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ALONE I SAT -- THE SUMMER DAY, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Failure


BACK TO COUNTRY WITH PULITZER, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I left here at eight
Subject(s): Aging; Illness; Conduct Of Life; Success; Failure; Retirement; Love - Loss Of; Literary Prizes


BALLAD OF THE UNSUCCESSFUL, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the toilers from whom god barred
Last Line: "god, give us another chance!"
Variant Title(s): The Song Of The Unsuccessful
Subject(s): Failure; God; Labor & Laborers; Life; Religion; Sin; Soul; Success; Work; Workers; Theology


BEAUTY OF FAILURE, by ALES DEBELJAK               
First Line: A shimmering comet burns out above the woods and water
Last Line: To shepherd so that the milky way would once again appear
Subject(s): Failure


CASSANDRA, by NICOLE BLACKMAN               
First Line: I am locked away %wrapped in the fillets of a priestess
Last Line: How you will fall %and who will take you down?
Subject(s): Failure; Hero And Leander; Violence


DEEP SORRINESS ATONEMENT SONG, by GLYN MAXWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who sold manhattan for a halfway decent bangle
Subject(s): Failure; Regret


DEFEAT, by ETHEL TONRY CARPENTER    Poem Text            
First Line: They, too, have quaffed the bitter cup
Last Line: And I—met you!
Subject(s): Failure; Loss


EACH DEFEAT, by EILEEN MYLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Please! Keep / reading me
Subject(s): Blake, William (1757-1827); Friendship; Relationships; Death - Animals; Failure


ELLIPTICAL, by HARRYETTE MULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Failure; Language; Relationships; Words; Vocabulary


FABLE, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN                Poet's Biography
First Line: However the man had got himself there
Last Line: Besides, you'd have fallen anyway.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Failure; Suicide


FAILURE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "the lord, who fashioned my hands for working"
Last Line: Maybe will pity their strife and loss
Subject(s): Failure;life


FAILURE, by JEAN INGELOW                Poet's Biography
First Line: We are much bound to them that do succeed
Last Line: Its power is in the look which costs him all
Subject(s): Failure; Success


FAILURE, by HERBERT KAUFMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is this success, this bitter fruit
Last Line: And ever out of reach, the sky.
Subject(s): Failure


FAILURE, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, o arm of the lord!
Last Line: But the failure of the lord!
Subject(s): Failure; Farewell; God; War; Parting


FAILURE, by KAY RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like slime / inside a / stagnant tank
Subject(s): Failure


FAILURE, by KAY RYAN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Like slime %inside a %stagnant tank
Last Line: Than success %is in general
Subject(s): Failure


FAILURE, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Failure is a rocky hill
Last Line: Fuse it to a diamond soul!
Subject(s): Failure


FAILURE IS AN OPTION, by JOHN+(2) NORTON               
First Line: All tourists are lost
Last Line: The powerful create monuments %to ensure salvation
Subject(s): Failure; Tourists


FAILURES IN INFINITIVES, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why am I doing this? Failure
Subject(s): Failure; Language; Conduct Of Life; Words; Vocabulary


FAMILY ROMANCE, by LARRY LEVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sister once of weeds & a dark water that held still
Subject(s): Family Life; Marriage; Failure; Relatives; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


FIRE AND SLEET AND CANDLELIGHT, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For this you've striven
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Failure


FOOTSTEPS, by FANNY HOWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have never arrived
Last Line: Slave up, slave down
Subject(s): Failure


HOPE IN FAILURE, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though now thou hast failed and art fallen
Last Line: The heart of whose shining is bright with the light of the ancient of days.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Failure; Hope; Optimism


I GO BACK TO MAY 1937, by SHARON OLDS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I see them standing at the formal gates of their colleges
Subject(s): Parents; Marriage; Failure; Parenthood; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


INSOMNIA, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But it's really fear you want to talk about
Subject(s): Insomnia; Conduct Of Life; Fear; Failure; Sleeplessness


