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A BARRED OWL, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The warping night air having brought the boom
Subject(s): Owls; Fear


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 34. HOPE AND FEAR, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I hope, I pine; if I fear, I faint and die
Last Line: Must sing glad notes, or speak in happier verse.
Subject(s): Hope; Fear


A CHRONIC CONDITION, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Berkeley did not foresee such misty weather
Subject(s): Fear; Landscape; Weather


A CROSS IN FLANDERS, by GEORGE ROSTREVOR HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the face of death, they say, he joked - he had no fear
Last Line: The braver for his fear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Rostrevor, George
Subject(s): Courage; Fear; Flanders, Belgium; World War I - Casualties; Valor; Bravery


A DIFFERENCE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever I can't go to sleep
Last Line: While mother's in the hall!
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


A DIRGE (1), by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calm on the bosom of thy god
Last Line: In heaven is now thine own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Soul; Dead, The


A FEAR, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I roamed the woods today and seemed to hear
Last Line: "you died long since, and all this thing is hell!"
Subject(s): Dante Alighieri (1265-1321); Death; Fear; Dead, The


A GIRL'S THOUGHTS, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim apprehension of a trust
Last Line: Life shrinks and instinct dreads surprise.
Subject(s): Fear; Silence


A HUNDRED COLLARS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The doctor slid a little down the pillow.
Subject(s): Hotels; Relationships; Fear; Money; Collars; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


A LOVER'S IDLE FEAR, by BEULAH WINDLE SCALLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: You asked me to return at eight
Last Line: You promised me.
Subject(s): Fear; Longing; Love; Waiting


A MIGRANT, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A migrant from the waking world to sleep's
Last Line: Hastening lest death should find him unemployed.
Subject(s): Fear; Migrant Labor; Migratory Workers; Agricultural Laborers


A PARAPHRASE FROM THE FRENCH, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In grey-haired celia's withered arms
Last Line: Te deum sing in quiet!'
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Singing & Singers; Waterloo; Battle Of Waterloo


A PASSAGE IN THE MORALE ENCOMIUM OF ERASMUS IMITATED, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In awful pomp, and melancholy state
Last Line: Wild schemes of mirth, and plans of loose delight.
Subject(s): Fables; Fear; Reason; Allegories; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


A WAR-LULLABY; AUGUST, 1916, by EMILE CAMMAERTS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fire dwindles and the wind moans
Last Line: Baby soon will be asleep. ...
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Fear; Marriage; War; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ABSENCE PROVES NOTHING, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Fear; Conduct Of Life; Male-female Relations


ACAROPHOBIA (FEAR OF SMALL THINGS/INSECTS), by GARY ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: She knows there are no simple remedies
Last Line: Or even dream %it's hers
Subject(s): Fear; Fleas


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


AD S. ANGELUM CUSTODEM, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Who e'r thou art, oh yt I knew thy name
Last Line: To lift me up, & lead me in ye way.
Subject(s): Angels; Fear; Prayer


ADDRESS, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source            
First Line: Lacking the intimate tu, and with thou
Last Line: How I want to say it, what I most fear losing
Subject(s): Fear; Introspection; Loss


AFFRONTENBURG, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Time fleeteth, yet that castle old
Last Line: With bonds accurst, and pining sadly.
Subject(s): Envy; Fear; Ships & Shipping; Tears; Time


AFRAID, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Little noises do not bite!
Last Line: Drive you to your mother!
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Mothers; Childhood


AFTER THAT, by ROBERT COOPERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: The woman who runs
Last Line: She smiled, a small woman, %soft spoken and polite
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fear


AGAINST MODESTY IN LOVE, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For many unsuccessful years
Last Line: Had foolishly denied.
Subject(s): Cupid; Fear; Kisses; Love; Modesty; Tears; Eros


ALARM AT FIRST ENTERING THE YANG-TZE GORGES, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Above, a mountain ten thousand feet high
Last Line: Will be laid at last in an un-named grave!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Fear; Yangzi River, China


ALGEBRA, by SARAH BROWN WEITZMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Whenever I hear a train whistle
Last Line: Seeing how wide-eyed I'd become %would call on me
Subject(s): Fear; Melancholy; Pessimism


ALL OF ROSES, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the isar, in the twilight
Last Line: "here in this simmering marsh."
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Variant Title(s): River Roses
Subject(s): Fear; Flowers; Roses


AN APPARITION, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I met a timid maid yestreen
Last Line: Scarce knowing were I live or dead!
Subject(s): Fear; Ghosts; Supernatural


ANABLEPHOBIA, by GARY ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Wandering the streets
Last Line: And thinks he'll sleep here tonight %still wanting no reply
Subject(s): Fear; Homeless


ANSWER TO A TIMID LOVER, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These shall be my songs to you
Last Line: Lest you be stricken down with fear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fear; Nature


APART, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They stood on either side the gate
Last Line: Walk hand in hand the path of death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Absence; Death; Fear; Trees; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


APPEARANCES, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under a sky of stars and no moon
Last Line: As the light behind the stars.
Subject(s): Aliens; Fear; Space & Space Travel; Universe; Extraterrestrials; Outer Space; Fourth Dimension


