBAN'S LIFE, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: Across his field the farmer trudged
Last Line: For the child of the city and land.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Suburbs; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


SUMMER (2), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter is cold-hearted, / spring is yea and nay
Last Line: That days drone elsewehere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Country Life; Summer


SUMMER HILL, by HENRY SPLAWN TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Seems like to me it ought to be winter hill
Last Line: The blade bite wood. Sound can't keep up with light
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Neighbors; Country Life


SUMMER IN A SMALL TOWN, by LINDA GREGG    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When the men leave me
Last Line: I walk back across the mown lawn loving the smell and the houses so completely it leaves my heart em
Subject(s): Absence; Happiness; Country Life


SUMMER'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT: SPRING, by THOMAS NASHE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king
Last Line: Spring! The sweet spring!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nash, Thomas+(1)
Variant Title(s): Spring Song;the Birds In Spring;song Of Ver And His Train;spring
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Nature; Spring; Dead, The


SUNSET - HERNDON, IA 1979, by RYAN G. VAN CLEAVE    Poem Source                
First Line: The old brown barn
Last Line: No neon, no traffic lights %nothing but ghostly miles
Subject(s): Country Life; Evening


SUNSET CLOUDS, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish
Subject(s): Country Life


TALKING TO THE WOODS IN SPRING, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: We werent worth much %last fall
Last Line: Roots %dont you
Subject(s): Country Life


TAM O' SHANTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When chapman [or, chapmen] billies leave the street
Last Line: Remember tan o'shanter's mare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fairies; Elves


TEMPEST, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Love; Sea


THAMES, by IZAAK WALTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This glorious river feeleth the violence
Alternate Author Name(s): Walton, Isaac
Subject(s): Country Life


THE APOLOGY, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chide not if here you haply find
Last Line: The country love, the country blush!
Subject(s): Country Life; Muses; Youth


THE BIRD-BOY, by ROBERT BLOOMFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far weightier cares and wider scenes expand
Last Line: And curses on thee break his midnight rest.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE BLACKBIRD IN TOWN, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the stone-prisoned tree
Last Line: Through the spring nights and days.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Blackbirds; Country Life; Singing & Singers; Towns


THE BUDDING OF THE ORCHARD, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! The budding of the orchard
Last Line: Are returning through the dusk.
Subject(s): Country Life; June; Orchards


THE CALL, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Joy stands on the hilltops
Last Line: Some day I'll be there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Country Life


THE CALL OF THE COUNTRYSIDE, by J. M. MEADOR    Poem Text                
First Line: The hum of the motor and whir of the wheel
Last Line: Where the winds and waters meet.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE CIT'S COUNTRY BOX, by ROBERT LLOYD (1733-1764)    Poem Text                
First Line: The wealthy cit, grown old in trade, / now wishes for the rural shade
Last Line: To stare about them, and to eat.
Subject(s): Country Life; Marriage; Roads; Travel; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


THE CITY LIMITS, by ARCHIE RANDOLPH AMMONS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you consider the radiance, that it does not withold
Alternate Author Name(s): Ammons, A. R.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE COUNTRY CHILD, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The country child has fragrances
Last Line: And in his cheeks old roses blow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Innocence; Memory; Mothers; Childhood


THE COUNTRY FAITH, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in the country's heart
Last Line: And the best of all!
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Religion; Theology


THE COUNTRY GIRL'S FAREWELL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Farewell ye hills and valleys
Last Line: What lies to a beau?
Subject(s): Country Life;farewell;girls; Parting


THE COUNTRY GRAVEYARD, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: Close beside the winding highway
Last Line: Of god's home beyond the skies.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Country Life; Death; Graveyards; Dead, The


THE COUNTRY LIFE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Happy is a country life! Happy is a country life!
Last Line: "age has no pain, nor youth a snare"
Subject(s): Country Life


THE COUNTRY LIFE, by RICHARD HENRY STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not what we would, but what we must
Last Line: Will then be beaten to the plough.
Subject(s): Country Life; Home


