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"INDEPENDENCE BELL - JULY 4, 1776", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a tumult in the city
Last Line: "which, please god, shall never die!"
Subject(s): American Revolution;fourth Of July;liberty Bell;patriotism; Independence Day


14-FEB-89, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source            
First Line: North's lawyers say he'll claim a cover-up
Last Line: The roses you brought have opened
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Social Protest; Valentine's Day


1X1 (ONE TIMES ONE): 20, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if a much of a which of a wind
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; War; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


1X1 (ONE TIMES ONE): 20, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What if a much of a which of a wind
Last Line: The most who die, the more we live
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; War


A BACHELOR'S VALENTINE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: If I were younger, mary jane
Last Line: And she will love me dearly!
Subject(s): Courtship; Holidays; Love - Complaints; Man-woman Relationships; Single People; Valentine's Day; Youth; Male-female Relations; Bachelors; Unmarried People


A BALLAD OF HEROES, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you passed, and now are not
Last Line: The deeds you wrought are not in vain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Heroism; Holidays; Memorial Day; Heroes; Heroines; Declaration Day


A BLUE VALENTINE; FOR ALINE, by ALFRED JOYCE KILMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Monsignore / right reverend bishop valentinus
Last Line: "for wearing a blue gown."
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce
Subject(s): Holidays; Kilmer, Aline (1888-1941); Love - Marital; Valentine's Day; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


A CHILD'S DAY, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a little child
Last Line: And dead leaves on a grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Children; Day; Memory; Spring; Childhood


A CREED, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, let me not in service lag
Last Line: The starry flag which flies above.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fourth Of July; American Flag; Independence Day


A DAY OF DAYS, by WILLIAM ALLINGHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each rose before the sun, and saw the moon
Last Line: King love had all the stars for diadem.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pollex, D.; Walker, Patricius
Subject(s): Day; Hearts; Love


A DAY-DREAMER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Since coming from the land of dreams is lonely
Last Line: Wherein who loveth dreams shall have his fill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Nightmares


A FIDDLER'S VALENTINE, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pretty player, from thy strings
Last Line: Kiss, and say good-bye to me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Fiddles; Holidays; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; Valentine's Day


A GEORGIA VOLUNTEER, by MARY ASHLEY TOWNSEND    Poem Text            
First Line: Far up the lonely mountain-side
Last Line: A georgia volunteer.
Alternate Author Name(s): Xariffa
Subject(s): American Civil War; Georgia (state); Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History; Declaration Day


A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: They ask me if I've ever thought
Subject(s): Earth; Judgment Day; World; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


A LOVELY DAY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: A cloudless path from east to west
Last Line: And die, as he has died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Day


A LYKE-WAKE DIRGE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "this ae nighte [night], this ae nighte [night]"
Last Line: And christ receive thy saule [soul]
Variant Title(s): The Cleveland Lyke Wake Dirge
Subject(s): Death;judgment Day;wakes; "dead, The;end Of The World;doomsday;fall Of Man;


A MASQUE OF THE TIMES O' DAY, by FORD MADOX FORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the dawn, beloved by those that watch
Last Line: These too shall pass away.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hueffer, Ford Hermann; Hueffer, Ford Madox
Subject(s): Day; Plays & Playwrights ; Time; Dramatists


A MEDITATION IN SEVEN DAYS, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: If your mother is a jew, you are a jew
Subject(s): Day; Jews - Women; Meditation


A MEMORIAL DAY POEM FOR THE CONFEDERACY, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wearing the gray, wearing the gray
Last Line: The old rebel jacket our dead boy had on!
Subject(s): Confederate States Of America; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Confederacy; Declaration Day


A MERRY HEART: A SONG FOR APRIL FIRST, by THELMA LUCILE LULL    Poem Text            
First Line: With imagined hoofs I spurn the earth
Last Line: For spring is in my spine, o!
Subject(s): April Fool's Day; Comedy; Mermaids & Mermen; Spring; All Fools' Day


A MONUMENT FOR THE SOLDIERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY                Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


A MORNING HYMN, by CHARLES WESLEY    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Christ, whose glory fills the skies
Last Line: Shining to the perfect day.
Subject(s): Day; Hymns (as Literary Form); Light; Morning; Sun


A MOTHER'S DAY PRAYER, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: On mother's day this is our prayer
Last Line: God bless all mothers everywhere.
Subject(s): Mother's Day; Prayer


A NEW DAY, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As if already pulsed in every part
Last Line: For childhood's joy, for dreams and hopes and fears.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Day; Future Life; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


A RECIPE FOR A DAY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Take a little dash of water cold
Last Line: Complete the well-made day.
Subject(s): Day


A ROUTE FOR THE PROCESSION, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where shall the veterans march to-day
Last Line: "soon we too shall be lying here."
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Parades; Declaration Day


A SECOND REVIEW OF THE GRAND ARMY [MAY 24, 1865], by FRANCIS BRET HARTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I read last night of the grand review
Last Line: Awakened me from my slumber.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harte, Bret
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; Soldiers; United States - History; Declaration Day


A SOLDIER POET, by ROSSITER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where swell the songs thou shouldst have sung
Last Line: That silence here is music there.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Declaration Day


A SONG FOR INDEPENDENCE DAY, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Arise and shout, ye native sons!
Last Line: Shall roll from sea to sea!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fourth Of July; Patriotism; American Flag; Independence Day


A SONG FOR LEXINGTON, by ROBERT KELLEY WEEKS    Poem Text            
First Line: The spring came earlier on
Last Line: Our first immortal name!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Fourth Of July; Lexington, Battle Of (1775); Independence Day; Concord, Battle Of


A SONG OF VICTORY, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But now above the thunder of the drums
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


A STORY OF DOOM: BOOK 1, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Niloiya said to noah, what aileth thee
Last Line: Shall have no let of me, to do its will.'
Subject(s): Arks; Floods; God; Judgment Day; Noah (bible); End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


A THANKSGIVING, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear lord, we thank thee for the crops
Last Line: We thank thee, blessed lord!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


A THANKSGIVING FABLE, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a hungry pussy cat, upon thanksgiving morning
Last Line: But the little mouse had overheard and declined (with thanks) to stay.
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


A THANKSGIVING FEAST, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We two are the last my daughter!
Last Line: Will be here thanksgiving day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Feasts; Food & Eating; Gratitude; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day; Turkey


A THANKSGIVING POEM, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun hath shed its kindly light
Last Line: We could not thank thee for them all.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


A THOUGHT FOR MOTHER'S DAY, by MAMIE COLLINS BARRY    Poem Text            
First Line: From the pages of earth's history gleam the fairest of the fair
Last Line: Mother love still guides our footsteps through the long and busy day.
Subject(s): Mother's Day; Mothers


A TINKLE OF BELLS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The light of the moon on the white
Last Line: Sheer into the judgment day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Bells; Judgment Day; Moon; Snow; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


A TRIBUTE TO MOTHER, by INNICE M. DRAPER    Poem Text            
First Line: Today we wear the white carnation
Last Line: Like you in all the world, my loving mother.
Subject(s): Mother's Day; Mothers


A VALENTINE, by WARREN K. BILLINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: Life's joys and sorrows rise and ever wane
Last Line: Just that, and nothing more.
Subject(s): Grief; Happiness; Holidays; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Life; Love; Valentine's Day; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


A VALENTINE, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye are twa laddies uncogleg
Last Line: Dear jim and johnnie!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a time, when we were young together
Last Line: The rose of health.
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Holidays; Life; Love; Valentine's Day; Youth


A VALENTINE, by CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And cannot pleasures, while they last
Last Line: Of wasting sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carroll, Lewis
Subject(s): Friendship; Holidays; Letters; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by DORA GREENWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I said to one I loved, 'why art thou sad?'
Last Line: Nor will I ever seek to find it words again!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dorothy, Greenwell
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Cruel heart! Ere these posthumous papers
Last Line: That one last word -- that fare -- fare -- fare thee well.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Loss Of; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To her whose glamor moves and stirs
Last Line: This valentine -- to new york city!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Praise; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by LAURA ELIZABETH HOWE RICHARDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O little loveliest lady mine
Last Line: Here is my heart for your valentine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Richards, Laura E.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Time was, sweet dame (when broidered coats were smart
Last Line: That you will be, indeed, my valentine?
Subject(s): Cupid; Holidays; Love - Complaints; Valentine's Day; Eros


A VALENTINE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Willow soon, and vine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I that was silent long, at last
Last Line: A loyal woman friend!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Loyalty; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the depths of a heart of love
Last Line: To set my pulse leaping.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE, by JOSEPH TWYMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: I hold no viol or ancient lute
Last Line: With garlanded incense?
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day; Worship


A VALENTINE, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: White paper, white paper
Last Line: And ask for a kiss!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE BALLADE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Fair, bashful maid without a beau
Last Line: I 'll gladly be your valentine.
Subject(s): Courtship; Holidays; Man-woman Relationships; Valentine's Day; Male-female Relations


A VALENTINE FOR ERNEST MANN, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You can't order a poem like you order a taco
Subject(s): Valentine's Day; Gifts & Giving; Poetry & Poets


A VALENTINE FOR MY TEACHER, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My teacher's very special
Last Line: Before this afternoon
Subject(s): Teachers; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE GAME (FOR TWO PLEAYERS), by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They have a game, thus played
Last Line: In kissing, and in being kissed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE TO --, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For her these lines are penned, whose luminous eyes
Last Line: And now I leave these riddles to their seer.
Subject(s): Holidays; Riddles; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE TO J. T. TROWBRIDGE, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This, with the love of the boys
Last Line: Sends you this valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Trowbridge, John Townsend (1827-1916); Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE TO SHERWOOD ANDERSON, by GERTRUDE STEIN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew too that through them I knew too that he was through, I knew
Last Line: Been blessed let us bless it.
Subject(s): Anderson, Sherwood (1876-1941); Holidays; Valentine's Day; Writing & Writers


A VALENTINE'S SONG, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Motley I count the only wear
Last Line: The king's highway of choice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Singing & Singers; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE: 1852, by GEORGE K. DENNY    Poem Text            
First Line: Would I might kiss that crimson lip
Last Line: And be thy valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


A VALENTINE: 1922, by GEORGE K. DENNY    Poem Text            
First Line: I dare not kiss that crimson lip
Last Line: And be thy valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


A VALLEY RIDE IN WINTER, by MARY DUNCAN UPHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: The sunshine struck a glory on the day
Last Line: Of state, the pageant vanishes,—the day is fled.
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Winter


A WEDDED VALENTINE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear, may I be your valentine?
Last Line: Dear, may I be your valentine?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Holidays; Life; Love; Time; Valentine's Day


ACROSS THE WAY, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: Across the way dim shadows play
Last Line: Across the way?
Subject(s): Day; May (month)


ACROSTICAL VALENTINE, by FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Fast in your heart, o rondeau rare
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ACTIVITIES IN PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Peace does not mean inaction. There may be
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


AD ASTRA: 131, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: O baleful lure, to lead our feet astray!
Last Line: Strong in whose strength man may think scorn of fate!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Death; Judgment Day; Religion; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


ADDRESS OF MAJOR GENERAL FOX CONNOR, by FOX CONNOR    Poem Source            
First Line: Those scouts who have advanced far enough in
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ADIEU (2), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell!' the parting day
Last Line: "what fate befell."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day


ADVICE TO A PROPHET, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When you come, as you soon must, to the streets of our city
Last Line: When the bronze annals of the oak-tree close.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Christianity; Environment; Judgment Day; Messiah; Nuclear War; Religion; Sea Monsters; Nuclear Freeze; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; Theology; S


AFTER, by FLORENCE EARLE COATES    Poem Source            
First Line: After the darkness, dawning
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


AFTER BATTLE, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the first larks began to soar
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


AFTER HARVEST, by HENRY ALFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, ye thankful people, come
Last Line: Raise the glorious harvest-home!
Variant Title(s): Harvest Home;thanksgiving Day
Subject(s): Harvest; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


AFTERMATH, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you forgotten yet?
Last Line: Never forget.
Subject(s): Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


AGAINST SENTIMENTALITY, by CHARLES HARPER WEBB    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: No, don't do that! No, don't say that!
Last Line: Size pianos), whether the emotion %is earned or isn't, bawl
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


ALL SAINTS, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: The year although / a long & tedious thing till now
Last Line: Whose honour first from lowlines did rise!
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


ALL SAINTS' DAY, by JOHN HART    Poem Source            
First Line: And the tall god caught on the marble
Last Line: The dismal falcon down to rock and nail
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Religion


ALL SAINTS' DAY (1867), by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessed are they whose baby souls are bright
Last Line: Blessed are they!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


ALL SAINTS' DAY (1868), by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never to weary more, nor suffer silence
Last Line: "for both the happy life that is ""at peace."
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


ALL SOUL'S DAY, by JACK COULEHAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On all soul's day when I call his name
Last Line: Silently chewing, almost swallowing, %the sharp black notes of his clarinet
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOUL'S DAY, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Within the church on all soul's day
Last Line: For us who live -- for us who live!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; All Souls' Day; All Souls' Night; Allhallowmas; Allhallows; All Hallows Night


ALL SOUL'S DAY, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quiet with amber light
Last Line: Doth courage and assurance bring.
Subject(s): All Souls' Day; Death; Soul; Tears; Dead, The


ALL SOULS DAY, by ALFRED LESLIE ROWSE    Poem Source            
First Line: Justorum anumae in manu dei sunt
Last Line: The candles shed their flame, and it is written: %the souls of the just are in the hand of god
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by PAUL ANTSCHEL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What have I
Alternate Author Name(s): Celan, Paul; Anczel, Paul
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: From dooryards, mothers are calling their children
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by OTTO FREUND    Poem Source            
First Line: The patient dead have slept, year after year, %upon this qui
Last Line: The harvest of november rains will be %december snows
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gina has lighted a large candle for her dead
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by EUGENIO MONTALE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gina's lit candle for her dead. She lit it
Last Line: Include some of the living too, half-alive, %waiting for theferry- a passel of nobodies %who never p
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Close-wrapped in living thought I stand
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by LINARDS (ARNOLDS BERZS) TAUNS    Poem Source            
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' DAY, by ROSAMUND MARRIOTT WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today is theirs - the unforgotten dead
Last Line: They, the poor dead whom none remembered.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tomson, Graham R.
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


ALL SOULS' NIGHT, by GERTRUDE HUNTINGTON MCGIFFERT    Poem Text            
First Line: As it was promised so I beheld
Last Line: A gibbering, furtive beast, by nature damned.
Subject(s): All Souls' Day; Moon; Stars; Sun; Trees


ALL-HALLOWS EVE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dreadful hour is sighing for a moon
Last Line: And two will linger at the tryst alway.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; All Souls' Day; All Souls' Night; Love; Magic; Rites & Ceremonies; Allhallowmas; Allhallows; All Hallows Night


ALL-SAINTS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One feast, of holy days the crest
Last Line: And sweetness of the farther shore.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


ALLOQUY; TO THE FIRST GREAT WAR DEAD, by AMABEL KING    Poem Source            
First Line: Sleep, soldiers, sleep
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ALONE, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I do when I stand in my place
Last Line: And I stand at god's judgment alone!
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


AMERICA, by SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My country, 'tis of thee
Last Line: Great god our king.
Variant Title(s): National Hymn
Subject(s): Americans; Fourth Of July; Freedom; Patriotism; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


AMERICA (1), by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mother of a mighty race
Last Line: Upon their lips the taunt shall die.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Patriotism; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O beautiful for spacious skies
Last Line: From sea to shining sea!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Prairies; United States; Independence Day; Plains; America


AMERICA'S ANSWER, by R. W. LILLARD    Poem Text            
First Line: Rest ye in peace, ye flanders dead!
Last Line: In flanders fields.
Variant Title(s): America's Reply
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


AN ARBOR DAY TREE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dear little tree that we plant today
Last Line: A tale of the children who planted me
Subject(s): Arbor Day;holidays;trees


AN EPITHALAMION, OR MARRIAGE SONG .. LADY ELIZABETH AND COUNT PALATINE, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Haile bishop valentine, whose day this is
Last Line: Till which houre, wee thy day enlarge, o valentine.
Variant Title(s): An Epithalamion, Or Marriage Song On Lady Elizabeth
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Marital; Valentine's Day; Wedding Song; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Epithalamium


AN HONEST VALENTINE; RETURNED FROM THE DEAD-LETTER OFFICE, by DINAH MARIA MULOCK CRAIK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank you for your kindness
Last Line: Dearest valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mulock, Dinah Maria
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


AN ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1876, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Entranced I saw a vision in the cloud
Last Line: Shall not be unbeloved of thee.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


AN ODE IN TIME OF HESITATION, by WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the living bronze saint gaudens made
Last Line: Blindness we may forgive, but baseness we will smite.
Subject(s): African Americans - Military; Holidays; Memorial Day; Saint-gaudens, Augustus (1848-1907); Shaw, Robert Gould (1847-1863); Soldiers; Spanish-american War (1898); United States; War; Declaration Day; America


AN ODE ON THE UNVEILING OF THE SHAW MEMORIA BOSTON COMMON, MAY 31, 1897, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not with slow, funereal sound
Last Line: To him, to him, the dead that shall not die!
Subject(s): African Americans - Military; Holidays; Memorial Day; Shaw, Robert Gould (1847-1863); Soldiers; Declaration Day


AND THERE WAS A GREAT CALM', by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There had been years of passion -- scorching, cold
Last Line: And again the spirit of pity whispered, 'why?'
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


ANGRY VALENTINE, by MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON    Poem Source            
First Line: If you won't be my valentine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ANNIVERSARY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Boom! 'what's that?'
Last Line: Ten years -- come sunday
Subject(s): Bombs;veterans;veterans Day;war;world War I; First World War


ANOTHER DAY, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Morning still pitch-dark at seven, then light starts
Last Line: The threads holding us together, everything in question
Subject(s): Day; Life


ANOTHER DAY, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another day, and with it that brute joy
Last Line: At any rate, it is another day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Day


ANTIQUITY OF FREEDOM, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here are old trees, tall oaks and gnarled pines
Last Line: Beheld thy glorious childhood, and rejoiced.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Trees; Independence Day; Liberty


APOCALYPSE, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all sixty of us I am the only one who went
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


APRIL FOOL, by ELEANOR PALMER HAMMOND    Poem Source            
First Line: Small april sobbed
Last Line: And smiled a rainbow %overhead!
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


APRIL FOOL'S DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The first of april, some do say
Last Line: But on this day are people sent %on purpose for pure merriment
Variant Title(s): All Fool's Da
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


APRIL FOOLS, by KATE MASTERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Dear jack, your letter came today
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


ARBOR DAY, by MICHELLE BOISSEAU    Poem Source            
First Line: Above the house, the topmost branches reel
Last Line: Around the one that has fallen
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by NICHOLAS FAREBOW    Poem Source            
First Line: It is not long since some of our treeless western
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by B. PICKMAN MANN    Poem Source            
First Line: The project of connecting the planting
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by B. G. NORTHRUP    Poem Source            
First Line: Observance of arbor days has already
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by SEYMOUR S. SHORT    Poem Source            
First Line: Again we come this day to greet
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by THOMAS E. STOCKWELL    Poem Source            
First Line: The rapid approach of spring
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by TERESE SVOBODA    Poem Source            
First Line: You planted trees three times
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by DOROTHY BROWN THOMPSON    Poem Source            
First Line: To plant a tree! How small the twig
Last Line: I did not know that it would be %so vast a thing to plant a tree
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Spring; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Plant in the springtime the beautiful trees
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Now a strong, fair shoot
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Our modern institution
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: On arbor day / we think of birds and greening trees
Last Line: On arbor day.
Subject(s): Arbor Day; May (month); Nature; Trees


ARBOR DAY ALPHABET, by ADA SIMPSON SHERWOOD    Poem Source            
First Line: A is for apple tree, sweet with bloom
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY ASPIRATION, by JOHN RUSKIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We will try to make some small piece of ground
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY EXERCISE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: To him who in the love of nature
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY IN SCHOOLS, by B. G. NORTHRUP    Poem Source            
First Line: J. Sterling morton, once secretary of the
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY INVOCATION, by EMMA S. THOMAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Like the glad birds of springtime
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY MARCH, by ELLEN BEAUCHAMP    Poem Source            
First Line: Celebrate the arbor day
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY OBSERVENCE, by A. S. DRAPER    Poem Source            
First Line: The primary purpose of the legislature
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY ODE, by PARR HARLOW    Poem Source            
First Line: Raise a song of gladness on this festal day
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY POEM, by LILLIAN E. KNAPP    Poem Source            
First Line: Listen! The grand old forests
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY POEM, by ANNA R. PRIDE    Poem Source            
First Line: Come thou, my oftimes sadly labored muse
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY SONG, by MARY A. HEERMANS    Poem Text            
First Line: Of nature broad and free
Last Line: And then above.
Variant Title(s): Tribute To Nature
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY SONG, by ALICE S. WEBBER    Poem Source            
First Line: We've left our books and tasks today to plant our favorite tree
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARBOR DAY TRIBUTE, by JARED BARHITE    Poem Source            
First Line: Wish lavish hand our god hath spread
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