JOHN SUTTER, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was the patriarch of the shining land
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Sutter, John (1803-1880); Failure; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


JUST TENNIS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: You leap and twist, you skip and flop
Last Line: An awful mark at tennis!
Subject(s): Failure; Tennis


LANGLEY'S FOLLY', by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Honor to langley, from humble and great!
Last Line: Honor to langley, the king of the air
Subject(s): Langley, Samuel Pierpont (1834-1906); Avilation & Aviators; Failure


LOST, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: When christ is lost, man's pentecost
Last Line: And death's eternity.
Subject(s): Death; Failure; Dead, The


MATER IN EXTREMIS, by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stand between them and the outer winds
Last Line: I am about to fall.
Subject(s): Failure; Shields


MOON & OTHER FAILURES, by F. D. REEVE               
First Line: The stones of paris smell of books
Last Line: No one remembers the moon and other failures
Subject(s): Failure; Moon


MY GARDEN OF BLIGHTED HOPES, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: I sowed in the hours of life's morning
Last Line: In my garden of blighted hopes.
Subject(s): Death; Failure; Hope; Life; Dead, The; Optimism


MYSTERIOUS LIFE, by EMMA BERGSTROM    Poem Text            
First Line: O life, o mysterious life
Last Line: "so before, ""oh, beware,"" I say."
Subject(s): Failure; Life


NOT NOW, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The path of duty I clearly trace
Last Line: "oh, not to-day: not now!"
Subject(s): Duty; Failure


ONE: 10, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody loses all the time
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Variant Title(s): Poem
Subject(s): Failure


ONE: 10, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS                Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody loses all the time
Last Line: And started a worm farm
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Variant Title(s): Poe
Subject(s): Failure


PARAPHRASE; FAILURE AND SUCCESS, by LEVI BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah! Who can tell how hard it is to climb
Last Line: Levi bishop.
Subject(s): Failure; Pride; Soul; Success; Self-esteem; Self-respect


PLAUDITS FOR THOSE WHO FAIL, by THOMAS STEPHEN    Poem Text            
First Line: Reserve your plaudits for the man
Last Line: God bless them for what they endure.
Subject(s): Courage; Failure; Heroism; Poverty; Valor; Bravery; Heroes; Heroines


PREFACE, by THEODORE RUSSELL WEISS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sonja henie,' the young girl
Last Line: Darnel, ragweed, wortle
Alternate Author Name(s): Weiss, T.
Subject(s): Failure; Poetry & Poets; Weeds


QUESTION AND ANSWER, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What has availed
Subject(s): Success; Failure


SCHOOL OF DREAMS, by ALICE E. STALLINGS               
First Line: It is an afternoon
Last Line: Failure's in your veins %red as any ink
Alternate Author Name(s): Stallings, A. E.
Subject(s): Children; Failure; Fear


STATE OF THE UNION: 1. HERE NOTHING WORKS, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK                Poet's Biography
First Line: Here nothing works. Service taken
Last Line: To our soil that is not different from other lands
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Drought; Failure; Harvest; Labor And Laborers; Poverty


SUCCES COMES TO COW CREEK, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit on the tracks
Subject(s): Railroads; Failure; Railways; Trains


SUCCESS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Success is counted sweetest / by those who never succeed
Last Line: Break, agonized and clear.
Subject(s): Failure; Success


THE ASHANTEE WAR: THE FALL OF COOMASSIE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the year of 1874, and on new year's day
Last Line: And the reception they received was very grand.
Subject(s): Enemies; Failure; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Great Britain - Foreign Relations; War; British Empire; England - Empire


THE CHESS-PLAYER, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: I played at chess with lasker, but to lose
Last Line: As I played lasker, so I challenge life!
Subject(s): Chess; Failure; Life; Strength