THE COUNTRY LIFE, TO THE HONOURED M. END. PORTER, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet country life, to such unknown
Last Line: Caetera desunt--
Subject(s): Country Life; Courts & Courtiers; Porter, Endymion (1587-1649); Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


THE COUNTRY LIFE; BALLAD TO A FRENCH TUNE, by PATRICK CAREY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fondlings! Keep to th' city
Last Line: You see's in the country got.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE COUNTRY RETREAT, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh lone and lovely solitude
Last Line: Is what the city yields.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Country Life


THE COUNTRY WALK, by JOHN DYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning's fair, the lusty sun
Last Line: And not alone and solitary stray!
Variant Title(s): The Yellow Barn
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Country Life; Fields; Mountains; Wood; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE CRICKET BAT SINGS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "willow and cane is all I am, with a wisp of waxen thread"
Last Line: "willow and cane is all I am, yet look at the hosts I sway"
Subject(s): Country Life;cricket (game);sports


THE DESERTED VILLAGE, by OLIVER GOLDSMITH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet auburn! Loveliest village of the plain
Last Line: As rocks resist the billows and the sky.
Subject(s): Country Life; Freedom; Lishoy, Ireland; Mothers; Religion; Social Protest; Villages; Liberty; Theology


THE END OF A DAY IN THE PROVINCES, by JULES LAFORGUE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Passed the end of a day in the provinces
Last Line: Bombay.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 1, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! I the man, whose muse whylome did maske
Last Line: More mild, in beastly kind, then that her beastly foe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 2, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Right well I wote most mighty soueraine
Last Line: And to be easd of that base burden still did erne.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 3, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It falls me here to write of chastity
Last Line: The redcrosse knight diverst, but forth rode britomart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 4, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rugged forhead that with grave foresight
Last Line: That since their days such lovers were not found elswhere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 5, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So oft as I with state of present time
Last Line: We on his first adventure may him forward send.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 6, CANTOS 1-3, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The waies, through which my weary steps I guyde
Last Line: That in another canto shall to end be brought.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FAERIE QUEENE: BOOK 7. TWO CANTOS OF MUTABILITY, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What man that sees the ever-whirling wheele
Last Line: O that great sabbaoth god graunt me that sabaoths sight!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): Chaucer, Geoffrey (1342-1400); Country Life; England; Fables; Knights & Knighthood; Language; Morality; Poetry & Poets; Sleep; Virtue; English; Allegories; Words; Vocabulary; Ethics


THE FINE LADY'S LIFE, by HENRY CAREY (1687-1743)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What though they call me country lass
Last Line: "with a 'stand by! Clear the way!'"
Subject(s): Country Life; Women


THE FLEECE: BOOK 1, by JOHN DYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The care of sheep, the labours of the loom
Last Line: To listen; and to view the joyous scene.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Fields; Food & Eating; Hunting; Sheep; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Hunters


THE FLITTING, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've left my own old home of homes
Last Line: Where castles stood & grandeur died
Subject(s): Country Life


THE FLYING GANG, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I served my time, in the days gone by
Last Line: For the boys of the flying gang.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Childhood


THE GARDENER'S DAUGHTER, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning is the morning of the day
Last Line: Now the most blessed memory of mine age.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Country Life; Gardens & Gardening; Landscape; Love


THE GEATE A-VALLEN TO, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the zunsheen ov our zummers
Last Line: The geäte a-vallèn to.
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Family Life; Fences; Childhood; Relatives


THE HILLS, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is not destitute of lore
Last Line: Here may I live and die!
Variant Title(s): Beauties Of The Cumberland
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature


THE HOCK-CART, OR HARVEST HOME, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come sons of summer, by whose toile
Last Line: But for to make it spring againe.
Subject(s): Country Life; Harvest


THE HYACINTHS, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take the good ashplant; stuff the old grey cap
Last Line: Leap up with immortality in your breast!
Subject(s): Country Life; Spring


THE INVITATION, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, thrushes, blackcaps, finches, all
Last Line: Through all this leafy county!
Subject(s): Birds; Country Life; Courtship