ARCHITECTS OF DREAM, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Source            
First Line: We cannot rest, whose hearts are like the breakers
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE, by CHARLES BUXTON GOING    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: How close the white-ranked crosses stand
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE, by EUNICE MITCHELL LEHMER    Poem Text            
First Line: We face the nations with one hand outstretched
Last Line: In open comradeship to all the world?
Subject(s): Change; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War


ARMISTICE, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry war is over, and he stands
Last Line: Leafless in may.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Change; Trees; Veterans; Veterans Day; War


ARMISTICE (FULL TEXT AS SIGNED ON NOVEMBER 11, 1918), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: One - cessation of operations by land and in
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by ZELMA DUNNING BOWEN    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw your son march by today
Last Line: That the world his peace might know.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by CHARLES STANLEY CAUSLEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood with three comrades in parliament square
Last Line: A cold bugle calls, and the city moves on
Alternate Author Name(s): Causley, Charles
Subject(s): Holidays; London; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by HENRIETTE CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: The old town clock has struck eleven
Last Line: Murmur the name of you.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memory; Prayer; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by EDMUND VANCE COOKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Armistice day! When a new sun rose
Last Line: And the wars are ended—for those who died!
Subject(s): Death; Peace; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The


ARMISTICE DAY, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Drums, drums, and marching feet!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by HELEN HUTCHCRAFT    Poem Text            
First Line: I can hear a sound
Last Line: As the drums go by.
Subject(s): Holidays; Parades; Peace; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by ROSELLE MERCIER MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think I hear them stirring there, today
Last Line: The young dead weeping!
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


ARMISTICE DAY, by ANGELO PATRI    Poem Source            
First Line: Twas like this, my children
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The crash of shells among the falling trees
Last Line: Aye—a year of proudest glory—and of musing o'er our dead!
Subject(s): Holidays; Praise; Soldiers; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


ARMISTICE DAY, 1918-1928, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: That day the guns fell silent at a word
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, 1926, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Source            
First Line: Let us evoke no phantom throng
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY, 1928, by ERNEST HARTSOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, let us wave a flag and jump and yell
Last Line: The terrible cry of brothers, crucified!)
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


ARMISTICE DAY: LEST WE FORGET, by ALMA LUNDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: November eleventh may well be remembered
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ARMISTICE DAY; A PHANTASY, by JOHN J. WILLOUGHBY    Poem Text            
First Line: The half-light of a raw november day
Last Line: Shall echo, with a mighty voice ... Dismiss!
Subject(s): Death; Military; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


ARMISTICE, 1928, by KENNETH GROESBECK    Poem Text            
First Line: There are not even mounds, any more, where they lie
Last Line: And ours the retribution, deserved of our defeat.
Subject(s): Honor; Military; Soldiers; Veterans; Veterans Day


ARMY CORRESPONDENT'S LAST RIDE; FIVE FORKS, APRIL 1, 1865, by GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! Pony. Down the lonely road
Last Line: And took the first despatch!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; War; Declaration Day


AS SLEEP IS, by EDNA BUTLER TRICKEY    Poem Text            
First Line: As sleep is to a day
Last Line: A tune—and then, to smile.
Subject(s): Day; Life; Love; Love - Nature Of; Sleep


ASCENSION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The body lay on the bier of death
Last Line: "but say, from vienna or munich instead."
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Death; Life; Religion; Soul; Dead, The; Theology


ASCENSION, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stretching himself as if again
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Religion; Theology


ASCENSION, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stretching himself as if again
Last Line: Mothering his birth: %torture and bliss
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Religion


ASCENSION, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the gray dawn they left jerusalem
Last Line: He was uplifted from us, and was gone %into the darkness of another dawn
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION, by LUIS G. URBINA    Poem Source            
First Line: All things climb a starry stair
Last Line: Will tomorrow be a wing!
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION (1), by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: The time is come / for times great lord to think
Last Line: And their ascension thus supply.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Happiness; Heaven; Home; Jesus Christ - Legends; Joy; Delight; Paradise


ASCENSION DAY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When christ went up to heaven
Last Line: Is that his cloud?'
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION DAY, 1964, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: From leaf to leaf in silence
Last Line: Impelled to giggle %at any crucifixion
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION EVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord almighty who hast formed us weak
Last Line: We may pursue thy steps, lord jesus christ.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION LILIES, by HELEN WALL STALLWORTH    Poem Text            
First Line: The hours that come between the colored drift
Last Line: To glorify their lord on easter morn.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Flowers; Lilies


ASCENSION NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I take a bath enveloped
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Italy; Italians


ASCENSION NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I take a bath enveloped
Last Line: Moonlight over the alps %in a stormy sky
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Italy


ASCENSION OF CHRIST, by WILLIAM DRUMMOND OF HAWTHORNDEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright portals of the sky
Last Line: From top of olivet such notes did rise, %when man's redeemer did transcend the skies
Alternate Author Name(s): Drummond, William
Variant Title(s): An Hymn Of The Ascension; Song Of The Ascensio
Subject(s): Ascension Day


ASCENSION SONG, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden harps are sounding
Last Line: Glory to our king!
Subject(s): Ascension Day


AT CLOSE OF DAY, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: Between clouds of fire and clouds of blood
Last Line: To the ends of space, to beyond the flood?
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Day


AT GALLIPOLI, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ship after ship, crammed with soldiers, moved
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


AT HALF-MAST, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: Fly the flag at half-mast
Last Line: Till the day breaks again.
Subject(s): Death; Flags - United States; Military; Social Protest; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The; American Flag


AT THE ASCENSION, by LUIS DE LEON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: And wouldst thou, holy shepherd, leave
Last Line: How beggared wilt thou leave us, how %obscure!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fray Luis
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Grief


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


AWAKENING, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lights shone down the street
Last Line: He had won for himself that day.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Day; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


BALDUR THE BEAUTIFUL: THE DEATH OF BALDUR, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long aeons past, ere yet was count of time
Last Line: The Æsir's shout still thundered down the dark.
Subject(s): Death; Goddesses & Gods; Heaven; Judgment Day; Mythology; Odin (norse God); Dead, The; Paradise; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


BALLAD OF THE THANKSGIVING PILGRIM, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The purple hills of kirkland
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


BAPTISM ON ARMISTICE DAY, by CHAD WALSH    Poem Source            
First Line: Remembering now the reckless race to ... Marne
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


BASIC PROBLEM, by AMANDA PECOR    Poem Source            
First Line: I doubt that there's a final judgment
Last Line: Or at least to the farthest possible extenuation of time
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Life


BASIS OF PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Peace can be rebuilt only upon the ancient and
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


BEAT! BEAT! DRUMS!, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Beat! Beat! Drums! - blow! Bugles! Blow / through the windows - through doors
Last Line: So strong you thump o terrible drums -- so loud you bugles blow.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL POEM; TO EDGAR ALLAN POE, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, thou grim and ancient raven
Last Line: Shall our lofty eyrie share!
Subject(s): Holidays; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); Valentine's Day


BEFORE AND AFTER THE END OF THE WORLD, by JOHN REINHARD    Poem Source            
First Line: When the fields finally thaw for good, the blunt
Last Line: I'll take him
Subject(s): Judgment Day


BEFORE MARCHING, AND AFTER (IN MEMORIAM F.W.G.), by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orion swung southward aslant
Last Line: A brightness therefrom not to fade on the morrow.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I - Casualties


BEFORE THE CENOTAPH, by DOROTHY MARGARET STUART    Poem Source            
First Line: Not with dark pomp of death we keep
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


BENEATH THE FLAG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: On the sunny hillside sleeping
Last Line: Side by side march blue and gray!
Subject(s): Flags - United States;holidays;memorial Day; American Flag;declaration Day


BENVENUTO'S VALENTINE, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for the child that wanders home
Last Line: As softly as a silver ring's.
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


BILLY AND HIS DRUM, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ho! It's come, kids, come!
Last Line: Ef you don't hear little billy an' his big bass drum!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Drums; Judgment Day; Musical Instruments; Noises; Childhood; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


BIVOUAC ON A MOUNTAIN SIDE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see before me now a travelling army halting
Last Line: Studded, breaking out, the eternal stars.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Army Life; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Drills & Minor Tactics; Declaration Day


BOTHWELL: PART 5, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ascension morn! I hear the bells
Last Line: The sword that darnley wore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Bothwell, Scotland; Courts & Courtiers; Death; Prisons & Prisoners; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Convicts


BREAK OF DAY, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis true, 'tis day; what though it be?
Last Line: Such wrong, as when a maryed man doth wooe.
Subject(s): Day; Love


BREAKING THE DAY IN TWO, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When from dawn till noon seems one long day
Last Line: We've broken the day in two.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Babies; Day; Mothers; Sleep; Infants


BREST LEFT BEHIND, by JOHN CHIPMAN FARRAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun strikes gold the dirty street
Last Line: "I don't see very many tears,"" he says."
Subject(s): Holidays; Homecoming; Peace; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


BRITISH LEFTISH POETRY, 1930-40, by CHRISTOPHER MURRAY GRIEVE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auden, macneice, day lewis, I have read them all
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Communism; Day Lewis, Cecil (1904-1972); Macneice, Louis (1907-1963); Poetry & Poets


BRITISH LEFTISH POETRY, 1930-40, by CHRISTOPHER MURRAY GRIEVE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auden, macneice, day lewis, I have read them all
Last Line: You cannot light a match on a crumbling wall
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Communism; Day Lewis, Cecil (1904-1972); Macneice, Louis (1907-1963); Poetry And Poets


BUGLE SONG OF PEACE; A PROPHECY FOR MEMORIAL DAY, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: Blow, bugle, blow!
Last Line: The day has dawned at last.
Subject(s): Bugles; Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; Veterans Day; War; Declaration Day


BY DAY HE IS GOOD, by LISA MAY GILES    Poem Source            
First Line: Rippling through fish
Last Line: While. Like gin in the corrosive dark
Subject(s): Day; Drinks And Drinking; Fishing And Fishermen; Mankind; Night


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


CALENDARS, by VIRA K. HUMPHREYS    Poem Text            
First Line: She hangs a calendar upon the wall
Last Line: As desert day becomes a joy apart?
Subject(s): Calendars; Day


CALL, by OSCAR W. FIRKINS    Poem Source            
First Line: I was second lieutenant of a hastily recruited
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


CANTICLE DE PROFUNDIS, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glory to thee, father of all the immortal
Last Line: Glory to thee!
Variant Title(s): A Canticle In War
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


CAPTAIN GUYNEMER, by FLORENCE EARLE COATES    Poem Text            
First Line: What high adventure, in what world afar
Last Line: And in man's grateful heart shall live immortally!
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; Airplanes; Air Pilots; First World War


CAPTAIN MORROW'S THANKSGIVING, by LILLIE E. BARR    Poem Text            
First Line: Over the waves the petrel sped
Last Line: Well led by captain morrow.
Subject(s): Holidays; Marblehead, Massachusetts; Sailing & Sailors; Thanksgiving Day; Seamen; Sails


CARENTAN O CARENTAN, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Trees in the old days used to stand / and shape a shady land
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); World War Ii; Normandy (france), Invasion Of; Second World War


CARENTAN O CARENTAN, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trees in the old days used to stand %and shape a shady land
Last Line: We never yet had lost a man %or known what death could do
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); World War Ii


CAVALRY CROSSING A FORD, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A line in long array where they wind betwixt green islands
Last Line: The guidon flags flutter gayly in the wind.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Army Life; Cavalry; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; United States - History; War; Drills & Minor Tactics; Declaration Day


CELEBRATION ARBOR DAY, by WALTER E. RANGER    Poem Source            
First Line: By an excursion into the woods pupils may learn
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


CELEBRATION OF ARBOR DAY, by MONCURE DANIEL CONWAY    Poem Source            
First Line: It is a great pleasure to think of the young
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, by JULIA A. MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the year eighteen seventy-six
Last Line: In our centennial celebration.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sweet Singer Of Michigan
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


CENTENNIAL HYMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our fathers' god! From out whose hand
Last Line: Let the new cycle shame the old!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Peace; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Independence Day


CHALLENGE, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh that some spirit might in us renew
Last Line: "our god is working with us, now and here!"
Subject(s): Holidays; Religion; Veterans Day; Theology


CHALLENGE, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Source            
First Line: This is no time for fear, for doubts of good
Subject(s): Holidays; Religion; Veterans Day


CHICKAMAUGA: 1863, by GEORGE TITUS FERRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: From shuddering trees and painted leaves
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


CHICKAMAUGA: 1898, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: They are camped on chickamauga
Last Line: In the freedom-war of life
Subject(s): "american Civil War;chickamauga, Battle Of (1863);holidays;memorial Day;u.s. - History;" Declaration Day


CHICKAMAUGA: 1898, by GEORGE TITUS FERRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: From laughing leas the bugles sing
Subject(s): American Civil War; Chickamauga, Battle Of (1863); Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History


CHILDREN'S ARBOR DAY MARCH, by E. A. HOLBROOK    Poem Source            
First Line: We are marching for the arbor
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


CHLOE'S VALENTINE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: With growing sense of diffidence
Last Line: When chloe's years are riper!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day; Youth


CHOICE OF EXIT, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O some day
Last Line: And I shall not return.
Subject(s): Day


CHRIST OF THE ANDES, by ANNA P. HANNUM    Poem Source            
First Line: Far far away to the south of these united
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


CHRIST OF THE ANDES, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: After volcanoes husht with snows
Subject(s): Holidays; Jesus Christ; Veterans Day


CHRIST'S COMING, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: The peoples long have waited
Last Line: Exalt his holy name!
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Judgment Day; Justice; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


CHRIST'S RESURRECTION AND ASCENSION, by PHILIP DODDRIDGE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye humble souls that seek the lord
Last Line: To realms of endless day
Subject(s): Ascension Day


CLASSIC MELODIES, SELS., by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


CLEAN HANDS, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Make this thing plain to us, o lord
Last Line: Make this thing plain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


COLUMBIA, by TIMOTHY DWIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Columbia, columbia, to glory arise
Last Line: "skies!"
Variant Title(s): Star Of Columbia
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; United States - Declaration Of Independence; Independence Day


COME UP FROM THE FIELDS FATHER, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Come up from the fields father, here's a letter from our pete
Last Line: To follow, to seek, to be with her dear dead son.
Variant Title(s): A Letter From Camp
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; United States; War; Declaration Day; America


COME, VALENTINE, COME, by JOSE D. LAGMAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Come to me with songs of your youth
Last Line: And answer love's sublime call
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


COMPANY, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought, 'how terrible, if I were seen
Last Line: "I thought, ""why should I, if the rest are so?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; Sin; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


COMRADES IN A COMMON CAUSE, by BISHOP BRENT    Poem Source            
First Line: We comrades in the common cause have come
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


CONCLUSION, by LESLIE NELSON JENNINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: There is an ending, even to these things
Last Line: More graciously before our hearts were broken?
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


CONCORD HYMN; SUNG AT COMPLETION OF CONCORD MONUMENT, 1836, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the rude bridge that arched the flood
Last Line: The shaft we raise to them and thee.
Variant Title(s): The Concord Fight;hymn: Sung At The Completion Of The Concord Mounument
Subject(s): American Revolution; Americans; Concord, Massachusetts; Fourth Of July; Freedom; Massachusetts; Monuments; Mourning; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Patriotism; Soldiers; United States; War; Independence Day; Liberty; Bereavement; America


CONGEALED DAYDREAM, by JAMES P. SCOFIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Spring, thrower of the summer spear, watches
Last Line: A space where nothing will change, except the place
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Spring


CONSECRATED GROUND; READ AT THE NEW YORK CITY HALL, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let there be prayer and praise
Last Line: There where the deathless climb the deathless skies.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; New York City; Independence Day; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


CONTRACT OF CORPORAL TWING, by SOLON K. STEWART    Poem Source            
First Line: Two men sat on a sandstone ledge, looking out
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


CONVERSATION HEARTS, by VALERIE WORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: Such meek
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


CONVIVIAL SONG, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come fill each brimming glass, boys
Last Line: At our next fed'ral meeting.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; New England; Patriotism; Independence Day


CORDIAL, by JOSHUA KRYAH    Poem Source            
First Line: In your weak mouth the lozenge dissolves
Last Line: The comb drained of its honey
Subject(s): Hearts; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


COULD THEY BUT KNOW (NOVEMBER, 1918), by WILL CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Could they but know -- the countless heroes dead
Last Line: And vision give our holy dead to-day.
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Honor; Military; Soldiers; Veterans Day; World War I; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines; First World War


COURT ORDER, by RONALD STUART THOMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My good fool' he %who was a king
Last Line: That friday, it being april, %was all fools' day
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomas, R. S.
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


COVER THEM OVER WITH BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


COVERING OF THE BODY, by ANDREA MOORHEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: Following the slow curve of the day, the sinuous folds of air
Last Line: Lowing the curve of the day, the sudden ellipsis that trips us as we %bend back our hearts
Subject(s): Bodies; Day


CROSSING THE BRIDGE: 1, by HUGH HENNEDY    Poem Source            
First Line: After experiencing much of
Last Line: Backroads to work that pleasant %morning of all saints
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Ice; Quarrels


CROWNING OF PEACE, by NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH    Poem Source            
First Line: Goddess of liberty - traditional costume
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


D-DAWN - JUNE 6, 1944, by MARGARET MCGARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Father, sitting on the side of your startled bed
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944)


D-DAY + ALL THE YEARS, by HOWARD NEMEROV    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What daddy did on opening day? Yes, well
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944)


D-DAY ODE FOR DEAN, by SYDNEY LEA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: At first, up on the scaffold
Last Line: He meant to join them there %and never fall to harm
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944)


DAISY'S VALENTINES, by HENRY AUSTIN DOBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All night through daisy's sleep, it seems
Last Line: Will spare to spoil or mend her.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dobson, Austin
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


DAWN, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source            
First Line: A house roof and the star
Last Line: Where it was chipped long ago
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Presence; Time


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


DAWN AT KINLOCH, by LOUIS BRANDEIS WEHLE    Poem Text            
First Line: In poise on the unfathomable deep
Last Line: Unto itself the miracle of day.
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Sunrise


DAY, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun's new vow / the colour of his kiss
Last Line: Illumined lies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Day


DAY, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In day from some titanic past it seems
Last Line: Its rays in splendour pass.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Day


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


DAY AND NIGHT, by VICTOR JAMES DALEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Day goeth bold in cloth of gold
Subject(s): Day


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


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


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


DAY BEFORE, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: All kinds of turkeys %are strutting in the halls
Last Line: So let's give thanks for this!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


DAY OF DELIGHT, by NORMAN ROWLAND GALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tarry no longer, maid most sweet
Last Line: The sanguine heart of holiday.
Subject(s): Day; Love; Nature


DAY OF DOOM, SELS., by MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: -
Subject(s): Judgment Day


DAY OF GLORY, by DOROTHEA FRANCES (CANFIELD) FISHER    Poem Source            
First Line: If the armistice is signed, a salvo of cannon
Alternate Author Name(s): Canfield, Dorothy
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


DAY OF JUDGEMENT?, by ROBERT R. HENTZ    Poem Source            
First Line: To the self-appointed %surrogates of god
Last Line: With the toxins you have spread
Subject(s): Judgment Day


DAY OF THE INDIAN SUMMER, by SARAH HELEN POWER WHITMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A day of golden beauty!
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


DAY-BREAK, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: With the little infant day / wake, and play!
Last Line: Let him watch the things you do.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Day; Youth


DAY-DREAMS, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, sweet are the dreams that darkness brings
Last Line: The dreams of our waking hours.
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Love; Waking; Nightmares


DAYBREAK, by HAZEL MAY OYLER    Poem Text            
First Line: All was dark, the city slumbered
Last Line: Spring is on her way.
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Spring; Sunrise


DAYS, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughters of time, the hypocritic days
Last Line: Under her solemn fillet saw the scorn.
Subject(s): Day; Time


DAYS, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are days for?
Subject(s): Day; Time


DAYS, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are days for?
Last Line: Brings the priest and the doctor %in their long coats %running over the fields
Subject(s): Day; Time


DAYS, by ELIOT KAYS STONE    Poem Text            
First Line: How can I tell which days have yielded fruit?
Last Line: Shall on the last day bring me blame or praise?
Subject(s): Day; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


DAYS IN THE MONTH, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Thirty days hath september
Last Line: And twenty-nine in each leap year
Subject(s): Day


DAYS OF THE MONTH, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thirty days hath september
Last Line: February's days are twenty-nine.
Variant Title(s): The Months Of The Year;the Calendar
Subject(s): Day


DE PROFUNDIS, by BRENT DOW ALLINSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Cometh the dawn; ye men who know
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


DEAD COMRADE, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, soldiers, arouse ye!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


DEAD SOLDIERS' AUTUMN, by KAJETAN KOVIC    Poem Source            
First Line: The leaves are falling now
Last Line: The day when we could die for it is done
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; Rest; Soldiers