THE CIRCLE, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My grief comes back after an interval
Last Line: And feel the weight of my old sorrow's chain.
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Failure; Grief; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress; Sorrow; Sadness


THE DOWNFALL OF DELHI, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the year of 1857 and on the 14th of september
Last Line: And will be handed down to posterity.
Subject(s): Delhi, India; Failure; Loss; War


THE DREAMER, by JOHN D. MCMASTER    Poem Text            
First Line: When he was young he wanted to be / bold
Last Line: His life a failure and his soul a song.
Subject(s): Failure; Old Age


THE FAILURES, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hills are bare of verdure, the valleys clogged with snow
Last Line: We'll know ourselves for failures and cowards after all!
Subject(s): Failure


THE HOUSE OF LIFE: 95. THE VASE OF LIFE, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around the vase of life at your slow pace
Last Line: Stands empty till his ashes fall in it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Failure; Life; Success


THE KERCHIEF, by ARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first I 'gan to know thee, dear
Last Line: To find the faults I found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Q; Quiller-couch, A. T.
Subject(s): Failure; Judgments


THE PITCHER, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pitcher stands upon the hill, his pose is won-
Last Line: "aw take him out! For mikes' sake, take him out!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Failure; Sports


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 119, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is this poor dreamer
Last Line: He doesn't dare to look
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Failure; Job Hunting


THE PROUD, by FRANCES MARY FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They are the proudest who have met defeat
Last Line: The ghost of beauty in an empty breast.
Subject(s): Failure; Pride; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE QUITTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: It ain't the failures he may meet
Last Line: You've got to quit your quittin' !
Subject(s): Doubt;failure; Skepticism


THE ROMAUNT OF MARGRET, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I plant a tree whose leaf
Last Line: Margret, margret.
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Longing; Courts & Courtiers; Dreams; Failure; Longing; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Nightmares


THE SPANISH ARMADA, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clear shone the morn, the gale was fair
Last Line: Shall bear good tidings home.
Subject(s): Ambition; England; Failure; Spanish Armada; English


THE WANDERER: 5. IN HOLLAND: FAILURE, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen those that wore heaven's armor worsted
Last Line: Last sentence!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Failure; Netherlands; Travel; Holland; Dutch People; Journeys; Trips


THERE'S NO SUCH WORD AS FAIL, by ALICE B. NEAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The proudest motto for the young!
Last Line: "there's no such word as fail."
Alternate Author Name(s): Lee, Alice; Bradley, Emily
Subject(s): Failure


TO A FRIEND WHOSE WORK HAS COME TO NOTHING, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Now all the truth is out
Last Line: That is most difficult.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Failure


TO ONE WHO FAILED, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you failed, because you failed
Last Line: To brute men, dowered with dying hearts.
Subject(s): Errors; Failure; Friendship; Love; Marriage; Mistakes; Fallacies; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO THOSE WHO'VE FAIL'D, IN ASPIRATION VAST, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Quench'd by an early death
Subject(s): Failure


TOO MUCH COUE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: The pitcher stood upon the mound
Last Line: And then the maddened umpire spoke—and gave them both the gate!
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Failure; Sports


VICTORY AND FAILURE, by ALAN MACKINTOSH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not for the day of victory
Last Line: To die along with you!
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackintosh, Ewart Alan
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Death; Failure; Honor; Soldiers; Victory; War; World War I; Dead, The; First World War


WEIGHTS, by EDNA IVERNE HOVE    Poem Text            
First Line: At each new enterprise - lost hopes!
Last Line: And look on, sorrowfully shaking their heads.
Subject(s): Failure


YPRES; SEPTEMBER, 1915, by ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Push on, my lord of wurtemberg, across the flemish fen!
Last Line: Come, try your luck, whatever fate befalls you.
Subject(s): England; Errors; Failure; Germany; Regret; Soldiers; War; World War I; Ypres, Belgium; English; Mistakes; Fallacies; Germans; First World War