THE INVITATION FROM A COUNTRY COTTAGE, by MARTHA (FOWKE) SANSOM    Poem Text                
First Line: Close to the fireside confined
Last Line: Where all things wear an honest face.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE KNAPSACK TRAIL, by EDWIN OSGOOD GROVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I like the wide and common road
Last Line: Till sudden—we are there!
Subject(s): Country Life; Roads; Paths; Trails


THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I will arise and go now, and go to innisfree
Last Line: I hear it in the deep heart's core.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Contentment; Country Life; Imagination; Inland Waters; Innisfree, Ireland; Islands; Lakes; Life Change Events; Nature; Sligo, County (ireland); Solitude; Vision; Fancy; Pools; Ponds; Loneliness


THE LITTLE BROOK OVER THE HILL, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The little brook over the hill that my childhood / knew
Last Line: That had swept with death the little brook over the hill.
Subject(s): Brooks; Country Life; Death; Mountains; Streams; Creeks; Dead, The; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE MAKER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God made the country
Last Line: Of great renown?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life; Creation; God; Mankind; Towns; Human Race


THE MENAGERIE, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All living creatures seem to throng the road
Last Line: That's suffering to croak.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE WALNUT-TREE OF BOARSTELL: ECLOGUE, by WILLIAM BASSE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jasper a swayne vpon the cotswold hill
Last Line: (at the desire of iasper) thus repeated.
Subject(s): Country Life; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Walnuts


THE MIDNITE SHOW, by JONATHAN WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Red-wigglers, night-crawlers
Subject(s): Country Life


THE MILKMAIDS EPITHALAMIUM, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Joy to the bridegroom and the bride
Last Line: To get a man to pity me.
Subject(s): Country Life; Wedding Song; Epithalamium


THE MOOR, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where yonder leaning hill-side roves
Last Line: But pass no door of man's abode.
Subject(s): Country Life; Moors (land)


THE MOURNING GARMENT: THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SHEPHERD AND HIS WIFE, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was near a thicky shade
Last Line: Was not more in thessaly.
Subject(s): Country Life; Marriage; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE NEED OF BEING VERSED IN COUNTRY THINGS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The house had gone to bring again
Last Line: Not to believe the phoebes wept.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE NEW COTTAGE, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: On earth two lovers can you meet more thrilled and overjoyed than
Last Line: The vale of charms that never cease?
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Rain


THE ODYSSEY: THE GARDENS OF ALCINOUS, by HOMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Close to the gates a spacious garden lies
Last Line: The people one, and one supplies the king.
Subject(s): Country Life; Gardens & Gardening; Mythology - Classical; Ulysses; Odysseus


THE OLD LOVE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of my door I step into
Last Line: In the green wood to walk with her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life


THE OLD MAN'S WISH, by WALTER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I live to grow old (for I find I go down)
Last Line: Without gout or stone, by a gentle decay.'
Subject(s): Country Life; Old Age


THE OLD WIVES' [OR WIFE'S] TALE, by GEORGE PEELE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How now, fellow frolic! What, all amort?
Last Line: Breakfast.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE OPEN STEEPLECHASE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had ridden over hurdles up the country once or twice
Last Line: Send us word each race you start in and we'll back you every time.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Horses; Racing


THE OPTIMIST, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Turbid from london's noise and smoke
Last Line: Since I am happy, all is good.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE ORCHARD FEAST, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, leave the ladders hidden up the boughs
Last Line: And lift our loads between us and go home.
Subject(s): Country Life; Food & Eating


THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD: PASTORAL 3. THE HAPPY COUNTRYMAN, by NICHOLAS BRETON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who can live in heart so glad
Last Line: To become a country lad!
Variant Title(s): The Country Lad;worldly Paradise;merry Country Lad
Subject(s): Country Life


THE PASTURE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm going out to clean the pasture spring
Last Line: I sha'n't be gone long. - you come too.
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life


THE POET GOES TO INDIANA, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll tell you a half-dozen things
Subject(s): Indiana; Country Life