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


DEATH, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS    Poem Text            
First Line: Death! Is it thou whom bravest souls do fear
Last Line: Reviving, creeping to calamity.
Subject(s): Creation; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Rest; Tragedy; Dead, The; Declaration Day


DEATH THE PEACEMAKER, by ELLEN H. FLAGG    Poem Source            
First Line: A waste of land, a sodden plain
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History


DECORATION DAY, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: She saw the bayonets flashing in the sun
Variant Title(s): Memorial Da
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


DECORATION DAY, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep comrades, sleep and rest
Last Line: The memory shall be ours.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


DECORATION DAY, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: There are graves on many hill-sides
Last Line: Their censers swing in air.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Holidays; Honor; Memorial Day; Prayer; Spanish-american War (1898); Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


DECORATION DAY ON THE PLACE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's lonesome - sorto' lonesome, - it's
Last Line: On ev'ry soldier's grave I'd love to lay a lily thare.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Flowers; Fourth Of July; Graves; Patriotism; Roses; Soldiers; Independence Day; Tombs; Tombstones


DECORATION DAY PRAYER, by ARTHUR ROSZELLE BEMIS JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord of our fathers, hear our prayer
Last Line: Them from the awful fray.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


DEDICATORY EXERCISES [FOR ARBOR DAY] (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: What do we plant when we plant a tree?
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


DEDICATORY EXERCISES [FOR ARBOR DAY] (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Joy to the thought of own, own tree
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


DESIGN FOR PEACE, by JANET NORRIS BANGS    Poem Source            
First Line: How shall the bayonet and bomb
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


DIES IRAE, by ABRAHAM COLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day of wrath, that day of burning
Last Line: Spare, lord, in that hour of terror!
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DIES IRAE, by THOMAS OF CELANO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day of vengeance, without morrow!
Last Line: Save him, god! From condemnation!
Variant Title(s): The Day Of Judgment
Subject(s): Consolation; Judgment Day; Religion; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


DIES IRAE DIES ILLA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "hears't thou, my soul, what serious things"
Last Line: "my hope, my fear! My judge, my friend! / take charge of me, and of my end"
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World;doomsday;fall Of Man


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


DIRGE FOR TWO VETERANS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last sunbeam / lightly falls from the finish'd sabbath
Last Line: My heart gives you love.
Variant Title(s): Two Veterans
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Veterans; Declaration Day


DOOMES-DAY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let not that day gods friends and servants scare
Last Line: The bench is then their place; and not the barre.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DOOMSDAY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I can raise one ghost, why I will raise
Last Line: . . . . . . .
Subject(s): Death; Desolation; Judgment Day; Longing; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DOOMSDAY, by HANS MAGNUS ENZENSBERGER    Poem Source            
First Line: Conceivable, after all %if not plausible
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Nuclear War


DOOMSDAY, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end of everything approaches
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DOOMSDAY, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end of everything approaches
Last Line: Loud as the ultimate loud clarion %or the first murther
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Judgment Day


DOST THOU DENY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dost thou deny the virgin birth?
Last Line: When thou shalt face christ's judgment seat.
Subject(s): Devil; Judgment Day; Religion; Sin; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


DOVE'S WEATHER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day is a dove: she is preening an ashgrey feather
Last Line: Under her wings and her eyes, the colour of doves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Day; Doves


DRAW THE SWORD, O REPUBLIC, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the blue sky of a clear vision
Last Line: Draw the sword!
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


DRAWN FOR VALENTINE BY THE L.D.S, by THOMAS STANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though 'gainst me love and destiny conspire
Last Line: Fortune relieves the cruelties of fate.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


DREAMERS CRY THEIR DREAM, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Source            
First Line: The dreamers upon the hilltops
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


DRIVING HOME THE COWS, by KATE PUTNAM OSGOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: Out of the clover and blue-eyed grass
Last Line: Together they followed the cattle home.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; United States - History; Declaration Day


EACH DAY A LIFE, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I count each day a little life
Last Line: I sleep to wake again
Subject(s): Day; Life


EAGLE YOUTH, by KARLE WILSON BAKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They have taken his horse and plume
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Charlotte
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Holidays; Veterans Day


EARLY RISER, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The face of the clock at 4 a.M.
Last Line: Any mail herself.
Subject(s): Clocks; Dawn; Day; Sleep; Time; Sunrise


EARTH SONG, by DAVID MCKEE WRIGHT    Poem Source            
First Line: Mother and maker of us all
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ELEGY FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD, by DENNIS SAMPSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Take that man back again to the landscape
Last Line: Who has given him every wish that she were there
Subject(s): Judgment Day


EMANCIPATION FROM BRITISH DEPENDENCE, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deliver us, o lord / not only from british dependence, but also
Last Line: And britain go on -- to be damn'd if she will.
Variant Title(s): Libera Nos, Domine
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; United States - Declaration Of Independence; Independence Day


END OF THE WORD, by SHAWN STURGEON    Poem Source            
First Line: Birds, of course, were singing, disregarding
Last Line: That bends now to their every whim. And see: %cracks, furrows, the lost carthaginians!
Subject(s): Judgment Day


END OF THE WORLD, by JOAO CABRAL DE MELO NETO    Poem Source            
First Line: At the end of the melancholy world
Last Line: Instead of the last judgment, what worries me %is the final dream
Subject(s): Judgment Day


END OF THE WORLD, by GEORGE ELLISTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Once I knew that the end of the world
Last Line: Who measure time by years.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


END OF THE WORLD, by JAKOV VAN HODDIS    Poem Source            
First Line: From off his pointed head flies herr schmidt's hat
Last Line: And from the bridges dangle trains and trams
Subject(s): Judgment Day


END OF THE WORLD, by ELSE LASKER-SCHULER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a weeping in the world
Last Line: Whereby we too must die.
Subject(s): Bible; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


END OF THE WORLD, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quite unexpectedly as vasserot
Last Line: There in the sudden blackness the black pall %of nothing, nothing, nothing-nothing at all
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Circus; Judgment Day


ENGLAND'S ALFRED ABROAD, by OWEN SEAMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wrong? Are they wrong? Of course they are
Last Line: And the 'bus to cimiez.
Subject(s): Austin, Alfred (1835-1913); Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


ENLISTED, by ELIZA CALVERT HALL    Poem Source            
First Line: I fought under lee and stonewall
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


EPIGRAM ON THE FIRST OF APRIL, by JOHN WINSTANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature is rising from the dead
Last Line: Ah! Chloe, when, my charming fair?
Subject(s): April Fool's Day; All Fools' Day


EPILOGUE, by MAXWELL ANDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Children of dust, astray among the suns
Last Line: To mix our dust with dust of slaves and kings.
Subject(s): Death; Dust; Judgment Day; Life; Time; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


EPISTLE TO DR. YOUNG UPON HIS POEM ON THE LAST DAY, by THOMAS WARTON THE ELDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now let the atheist tremble, thou alone
Last Line: And practise o'er the angel in the man.
Subject(s): Advice; Atheism; Future Life; God; Judgment Day; Poetry & Poets; Regret; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


EPITAPH, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You who died fighting
Last Line: The rose is your joy.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; War; Westminster Abbey; Graveyards; Dead, The; Declaration Day


EPITAPH ENDING IN AND, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the last storm, when hawks
Last Line: Doves did not know where to fly, and
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Millenium


EVENSONG, by JOSEPHINE NORFOLK CARR    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis evensong, and in the tree-tops high
Last Line: We wait, to sing the evensong above.
Subject(s): Day; Light


EVERYONE KNOWS THE WORLD IS ENDING, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The coherent starlight
Subject(s): Earth; Memory; Mothers; Judgment Day


EVERYONE KNOWS THE WORLD IS ENDING, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Judgment Day


EVERYONE SANG, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Everyone suddenly burst out singing
Last Line: Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.
Subject(s): Holidays; Life Change Events; Veterans Day; War; World War I; First World War


FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY, by JUAN GONZALO ROSE    Poem Source            
First Line: Look, my king, they're everywhere
Last Line: And cruel cajamarcas
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Native Americans; Peru


FALL IN!, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall march with the veteran band
Last Line: Fall in, and march with the soldiers!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


FALLEN, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those we have loved the dearest
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FALLING DAY, by CHRISTY MACKAYE    Poem Text            
First Line: If there's silence in summer
Last Line: That you hear.
Subject(s): Day; Summer; Sun


FAREWELL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tie the strings to my life, my lord, / then I am ready to go!
Last Line: Now I am ready to go!
Subject(s): Christianity; Judgment Day; Prayer; Reformation; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


FARMER JOHN'S THANKSGIVING, by ISAAC F. EATON    Poem Source            
First Line: Thanksgiving day came chill and bare
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FATHER, by PAUL CARROLL    Poem Source            
First Line: How sick I get %of your ghost
Last Line: This underpass is endless
Subject(s): Family Life - Ireland; Fathers; Ireland; St. Patrick's Day


FATHER'S VALENTINE, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father's got the queerest valentine!
Last Line: "that was mother, thirty years ago!"
Subject(s): Children; Hearts; Holidays; Love; Mothers; Parents; Valentine's Day; Childhood; Parenthood


FEAR VIA PLACE, by JAMES CERVANTES    Poem Source            
First Line: South by southeast, I suppose, where thickets grow
Last Line: And knew the sun was burning everything outside
Subject(s): Day; Fear


FEAST OF HARVEST, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fair earth smiled and turned herself and
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FEBRUARY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold now is the breezes' breath
Last Line: We love so well and dear.
Subject(s): February; Holidays; Valentine's Day


FESTE'S SONG (1), FR. TWELFTH NIGHT, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
Last Line: Youth's stuff will not endure.
Subject(s): Carpe Diem; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day; Youth


FIFTY YEARS AGO; FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1826, by CHARLES SPRAGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fifty years have rolled away
Last Line: Fifty years ago!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Time; Independence Day


FIRE AND ICE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some say the world will end in fire, / some say in ice
Last Line: And would suffice.
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Fire; Hate; Ice; Judgment Day; Men; Time; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


FIRE DREAMS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember here by the fire
Last Line: "god."
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FIRST OF APRIL, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This morn the god of wit and joke
Last Line: The god has made us april fools
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


FIRST OF MAY IN NEW YORK (CHATHAM GARDEN, 1825), by ROBERT STEVENSON COFFIN    Poem Text            
First Line: First of may, clear the way!
Last Line: Devil take the first of may.
Subject(s): May Day; Moving & Movers; New York City - 19th Century


FIRST THANKSGIVING, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: So many pumpkins %and so many beans
Last Line: We all must depend
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FIRST THANKSGIVING, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When she comes back, from college, I will see
Subject(s): Mothers & Daughters; Homecoming; Thanksgiving Day


FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY, by ALICE WILLIAMS BROTHERTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In puritan new england a year had passed away
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FIRST THANKSGIVING: BOSTON, 1631, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The curse of cain was on th earth
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


FIVE SOULS, by WILLIAM NORMAN EWER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was a peasant of the polish plain
Last Line: For those who bade me fight had told me so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ewer, W. N.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


FIXED DESIRE OF THE HUMAN HEART, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I consider the agitation for international arbitration
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FLANDERS POPPIES, by IAN DUNCAN COLVIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Poppies, ye flaming blushes of july
Subject(s): Flanders, Belgium; Holidays; Veterans Day


FLASHFORWARD: GLOBAL WARMING, by MICHAEL JOSEPH BUGEJA    Poem Source            
First Line: The warnings have ended,t he landfills full
Last Line: A scrap book whose final chapter is ending %without us
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Pollution


FOR ARBOR DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: What do we do when we plant a tree?
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


FOR DECORATION DAY: 1861-1865, by RUPERT HUGHES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But do we truly mourn our soldier dead
Last Line: The peaceful barracks where their bodies sleep.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


FOR DECORATION DAY: 1898-1899, by RUPERT HUGHES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now the long, long lines of the nation's graves
Last Line: In grand review swing past the throne of god.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Spanish-american War (1898); Declaration Day


FOR OUR DEAD. SEE MEMORIAL DAY, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


FOR REMEMBRANCE, by BASIL EBERS    Poem Text            
First Line: What is it, o dear country of our pride
Last Line: But the fixed goal of our humanity.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FOR THEE THEY DIED, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: For thee their pilgrim swords were tried
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FOR YOU, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Here is a building
Last Line: I'll sit near by
Subject(s): Authors And Authorship; Holidays; Poetry And Poets; Valentine's Day


FORGET-ME-NOT DAY, by NAN TERRELL REED    Poem Text            
First Line: Shall we forget, when nations meet
Last Line: And need a world that's kind.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FORMULA, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw the flesh that made the lover burn
Last Line: X equals a—and so, he is destroyed.
Subject(s): Heaven; Judgment Day; Paradise; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


FORTY DAYS: THE SECOND ASCENSION OF CHRIST, by JOHN BROOKS WHEELWRIGHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forty days %and forty nights, which were as days
Last Line: Go tell the roman synagogue. %tell rome!
Subject(s): Ascension Day


FOUR VALENTINES, by CHARLES KELLOGG FIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: Tomorrow is the day for valentines
Last Line: The old-maid sister of my major prof.
Subject(s): Holidays; Schools; Universities & Colleges; Valentine's Day; Students


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


FOURTH OF JULY NIGHT, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The little boat at anchor
Subject(s): Fireworks; Fourth Of July; Independence Day


FOURTH OF JULY ODE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our fathers fought for liberty
Last Line: But ourselves must set us free.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Fourth Of July; Independence Day


FREDERICKSBURG, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The increasing moonlight drifts across my bed
Last Line: Hark! -- the black squadrons wheeling down to death!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Fredericksburg, Battle Of (1862); Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


FREE TURKEY-RALPHS SUPERMARKET, NOVEMBER 16, by HOLLY PRADO    Poem Source            
First Line: Is this american, or what?
Last Line: Holidays. Twelve pounds of meat and bone: my just reward
Subject(s): Americans; Grocers; Holidays; Markets; Thanksgiving Day; Turkeys


FREEDOM, OUR QUEEN, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Land where the banners wave last in the sun
Last Line: She shall reign over us, world without end!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Independence Day; Liberty


FRIENDSHIP BREEDS PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: America is at peace because she entertains a
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


FROM ASHBOURNE, DERBYSHIRE; A CHARM FOR ST. VALENTINE'S EVE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I sow hempseed, hempseed I sow
Last Line: He that loves me best, %come and after me mow
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


FROM BEYOND, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Text            
First Line: Pity us not
Last Line: Oh, god, the shame that they should be so blind!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; War; Declaration Day


FRUITS OF VICTORY, by WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT    Poem Source            
First Line: The great war is ended. It will change the
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


GARDEN OF GOLD, by KAJETAN KOVIC    Poem Source            
First Line: The chill and the damp under the pines
Last Line: And as above them, blue as death, %ripens the isbella
Subject(s): Death; Flowers; Gardens And Gardening; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; War


GARLANDS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are the garlands we lay on the graves?
Last Line: We know what garlands will please you the best!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


GEMS OF TODAY, by FLORENCE O. LUKER    Poem Text            
First Line: When the dew still sparkles
Last Line: Are gems that to you are brought.
Subject(s): Day


GIVE THANKS FOR WHAT?, by W. F. CROFFUT    Poem Source            
First Line: Let earth give thanks,' the deacon said
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GLAMOUR, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it in the misty twilight, or
Last Line: My fancy, slowly slipping earthly anchor, sailed away?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Evening; Love; Nightmares; Sunset; Twilight


GOING STEADY, by IAN SERRAILLIER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Valentine, o valentine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


GOLDEN DAY, by ARTHUR WALLACE PEACH    Poem Source            
First Line: The guns of war are silent
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


GONE, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunshine seeks thee, and the day
Last Line: And, following to find thee, die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day


GOOD-NIGHT, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You linger when you say good-night
Last Line: Or only on the day of days?'
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Fear; Judgment Day; Dead, The; Parting; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


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


GOODNIGHT PRAYER, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Thank you, god, for everyone
Last Line: Thanks for you and thanks for me
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GORD ONLY KNOWS, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw an old beggar dis mawnin,' lucindy
Last Line: Gord only knows.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GRACES, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Thanks for food that crunches
Last Line: And tastes good going down
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GRANDFATHER WATTS'S PRIVATE FOURTH, by HENRY CUYLER BUNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grandfather watts used to tell us boys
Last Line: And marched off home, nor'-west by nor'.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


GRANDFATHERS HANDS, by DEBRA MARQUART    Poem Source            
First Line: Grandfathers hands in the sausge tub
Last Line: Clicking on and off all the way home
Subject(s): Grandchildren; Grandparents; Holidays; Memorial Day; Veterans


GRANDMOTHER'S VALENTINE, by MINNA IRVING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The branches creaked on the garret roof
Last Line: Grandmother's valentine told me so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Michener, Harry, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cupid; Grandparents; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day; Eros; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


GRANNY'S STORY, by EMILY HUNTINGTON MILLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, lads, I'm a poor old body
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GRANNY'S THANKSGIVING, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Granny, tell us how it was when you were a girl
Last Line: As we all thawed out
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


GRAVES OF THE PATRIOTS, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here rest the great and good. Here they repose
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


GREAT ARMISTICE, by ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the uproar and stench
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


GREAT POWERS CONFERENCE, by EDITH LOVEJOY PIERCE    Poem Source            
First Line: The blind men add the figures, draw the maps
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


GREEN BEER, by JAMES J. MCAULEY    Poem Source            
First Line: On saint paddy's day, the jukebox plays
Last Line: The raven tearing at his eye
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Beer; Drinks And Drinking; Holidays; Parties; St. Patrick's Day


GREEN HILL FAR AWAY', by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Was it indeed only last march, or in another
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


GUSTATORY ACHIEVEMENT, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last thanksgiving'-dinner we
Last Line: Lawzy! I kin taste 'em yet! %yes, an' custard-pie, an' mince! %an'-I-ain't-et-no-pie-since!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Holidays; Pies; Thanksgiving Day


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


HAIL, ARBOR DAY, by LIZZIE D. ROOSA    Poem Source            
First Line: Now fair arbor day is here
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


HAMPSHIRE APRIL 1ST RHYME (USED AFTER 12 NOON), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: April fool's gone past
Last Line: When april fool comes again %you'll be the biggest fool again
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


HARVARD COMMEMORATION ODE, SELS., by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whither leads the path
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


HARVARD PHI BETA KAPPA POEM, by ARTHUR DAVISON FICKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all our troubled errantries are done
Alternate Author Name(s): Knish, Anne
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


HARVEST HYMN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more the liberal year laughs out
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


HE SENT HIS LOVE A VALENTINE, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


HE'LL SEE IT WHEN HE WAKES', by FRANK LEE    Poem Source            
First Line: Amid the clouds of battle-smoke
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


HEARTS WERE MADE TO GIVE AWAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
Last Line: On valentine's dear day
Subject(s): Valentine's Day


HEIRLOOM LACE, by LOLA GREENFIELD LAWRENCE    Poem Text            
First Line: The dusky handwork of the night
Last Line: To fold the lovely night away!
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Light; Sunrise


HER VALENTINE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Somebody's sent a funny little
Last Line: Can not breathe the lightest whisper of his burning love for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Cupid; Flowers; Holidays; Love; Roses; Valentine's Day; Eros


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


HEROES OF THE SOUTH, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Four deadly years we fought
Subject(s): Confederate States Of America; Holidays; Memorial Day


HIS NEW SUIT, by SAMUEL ELLSWORTH KISER    Poem Source            
First Line: I remember well the way
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


HIS VALENTINE, by BLANCHE DEGOOD LOFTON    Poem Text            
First Line: A cupid, on a fat, red-paper heart
Last Line: "from jack, age nine -- I love you, mother dear."
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers & Sons; Valentine's Day


HOLY SONNET: 7, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: At the round earth's imagined corners, blow
Last Line: As if thou hadst sealed my pardon, with thy blood.
Variant Title(s): "blow Your Trumpets, Angels;'teach Me How To Repent';holy Sonnet: 165;holy Sonnets: 4;""at The Round Earth's Imagined Corners, Blow"";
Subject(s): Angels; Bible; Christianity; Death; Immortality; Judgment Day; Religion; Repentance; Salvation; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology; Penitence


HOLY THURSDAY, FR. SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this a holy thing to see
Last Line: Nor poverty the mind appall.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Bible; Holidays; Mythology; Poverty


HOLY THURSDAY, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on a holy thursday, their innocent faces clean
Last Line: Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Bible; Holidays; Mythology; Poverty


HOME FOR THANKSGIVING, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gathering family
Subject(s): Thanksgiving Day


HOW AMERICA FINISHED, by GREGORY MASON    Poem Source            
First Line: The legend, 'heaven, hell, or hoboken by
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


HOW ARE YOU, SANITARY?', by FRANCIS BRET HARTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Down the picket-guarded lane
Last Line: "pass in, sanitary!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Harte, Bret
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; United States - History; Declaration Day


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


HYMN CONCERNING THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, by THOMASIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a thief, who falls at midnight on his unsuspecting prey
Last Line: When the master comes, to meet him, bearing with you lamps that burn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Thomasius, Christia
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


HYMN FOR ALL SAINTS DAY IN THE MORNING, by HENRY ALFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand up before your god
Last Line: But many in the tomb.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


HYMN FOR ARBOR DAY, by HENRY HANBY HAY    Poem Source            
First Line: God save this tree we plant!
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


HYMN FOR MEMORIAL DAY, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: Lift your eyes to yonder city
Last Line: Over every land and sea.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


HYMN FOR [OR, TO] THE VICTORIOUS DEAD, by HERMANN HAGEDORN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: God, by the sea, by the resounding sea
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


HYMN OF HATE, by JOSEPH DANA MILLER    Poem Source            
First Line: And this I hate - not men, for flag, for race
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


HYMN TO LIGHT, by EDWARD JOSEPH HARRINGTON O'BRIEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind-loving daughter of eternal day
Last Line: The flowers of april blow
Subject(s): April; Day


HYMN: 14. THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: And other wond'rous works were done
Last Line: To reign with god for evermore
Subject(s): Ascension Day


HYMN: ASCENSION DAY AND SUNDAY AFTER, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sit thou on my right hand, my son!' saith the lord
Last Line: "and the work which thy worthiness hath done!"
Subject(s): Ascension Day


I SOW HEMPSEED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


I'LL WEAR A SHAMROCK, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: St. Patrick's day is with us
Last Line: And I am irish, too!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


I'M IRISH ON THE ONE SIDE, SCOTTISH ON THE OTHER, by GERALD LOCKLIN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Wrap up the rotgut'
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Ireland; St. Patrick's Day


I, LORD, THY FOOLISH SINNER LOW AND SMALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Follow thou me
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sin; Judgment Day


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


IF NIGHT AND DAY BEHAVED LIKE DOORS, by REBECCA GIVENS    Poem Source            
First Line: At the first sign of slowing
Last Line: Desperately, blindingly flings clear
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night


ILICET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is an end of joy and sorrow
Last Line: The poppied sleep, the end of all
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Judgment Day; Sleep; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


IMAGE, by EDWARD H. SOTHERN    Poem Source            
First Line: It is mankind that is crucified,' said my mate
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


IMITATION, by LOUISE A. JOHNSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Some flowers from my boy away
Last Line: The likeness may be true, though dim.
Subject(s): Flowers; Mother's Day; Paintings & Painters


IMPROMPTU LINES ON JULY FOURTH, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold from the brow of the mountain advancing
Last Line: Here's to the fourth and our country forever.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Independence; Independence Day; Liberty


IN ACTION, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When the blue-black waves are tipped with white
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


IN DAYS LIKE THESE, by THOMAS H. STACY    Poem Source            
First Line: O god of hosts, whose mighty hand
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


IN HONOR OF THANKSGIVING, by LIZZIE M. HADLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: When november's gusty breezes
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


IN NOVEMBER, by SUSAN KELLY PHILLIPS    Poem Source            
First Line: Soft, sweet, and sad in its pathetic glory
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


IN THE PRESENT TIME, WHICH IS THE END OF THE WORLD: FIRST FLOOR, by ERIC CHARLES LEMAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Gothic light. A bedroom with the same architectural structure as those of ...
Last Line: Through the window, the red-blue flashing of ememergency lights. The hands raise a few %fingers. All
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Play


IN THE PRESENT TIME, WHICH IS THE END OF THE WORLD: SECOND FLOOR, by ERIC CHARLES LEMAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Darkness. Unrhythmic slapping sound from above. Indigo light rises on a bedroom
Last Line: Turns to the bed, removes the picture and the revolver, brushes off the plaster, arranges %the comfo
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Play


IN THE PRESENT TIME, WHICH IS THE END OF THE WORLD: THIRD FLOOR, by ERIC CHARLES LEMAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Bright light. A bedroom with the same architectural structure as that of ...
Last Line: Silence. Lights continue flashing. No one comes
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Play


INDEPENDENCE DAY, 1956, A FAIRY TALE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think this house's mouth is full of dirt
Last Line: I know because someone, or his assistant, suffered here
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


INDEPENDENT, SELS., by UNKNOWN               
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


INDIAN SUMMER, by JOHN HOWARD BRYANT    Poem Source            
First Line: That soft autumnal time
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


INDIAN SUMMER, by EUDORA S. BUMSTEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: The grain is gathered in
Subject(s): Holidays; Indian Summer; Thanksgiving Day


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


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


INVENTORY, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanksgiving today. Soaked with sleet
Last Line: Here: in america. In america.
Subject(s): Belgium; Confessions; Daughters; Gardens & Gardening; Gratitude; Holidays; Honor; Larch Trees; Loss; Memory; Moving & Movers; Numbers; Omens; Refugees; Sons; Thanksgiving Day; Time; United States - Immigration & Emigtration


ISAIAH 55: 6-12. QUOTATIONS FOR PEACE DAY, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source            
First Line: For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


ISN'T IT TO ESCAPE FROM THIS DAMNED EASY LIFE, by ANNA ADREYEVNA GORENKO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I must await the judgment day
Alternate Author Name(s): Akhmatova, Anna
Subject(s): Judgment Day


JAPANESE LULLABIES, by JOHN HARSEN RHOADES    Poem Text            
First Line: Stars begin heaping / the moon creeps high
Last Line: The star winds blow.
Subject(s): Day


JOHN JONES: 2. BY THE CLIFF, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it daytime (guess
Last Line: Shut the book.
Subject(s): Day; Soul


JOHN REMEMBERS, by PAUL SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Then I saw the ascension
Last Line: Peacefully green, and eternal.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Peter, Saint (c. 64 A.d.)


JUDGEMENT, by GEORGE HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Almighty judge, how shall poor wretches brook
Last Line: There thou shalt finde my faults are thine.
Subject(s): Judges; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


JUDGEMENT, by STEVEN REESE    Poem Source            
First Line: It will come straight out of kafka
Last Line: You, of all people, with sons of your own' %as I feel the floor give way
Subject(s): Judgment Day


JUDGEMENT, by CHARLES WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, my day, yet ere thou art quite departed
Last Line: Thou who art christ, christ who is more than thou.
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


JUDGMENT, by FERNAND MAZADE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night the true god lists your every crime
Last Line: And the true god—I see it all—will pardon you.
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; Religion; Sin; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


JUDGMENT DAY, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Every day is judgment day
Last Line: Sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Religion; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


JUDGMENT DAY, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When through our bodies our two spirits / burn
Last Line: Irked by long shadows, mocked by those bright far tones.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


JUDGMENT DAY, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the day, this is the day!
Last Line: When music no charm possesses, %nor hats, nor mittens, nor dressses
Subject(s): Judgment Day


JULY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: July's for independence day
Last Line: July comes for flags and play.
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fourth Of July; Holidays; Summer; American Flag; Independence Day


JULY FOURTH; 1867, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake, anew, columbia's anthems!
Last Line: Let distant ages swell the strain.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Nations; Independence Day; Liberty


KANGAROO'S COURTSHIP, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh will you be my wallaby'
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


KEARNY AT SEVEN PINES [MAY 31, 1862], by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So that soldierly legend is still on its journey
Last Line: Line.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Kearny, Philip (1814-1862); Memorial Day; Patriotism; Seven Pines, Battle Of (1862); United States - History; Declaration Day; Fair Oaks, Battle Of (1862)


KEENAN'S CHARGE, by GEORGE PARSONS LATHROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun had set
Last Line: That saved the army at chancellorsville.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Cavalry; Chancellorsville, Battle Of (1863); Holidays; Keenan, Peter (1834-1863); Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


KIST (I.M. 14TH FEBRUARY 1975), by DENNIS O'DRISCOLL    Poem Source            
First Line: On that lovers' morning, our hearts chimed
Last Line: Took on the wrinkled grain %of coffin wood
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Holidays; Love - Loss Of; Old Age; Valentine's Day


KNOCK ON THE DOOR, by JAMES TATE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They ask me if I've ever thought
Last Line: And they see nothing without end
Subject(s): Earth; Judgment Day


LA VITA NUOVA: SONNET OF BEATRICE DE PORTINARI, ON ALL SAINTS' DAY, by DANTE ALIGHIERI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last all saints' holy-day, even now gone by
Last Line: Blessed are they who meet her on the earth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dante; Alighieri, Dante
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Beatrice Portinari (1266-1290); Allhallowmas; Allhallows


LAST JUDGMENT, by GIUSEPPE GIOCCHINO BELLI    Poem Source            
First Line: At the round earth's imagined corners let
Last Line: And so to bed %owwwwww %bona sera
Subject(s): Judgment Day


LAST JUDGMENT, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source            
First Line: The chorister crippled all summer
Last Line: All the villages are in heaven %gathered around the steeple
Subject(s): Future Life; Judgment Day


LAST VALENTINE'S DAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "last valentine's day, when bright phoebus shone clear"
Last Line: "taleo, taleo, taleo, taleo, taleo, taleo, taleo"
Subject(s): Hearts;holidays;love;valentine's Day


LAVENDER'S BLUE (1), by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly, lavender's green
Last Line: Whilst you and I, dilly dilly, keep ourselves warm.
Subject(s): Holidays; Lavender; Valentine's Day


LEE TO THE REAR [MAY 12, 1864], by JOHN REUBEN THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dawn of a pleasant morning in may
Last Line: The gray-bearded man in the black slouched hat.
Alternate Author Name(s): Thompson, John Randolph
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Lee, Robert Edward (1807-1870); Memorial Day; Patriotism; United States - History; Wilderness Campaign (1864); Declaration Day


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


LESSONS, by HELEN WEBER    Poem Source            
First Line: Strange lesson taught by war
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LEST WE FORGET - 1926, by CURTIS WHEELER    Poem Text            
First Line: Lest we forget! / the months swing into years
Last Line: Lest we forget!
Subject(s): Holidays; Soldiers' Writings; Veterans Day


LEST WE FORGET; ARMISTICE NIGHT, 1920, by CURTIS WHEELER    Poem Text            
First Line: The cold rain falls on dun-sur-meuse tonight
Last Line: "when taps blew so much more than just ""goodnight."
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LET DREAMERS WAKE, by LILITH LORRAINE    Poem Source            
First Line: Now, if ever, lets poets sing
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Mary M.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LET US DECLARE!, SELS., by ANGELA MORGAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Come, workers! Poets, artists, dreamers, more and more
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LETTER BY AN AMERICAN OFFICER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I am writing you a few lines to say that I am
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LETTERS AND DIARY, SELS., by ALAN SEEGER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another participant in the attack upon belloy-en-santerre
Subject(s): Diaries; Holidays; Soldiers' Writings; Veterans Day


LIBERTY FOR ALL, by WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They tell me, liberty! That in thy name
Last Line: And, by a mighty hand, the oppressed he yet shall save!
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Fourth Of July; Slavery; Social Protest; Independence Day; Serfs


LIFE, by ALEXANDER R. SCHOOLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Life has three parts to its day
Last Line: Our time is out, our race is run.
Subject(s): Day; Time


LIFE'S MORNING, NOON, AND EVENING, by AUDRA POWELL COTTRILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Dawn breaks, soft breezes blow, 'tis morning time of life
Last Line: Submerged in faith, then sink to rest in twilight's holy calm.
Subject(s): Day; Life; Spring


LIFE'S RAMAH, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day after day
Last Line: Will not again be comforted.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day


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


LILY'S THANKSGIVING, by MRS. DAWSON M. PHELPS    Poem Source            
First Line: It was always the time for a laugh, when the name
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


LINES SUGGESTED BY THE FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY (2), by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darkness succeeds to twilight
Last Line: To think on hers sincerely.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


LITANY FOR D-DAY: 1944, by HENRY MORTON ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Epaulettes of farragut, / powder-horn of boone
Last Line: Not to be safe, but free.
Variant Title(s): Litany For A New A.e.f.
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); Normandy (france), Invasion Of


LITANY FOR PEACE, by LESLIE SAVAGE CLARK    Poem Source            
First Line: No longer homes are flame against
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LITTLE NAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The wide gates swung open
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


LMFBR, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death himself, / (liquid metal fast breeder reactor)
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


LMFBR, by GARY SNYDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death himself, %(liquid metal fast breeder reactor)
Last Line: Of the kali-yuga %end of days
Subject(s): Judgment Day


LOCKSLEY HALL, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Comrades, leave me here a little, while as yet 'tis early morn
Last Line: For the mighty wind arises, roaring seaward, and I go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Disappointment; Freedom; Grief; Holidays; Love; Religion; Veterans Day; War; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness; Theology


LOOK IN THEIR EYES, by ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Youthful and buoyant and blithe they went into
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LORD, WHAT HAVE I TO OFFER? SICKENING FEAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Only sift out my sin
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; Sin; Prayer


LOVE AT SEA, by J. PATRICK LEWIS    Poem Source            
First Line: Up through the fog came the frisky dog
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


LOVE HONOR ONLY BETTER THAN PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: There are all sorts of people in the united
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 19, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pass the day tense, day
Last Line: The evening bells ring from temple to temple
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Night; Relationships


LOVE, GIVE ME THE FEEL OF TO-MORROW, by EDWARD RALPH CHEYNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, love, help me move all the mirrors out of my workshop
Last Line: Broadcasting a forever-and-ever armistice day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


LYRIC AND EPIC, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little lyric the sunset gleamed
Last Line: An elemental clash and cry.
Subject(s): Life; Love; Wind; Memorial Day


MAKE WAY!, by FLORENCE CROCKER COMFORT    Poem Source            
First Line: The crashing sky has swept old paths aside
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


MAN ON THE RAFT, by JONATHAN GALASSI    Poem Source            
First Line: The man on the raft
Last Line: Nothing left for him to do %but try again tomorrow
Subject(s): Day; Evening; Life; Summer; Sun


MAN'S PILGRIMAGE, by REGINALD HEBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh for the morning gleam of youth, the half-unfolded flower
Last Line: For day must pass, and night must come, before another morn.
Subject(s): Day; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims


MANASSAS [JULY 21, 1861], by CATHERINE ANNE WARFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They have met at last - as storm-clouds
Last Line: At manassas.
Alternate Author Name(s): Warfield, Catherine M.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Bull Run, Battles Of; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Manassas, Batlle Of; Declaration Day


MANIFEST OF A BOAT LEAVING ON THE EVE OF THE 3RD MILLENNIUM, by ALBINO CARRILLO    Poem Source            
First Line: In one satchel you'll be carrying newsprint, comics dark
Last Line: Before climbing up the twisted manila rope ladder, home
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Millenium; Survival


MANY, by AGUSTI BARTRA    Poem Source            
First Line: Many %of those many who rose up
Last Line: Many of those many who rose up
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; War Injuries


MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA, by HENRY CLAY WORK    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Bring the good old bugle boys, we'll sing another song
Last Line: While we were marching through georgia.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Georgia (state); Holidays; Memorial Day; Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891); United States - History; Declaration Day


MARGIE'S THANKSGIVING, by EUDORA S. BUMSTEAD    Poem Source            
First Line: With salt and potatoes and meal for bread
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


MARSHAL FOCH'S ARMISTICE DAY MESSAGE TO AMERICA, 1926, by STEPHANE LAUZANNE    Poem Source            
First Line: It is a great wave of idealism and fraternity ...'
Subject(s): Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929); Holidays; Veterans Day


MARY MOPPET'S DAYCARE CENTER, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call the police to report the bruises, on my way to work buy a few boxes of cookie
Last Line: Meg leaves mary moppet's when she gets enough gigs. Angela goes to mexico. She's getting married, wa
Subject(s): Day Care


MAY 30, 1893, by JOHN KENDRICK BANGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It seemed to be but chance, yet who shall say
Last Line: It was to die unknown and rest forgot?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hotair, Dopeton
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Unknown Soldier; Declaration Day


MAY NIGHT, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blue are the twilight heavens above the hill
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


MAYFLOWER, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Over the water and over the waves
Last Line: Said the people who came to america
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


MCFEETERS' FOURTH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was needless to say 'twas a glorious day
Last Line: Of this most patriotic republic on earth?
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Nations; Patriotism; Independence Day; Liberty


MEDITATION IN SEVEN DAYS, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: If your mother is a jew, you are a jew
Last Line: I am the woman, and about to enter
Subject(s): Day; Jews - Women; Meditation


MEMORIAL DAY, by MICHAEL ANANIA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is easily forgotten, year to
Last Line: And walking, our own sway and balance, fails us
Subject(s): Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EDWARD BARTOK-BARATTA    Poem Source            
First Line: Fireworks are exploding over the hotel northampton
Last Line: This star-spangled weekend that crawls toward the divorce?
Subject(s): Divorce; Holidays; Memorial Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by WILLIAM E. BROOKS    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard a cry in the night from a far-flung host
Last Line: In the name of our dead will we hear? Will we grant them sleep?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; Veterans Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by WALLACE BRUCE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come with chaplet woven new
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well,' they were saying, 'the war's over'
Last Line: There are pictures and parades for all the rest, %but you have to dream the buzzard
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by FLORIA DORIA    Poem Text            
First Line: The dead immortal! They are the ones whom we honor today
Last Line: To the ashes of our mourned and lost immortal youths!
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Dead, The; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why deck with flow'rs these humble mounds?
Last Line: A dearer destiny than dirgeful death.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EMERETTE H. DUNNING    Poem Text            
First Line: To all the heart-wounds touched afresh this day
Last Line: This eventide.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The finest tribute we can pay
Last Line: And free men wear no tyrant's chain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O day of roses and regret
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by BOB HICOK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Each year my parents flowered their dead: the dark-veined
Last Line: Of hands, the carnal gift of bloom, %the beauty entrusted to graves a sensual payment of debt
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Sympathy; Veterans


MEMORIAL DAY, by ALFRED JOYCE KILMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bugle echoes shrill and sweet
Last Line: The prince of peace . . . Who brought a sword.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kilmer, Joyce
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EMMA A. LENT    Poem Text            
First Line: A day of tender memory
Last Line: Upon each resting-bed.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After noon, in the plaza, cries, shrill yells, running and breaking
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: After noon, in the plaza, cries, shrill yells, running and breaking
Last Line: All these camellias overgrown and wasting?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After our march from the hudson to the top
Last Line: Ticks on its chain.
Subject(s): Holidays; Honor; Memorial Day; Veterans; War; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: Again it is memorial day
Last Line: On decoration day.
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Veterans; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Noblest of martyrs in a glorious fight!
Last Line: That they who fell with jackson rise with lee!
Subject(s): Heroism; Holidays; Memorial Day; War; Heroes; Heroines; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flowers for our dead!
Last Line: Love for our dead!
Variant Title(s): For Our Dead
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are not dead! They are not dead!
Last Line: On thids memorial day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strew the fair garlands where slumber the dead
Last Line: Grateful the living and honored the dead.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by FRANCES FREEMAN TAYLOR    Poem Text            
First Line: The blue and the gray and the olive-drab
Last Line: The olive-drab, the blue and the gray.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by CY WARMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Gather the garlands rare today
Last Line: And water the garlands with their tears.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day of memories! -- remembering what?
Last Line: Upon our sacred day of memories.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Is it enough to think to-day
Last Line: And be ourselves, in turn, the brave!
Subject(s): Courage; Holidays; May (month); Memorial Day; Valor; Bravery; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY 1889, by SAMUEL ELLSWORTH KISER    Poem Text            
First Line: Twine laurels to lay o'er the blue and the gray
Last Line: Entwine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY FOR THE WAR DEAD, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Memorial day for the war dead. Add now
Last Line: Behind all this some great happiness is hiding
Subject(s): Grief; Memorial Day; Sorrow; Sadness; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL DAY, POST-WAR, by MARGUERITE MOOERS MARSHALL    Poem Text            
First Line: For golden lads, a-faring
Last Line: A memory—of rue!
Subject(s): Hate; Holidays; Memorial Day; Social Protest; War; Declaration Day


MEMORIAL RAIN, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ambassador puser the ambassador
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


MEMORIAL RAIN, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ambassador puser the ambassador
Last Line: He rests, he is quiet, he sleeps in a strange land
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I


MEMORIALS, by JOHN WATKINS MOSELEY JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: Memorial days crowd the past into the present
Last Line: If they would be wafted into the realm of greatness.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


MEN OF THE NORTH, by JOHN NEAL    Poem Text            
First Line: Men of the north, look up!
Last Line: Upon our haughty foe!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History; Declaration Day


MESSAGE OF MARSHAL FERDINAND FOCH TO THE AMERICAN LEGION, by FERDINAND FOCH    Poem Source            
First Line: It is out of sacrifice and suffering that the
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


MESSAGE OF PEACE, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bid the din of battle cease!
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


MIDDAY SILENCE IS DIFFERENT, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: I can't tell you how
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Day; Nature; Night; Silence


MILKWEED, by ROBERT CLAPS    Poem Source            
First Line: Dry october, the roadside asters gone to seed
Last Line: For october's quick dark
Subject(s): Day; Night; October


MISER DAY, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Friday was simon's miser day
Last Line: He was worse than an old corn separator
Subject(s): Day; Misers


MONDAY'S CHILD, by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Monday's child is fair of face
Last Line: Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
Variant Title(s): A Week Of Birthdays;days Of Birth
Subject(s): Birthdays; Children; Day; Mothers; Childhood