THE POET IN ITALY; IMITATED AFTER RENATO RINALDI'S 'IL GIROVAGO', by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A ragged sweet little fellow
Last Line: "death comes, with a grin, to see."
Subject(s): Country Life; Italy; Poetry & Poets; Italians


THE POET'S PETITION, by JOSIAH RELPH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If phoebus his poet's petition would crown
Last Line: To virtue's improvement, and vice's decay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Relph, Joseph
Subject(s): Country Life; Poetry & Poets


THE PREACHER, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As if the one tree you love so well and hardly
Subject(s): Old Age; Nature; Social Commentgaries; Country Life; Death; Dead, The


THE PROCTORSVILLE AND WINDSOR, VERMONT, STAGE, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was 'round the wide-eyed age
Last Line: You bet, he glorified that stage.
Subject(s): Country Life; Vermont


THE RUINED INN, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the highway stands a ruined inn
Last Line: That time of sunrise and of boyish dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Country Life


THE RURAL PIPE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, chide me not because my pipe oft sings
Last Line: His airs sicilian and his message clear.
Subject(s): Country Life; Forests; Love; Singing & Singers; Woods; Songs


THE SECOND ANTEMASQUE, by ELIZABETH BRACKLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have lost my melch cow
Last Line: Pr. And our purses they are empty.
Subject(s): Country Life; Cows; Singing & Singers; Songs


THE SECOND DAYES LAMENTATION OF THE AFFECTIONATE SHEPHEARD, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Next morning when the golden sunne was risen
Last Line: Forswearing love, and all his fond delight.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Country Life


THE SHADED POOL, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A laughing knot of village maids
Last Line: And laura's are the lips I sing.
Subject(s): Baths & Bathing; Country Life; Lakes; Women; Showers & Showering; Pools; Ponds


THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: APRIL, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, good hobbinoll, what garres thee
Last Line: And twincling starres the daylight hence chase.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Subject(s): April; Country Life; Elizabeth I, Queen Of England (1533-1603


THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER: MAY, by EDMUND SPENSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is not thilke the mery moneth of may
Last Line: I hold it best for us home to hye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clout, Colin
Variant Title(s): The Old Shepherd's May Song
Subject(s): Country Life; May (month); Religion; Theology


THE SHEPHERD'S CONTENT, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the kindes of common countrey life
Last Line: And never wake till marble-stones shall weepe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Country Life; Shepherds & Shepherdesses; Contentment


THE SHEPHERD'S HUNTING: THE FOURTH EGLOGUE, by GEORGE WITHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Philaret on willy calls
Last Line: If thou come next holy-day.
Subject(s): Brooke, Christopher (1570-1628); Browne, William (1591-1645); Country Life; Ferrar, William (17th Century); Prisons & Prisoners


THE SIX ROAD ENDS, by WILL CAREW    Poem Text                
First Line: When folks hae got the meetin' an' sabbath dinner ower
Last Line: "courtin' on the sabbath near the ""six road ends."
Subject(s): Ireland; Country Life


THE SOLDIERS OF THE PLOUGH, FR. THE HAPPY HARVESTERS, by CHARLES SANGSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No maiden dream, nor fancy theme
Last Line: Man's labour must provide it.
Subject(s): Country Life; Farm Life; Plowing & Plowmen; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SONG, by JONES VERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I would sing of crooked streams and fields
Last Line: By hill and grove, by field and stream delayed.
Subject(s): Country Life


THE SPIRE, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the bavarian steeple, on the hour,
Subject(s): Clocks; Time; Country Life; Nature


THE SPRING CALL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down wessex way, when spring's a-shine
Last Line: To call is 'pret-ty de-urr!'
Subject(s): Country Life


THE TABLES TURNED, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up! Up! My friend, and clear your looks
Last Line: That watches and receives.
Subject(s): Country Life; Environment; Nature; Religion; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Theology


THE TARIFF, by GEORGE HENRY BOKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rather, my people, let thy youths parade
Subject(s): Trade; Country Life