MONUMENT FOR THE SOLDIERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


MOON RABBIT, by SUSAN TERRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: A daytime moon hovers, and moon rabbit
Last Line: Will be the same and the lop-earred moon rabbit %who, day or night, sees everything
Subject(s): Day; Moon


MORNING VOW, by JANE DUNNING ROUNDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dawn came suddenly on wings!
Last Line: Then for tomorrow, come what may . . .
Subject(s): Day


MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When morning shows her first faint flush
Last Line: And dark — so dark becomes the night.
Subject(s): Day; Life; Love


MOTHER'S DAY, by EDWIN BECKER    Poem Source            
First Line: Acclaim the dawn of mother's day
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by SANDIE CASTLE    Poem Source            
First Line: Mother's day special
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by WALTER GRIFFIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Before the dark takes your eyes
Last Line: Rusted wheels rolling toward the waiting dark
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gentle hands that never weary toiling in love's
Last Line: All the patient service of her, you've been %worthy of it all?
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by EDNA TUCKER MUTH    Poem Source            
First Line: My soul is reverence now prays
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by ELIZABETH REVERE    Poem Source            
First Line: She brings me a rose
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by LAVELLE ROBERTS    Poem Source            
Last Line: All over the world wide
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by JEROME SALA    Poem Source            
First Line: My mother punches my father today
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by STEPHEN SANDY    Poem Source            
First Line: From sleep I turn to day and fetch
Last Line: Strange; after drear dark the strange, sweet %business of the birds overhead once more
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by AMY JO SCHOONOVER    Poem Source            
First Line: A box turtle strolls unconcernedly
Last Line: More brutal, more lovely than poetry
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peg said, 'this one,' and we bought it
Last Line: She will never be mad at us again
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by BERYL V. THOMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: With hosiery, gloves, and bright bouquet
Last Line: Them drop in once a month for tea.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Hypocrisy; Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY, by JULIA VINOGRAD    Poem Source            
First Line: Everything on t.V. And in the shop windows
Last Line: But it doesn't help; %she's still dead, %combing her long dark hair under the dark earth
Subject(s): Mother's Day


MOTHER'S DAY POEM, by III WILLIAM CANNON    Poem Source            
First Line: The parking lot is sparkling, rain
Last Line: She is sure I know nothing about love
Subject(s): Mother's Day; Poetry And Poets; Rain


MUSIC; AND THE SAVAGE BREAST, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd read the kaiser's note
Last Line: .... I thank you, band of germans.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Bands; German Americans; Holidays; Memorial Day; Music & Musicians; Patriotism; Orchestras; Declaration Day


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


MY LOVE IS LIKE A CABBAGE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


MY MOTHER, by ALFRED JENNINGS FUNNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a time in days a-gone
Last Line: And love be enthroned forevermore.
Subject(s): Mother's Day; Mothers


MY VALENTINE, by ERNEST CAMP JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: My valentine's a tulip, peeping from the garden shade
Last Line: That her laughing lips lend cadence to the music of her voice!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


MY VALENTINE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: But once a year the fates, my dear
Last Line: To-day and all the days to come!
Subject(s): Courtship; Holidays; Valentine's Day


NEAR THE DAWN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: When life's troubles gather darkly
Last Line: Just before the break of dawn
Subject(s): Dawn;day; Sunrise


NEW NATIONAL HYMN, by FRANCIS MARION CRAWFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Hail, freedom! Thy bright crest
Last Line: Take thou, at last, our souls to thine eternal peace.
Variant Title(s): National Hymn
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


NEW SONG, by ARTHUR GORDON FIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Poet, take up thy lyre
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


NEW YEAR, GOOD-MORNING!, by ALEXANDER MACLEAN    Poem Text            
First Line: New year, good - morning! Come and bring
Last Line: New year, good-morning!
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Holidays; Morning; New Year; Winter; Joy; Delight


NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE EDITORIAL SECTION, SELS., by UNKNOWN               
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


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


NIGHT AND DAY, by MARY ELIZABETH MAPES DODGE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I run about all day
Subject(s): Day


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


NIGHTINGALES OF FLANDERS, by GRACE HAZARD CONKLING    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


NINE O'CLOCK, by LYDIA SHARPE    Poem Text            
First Line: From the great clock on the landing
Last Line: But enchantment.
Subject(s): Clocks; Day; Hearts; Time; Women


NON-DENOMINATIONAL PRAYER FOR ARMISTICE DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: O god, who art full of compassion, who dwell-
Subject(s): Compassion; Holidays; Veterans Day


NOON IS THE HINGE OF DAY, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Till all the world is ajar
Variant Title(s): Poem: 931; Poem: 106
Subject(s): Day


NORMANDY BEACH, by MILLER WILLIAMS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The waves on the normandy coast jump heavily toward us
Last Line: Lonely companion, %there's something I have to tell you but I don't know what
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); Normandy, France; World War Ii


NORTH TO THE SOUTH, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Land of the south, whose stricken heart and brow
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


NOT THANKFUL, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: I think the only person that
Last Line: And really he's not much to blame.
Subject(s): Holidays; November; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Thanksgiving Day; Turkey


NOVEMBER, by SOPHIE TUNNELL    Poem Text            
First Line: The nuts are dropping in the wood
Last Line: In november.
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; November; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The


NOVEMBER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: No matter how hard you try
Last Line: And so, cold old month, you're not so bad!
Subject(s): Holidays; November; Pilgrimages & Pilgrims; Thanksgiving Day; Turkey


NOVEMBER 11TH, by FRANK E. CAMPBELL    Poem Text            
First Line: This day three years ago
Last Line: "this great ""unknown"" acclaim ..."
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Peace; Soldiers; Unknown Soldier; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The


NOVEMBER POPPIES, by HILARY CORKE    Poem Source            
First Line: I walked with you this eleventh in the coppice
Last Line: Every november the thin red legions are mustered %and they flower like clockwork in her bitterest ho
Subject(s): Holidays; Poppies; Veterans Day


NPM '98, by MICHAEL ROTHENBERG    Poem Source            
First Line: The first day of national poetry month is all fools' day
Last Line: Hopeless procrastination, blameless debauchery %and poetry
Subject(s): April; April Fool's Day; Poetry And Poets


O LORD, WHEN THOU DIDST CALL ME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Yea, I knew
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Jesus Christ; Judgment Day


OATH OF FREEDOM, by JAMES BARRON HOPE    Poem Source            
First Line: Born free, thus we resolve to live
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


ODE FOR DECORATION DAY, by THEODORE P. COOK    Poem Source            
First Line: They sleep so calm and stately
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


ODE FOR DECORATION DAY, by HENRY PETERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Bring flowers, to strew again
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History


ODE FOR MEMORIAL DAY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Done are the toils and the wearisome marches
Last Line: Which their unfaltering valor has won!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


ODE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY, by CHARLES SPRAGUE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To the sages who spoke, to the heroes who bled
Last Line: And the beacon-fire raised that gave light to the world.
Subject(s): Adams, John (1735-1826); Fourth Of July; Presidents, United States; Independence Day


ODE SUNG IN THE TOWN HALL, CONCORD, JULY 4, 1857, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tenderly the haughty day
Last Line: Ere freedom out of man.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Patriotism; Independence Day; Liberty


ODE WRITTEN IN [THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR] 1746, by WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sleep the brave, who sink to rest
Last Line: To dwell a weeping hermit there!
Variant Title(s): The Sleep Of The Brave;how Sleep The Brave
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Heroism; Holidays; Memorial Day; Peace; Soldiers; English; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines; Declaration Day


OFRENDA FOR LOBO, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, fierce guardian angel
Last Line: You, entangle me. Come. Visit, if only for this night
Subject(s): Chicanos; Aunts; Ancestors & Ancestry; All Souls' Day; Mexican Americans


OH WHAT DEW, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: One long breath
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Day; Dew; Nature


OLD MAY DAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "in london, thirty years ago"
Last Line: "for milkmaids, and their dance, are banish'd"
Subject(s): London - 19th Century;may Day


OLD VALENTINES, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tiny maids with sunlit hair
Last Line: In one golden memory.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memory; Past; Valentine's Day; Women


ON ARMISTICE DAY; NOVEMBER 11, 1921, by ERNEST E. DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: The multitude has watched, with silent prayer
Last Line: The men who put his treaty to the sword.
Subject(s): Holidays; Soldiers; Veterans; Veterans Day; War


ON ETHNIC DEFINITIONS, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the jewish cemetery in prague
Last Line: With a sigh, they'll at last lie down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Ghosts; Judgment Day; Supernatural; Graveyards; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


ON INDEPENDENCE, by JONATHAN MITCHELL SEWALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all you brave soldiers, both valiant and free
Last Line: And from all who'd deprive us of our liberty.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Fourth Of July; Independence Day


ON MEMORIAL DAY, by EMMA BERGSTROM    Poem Text            
First Line: I have no graves to decorate on this day
Last Line: Beneath the waves—the graves where I can place no flower.
Subject(s): Funerals - At Sea; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Waves; Burials At Sea; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


ON READING THE WAR DIARY OF A DEFUNCT AMBASSADOR, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So that's your diary - that's your private mind
Last Line: That once kept europe safe for perpetuity.
Subject(s): Diaries; Diplomacy And Diplomats; Freedom; Peace; Veterans Day; Liberty


ON ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On st. Valentine's day / I went to seek my love
Last Line: Knowing that I am not mistaken
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ON ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On st. Valentine's day %I went to seek my love
Last Line: Knowing that I am not mistaken
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ON THANKSGIVING DAY, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the way the sky looks
Last Line: Is winter %coming %to dinner?
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


ON THE SLAIN AT CHICKAMAUGA, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy are they and charmed in life
Last Line: Make this memorial due.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Chickamauga, Battle Of (1863); Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


ON THOSE THAT DESERVE IT, by FRANCIS QUARLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O when our clergy, at the dreadful day
Last Line: Durst ye not stoop to play the fools for him?
Subject(s): Clergy; Judgment Day; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


ONCE BY THE PACIFIC, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shattered water made a misty din
Last Line: "before god's last ""put out the light"" was spoken."
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Pacific Ocean; Seashore; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Beach; Coast; Shore


ONE BENEATH OLD GLORY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Don't you hear the tramp of soldiers?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


ONE DAY IS THERE OF THE SERIES, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Twere thanksgiving day
Subject(s): Thanksgiving Day


ONLY A SOLDIER'S GRAVE, by SAMUEL ALROY JONAS    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


OUR COUNTRY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We give thy natal day to hope
Last Line: And at thy need shall die for thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


OUR DEAD HEROES, by ROSE TERRY COOKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest on, o heroes! In your silent slumber!
Last Line: And heaven, still just, bestow the martyr's palm.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


OUR HONORED DEAD, by HENRY WARD BEECHER    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, tell me not that they are dead- that gen-
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PACIFISTS, by MARK ANTHONY DE WOLFE HOWE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are a pacifist? So am I
Subject(s): Holidays; Pacifism; Veterans Day


PARIS AGAIN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Big blue overcoat and breeches red as red
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PARIS BY DAY, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: See the great circle of copper shine above
Last Line: Our special sustenance is our flask of gall.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Day; Heat; Paris, France; Poetry & Poets - French; Sun


PATH TO PEACE, by SIDNEY S. ROBINS    Poem Source            
First Line: It may be there is a hope of getting the nations
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PATRIOTIC SON, by LYMAN ABBOTT    Poem Source            
First Line: A nation is made great, not by its fruitful
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PATRIOTIC SONG, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come all ye federal heroes
Last Line: That we'll defend, that we'll defend, defend america.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Stark, John (1728-1822); Warner, Seth (1743-1784); Independence Day


PATRIOTISM AND A PENSION, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ole fo'th ob july
Last Line: An' one jes' fo' comin' out alive.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): African Americans; Army - United States; Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Negroes; American Blacks; Independence Day


PEACE, by HAROLD TROWBRIDGE PULSIFER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cannon's voice is dumb
Last Line: To arms! For peace is here!
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


PEACE, by GEORGE WASHINGTON    Poem Source            
First Line: My first wish is to see the whole world at peace
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I call you to witness, my fellow-countrymen
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE (NOVEMBER 11, 1918), by GRETCHEN OSGOOD WARREN    Poem Text            
First Line: Peace, battle-worn and starved, and gaunt and pale
Last Line: Yea, peace, while worlds endure, will sing their requiem.
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


PEACE AT MORNING, by DANA BURNET    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wake at the touch of morning: and the city is
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE AT TOO GREAT A PRICE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: There is a price which is too great to pay for
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE CALL, by EDGAR LLOYD HAMPTON    Poem Source            
First Line: I am the voice of the uplands ringing from hill to hill
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE TRIUMPHANT, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earth, mother earth, do you feel light flowing
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEACE UNIVERSAL, by ANNA H. THORNE    Poem Source            
First Line: Gift of the living god to mortal man
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PEARL HARBOR DAY 1970, by RICHARD LOURIE    Poem Source            
First Line: Just this morning I signed the contract
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees; Vermont


PECULIAR ACROSTIC - A VALENTINE, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes
Last Line: You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.
Variant Title(s): A Valentine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


PENNY VALENTINE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Silly, stupid, gawky elf
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


PERHAPS THE WORLD ENDS HERE, by JOY HARJO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter waht, we must eat %to live
Last Line: Perphas the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laugh- %ing and crying, eating of the
Subject(s): Food And Eating; Judgment Day


PERSPECTIVE: ANNIVERSARY, D-DAY, by MARY KARR    Poem Source            
First Line: I hauled the army footlocker thunking
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944)


PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC LEDGER, SELS., by UNKNOWN               
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PHILLIS INAMOROTA, by LANCELOT ANDREWES    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, be my valentine
Last Line: Come, be my valentine!
Subject(s): Courtship; Holidays; Valentine's Day


PHYLLIS INAMORATA, by FRANCIS ANDREWES    Poem Source            
First Line: Come, be my valentine!
Last Line: And that shall be thy stock - %come, be my valentine!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


PICKING SKULLS AT VERDUN, by VINCENT GODFREY BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A respectable, exceedingly proper paper reports
Last Line: Who always see the folly when it is too late!
Subject(s): Cruelty; Death; Skulls; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


PLEA, by A. M. JUSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the time
Last Line: Embrace this chance %with wonderment
Subject(s): Judgment Day


PLENTY OF LOVE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


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


POEM FOR ARBOR DAY, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children are planting their shoots
Last Line: And puts it down there in rooms / and leaves, alone
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


POEM FOR ARBOR DAY, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Children are planting their shoots
Last Line: And leaves, alone
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


POEM FOR ARBOR DAY: WHAT TREES SPEAK?, by CHARLOTTE BREWSTER JORDAN    Poem Source            
First Line: My bark is rough, my wood is strong
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


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


POSTCARDS, by ALICE NOTLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear barney
Last Line: Alice
Subject(s): Holidays; Letters; Love; Postal Service; Valentine's Day; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


PRAYER FOR OTHERS, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: God, help grandma to get better
Last Line: And help all lost dogs and children %to be found
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PRAYER FOR THE MEDINA, by JACOB I. COHEN    Poem Source            
First Line: When we call on thee, o righteous god, answer us
Last Line: And may the redeemer come to zion, and let us say, amen
Subject(s): Holidays; Prayer; Thanksgiving Day; United States


PRAYER FOR THE SPIRITUAL UNION OF MANKIND, by HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK    Poem Source            
First Line: Grant unto us such clear vision of the sin of
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PRAYER TO THE GIVER, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, I am glad for the great gift of living
Last Line: Lord, I give thanks to thee, giver of all!
Variant Title(s): A Thanksgiving
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PREPARE, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O human hearts
Last Line: But from yourselves!
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day; War


PRESIDENT WILSON'S WAR PROCLAMATION, SELS., by WILSON WOODROW    Poem Source            
First Line: The power against which we are arrayed has
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PRESIDENT'S WAR MESSAGE, by WILSON WOODROW    Poem Source            
First Line: Gentlemen of the congress
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


PROGRAM REVIEW, by J. MACEKURA    Poem Source            
First Line: Time is a figment: %bits of anxiety
Last Line: Just twenty-four %more hours
Subject(s): Day; Time


PROMISES OF A VALENTINE'S DAY, by ELIAS MIGUEL MUNOZ    Poem Source            
First Line: My love: %I wanted to thank you for the gifts you sent me for
Last Line: And I will make you happy. %you will be like a king for me. %and shall be your queen. %I promise you
Subject(s): Angels; Cupid; Hearts; Holidays; Love; Music And Musicians; Valentine's Day


PSALM 45, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text            
First Line: My heart indites an argument of worth
Last Line: The world shall make no end of thanks to thee.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PSALM 45, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source            
First Line: My heart is mov'd to utter some good thinge
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PSALM 86, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Thy gracious ear, o lord, incline
Last Line: Dost help and comfort me.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PSALM 86, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord bend to me thyne care
Last Line: By thee, by thee my comfort wrought.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


PSALM 86, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Source            
First Line: O give thanks unto the lord for his mercy
Last Line: For his mercy endureth forever
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


QUIET MOMENT, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: When the table is cleared %and we've had enough
Last Line: The quiet moment
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


RAINY DAY, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It has been raining all morning
Last Line: As we all go bobbing out to the open sea
Subject(s): Day; Rain


RAVEN, DON'T STAY AWAY FROM MY DOOR - CHANT FOR APRIL FIRST, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What pleasanter task for all fools' day than going over all the things
Last Line: At daring even to contemplate such a devastatingly delightful impossibility
Subject(s): April Fool's Day


RE-ARMAMENT, by MARK ANTHONY DE WOLFE HOWE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not all the armor forged by man, not all the
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


RE-ENLISTED, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O did you see him in the street, dressed up in army-blue
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


READING THE LIST, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Is there any news of the war?,' she said
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


REBUS VALENTINE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: You may not carrot all for me
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


RECOMPENSE, by JESSE M. BALL ALLEN    Poem Text            
First Line: When sound shall cease, there being none to hear
Last Line: Not failure, not defeat, but consummation!
Subject(s): Future Life; God; Judgment Day; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


REGARDING THE ONE MINUTE OF SILENCE ON ARMISTICE DAY, by HENRY STEPHENS SALT    Poem Text            
First Line: Small help from that famed silence can we win
Last Line: Brief spell of silence? Nay! Long spell of thought!
Subject(s): Holidays; Silence; Social Protest; Veterans Day; War


REIGN OF PEACE, by ELIZA THORNTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Beautiful vision! How bright it rose
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


RELINQUISHING, by THEDA KENYON    Poem Source            
First Line: Sure, 'twas like the angels' footsteps when your
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


REMEMBER AGAIN, by R. W. S.    Poem Text            
First Line: Rain in the blackness. Stabs of flame in the blackness
Last Line: Remember again.
Subject(s): Army - United States; Army Life; Memory; Pain; Social Protest; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; Veterans Day; War; Drills & Minor Tactics; Suffering; Misery


REMEMBERING DAY, by MARY WIGHT SAUNDERS    Poem Text            
First Line: All the soldiers marching along
Last Line: For this is our remembering day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


REMEMBRANCE, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: I keep no days for fast and mourning-lay
Last Line: Deep hid within the tear-sealed casket of my heart.
Subject(s): Death; Hearts; Holidays; Love - Loss Of; Memorial Day; Mourning; Dead, The; Declaration Day; Bereavement


REMEMBRANCE DAY, by JOHN F. DEANE    Poem Source            
First Line: Behind the statue of st. Teresa of the flowers
Last Line: Were apple orchards blossoming
Variant Title(s): Fal
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); Memory; Soldiers; War


REQUIEM, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Source            
First Line: The fires of war are quenched
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


RESURGAM, by JOHN RICHARD MORELAND    Poem Text            
First Line: It happened on an april day
Last Line: Christ rose upon an april day!
Subject(s): Ascension Day


RETROSPECTION, by ROBERT CLAY    Poem Text            
First Line: I stand with time upon the planet's brink
Last Line: Sang adonais through the kilbourne meadows!
Subject(s): Adonis; April Fool's Day; Mythology - Classical; Youth; All Fools' Day


REUNITED, by FRANK LEBBY STANTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've been thinkin' of it over, an' it 'pears to me today
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


REVEILLE, by MICHAEL O'CONNOR (1837-1862)    Poem Text            
First Line: The morning is cheery my boys, arouse!
Last Line: Fall in! Fall in!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


REVELATIONS, by ANN TWEEDY    Poem Source            
First Line: The welfare-induced famines, the earthquakes
Last Line: By the dispossessed ghetto children who can spawn %a belief in it
Subject(s): Future; Judgment Day


REVERY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim grows the wood; the amber evening tints
Last Line: Now tell me, is this heaven, or is it dawn?
Subject(s): Bells; Day; Evening; Forests; Stars; Wind; Sunset; Twilight; Woods


RHEIMS CATHEDRAL - 1914, by GRACE HAZARD CONKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A winged death has smitten dumb thy bells
Last Line: Thy bells live on, and heaven is in their tone!
Subject(s): Holidays; Rheims, France; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


RHYME TIME THANKS, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Thanks for roses %and noses and good smells
Last Line: More aunts %and lots and lots of cousins
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


ROGATIONTIDE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who scatters tares shall reap no wheat
Last Line: Tho' man weary himself to find the door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Rogation Days


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 3. RESURRECTION, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The trumpet's wild echo fills the skies
Last Line: And hell for the goats is selected.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Jesus Christ; Judgment Day; Resurrection, The; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


RONDEAU REDOUBLE, by JOHN PAYNE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My day and night are in my lady's hand
Subject(s): Day


ROSES ARE RED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
Last Line: But yours is a %scream
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ROSY APPLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "rosy apple, lemon, or pear"
Last Line: Mother's runaway daughter
Variant Title(s): A Wedding
Subject(s): Brides;holidays;valentine's Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE CLOUD WHICH CARRIED OFF THE MASTER, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O this blak [cloud]! Why indeed does it show its shining breast to me?
Last Line: If it does not bring night, behold it steals away the day
Subject(s): Ascension Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE DAY OF ALL SAINTS, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nowhere let the harsh wind vent its roars; nowhere
Last Line: It is enough that each good brow had been marked by its own tears
Subject(s): All Saints' Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE DAY OF THE MASTER'S PASSION, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still, o christ, do we hold you, our loves?
Last Line: We are powerless because you do not ascend to it, %heaven itself indeed descends for you, christ
Subject(s): Ascension Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE HEAVENLY COMPANY OF ALL THE SAINTS, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Happy souls! Whom virtue, owed to heaven
Last Line: You see the eyes of the sweet lamb: you - but what do I do?
Subject(s): All Saints' Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: ON THE MASTER'S ASCENSION, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! He goes through the open gates of his heaven
Last Line: How else would you celebrate a triumph, who else would was sufficient?
Subject(s): Ascension Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: RAISE OUR EYES, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift our eyes, o lift our eyes with you, your stars
Last Line: These would be blinded by their own tears without their sun
Subject(s): Ascension Day


SACRED EPIGRAM: THE DISCIPLES LAMENT CHRIST'S DEPARTURE, by RICHARD CRASHAW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: He has gone away. Now o you evils, whichever ones remain to us
Last Line: Already have perished at the departure of their lord
Subject(s): Ascension Day


SAECLA FERARUM, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas when at last the million flags were stacked
Last Line: Familiar invitations in their cries.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SAILORS' AND SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When flow-ry summer is at hand
Last Line: While the sweetest flowers we are bringing, %wreath'd in garlands of red, white and blue
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Navy - United States


SAINT PATRICK, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wandered from the antrim hills
Last Line: With the druid groves of oak.
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: When blushes dyed the cheek of morn
Last Line: I'm come to be thy valentine.'
Subject(s): Hearts;holidays;love;valentine's Day


SAN DIEGO, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: In the college san fernando, in the state of mejico
Last Line: ^1^ the yucca, or spanish bayonet.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Missions & Missionaries; Sailing & Sailors; San Diego, California; Soldiers; Declaration Day


SEA SORROW, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: We lay along the steamer's deck
Last Line: Twill be memorial day.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Grief; Holidays; Memorial Day; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness; Declaration Day


SEDENTARY, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source            
First Line: I live in a corner of the highest story
Last Line: Offered for my enjoyment and my recreation
Subject(s): Day; Life


SELF-SACRIFICE, by WILSON WOODROW    Poem Source            
First Line: Our life is but a little span. One generation
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SEND HER A VALENTINE, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Send her a valentine to say
Last Line: To find that you're her sweetheart still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


SEPTEMBER DAY, by MARTHA LINSLEY SPENCER    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a sweeping sadness in the day
Last Line: She weaves of golden beauty and despair.
Subject(s): Day; September


SEQUENCES, by FANNIE BARRIER WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Break of day; clouds of gray
Last Line: Sunburst—morning!
Subject(s): Day; Nature


SHALL NOT THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH DO RIGHT?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Remember, lord, and do
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Judgment Day


SHAMROCK, by MAURICE DE GUERIN    Poem Source            
First Line: When april rains make flowers bloom
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


SHE FILLS THE DAY WITH A THOUSAND TINY THINGS, by MOLLY TENENBAUM    Poem Source            
First Line: And if one is too big
Last Line: Corners and intricate %seams are sealed
Subject(s): Day; Life


SHERIDAN'S RIDE [DECEMBER 19, 1864], by THOMAS BUCHANAN READ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up from the south, at break of day
Last Line: "from winchester, -- twenty miles away!"
Subject(s): American Civil War; Animals; Cedar Creek, Battle Of (1864); Courage; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888); United States - History; War; Valor; Bravery; Declaration Day


SHERMAN, by RICHARD WATSON GILDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Glory and honor and fame and everlasting laudation
Last Line: Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Sherman, William Tecumseh (1820-1891); Declaration Day


SIGNS OF THE TIMES, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Air a-gittin' cool an' coolah
Last Line: Do' you know thanksgibbin 's hyeah?
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


SILEX SCINTIALLANS: THEY ARE ALL GONE, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are all gone into the world of light!
Last Line: Where I shall need no glass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): Ascension Hymn;beyond The Veil;departed Friends;beauteous Death;the World Of Light;friends Gone
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Christianity; Consolation; Death; Heaven; Immortality; Mourning; Religion; Dead, The; Paradise; Bereavement; Theology


SIMMER DIM, by JR. WILLIAM HENRY GREENWAY    Poem Source            
First Line: On the longest day of the year
Last Line: A day so long it never goes
Subject(s): Day; Sun


SINCE JUDGMENT IS ALSO A STORM, by CHRISTIAN HAWKEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Everywhere there's water: light rain spun into wind-sheets
Last Line: What's left? Wet bark, a dark architecture against %the moving prop of clouds
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Nature


SMALLEST OF THE DRUMS, by JAMES BUCKHAM    Poem Source            
First Line: When the opulence of summer unto wood and meadow comes
Alternate Author Name(s): Pastnor, Paul
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


SOLDIERS OF FREEDOM, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: To the soldiers of the national army
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SOLILOQUY; NOVEMBER 11, 1928, by N. R. A. BECKER    Poem Text            
First Line: Ten years! Can that be all
Last Line: "ten years? Can that be all?"
Subject(s): Peace; Veterans Day; War; World War I; First World War


SOME FOLKLORE OF THE 1990'S, by MIRIAM A. COHEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Politicians have been %saving half-cents
Last Line: At the dinning room table %taking a seat %it's true
Subject(s): Holidays; Politics; Veterans Day


SOME QUESTIONS FOR SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, sir cupid, do you choose
Last Line: "were the longest of the year!"
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR, by CLARA J. DENTON    Poem Text            
First Line: I'm glad that I am not today
Last Line: I'll thankful be for that.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


SONG, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shout for those whose course is done
Last Line: O'er columbia
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Patriotism; Independence Day


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


SONG, by YORK SAMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw the day come softly by
Last Line: I think it sighed as it looked back.
Subject(s): Day


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


SONG FOR DECORATION DAY, by HELEN C. BACON    Poem Text            
First Line: Bring forth the flowers
Last Line: Bright garlands strew o'er their graves everywhere.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


SONG FOR TOMORROW, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Source            
First Line: O children of men, o sons and daughters of sorrow
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SONG OF VICTORY, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: But now above the thunder of the drums
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


SONG ON THE END OF THE WORLD, by CZESLAW MILOSZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the day the world ends
Last Line: There will be no other end of the world
Subject(s): Judgment Day; World War Ii


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE AUTUMN DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We bore him through the golden land
Last Line: Are dreaming of the spring.
Subject(s): Autumn; Corn; Day; Death; Farm Life; Grief; Harvest; Hope; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The; Agriculture; Farmers; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SPRING DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gentle wind, of western birth
Last Line: That we desire no more?
Subject(s): Day; God; Happiness; Heaven; Hope; Nature; Spring; Waking; Joy; Delight; Paradise; Optimism


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE SUMMER DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A glory on the chamber wall!
Last Line: Leads back to golden morn.
Subject(s): Calm; Day; Dreams; Life; Nature; Summer; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Nightmares


SONGS OF THE DAYS AND NIGHTS: SONGS OF THE WINTER DAYS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky has turned its heart away
Last Line: Green lies the summer grass.
Subject(s): Cold; Day; Happiness; Laughter; Winter; Joy; Delight


SONNET FOR THE FOURTEENTH OF FEBRUARY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No popular respect will I omit
Last Line: Love, thou art every day my valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


SONNET: 2, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Think, valentine, as speeding on thy way
Last Line: Who loathes the lingering road, yet has no home of rest!
Subject(s): Grief; Holidays; Life; Love; Memory; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Travel; Valentine's Day; Sorrow; Sadness; Journeys; Trips


SONNETS ON ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS: 13. JOHN DAY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day was a full-blown flower in heaven, alive
Last Line: Lit fluttering on the light swift hand of day.
Subject(s): Day


SOULERS' SONG FROM CHESHIRE (1), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: You gentlemen of england, I would have you to draw near
Last Line: For we'll come no more a-souling until another year
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


SOULERS' SONG FROM CHESHIRE (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Soul day, soul day, saul
Last Line: Up with your kettle, and down with your pan, %give us an answer, and let us be gone
Subject(s): All Souls' Day


SPENDING THE DAY ON A SLEEPING PORCH, by REBECCA WOLFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the enclosure my family
Last Line: At every opportunity
Subject(s): Day; Family Life; Sleep; Relatives


SPENDING THE DAY ON A SLEEPING PORCH, by REBECCA WOLFF    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the enclosure my family
Last Line: Endlessly, or they will kill themselves %at every opportunity
Subject(s): Day; Family Life; Sleep


SPIRIT OF AMERICA IS PEACE, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: In my efforts for peace I have been conscious of
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SPIRIT OF ARBOR DAY, by FRANK A. HILL    Poem Source            
First Line: The spirit of arbor day is that of a deep love for
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


SPRING AT THE CAPITAL, by ELIZABETH AKERS ALLEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poplar drops beside the way
Alternate Author Name(s): Percy, Florence; Chase, Elizabeth Anne
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


SPRING SONG IN FALL, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source            
First Line: In my dark age, I know better
Last Line: Or flowers opening for the bee's blast, %ever to be april's fool is my desire
Subject(s): April Fool's Day; Children; Flowers; Spring


ST. PATRICK'S DAY, by S. W. GILLIAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, glory for the imrald isle
Last Line: St. Pathrick's day!
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


ST. PATRICK'S DAY, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mavourneen, swate isle
Last Line: "I'm praisin' st. Patrick an' ""wearin' the green."
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


ST. PATRICK'S DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: It seems to me st. Patrick's day
Last Line: And blossoms sleep beneath the snow.
Subject(s): Green (color); Ireland; March (month); St. Patrick's Day; Irish


ST. VALENINTE, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Permitted me to assist you, let me see
Last Line: Might verse not best confuse itself with fate?
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let loose the sails of love and let them fill
Last Line: She has your love, but needs its outward sign.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that each feather'd chorister doth sing
Last Line: Nor search the grave for my lost valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Loss Of; Valentine's Day


ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The south is a dream of flowers
Last Line: Warm-lit for my love and me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ST. VALENTINE'S EVE, by EUGENE WATSON BURLINGAME    Poem Text            
First Line: I will write little ethel some verse
Last Line: In the newly made curls of her hair.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


STACKING THE NEEDLES, by THEDA KENYON    Poem Source            
First Line: Lo, in a thousand citadels
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


STATE OF THE UNION: 14. THE PATRIARCHS AT THE RETURN TO CIVI, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are at it again, the old soldiers
Last Line: It out with baronial vehemence
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Variant Title(s): The Patriarchs At The Return To Civilian Rul
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Victory; War


STOPPING AT THE CEMETERY ON VALENTINE'S DAY, by DAVID CHAPMAN BERRY    Poem Source            
First Line: The lambs and doves were still
Last Line: He was smiling as if to say, have fun %and luck will be your friend
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Holidays; Valentine's Day


STRANGLED BLOSSOMS, by LEON VASILYADIS    Poem Source            
First Line: The terrible cost is upon us now
Last Line: Absorbed by the spreading monster!
Subject(s): Judgment Day


SUGGESTED ADDRESS FOR USE BY LEGION SPEAKER ON ARMISTICE DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: As the world pauses to turn back the pages of
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


SUGGESTIONS FOR ARBOR DAY OBSENANCE, by ALFRED SONTE    Poem Source            
First Line: Arbor day had its origin with a view to creating
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Holidays; Trees


SURE SIGN, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's the mail, sort it quick
Last Line: Someone's sent a valentine!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN: THE FIRST DAY: PAUL REVERE'S RIDE [APRIL 1775], by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Last Line: And the midnight message of paul revere.
Variant Title(s): The Landlord's Tale
Subject(s): American Revolution; Americans; Fourth Of July; Freedom; Massachusetts; Revere, Paul (1735-1818); United States; Independence Day; Liberty; America


TAPS, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep, now that the charge is won
Last Line: Sleep.
Subject(s): Holidays; Sleep; Veterans Day


TEN YEARS AFTER, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In flanders and in france the poppies bloom
Last Line: Ten years ago we could not give enough.
Subject(s): Death; Soldiers; Veterans Day; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


TEN YEARS AFTER, by LUCIA TRENT    Poem Text            
First Line: Reverberating boom of shuffling, stamping feet!
Last Line: Make the will of the world your trumpet, the heart of the world your drum!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Mrs. Ralph; Glass, Mrs. Ernest
Subject(s): Peace; Veterans Day; War; World War I; First World War


TEN YEARS HAVE PASSED; ON VIEWING WAR GRAVES AT VERDUN, 1928, by DON MAITLAND BUSHBY    Poem Text            
First Line: Ten years; but what are years to the dead
Last Line: But glory and bemedaled scars!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Honor; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


TENTH ANNIVERSARY, by RALPH SNEEDEN    Poem Source            
First Line: A wave would rise, thin to translucence
Last Line: Of gulls vicious, crazy with hope above the rising net
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; Waves


TESTIMONY OF HANDS, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is every day the judgment day?
Last Line: The hand that plies eternity!
Subject(s): Future Life; Judgment Day; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THANK YOU GOD FOR BUGS, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Thank you god for %marching ants
Last Line: And all things small %that crawl
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANK YOU SINGING GAME, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Thank you for the sunshine
Last Line: We all together sing %thank you
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIBBIN' IN OLE VIRGINNY, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ter-day's thanksgibbin'
Last Line: De short straw done draw de little guinea hen.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Holidays; Hunger; Poverty; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVIN' PUMPKIN PIES, by MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1894-1981)    Poem Source            
First Line: So you bid me to thanksgivin'!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by HARRIET ELLEN (GRANNIS) AREY    Poem Source            
First Line: Come forth, come forth, to the festal board
Alternate Author Name(s): Garey, Hannah E.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by AMELIA EDITH HUDDLESTON BARR    Poem Source            
First Line: Have you cut the wheat in the blowing fields
Variant Title(s): Poetic Response
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: To give god thanks when brief, oblivious nights
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: No one ever knew
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by LINDA HOGAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Turkey, blue head on the ground
Last Line: Noisy, breaking the glass sky %grey %they are grey %and their wings are weightless
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Environment; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by EMILY READ JONES    Poem Source            
First Line: I thank thee that I learn
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by KENNETH KOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What's sweeter than at the end of a summer's day
Subject(s): Native Americans; Thanksgiving Day; New York City; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THANKSGIVING, by MRS. LITTLE    Poem Text            
First Line: It is thanksgiving morn - 't is cold and clear
Last Line: Sheds gleams of purest joy o'er man's dark destiny.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rowena
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING, by JEANIE ROGERS SHERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Dear lord, on this way thy day of days
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING (1), by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gettin' together to smile an' rejoice
Last Line: An' I'll put soul in my thanksgivin' prayers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING (1), by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We choose the shadow, but the sun
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING - 1937, by JOSIE CRAIG BERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: I'm thankful that the fall did not include
Last Line: Was grounded by the fall of frail mankind.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING ACROSTIC, by SUSIE MONTGOMERY BEST    Poem Source            
First Line: Tis for turkey the biggest in town
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING CHARADES, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Sounds like wobble gobble
Last Line: It's time to eat!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING DAY, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old church tower
Last Line: And all is well!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING DAY, by LYDIA MARIA CHILD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the river, and through the wood
Last Line: Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!
Variant Title(s): A Boy's Thanksgiving;the New-england Boy's Song About Thanksgiving Day
Subject(s): Americans; Holidays; Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Day; United States; America


THANKSGIVING DAY, by JAMES J. MONTAGUE    Poem Text            
First Line: With steadfast and unwavering faith, with hard and patient toil
Last Line: Forget the reverent spirit of that first thanksgiving day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING DAY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: The year decays, november's blast
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING EXERCISE, by LIZZIE M. HADLEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh, time keeps steadily on and on
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING FOR THANKSGIVING, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thank thee, father, once again
Last Line: I thank thee for the gift of thanks.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING HYMN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: O thou, whose eye of love
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING IN THE PAST AND PRESENT, by MARION S. BLAIDSELL    Poem Source            
First Line: All hail the day we celebrate!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING MAGIC, by ROWENA BASTIN BENNETT    Poem Source            
First Line: Thanksgiving day I like to see
Last Line: And some like fairy spells and charms %but I like magic made by cooks!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING NIGHT, by WILBUR DICK NESBIT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night I got to thinking, when I couldn't go to sleep
Last Line: That told me they were with me, and were very, very near.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING PARADE, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Beat the drum
Last Line: Make music in the thanksgiving parade
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING PHILOSOPHY, by CHARLOTTE W. THURSTON    Poem Source            
First Line: Hiss! Hiss!' said the goose, 'they've taken us three
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING TIME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When all the leaves are off the boughs
Last Line: Thanksgiving day is very near, %and we must make thanksgiving pies!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSGIVING VERSE ACROSTIC, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: T. - the little folks will now appear
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THANKSLIVING, by CHAUNCEY ROSCOE PIETY    Poem Text            
First Line: Were thanks with every gift expressed
Last Line: Each life would be thanksliving.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THAT VALENTINE, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once,I remember, years ago
Last Line: I sent a tender valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Holidays; Valentine's Day


THE ACCUSING HANDS; A 1918 MEMORIAL DAY THOUGHT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: I had a vision of the nearer past
Last Line: The clay that wore the khaki and the blue!
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Sacrifices; Soldiers; World War I; Declaration Day; First World War


THE ASCENSION, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the gray dawn they left jerusalem
Subject(s): Ascension Day


THE BATTLE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two hours, or more, beyond the prime of a blithe april day
Last Line: And thou in clear-eyed faith hast seen god's angels near the guns!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Charleston, South Carolina; Fort Sumter, South Carolina; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


THE BEACON; A MUSICAL DRAMA, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up! Quit thy bower! Late wears the hour
Last Line: May bring good fortune ere the night.
Subject(s): Day; Fortune


THE BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD, by THEODORE O'HARA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
Last Line: That gilds your deathless tomb.
Subject(s): Buena Vista, Battle Of (1847); Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; Peace; United States - Mexican War (1846-1848); Declaration Day


THE BLUE AND THE GRAY, by FRANCIS MILES FINCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the flow of the inland river
Last Line: Tears and love for the gray.
Variant Title(s): Decoration Day;memorial Day
Subject(s): American Civil War; Graves; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; Peace; Soldiers; United States - History; Tombs; Tombstones; Declaration Day


THE BLUE AND THE GRAY (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Each thin hand resting on a grave
Last Line: Why harry wore the gray
Subject(s): American Civil War;holidays;memorial Day;u.s. - History; Declaration Day


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: HE APPROACHETH THE HALL OF JUDGMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "o my heart, my mother, my heart, my mother"
Last Line: "yea, millions-of-years, o my mother, my heart!"
Subject(s): Judgment Day;mythology - Egyptian; End Of The World;doomsday;fall Of Man


THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Build me straight, o worthy master!
Last Line: Are all with thee,--are all with thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Sea; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; Ocean; America


THE CHOPPER'S CHILD; A STORY FOR THANKSGIVING DAY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smoke of the indian summer
Last Line: As the chopper's little child.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THE CHRIST OF THE ANDES, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After volcanoes husht with snows
Subject(s): Holidays; Jesus Christ; Veterans Day


THE COUNTERSIGN (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Alas! The weary hours pass slow
Last Line: "whether in pleasure or in pain, / I still may have the countersign"
Subject(s): Holidays;memorial Day;war; Declaration Day


THE COWBOY'S VALENTINE, by CHARLES FLETCHER LUMMIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, moll, now don't you 'llow to quite
Last Line: The [valentine symbol] m-I-n-e.
Subject(s): Cowboys; Holidays; Ranch Life; Valentine's Day; West (u.s.); Southwest; Pacific States


THE CRY OF JOB, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, thou lovest the heart that's pure
Last Line: Come with thy judgment day to me!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Bible; God; Job (bible); Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE DANCE OF THE HOURS, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the hours of dawn; ah, featly, featly
Last Line: Do we complete the measure of the hours!
Subject(s): Day; Time