THE TASK: BOOK 3. THE GARDEN, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As one who, long in thickets and in brakes
Last Line: For whom god heard his abraham plead in vain.
Subject(s): Country Life; Gardens & Gardening; Truth


THE TASK: BOOK 4. THE WINTER EVENING, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! 'tis the twanging horn o'er yonder bridge
Last Line: Found here that leisure and that ease I wished.
Subject(s): Country Life; Winter


THE TASK: BOOK 6. THE WINTER WALK AT NOON, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is in souls a sympathy with sounds
Last Line: Whose approbation prosper--even mine.
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Bells; Country Life; Winter; Animal Abuse; Vivisection


THE TRAIL, by AMY BRUNER ALMY    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, I am out where I belong
Last Line: Where all the stars look down!
Subject(s): Country Life


THE TWO LOVES, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: I have two loves, and one is dark
Last Line: Whose windows look cross-eyed at shadows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Country Life; London


THE USEFUL PLOUGH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: A country life is sweet!
Last Line: To follow the useful plough
Variant Title(s): The Useful Plow
Subject(s): Country Life


THE VALE OF LONSDALE, LANCASHIRE, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I could no tdwell here, it is all too fair
Last Line: Between the placid scene, and its unrest.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Country Life; Lancashire, England


THE VILLAGE, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The village life, and every care that reigns
Last Line: Still it flows on, and shall for ever flow.
Subject(s): Country Life; Freedom; Justice; Liberty


THE VISIT, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the snowdrop goes to town
Last Line: And weariness falls from the shoulders.
Subject(s): Country Life; Walking


THE VOICE, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I went down the hill I heard
Last Line: Elizabeth! Elizabeth!
Subject(s): Country Life; Memory


THE WAKE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come anthea let us two
Last Line: Then to want the wake next yeare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Holidays; New Year


THE WAR THAT ISN'T WHAT YOU THINK, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The little wind I saw curving and lifting
Last Line: Where she grazes the horizon down to nothing
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Horses; Humanity; Nature


THE WISH, SELECTION, by ROBERT DODSLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Might I a small estate possess
Last Line: "as that its noise and hurry mayn't offend."
Subject(s): Country Life


THE WISH; WRITTEN IN IMITATION OF POPE'S 'ODE ON SOLITUDE', by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "grant me, ye powers, some blest retreat"
Last Line: Bring sylvia there!
Subject(s): Contentment;country Life;solitude; Loneliness


THEM COUNTRY FOLKS, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, hello, jim mccracken, / come, shake er finger, do
Last Line: En murder er chicken en churn.
Subject(s): Country Life; Courtship


THERE IS ALWAYS A LITTLE WIND, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Country Life; Graveyards


THEREFORE DOES TERROR HAUNT THY SOLITUDE, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Country Life


THEY HAVEN'T HEARD THE WEST IS OVER, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So that no one should forget, and no one be forgotten -- isn't that
Last Line: Arms to the north, and the road from here keeps going, as if it were going somewhere
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Disappeared Persons; Funerals; Mountains; Trees; Wyoming; Dead, The; Missing Persons; Burials; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THOUGHTS ON WINTER, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Few long-time city dwellers who move to the country for peace and quiet
Last Line: I was able to accomplish all that in just three hours, and the guys at the firestone didn't get a ce
Subject(s): Winter; Country Life


TO A COUNTRY COUSIN, by HENRY SAMBROOKE LEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cruel cousin kate, you ask me
Last Line: In an album out of town.
Subject(s): Country Life; Cousins; Poetry & Poets


TO A FRIEND IN THE COUNTRY, by OLIVER ST. JOHN GOGARTY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You like the country better than the town
Subject(s): Country Life


TO A FRIEND SETTLED IN THE COUNTRY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Richard, the lot which fate to thee has given
Last Line: Sweet solace to the wearied soul can yield.
Subject(s): Cities; Comfort; Country Life; Fate; Soldiers; Urban Life; Destiny


TO AMARILLIS, by WILLIAM BYRD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though amarillis daunce in green
Subject(s): Country Life