THE DAY, by MARGARET ESTELLA BIGHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: I love the early morning
Last Line: The air is fresh alway.
Subject(s): Day


THE DAY FULL SPENT, by JEAN HOLMES MINTY    Poem Text            
First Line: I do not count the day full spent
Last Line: Wherein was cause to love and smile.
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Hope; Life; Joy; Delight; Optimism


THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: With a whirl of thought oppressed
Last Line: I damn such fools! -- go, go, you're bit.'
Variant Title(s): On The Day Of Judgement
Subject(s): Bible; Hate; Judgment Day; Religion; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT, by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O day of life, of light, of love
Last Line: Make all things new! And without end!
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT; AN ODE ATTEMPTED IN ENGLISH SAPPHIC, by ISAAC WATTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the fierce north-wind with his airy forces
Last Line: Shout the redeemer.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE DAY OF JUDGMENT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Asunder shall the clouds be rolled
Last Line: With vanished light like dead men's eyes
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World;doomsday;fall Of Man


THE DAY OF THE DEAD SOLDIERS; MARY 30, 1869, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, thou gray and fragrant sabbath-day
Last Line: So rich a page of thrilling histories.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


THE DAY; NOVEMBER 11, 1918, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not as they planned it or will plan again
Last Line: Who still are blind awhile, facing the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Freedom; Justice; Navy - United States; Veterans Day; War; Liberty; American Navy


THE DAYS WHEN NOTHING HAPPENS, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For the days when nothing happens
Last Line: Praises this thanksgiving day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Gratitude; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day; Turkey


THE DAYSPRING, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What hand with spear of light
Last Line: "in bonds of beauty, one."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day


THE DEATH OF GRANT, by AMBROSE BIERCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father! Whose hard and cruel law / is part of thy compassion's plan
Last Line: Thy servant's soul in paradise.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885); Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


THE DEATH OF SLAVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou great wrong, that, through the slow-paced years
Last Line: Dwell thou, a warning to the coming times.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Declaration Day


THE DEEDS OF KING AND MEANEST HEDGER, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Stand side by side in heaven's ledger
Subject(s): Judgment Day


THE DIAL, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dreamer in the dark, I grow
Last Line: "behold, thy kingdom too must fall."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day; Night; Bedtime


THE DIRGE OF 'CLAN SIUBHAIL' (THE WANDERING FOLK), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sorrow upon me on the grass and on the wandering road
Last Line: Sorrow upon me on the grass and on the wandering road.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Day; Grief; Night; Wandering & Wanderers; Weariness; Sorrow; Sadness; Bedtime; Fatigue


THE DISCIPLES AFTER THE ASCENSION, by ARTHUR PENRHYN STANLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He is gone! Beyond the skies
Last Line: Thitherward let us ascend.
Subject(s): Apostles; Ascension Day; Bible; Religion; Disciples, Twelve; Theology


THE DOOM OF YS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you hear the bell? 'tis a silver chime
Last Line: It rings o'er the town that the deep sea hides!'
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Sin; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE DUTCH PATROL, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When christmas-eve is ended
Last Line: Proclaim 'tis christmas day.
Subject(s): Christmas; Holidays; Memorial Day; Netherlands; New York City - Dutch Period; U.s. - Dutch Settlements; Nativity, The; Declaration Day; Holland; Dutch People


THE END OF THE WORLD, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Comrades! The end of the world's at hand!
Last Line: For the end of the world is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE END OF THE WORLD, by GORDON BOTTOMLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The snow had fallen many nights and days
Last Line: "he can stay with me while I do not lift them."
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE END OF THE WORLD, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quite unexpectedly as vasserot
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Circus; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE END OF THE WORLD, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The end of the world: it was given to me to see it
Last Line: Postpones the end of the world: in which we live forever
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE ENDED DAY, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: Now be the trespass of the day forgiven, - / the dust, the rain!
Last Line: His ghost allow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Day


THE EPITAPH ENDING IN AND, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the last storm, when hawks
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Millenium; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE ETERNAL JUSTICE, by ANNE REEVE ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thank god that god shall judge my soul, not man!
Last Line: All's well with thee if thou art in just hands.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE FALLEN, by JOHN VANCE CHENEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Toll the bell slowly
Last Line: "where is no death nor shadow of the grave."
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Rest; Declaration Day


THE FIFTEEN DAYS OF JUDGEMENT, by SEBASTIAN EVANS    Poem Text            
First Line: Then there shall be signs in heaven
Last Line: Mark yon shadow on the dial!
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Judgment Day; Ruins; Storms; Paradise; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE FINAL CONFLAGRATION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "verily, verily that day shall come"
Last Line: "this done, who shattered all, shall all restore"
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World;doomsday;fall Of Man


THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of the primeval priest's assum'd power
Last Line: 9. And the salt ocean rolled englob'd
Variant Title(s): The Book Of Urizen
Subject(s): Bible; Creation; Judgment Day; Mythology; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE FIRST OF MAY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the fair maid who, the first of may"
Last Line: Will ever after handsome be
Variant Title(s): May Day
Subject(s): May Day


THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY [1621], by MARGARET JUNKIN PRESTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And now,' said the governor, gazing abroad
Last Line: "he muttered, ""the good great spirit loves his white children best!"
Subject(s): Bradford, William (1590-1657); Brewster, William (1560-1644); Holidays; Massasoit (d. 1661); Standish, Miles (1584-1656); Thanksgiving Day


THE FIRST THANKSGIVING [FEBRUARY 22, 1631], by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was captain pierce of the lion
Last Line: That mounted morn and noon and eve on that first thanksgiving day!
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THE FIRST VALENTINE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd like to write a valentine
Last Line: I like her best of anyone!
Subject(s): Children; Holidays; Valentine's Day; Childhood


THE FOURTH OF JULY, by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day of glory! Welcome day!
Last Line: Till there's war no more!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; United States - Declaration Of Independence; Independence Day


THE FUNDAMENTAL PROJECT OF TECHNOLOGY, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under glass: glass dishes which changed
Last Line: To look back and say, a flash, a white flash sparkled.
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Atomic Bomb - Victims; Judgment Day; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


THE GOAL AND THE WAY, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The future lies / with those whose eyes
Last Line: Who falters now shames god, and dies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Religion; Veterans Day; Theology


THE GOLD OF THE GODS, by FRANCES IMOGEN WILSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Up, up, out of my bed!
Last Line: To live and to love and to dare and to be!
Subject(s): Day; Life


THE GOLDEN AGE, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the morning breaks above us
Last Line: Nourished by eternal truth.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Day; Earth; Youth; World


THE GOURD AND THE PALM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: How old art thou?' said the garrulous gourd
Last Line: Yet here I stand -- but where are they?
Subject(s): Arbor Day;trees


THE GREAT GREY KING, 1800-1900, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The great grey king, the lastest and best of his line, spake thus
Last Line: In the silent fields with his peers; and another reigned in his stead.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Judgment Day; Spiritual Life; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE GREEN LITTLE SHAMROCK OF IRELAND, by ANDREW CHERRY    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle
Last Line: The sweet little, green little shamrock of ireland.
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


THE HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG [JULY 3, 1863], by WILL HENRY THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud possessed the hollow field
Last Line: Lamenting all her fallen sons!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Gettysburg Campaign (1863); Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; United States - History; War; Liberty; Gettysburg, Battle Of; Declaration Day


THE HOUR OF THOUGHT, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The orb of day is sinking
Last Line: Grave oblivious, thou shalt hear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Solitude; Thought; Declaration Day; Loneliness; Thinking


THE HYMNARY: 305. ASCENSION, by HARTMANN    Poem Text            
First Line: Lord of all power and might
Last Line: To us eternal peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Monk Of St. Gall
Subject(s): Ascension Day


THE HYMNARY: 317. ASCENSION, by JEAN BAPTISTE SANTEUIL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For aye shall mortals bless the day
Last Line: And holy spirit, three in one.
Subject(s): Ascension Day


THE HYPOCRITES REWARD, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When came his final judgment
Last Line: He wore them in god's name.
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE INEVITABLE. SURAT: 59, by KORAN    Poem Text            
First Line: When the day of wrath and mercy cometh, none shall doubt it come
Last Line: "oh, ""companions of the right hand!"" oh! Ye others who were wise!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Quran
Subject(s): Heaven; Islam; Judgment Day; Paradise; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE JUDGE-MENT DAY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God hides from man the reck'ning day, that he
Last Line: Expect the coming of it ev'ry day.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE JUDGEMENT, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark! The judgment trump has blown
Last Line: In one flood of viewless flame.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE JUDGEMENT DAY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In doing justice, god shall then be known
Last Line: Who shewing mercy here, few priz'd, or none.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE JUST MADE PERFECT, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A stately music rises on my ear
Last Line: And domes continuous span the lengthening way.
Subject(s): Day; Death; Future Life; Hearts; Knights & Knighthood; Time; Dead, The; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE KNOWN SOLDIER; FOR THE DAY OF PRESIDENT WILSON'S BURIAL, by MARK ANTHONY DE WOLFE HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now through the stifling air, thick with the murk
Last Line: While safe he sleeps among the deathless dead.
Subject(s): Funerals; Holidays; Veterans Day; Wilson, Woodrow (1856-1924); Burials


THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS IN NEW ENGLAND [NOVEMBER 19, 1620], by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The breaking waves dashed high / on a stern and rock-bound coast
Last Line: Freedom to worship god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Variant Title(s): The Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers;the Pilgrim Fathers
Subject(s): Freedom; Holidays; Patriotism; Pilgrim Fathers; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Thanksgiving Day; United States; Women; Liberty; America


THE LAST FIGHT, by LEWIS FRANK TOOKER    Poem Text            
First Line: That night I think that no one slept
Last Line: My past rose up and mocked at death.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


THE LAWYER'S VALENTINE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm notified, fair neighbor mine
Last Line: With no remainder over!
Subject(s): Holidays; Law & Lawyers; Valentine's Day


THE LENGTHENING LINES, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In heaven too, each blossoming may
Last Line: To that review beyond the skies.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


THE LOST OCCASION, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, fair day and fading light!
Last Line: The hero in the coming day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Day; Evening; Sleep; Sunset; Twilight


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 19, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I pass the day tense, day
Last Line: The evening bells ring from temple to temple
Subject(s): Day; Happiness; Night; Relationships; Joy; Delight; Bedtime


THE LOVE SONNETS OF PROTEUS: 55. ST. VALENTINE'S DAY, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To-day, all day, I rode upon the down,
Last Line: My horse a thing of wings, myself a god.
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


THE MAN OF THE MARNE, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gray battalions were driving down
Last Line: Remember the marne and ferdinand foch.
Subject(s): Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929); Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rintrah roars and shakes his fires in the burdened air
Last Line: For every thing that lives is holy
Subject(s): Bible; Imagination; Judgment Day; Mythology; Vision; Fancy; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE MILLENNIUM, by IDA TEEPLE WITTENBERGER    Poem Text            
First Line: The armaments and power of kings
Last Line: In chains in deepest hell!
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Peace; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE NATION'S BIRTHDAY, by MARY E. VANDYNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Ring out the joy bells! Once again
Last Line: The story of our glorious fourth.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Independence Day


THE NATION'S DEAD, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Four hundred thousand men
Last Line: "made this our ransomed soil their grave, / for me and you! / good friend, for me and you!"
Subject(s): American Revolution;holidays;memorial Day; Declaration Day


THE NEW CITY, by MARGUERITE WILKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have we seen her, the new city, o my brothers, where she stands
Last Line: Happier, if our human travail builds their avenues to god!
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


THE NEW MEMORIAL DAY, by ALBERT BIGELOW PAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the roses we plucked for the blue
Last Line: Slumber our heroes to-day.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; U.s. - History; Declaration Day


THE NEW SERMON ON THE MOUNT, by RALPH B. URMY    Poem Text            
First Line: Gentle jesus, meek and mild
Last Line: Amen.
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Prayer; Soldiers; Veterans Day; War


THE NEW VICTORY, by MARGARET WIDDEMER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Victory comes
Last Line: The stable world itself is her great monument!
Alternate Author Name(s): Schauffler, Mrs. Robert H.
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


THE NINETEENTH OF APRIL, 1861, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This year, till late in april, the snow fell thick and light
Last Line: Our blood may seal the victory, but god will shield the right!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Declaration Day


THE OLD MEETING HOUSE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Its quiet graves were made for peace till gabriel blows his horn
Last Line: While the old cracked bell to southward shook the ancient meeting house.
Subject(s): Bells; Gabriel; Graves; Judgment Day; Names; Peace; Public Meetings; Tombs; Tombstones; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE OLD SOLDIER, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lest the young soldiers be strange in heaven
Last Line: Waiting to welcome them by the strange door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Holidays; Veterans Day; World War I - Casualties; Dead, The; Paradise


THE PERFECT DAY, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blast has swept the clouds away
Last Line: As yester-evening's mist and rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Beauty; Calm; Day; Death; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Dead, The


THE PILGRIM FATHERS, by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pilgrim fathers, - where are they?
Last Line: Shall foam and freeze no more.
Subject(s): Holidays; Pilgrim Fathers; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Thanksgiving Day


THE PLUCKY PRINCE, by MAY BRYANT    Poem Text            
First Line: There was a young scion
Last Line: They hastened home to tell.
Subject(s): Arbor Day; Trees


THE PUMPKIN, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Greenly and fair in the lands of the sun
Last Line: Golden-tinted and fair as thy own pumpkin-pie!
Subject(s): Holidays; Plants; Pumpkins; Thanksgiving Day; Planting; Planters


THE SACHEM OF THE CLOUDS (A THANKSGIVING LEGEND), by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the sedge upon the meadows crosses, falls and interweaves
Last Line: Hears a shrieking answer speeded from the winter's snowy mouth.
Subject(s): Clouds; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THE SECOND COMING, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Turning and turning in the widening gyre
Last Line: Slouches towards bethlehem to be born?
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Bible; Birds; Chaos; Easter; History; Holidays; Imagination; Judgment Day; Men; Millenium; Religion; Vision; War; The Resurrection; Historians; Fancy; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


THE SEMANTICS OF FLOWERS ON MEMORIAL DAY, by BOB HICOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Historians will tell you my uncle / wouldn't have called it world war ii
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Memorial Day


THE SHAMROCK, by MAURICE FRANCIS EGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When april rains make flowers bloom
Last Line: I feel its tears upon my hand.
Subject(s): St. Patrick's Day


THE SOLDIER'S DIRGE, by ELIZABETH HARMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Dead in the battle,-dead on the field
Last Line: To his memory, honor; to him, good-night.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, by FRANCIS SCOTT KEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light
Last Line: Brave.
Variant Title(s): Final Curtain;defence Of Fort Mchenry
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fort Mchenry, Battle Of (1814); Fourth Of July; Freedom; Napoleon I (1769-1821); National Song - United States; Patriotism; United States; War Of 1812; American Flag; Independence Day; Liberty; American National Anthem; America


THE SUMME, AND THE THE SATISFACTION, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night I drew up mine account
Last Line: By law, the bond once cancelled.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE SUN OF DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: With morning's sun ascending
Last Line: As day yields to the night.
Subject(s): Day; Light; Lightning; Sun; Weather; Lightning Rods


THE SUNLIGHT, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sunlight, the sunlight, / it cometh apace!
Last Line: Of heavenly light.
Subject(s): Day; Light; Sun; Waking


THE THANKSGIVING IN BOSTON HARBOR [JUNE 12, 1630], by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praise ye the lord!' the psalm today
Last Line: But psalms from boston bay.
Subject(s): Boston; Holidays; Thanksgiving Day; Winthrop, John (1588-1649)


THE THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 13, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This shall be sufficient
Subject(s): Day


THE THINNING RANKS, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: The bugles sound, the rolling drums
Last Line: To honor noble dead.
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Honor; Memorial Day; Soldiers; War; Dead, The; Declaration Day


THE TOY SOLDIER'S VALENTINE, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: It was valentine day and the toy folk were gay
Last Line: Ran away with each other. I'm glad, are n't you?
Subject(s): Holidays; Soldiers; Toys; Valentine's Day


THE TROPHY GUNS, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the fourth of july, a. D. 1874, an impromptu
Last Line: "banner."
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Guns; Nations; Independence Day


THE TRUMPET CALL (1), by DMITRY SERGEYEVICH MEREZHKOVSKY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over earth awakes a whirring
Last Line: "glad or grieving, thou shalt rise."
Alternate Author Name(s): Merezhovski, Dmitri
Subject(s): Christianity; Judgment Day; Trumpets; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE TWO STARS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Day has her star, as well as night
Last Line: That earth receives its dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Day; Night; Stars; Bedtime


THE UNKNOWN, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, under sacred ground
Last Line: His unknown name!
Subject(s): Holidays; Unknown Soldier; Veterans Day


THE VALENTINE, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Against this thorny present shows
Last Line: I miss you but the more.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


THE VALLEY OF DECISION, by WILLIAM ARTHUR DUNKERLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The world is in the valley of decision
Last Line: Or sink despairing into its own hell?
Alternate Author Name(s): Oxenham, John
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; War


THE VISION, by WILLIAM TAYLOR    Poem Text            
First Line: We met, a hundred of us met
Last Line: Flew up and kicked the beam.
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Facades; Judgment Day; Religion; Vision; Appearances; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Theology


THE VOLUNTEER, by ELBRIDGE JEFFERSON CUTLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At dawn,' he said, 'I bid them all farewell ...'
Last Line: "I follow, though I die!"
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Soldiers; Declaration Day


THE WAR AT HOME, by WILLARD WATTLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God of our fathers, with bowed heads we come
Last Line: Which makes humanity the nations' nation.
Subject(s): Humanity; Military Service, Compulsory; Prayer; Veterans Day; War; War - Home Front; Conscription; Military Draft; Selective Service


THE WAY OF IT, by FLORENCE VAN FLEET LYMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The day is born at sunrise time
Last Line: As old hearts fail, grow still.
Subject(s): Dawn; Day; Life; Sunrise


THE WEARIN' O' THE GREEN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "o paddy dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round?"
Last Line: "and where, please god, I'll stick to wearin' o' the green"
Subject(s): Freedom;ireland;patriotism;st. Patrick's Day; Liberty;irish


THE WEARING OF THE GREEN, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, patrick dear, and did you hear
Last Line: And wear the living green.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Ireland; St. Patrick's Day; Irish


THE WHEAT AND THE TARES, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Satan hath with devil's cunning
Last Line: Tares are tares, and wheat is wheat.
Subject(s): Judgment Day; Judgments; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE YOUNG DEAD, by EDITH WHARTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, how I pity the young dead who gave
Last Line: And the lark singing for them overhead!
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Veterans Day; Dead, The


THEM YANKEE BLANKITS, by SAMUEL W. SMALL    Poem Source            
First Line: Yes, john, I was down thar at memphis
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


THESE TEN YEARS SINCE WE WENT TO WAR, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: It is not altogether easy to recapture the mood
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


THEY JUST WON'T TALK, by MARY KATHARINE REELY    Poem Source            
First Line: Mable. Yes? ... Oh, yes, miss spangler
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


THIN EDGE OF YOUR PRIDE: 13, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This shall be sufficient
Last Line: Electric, coming day
Subject(s): Day


THOMAS MERTON AND THE WINTER MARSH, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went out of the house to smoke. A thousand
Last Line: And mother of christ.
Subject(s): Ascension Day; Cold; Insects; Merton, Thomas (1915-1968); Spiders; Bugs


THOUGH VALENTINE BRINGS LOVE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Valentine's Day; Spring; Inspiration


THOUGH VALENTINE BRINGS LOVE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And very much more gaily
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


THREE THANKSGIVINGS AT MY STEP-GRANDMOTHER'S (1958), by DEBRA JANE KAUFMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: From under naomi's laden table
Last Line: Of milk she poured me %warm from the cows I helped name
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THREE THANKSGIVINGS AT MY STEP-GRANDMOTHER'S (1971), by DEBRA JANE KAUFMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I brought the war home
Last Line: Like a scarf whatever light %that dream meant to cast
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THREE THANKSGIVINGS AT MY STEP-GRANDMOTHER'S (1988), by DEBRA JANE KAUFMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Wind rattles the catalpa pods
Last Line: More than death's own rasping breath %insisting on pushing me home
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


THREE VALENTINES TO THE WIDE WORLD, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The child disturbs our view. Tow-head bent, she
Last Line: Love and art, which are compassionate
Subject(s): Valentine's Day


TO - (1), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not long ago, the writer of these lines
Last Line: To where the prospect terminates -- thee only.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO ---, ON HER OBSERVING THAT ST. VALENTINE'S DAY WAS HER BIRTHDAY, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text            
First Line: If I remember, shepherds say
Last Line: And feel and worship him in thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


TO A VIOLET FOUND ON ALL SAINTS' DAY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Belated wanderer of the ways of spring
Last Line: Life grows, through death, as beautiful as you.
Subject(s): All Saints' Day; Flowers; Violets; Allhallowmas; Allhallows


TO AN ETHICAL PREACHER, by BRENT DOW ALLINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Four square against the genial tides of peace
Last Line: Could never be but for your priceless words!
Subject(s): Preaching & Preachers; Veterans Day; War


TO BE SUNG ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We come to this country
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; United States; Songs; Independence Day; America


TO HAYDN, by THOMAS HOLCROFT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is the mighty master that can trace / the eternal lineaments of nature's fac
Last Line: And consonance sublime amid confusion hears.
Subject(s): Fights; Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809); Judgment Day; Thunder; War; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


TO HIS MISTRESS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Choose me your valentine
Last Line: None then will wooe you.
Subject(s): Holidays; Unfaithfulness; Valentine's Day; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


TO HIS VALENTINE, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Muse, bid the morne awake
Last Line: Else muse, awake her not.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO HIS VALENTINE, ON S. VALENTINES DAY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft have I heard both youths and virgins say
Last Line: When I shall couple with my valentine.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO JOAN OF ARC ON D-DAY, by MARY THERESE    Poem Source            
First Line: Joan, be swift at the parapet
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); Joan Of Arc (1412-1431)


TO LIGHT THE CANDLES, by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: (to those who wear the white carnation on mother's day)
Last Line: For her own.
Subject(s): Carnations; Love; Mother's Day


TO MARIE LOUISE, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not long ago, the writer of these lines
Last Line: To where the prospect terminates - thee only
Subject(s): Holidays; Shew, Marie Louise; Valentine's Day


TO MEN UNBORN, by DAVID OSBORNE HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When spring comes on with freshness of new leaves
Last Line: Peace seen afar through grief and hate and strife!
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO MY COUNTRY, by MARGUERITE WILKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beams from your forest built my little home
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO MY DAUGHTER ON VALENTINE'S DAY, FIFTH GRADE, by JEANNE EMMONS    Poem Source            
First Line: You were straight and solid and golden
Last Line: From her gold-dusted depths, piquant, bruisable
Subject(s): Cupid; Hearts; Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day


TO MY FATHER, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS    Poem Text            
First Line: I kneel, my father, here beside thy grave
Last Line: Where thou my father with the angels art.
Subject(s): Angels; Death; Fathers; Graves; Heaven; Veterans Day; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Paradise


TO MY MOTHER, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text            
First Line: I prize this life, dear mother
Last Line: Accept it as my gift this mother's day.
Subject(s): Faith; Gratitude; Mother's Day; Prayer; Belief; Creed


TO MY VALENTINE, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: More than a catbird hates a cat
Last Line: That's how you're loved by me
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO MY VALENTINE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: If apples were pears
Last Line: I'd love you just the same
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO NOVEMBER, by G. W. ADAMS    Poem Source            
First Line: Hence, tern, grim, puritanic days
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


TO PEACE, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The cup, the ruby cup
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO PEACE, WITH VICTORY, by CORINNE ROOSEVELT ROBINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I could not welcome you, oh! Longed-for peace
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO THE CANADIAN MOTHERS, by DUNCAN CAMPBELL SCOTT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why mourn thy dead, that are the world's
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, D. C.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO THE CRUCIFIX, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Day after day the spear of morning bright
Last Line: And where for love the light eternal died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Day


TO THE DEAD DOUGHBOYS, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be nothing in this book constured
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TO THE PREACHERS ON ARMISTICE DAY, by VINCENT GODFREY BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye who preach about god's love to man
Last Line: This armistice day?
Subject(s): God; Preaching & Preachers; Religion; Veterans Day; War; Theology


TO THE UNKNOWN EROS: BOOK 1: 1. SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well dost thou, love, thy solemn feast to hold
Last Line: Or e'er the snowdrop die!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO YOU, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source            
First Line: I think I could walk
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TOIL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He had toiled away for a weary
Last Line: "but toil is sweeter than all things else."
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Day; Labor & Laborers; Love; Night; Soul; Work; Workers; Bedtime


TOMMYBOB'S THANKSGIVING VISION, by ANNA MARIA PRATT    Poem Text            
First Line: It was thanksgiving evening, and tommybob slept
Last Line: Than living to eat, as he did on thanksgiving.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


TOMORROW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the setting sun, with dying beams"
Last Line: "for shall we ever meet or no, / tomorrow?"
Subject(s): Day;morning


TOURNAMENT OF MAN, by ERNEST HOWARD CROSBY    Poem Source            
First Line: Clear the field for the grand tournament of the nations!
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


TRAIL, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncouth, unconquered, unafraid
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP, by GEORGE FREDERICK ROOT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the prison cell I sit
Last Line: Of freedom in our own beloved home.
Subject(s): Adversity; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; Prisons & Prisoners; War; Liberty; Declaration Day; Convicts


TROOP-SHIP SAILS, by ROBERT WILLIAM CHAMBERS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it goodbye %my lad?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


TRUE FREEDOM, by CHARLES MACKAY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis not in blood that liberty inscribes her civil laws
Subject(s): Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day


TUESDAY, by ALMA DENNY    Poem Source            
First Line: I like tuesday
Subject(s): Day


TWILIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, by WILLIAM D. KELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: The day has lengthened into eve
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


TWO FESTIVALS, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanksgiving stirs her ruddy fire
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


TWO SILENCES, by ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sirens wailed and moaned
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


TWO VIEWS OF IAMONIA LAKE, by ROBERT N. PERRY JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: By day, - / a ruffled expanse of transparent coolness
Last Line: Consumed by an irresistible passion.
Subject(s): Day; Lakes; Night; Pools; Ponds; Bedtime


UNDER THE STARS, by WALLACE RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me what sail the seas
Last Line: Under the stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Groot, Cecil De
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Holidays; Memorial Day; American Flag; Declaration Day


UNITED STATES OF EUROPE: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. NICHOLAS, by EDWARD MARSHALL    Poem Source            
First Line: The united states of europe
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


UNIVERSAL PEACE MOVEMENT, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
First Line: A great deal of the (universal) peace movement
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


UNKNOWN, by BRUCE BARTON    Poem Source            
First Line: My mother wept when I failed to return,' he
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


UNKNOWN DEAD, by HENRY TIMROD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain is plashing on my sill
Last Line: To which she owes her april grace, %laughs gayly o'er their burial-place
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


UNKNOWN SOLDIER HONORED BY ENGLAND, by PHILIP GIBBS    Poem Source            
First Line: No military potentate of high rank or great
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


UNSEEN HOST, by PERCIVAL WILDE    Poem Source            
First Line: At an improvised american hospital in paris. A
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


UNTIL THE DAY BREATHES AND THE SHADOWS FLEE, by KATHLEEN HALME    Poem Source            
First Line: Miniature stone mansions line a sighing town
Last Line: Forgivable half-souls swallowed whole
Subject(s): Cities; Day


V.A.D, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: There's an angel in our ward as keeps a-flittin'
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


VALE-ATQUE SALVE, by MARK ANTHONY DE WOLFE HOWE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A broken figure disappears alone
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


VALENTINE, by WENDY COPE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart has made its mind up
Last Line: And I'm afraid it's yours
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE, by X. J. KENNEDY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: If all the whole world's taxicabs
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE, by JAMES JEFFREY ROCHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great antony, I drink to thee
Last Line: Before my valentine!
Subject(s): Antony, Marc (83-30 B.c.); Holidays; Love; Valentine's Day; Marcus Antonius; Anthony, Mark


VALENTINE, by WALLACE STEVENS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Willow soon, and vine
Last Line: Her pierrot -- amen!
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou canst make the frost be gone
Last Line: Thou dost not so!
Subject(s): Holidays; Nature; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE BIRTHDAY, by BARBARA JUSTER ESBENSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Again today
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE CHOCOLATES, by VALERIE WORTH    Poem Source            
First Line: Ordinary candy
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE THOUGHTS FOR MARI, by EMANUEL DI PASQUALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd like to bunch your lips
Last Line: It's silvery play
Alternate Author Name(s): Pasquale, Emanuel Di
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE THOUGHTS FOR MARI, by EMANUEL DI PASQUALE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd like to bunch your lips
Alternate Author Name(s): Pasquale, Emanuel Di
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE TO A LITTLE GIRL, by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little maiden, dost thou pine
Last Line: Whom to serve, and whom to love.
Subject(s): Girls; Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE TO THE HON. MARY C. STANHOPE, by THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, day of music, day of love
Last Line: All good attend my valentine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macaulay, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE WITH HYPHENS, by JAMES SEAY    Poem Source            
First Line: Without your warmth or laugh or hyphened-name
Last Line: If not for halfness, which I offer whole
Subject(s): Friendship; Holidays; Names; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE'S DAY, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Surely the mornin' cupid was born in
Last Line: Fluttered and flurried on valentine's day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE'S DAY, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! I wish I were a tiny brown bird
Last Line: With my tiny life and tiny song just ended at their best.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO --., by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We never met, yet to my soul
Last Line: Thine eyes are turned away from me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Unrequited; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO A POET, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tender and pale the young moon shone
Last Line: Thou risen star of poesy!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Poetry & Poets; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO A POETESS, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A nameless power lives in thy verse
Last Line: Thy flight of glory winging.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Poetry & Poets; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO A REFORMER, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Enthusiast,' 'dreamer,' - such the names
Last Line: Like the sacred pool of yore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Reform & Reformers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO BAYARD TAYLOR, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I send thee here no valentine
Last Line: I prithee, taylor, mend it!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Taylor, Bayard (1825-1878); Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO COUNT --., by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We need not to be told thou art
Last Line: And the glory of her power.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO FITZ-GREENE HALLECK, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Must silence rest upon thy lyre
Last Line: Within thy country's heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Halleck, Fitz-greene (1790-1867); Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO G. H. C., by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As linnaeus wrote his name in flowers
Last Line: On beauty's heaven, in starry eyes!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO G. P. MORRIS, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Apollo once had leave to travel
Last Line: "there's the thief that stole my lyre!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Morris, George Pope (1802-1864); Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO HELEN IRVING, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again thou comest like a star of brightness
Last Line: Ere brushed the gold-dust from its fairy wings.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO MISS A. C. L., by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy life is like a fountain clear, upspringing
Last Line: While earth's fair lilies float upon its breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO MISS C. M. SEDGWICK, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O glory-wedded! To thy brow
Last Line: Are 'mid thy laurels blushing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO MR. GILES, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A classic heaven of old thy soul
Last Line: Or converse with the muses.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO MR. INMAN, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Moore tells us, in his dulcet lays
Last Line: For fancy, intellect, and heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO ONE WHO KNOWS, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They told me, when I knew thee first
Last Line: And I am still for-giving!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Love - Unrequited; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO THE HON. D. P. KING, WITH AN AUTOGRAPH, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A child of the republic
Last Line: And prays, god save thee, king!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO THE WIFE OF A POET, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O faithful friend! O gentle wife!
Last Line: Genius and infancy and love!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Holidays; Poetry & Poets; Valentine's Day


VALENTINE: TO THE WIFE OF AN ARTIST, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How like soft skies that bend at even
Last Line: His italy in thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Holidays; Love - Marital; Valentine's Day; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


VALENTINES, by HENRY DUMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive me if I have not sent you
Last Line: I give that to you too
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES, by HENRY DUMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forgive me if I have not sent you
Last Line: Heart goes %I give that to you too
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: These chain- %links of consonants
Last Line: Heart's syntac- %tic curve
Subject(s): Hearts; Holidays; Love; Passion; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1876, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fairer than younger beauties, more beloved
Last Line: Last valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Kisses; Life; Time; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1877, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Own mother dear
Last Line: Because the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1878, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blessed dear and heart's delight
Last Line: Bless your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1880, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More shower than shine
Last Line: Thro' summer's flush, thro' autumn's fading hour.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1881, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Too cold almost for hope of spring
Last Line: Is all in all?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1882, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My blessed mother dozing in her chair
Last Line: A lifelong love to this dear saint of mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Mothers; Singing & Singers; Soul; Valentine's Day; Songs


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1883, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A world of change and loss, a world of death
Last Line: Your valentine rejoices having you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Holidays; Life; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day; Dead, The


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1884, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year of joy and grief
Last Line: You guide, & I your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Holidays; Life; Love; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1885, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All the robin redbreasts
Last Line: And I'm your valentine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Birds; Holidays; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VALENTINES TO MY MOTHER: 1886, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Winter's latest snowflake is the snowdrop flower
Last Line: My pleasure and my treasure o blessed mother mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Flowers; Holidays; Life; Mothers; Valentine's Day


VANQUISHED; ON THE DEATH OF GENERAL GRANT, by FRANCIS FISHER BROWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not by the ball or brand
Last Line: Vanquished but by death.
Subject(s): Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885); Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


VETERAN, by ANDREW MOTION    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the field, the wood
Subject(s): D Day (june 6, 1944); Veterans; World War Ii; Normandy (france), Invasion Of; Second World War


VETERAN'S DAY, 1981, by CAROLE SIMMONS OLES    Poem Source            
First Line: In last week's new york times I read
Last Line: Think of the world as a white page where, once, %someone with an arm, an hand, could have written st
Subject(s): Holidays; New York Times (newspaper); Veterans Day


VICKSBURG, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For sixty days and upwards
Last Line: To the music in their hearts.
Variant Title(s): The Bombardment Of Vicksburg
Subject(s): American Civil War; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Vicksburg Campaign (1862-63); Declaration Day


VICTORY BELLS, by GRACE HAZARD CONKLING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the bells across the trees
Last Line: And home-coming for weary men.
Subject(s): Bells; Holidays; Patriotism; Veterans Day; World War I; First World War


VICTORY PARADE, by GEORGE EDWARD HOFFMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Cruisers, destroyers, carriers align
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


VIRGIDEMIAE: BOOK 4: SATIRE: 7, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Vvho say's these romish pageants bene too hy
Last Line: When his new rage would aske no narrower rooms?
Subject(s): Holidays; Honor; Laughter; Valentine's Day


VIRTUE [OR, VERTUE], by GEORGE HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright
Last Line: Then chiefly lives.
Variant Title(s): Memento Mori;sweet Day;virtue [immortal];sweet Life
Subject(s): Death; Immortality; Judgment Day; Mortality; Soul; Transience; Virtue; Dead, The; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man; Impermanence


VOLUNTEER, by FRANK LEBBY STANTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The band was playing dixie when he marched, marched away
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


WAGONER OF THE ALLEGHANIES, SELS., by THOMAS BUCHANAN READ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): American Revolution; Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism


WAKENING, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Looking up at the last from the first sleep
Last Line: Than this light or than any remembered heaven
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Day; Dreams; Light; Waking


WAKING, SLEEPING, DREAMING, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: Wake, the day is breaking
Last Line: Turn the clocks around.
Subject(s): Clocks; Day; Dreams; Time; Nightmares


WALPOLE ODE, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Favorite land of freedom, hail!
Last Line: And echoing angels quit the skies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Walpole, New Hampshire; Independence Day


WAR, by SAM WALTER FOSS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am war. The upturned eyeballs of piled dead men greet my eye
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


WAR NOTES: 4. DECORATION DAY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The uses of adversity are sweet
Last Line: The rose, the lily, and the violet.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; War; Declaration Day


WAR THUS COMES TO AN END, by THOMAS WOODROW WILSON    Poem Source            
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WARREN'S ADDRESS [TO THE AMERICANS] [AT BUNKER HILL] [JUNE 17, 1775], by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand! The ground's your own, my braves!
Last Line: Of his deeds to tell?
Variant Title(s): Warren's Address To The American Soldiers
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bunker Hill, Battle Of; Fourth Of July; Freedom; History; Patriotism; United States - History; War; Warren, Joseph (1741-1775); Independence Day; Liberty; Historians


WARSHIP DIXIE, by FRANK LEBBY STANTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They've named a cruiser dixie - that's whut the papers say
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


WASTE OF WAR, by WILLIAM LEROY STIDGER    Poem Source            
First Line: This the law of all war through all ages
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WAY IT IS AT OUR HOUSE, by NANCY WHITE CARLSTROM    Poem Source            
First Line: Do uncle ernie's socks match?
Last Line: That's the way it is at our house %on thanksgiving day
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


WAY WEST, by MICHAEL HERRERNAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I hitched a ride to cork from cappoquin
Last Line: Toward patrick street, the thirtieth of may
Subject(s): Family Life - Ireland; Friendship; Hitchhikers; St. Patrick's Day; Travel


WE KEEP MEMORIAL DAY, by KATE BROWNLEE SHERWOOD    Poem Text            
First Line: When the may has culled her flowers for the summer waiting long
Last Line: We keep memorial day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


WE THANK THEE, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Text            
First Line: Not for our lands, our wide-flung prairie wealth
Last Line: Inspire our hearts and bless our native land.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


WE THANK THEE, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For flowers that bloom about our feet
Last Line: Father in heaven, we thank thee.
Variant Title(s): Spring Prayer;thanksgiving
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


WE THANK THEE, by MATTIE M. RENWICK    Poem Text            
First Line: For flowers so beautiful and sweet
Last Line: To thank thee this thanksgiving day.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


WE THANK THEE (2), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: For gainful hours of pain and loss
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving Day


WE WHO BUILD VISIONS, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Stalled on the sidelines we must hope and wait
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WE'LL PASS WITHOUT THE PARTING, by EMILY DICKINSON                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Those that died
Variant Title(s): Poem: 996; Poem: 50
Subject(s): Ascension Day


WEIGH ALL MY FAULTS AND FOLLIES RIGHTEOUSLY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: My guilt, my folly, even my heart of stone
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Judgment Day


WELCOME TO THE NATIONS, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright on the banners of lily and rose
Last Line: Thrones of the continents! Isles of the sea!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Independence Day


WENDELL PHILLIPS, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw him stand, upon the judgment day
Last Line: If but one soul be lost, how is man saved?'
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


WESTMINSTER ODE; FOR THE 4TH OF JULY, 1799, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Join to hail this festive morn
Last Line: Peace and independence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Westminster, Vermont; Independence Day


WHALE, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rain, with a silver flail
Last Line: "and there was whale!"
Subject(s): Creation; God; Judgment Day; Whales; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


WHAN FRESSHE PHEBUS DAY OF SEYNT VALENTYN, by CHARLES D'ORLEANS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereas discomfort sole y here me dresse %upon my bed so hard of noyous thought
Alternate Author Name(s): D'orleans, Duc; Orleans, Charles Of
Subject(s): Birds; Holidays; Valentine's Day


WHAT AMERICANS BELIEVE IN, by CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT    Poem Source            
First Line: Americans believe in individual liberty so far
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WHAT IS PATRIOTISM, by AGNES REPPLIER    Poem Source            
First Line: Not dilating with pleasurable emotions when
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WHAT MARCHES?, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What marches when the veterans march
Last Line: But lift the hat, and pray?
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day; Declaration Day


WHAT THE BULLET SANG, by FRANCIS BRET HARTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O joy of creation / to be!
Last Line: Lieth there so cold?
Alternate Author Name(s): Harte, Bret
Subject(s): Bullets; Death; Holidays; Memorial Day; Dead, The; Declaration Day


WHAT WE ARE, by PEARLE MOORE STEVENS    Poem Text            
First Line: I may not scale the mountain top
Last Line: For what we really are.
Subject(s): Good; Judgment Day; Truth; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


WHEN I AWOKE, by RAYMOND RICHARD PATTERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: When I awoke, she said
Last Line: What good %will it do? %I have to see, %I said
Alternate Author Name(s): Patterson, Ray
Subject(s): Judgment Day


WHEN POPPIES BLOOM AGAIN, by HENRY ALBERT PHILLIPS    Poem Source            
First Line: I did not know my england
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WHICH SWORD?, by JASON NOBLE PIERCE    Poem Source            
First Line: A sword, a sword, and a sword
Subject(s): Holidays; Peace; Veterans Day


WHITE BRIGADE, by JOHN ALBERT MACY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the cliffs of brick and stone
Subject(s): Holidays; Memorial Day


WILD WEATHER, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A great wind sweeps
Last Line: His quiet hand will lead the sunshine in.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day; Victory; War


WINDSOR ODE, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blushing east displays the dawn
Last Line: Shout! Shout columbia's &c.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Bennington, Battle Of (1777); Fourth Of July; Truxtun, Thomas (1755-1822); Windsor, Vermont; Independence Day; Truxton, Thomas


WITHOUT REGRET, by LILITH LORRAINE    Poem Source            
First Line: This is the day the prophets have foretold
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Mary M.
Subject(s): Holidays; Veterans Day


WORKING DAY, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hands of the clock go'round
Last Line: Broken moon plunges through blowing fog
Subject(s): Day; Labor And Laborers; Professions


WORLD'S END, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source            
First Line: At the world's end
Last Line: Time goes so fast %in this empty country
Subject(s): Earth; Emptiness; Judgment Day


WRITTEN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1864, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once more, despite the noise of war
Last Line: For only such can save us now.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Fourth Of July; United States - History; Independence Day


YESTERDAY, by FREDERIC LAWRENCE KNOWLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art to me like all the days
Last Line: Thou still art childhood's long ago!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paget, R. L.
Subject(s): Day


YOUR ACCOUNTING, by EMME MAAK    Poem Text            
First Line: If you've walked with wisdom - known the way
Last Line: You've done god's work -- you'll get god's pay!
Subject(s): God; Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man