TO B., by EDWARD VERRALL LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone, the country life - how sweet
Last Line: With you are sweeter still.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO JANE: THE INVITATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Best and brightest, come away!
Last Line: In the universal sun.
Variant Title(s): The Invitation
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Williams, Jane


TO MADAM S---AT THE COURT, by ELIZABETH SINGER ROWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, prethee, leave the courts
Last Line: Can here procure for thee.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO MISS LAETITIA VAN LEWEN AT A COUNTRY ASSIZE, by CONSTANTIA (CRAWLEY) GRIERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The fleeting birds may soon in ocean sing
Last Line: Of your constantia.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO MY FRIEND GILBERT NEVILLE, FROM WREST, by THOMAS CAREW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I breathe, sweet ghib, the temperate air of wrest
Last Line: To keep the memory of our arms alive.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO MY FRIEND, MR. JOHN ANDERSON, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You that the city life embrace
Last Line: To wish thee here, jack.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO THE COUNTESS OF POMFRET: LIFE AT RICHKINGS, by FRANCES (THYNNE) SEYMOUR    Poem Text                
First Line: We sometimes ride, and sometimes walk
Last Line: And find enough to blame within.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hertford, Countess Of; Somerset, Duchess Of
Subject(s): Country Life


TO THE MAIDS TO WALKE ABROAD, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come sit we under yonder tree
Last Line: A kiss to each; and so we'l end.
Subject(s): Country Life


TO---- ----, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With memory's eyes I see to-day
Last Line: We're far apart to-day!
Subject(s): Country Life; Love; Memory


TODAY I HAD TO, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Today I said it
Last Line: Seemed like I had to
Subject(s): Country Life


TOMORROW, by JOHN COLLINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the downhill of life when I find I'm declining
Last Line: May become everlasting to-morrow.
Subject(s): Country Life; Retirement


TOWN AND COUNTRY, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For I was reared %in the great city, pent
Subject(s): Country Life


TOWN AND COUNTRY, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowers are blooming in the woods, the
Last Line: "when the sun goes down, if I can chase myself to town, to see the movie shows."
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Roses; Towns; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


TOWN AND COUNTRY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They's a predjudice allus 'twixt country and town
Last Line: Fer theyr gran'pap to waller 'em round!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Forests; Prejudice; Urban Life; Woods; Bias; Intolerance


TOWN AND COUNTRY, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've thought, my cousin, it's extremely queer
Last Line: And mean to come again another year.
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Urban Life


TRANSFORMATION, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Sitting outside the small house near the orchard
Last Line: She cocks her head at the applesound
Subject(s): Books; Country Life; Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); Memory


TRAVELLER'S REST, by CICELY FOX SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you are tired of the long road and the open sky
Subject(s): Country Life


TREASURE HUNTER, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: Walking down %from the ridge
Last Line: Cradling my newest treasure %my turtle shell
Subject(s): Country Life


TREE-TOP ROAD, by MAY LOUISE RILEY SMITH    Poem Source                
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Mary Louise Riley
Subject(s): Country Life; Religion


TREED, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: There a squirrel %up that tree
Last Line: Is a good place %to be
Subject(s): Country Life


TRIALS OF A SPRING POET, by JULIAN FRANCIS SMITH    Poem Text                
First Line: I sat me down beneath a tree
Last Line: In safety in the city.
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Creative Ability; Urban Life; Inspiration; Creativity


TWENTY WAYS TO TIE A SARONG, by MARCIA SOUTHWICK    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm fleeing the city - back to pine trees
Last Line: We can always go to yuca, the [or, that] cuban upscale club for show-biz types
Subject(s): Abandonment; Country Life; Nature


TWO VOICES, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet are the lanes and the hedges, the fields made red with the clover
Last Line: And the sun of freedom shall shine across our graves to the ages!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Freedom; Socialism; Urban Life; Liberty


UNCLE DAN'L IN TOWN OVER SUNDAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cain't git used to city ways
Last Line: Wisht I hed you home with me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Country Life; Sabbath; Towns; Sunday


UNTIL WE BUILT A CABIN, by AILEEN FISHER    Poem Source                
First Line: When we lived in a city
Last Line: Stars there really are!
Subject(s): Country Life; Stars


UPON HIMSELF (1), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, leave this loathed country-life, and then
Last Line: Though granges do not love thee, cities shall.
Subject(s): Country Life


VACATION HINTS FOR YOUNG VERMONTERS, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! All you young vermonters
Last Line: The state you're living in.
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Country Life; Deer; Hunting; Mountain Life - Vermont; Vacation; Camps; Summer Camps; Hunters


VACATION IN THE COUNTRY, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I lived in the country every day
Last Line: To find some place to hide, and stay behind.
Subject(s): Children; Country Life; Vacation; Childhood


VALE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now may deep country beckon and ope and
Last Line: And let him walk with thee about thy shepherd's business.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Country Life; Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


VERMONT IN LATE SEPTEMBER, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The roadside bloom I saw last week
Last Line: The goldenrod and asters.
Subject(s): Country Life; Roads; Travel; Vermont; Paths; Trails; Journeys; Trips


VERMONT WILD FLOWERS IN AUGUST, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild flowers all vermonters love
Last Line: The chickory and lady's lace.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fields; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Harvest; Mountain Life - Vermont; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


VOICES, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day with anxious heart and wondering ear
Last Line: The speech and music of immortal things.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Country Life


WALKING AROUND A BEND ON A COUNTRY ROAD, by GERALD WALLERSTEIN    Poem Source                
Last Line: Wondering if that was the form %my own fury took
Subject(s): Country Life


WANDERER'S NIGHT-SONG [NACHTLIED], by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ueber allen gipfeln
Subject(s): Country Life


WE CAME THEN TO THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY I EVER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Country Life


WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY, by CAROLYN D. WRIGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How water is run
Last Line: Unexpected company %or %tipped back in a ladderback %watching ants %climb up your arm
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, C. D.
Subject(s): Calm; Country Life


WESTERN CIVILIZATION, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That woman still lives at her ranch
Last Line: That just now shaded your eyes
Subject(s): Country Life; Nature; Stars; Wyoming


WHEN BROADWAY WAS A COUNTRY ROAD, by CHARLES COLEMAN STODDARD    Poem Text                
First Line: No rushing cars, nor tramping feet
Last Line: To broadway as a country road.
Subject(s): Broadway, New York City; Country Life; U.s. - History


WHEN FORTH THE SHEPHERD LEADS THE FLOCK, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Never sighing alas!
Subject(s): Country Life


WHEN YOU WALK, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you walk in a field
Last Line: The beautiful clouds go by!
Subject(s): Cities; Country Life; Walking; Urban Life


WHISTLING IN SPRING, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: In the top %of my cedar tree
Last Line: Spring is coming %spring is coming
Subject(s): Country Life


WHOSE TREE IS THIS, by DAVID L. HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: The tree of the owl
Last Line: Beware %look up
Subject(s): Country Life


WILDERNESS IS TAMED, by ELIZABETH JANE COATSWORTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The axe has cut the forest down
Last Line: The rivers bridged, the new towns named
Alternate Author Name(s): Beston, Henry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Country Life; Frontier And Pioneer Life


WITHOUT KNOWING WHY, by SEBASTIAN SALAZAR BONDY    Poem Source                
First Line: One morning of ancestral ash
Last Line: Why did they discover this last savage land?
Subject(s): Ancestors And Ancestry; Country Life; Native Americans


WOMAN WALKING, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An oblique cloud of purple smoke
Last Line: I might well see you oftener.
Subject(s): Country Life; Women; Desire


WOODLANDS, by JOHN FLETCHER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shepherd, I pray thee stay. Where hast
Subject(s): Country Life


WRITING ON NAPKINS AT THE SUNSHINE CLUB; MACON, GEORGIA 1970, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rock-o-la plays country and western
Last Line: Even the low belch of the brunette behind the flippers.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Country Life; Country Music; Poetry & Poets; Southern States; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; South (u.s.)