APPENDIX TO 'LAZARUS': 8, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy letter was a flash of lightning
Last Line: This fearful tragedy's conclusion.
Subject(s): Fear; Letters; Pain; Peace; Tragedy; Suffering; Misery


APPLAUSE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hold it one of the sad certain laws
Last Line: The plaudits of the world turn into sneers.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Applause; Fame; Fear; Reputation


APPREHENSION, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text            
First Line: With what reserve of helpless fear
Last Line: Or dawn of his be heralding.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fear; Time


AUTUMN (1), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Care flieth / hope and fear together
Last Line: In blank autumn who could speak of love?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Autumn; Fear; Hope; Love; Seasons; Fall; Optimism


AUTUMN TUNE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweeter than spring, sweeter than spring
Last Line: Where death is a-dream on azure wings.
Subject(s): Autumn; Death; Dreams; Fear; Life; Seasons; Fall; Dead, The; Nightmares


AWAKE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Limp with night fears: hellebore, wolfsbane
Last Line: Sections for burning.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Despair; Fear; Insomnia; Sleeplessness


AWAY TO THE FAIR, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Away to the fair my lad did repair
Last Line: Willie comes not from the fair?
Subject(s): Fear; Festivals; Love; Waiting; Fairs; Pageants


AZTEC SONG, by STEPHEN BERG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where there is no death
Last Line: I am terrified!
Subject(s): Aztecs; Fear


BALLADE, by OSCAR VLADISLAS DE LUBICZ- MILOSZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The foolish fowls of the toad and the witch
Last Line: My sister, does the horn not sound for you?
Subject(s): Fantasy; Fear; Love


BALLADE: 17, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The joy so short, alas, the pain so near
Last Line: That undeserved, causeless to remain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Happiness; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


BALLADE: 26, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Greeting to you both in hearty wise
Last Line: And hath him recommended to the cat and mouse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Bodies; Fear; Hope; Love; Soul; Optimism


BALLADE: 39, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She that should most, perceiveth least
Last Line: Whether I came too hastily or too late.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fear; Life


BALLADE: 7, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It may be good, like it who list
Last Line: For dread to fall I stand not fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fear


BARRIERS, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When thunder woke me to the early dark, I lay awake listening
Last Line: Even the barrier of a blessing.
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Fear; Lightning; Love - Marital; Lightning Rods; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


BAT OUT OF HELL, by MAX GOODLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: The children scream and rush inside the house
Last Line: Her swollen breasts with wings veiled womanly.
Subject(s): Animals; Bats; Fear


BE NOT AFRAID OF BEAUTY, by EDWARD SAPIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be not afraid of beauty when
Last Line: And waste your heart away.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fear


BE SURE, by ALICE MONKS MEARS    Poem Text            
First Line: You who are roofed and fed
Last Line: Only their bodies build you barricade.
Subject(s): Disasters; Fear; War


BEANS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: If I weren't a stranger to myself, he said
Last Line: Hell, o, let me not spill the beans
Subject(s): Fear; Home; Insanity; Solitude; Strangers


BEAR, THE FIRE, AND THE SNOW, by SHELBY SILVERSTEIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I live in fear of the snow,' said the bear
Last Line: I live in fear of the snow
Alternate Author Name(s): Silverstein, Shel
Subject(s): Fear


BEE MEETING, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who are these people at the bridge to meet me? They are the
Last Line: Whose is that long white box in the grove, what have they %acoomplished, why am I cold
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bees; Fear; Insects


BIRD-FEAR, by GERALD JONAS    Poem Source            
First Line: Bird-fear, fear of the fall, of the season's fall, the feather's fall
Last Line: Bird-fear, bird-fear, fear of the cage, fear of the air, the price of flight
Subject(s): Birdcages; Fear


BIRTHDAY ODE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love and praise, and a length of days whose
Last Line: Fair as youth and sublime as truth we find the fame that we hail to-day.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Fear; Love; Praise


BLESSING THE BOATS (AT ST. MARY'S), by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May the tide
Last Line: Adventure & adventurers; boats; fear;
Subject(s): Adventure & Adventurers; Boats; Fear


BOGY MAN, by FREDERICK MUNDLE    Poem Source            
First Line: She knows I know
Last Line: That's left of me in her is fear
Subject(s): Fear; Imagination; Insanity


BORDERLANDS, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through all the evening
Last Line: O hidden, o perfect, o desired! O first and final fair!
Subject(s): Evening; Fear; Sleep; Sunset; Twilight


BOWL OF DREAD, by SUSAN GRIMM    Poem Source            
First Line: I color my hair
Last Line: And we hammer away with volume and will, %resisting the circle, %resisting the cornerless snare
Subject(s): Fear


BREAKLIGHT, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light keeps on breaking
Last Line: Everything they said
Subject(s): Fear; Mothers


BREAKLIGHT, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light keeps on breaking
Last Line: And I understood %everything they said
Subject(s): Fear; Mothers


BURDEN, by JACK ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: There is a kind of joy found only at the end of waiting
Last Line: Until the next time, it is more than enough, more than enough
Subject(s): Anxiety; Disease; Fear


CASUALTIES: 14. JULY WAKE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the streets the jungle-geared jeeps roar
Last Line: Of leopards amok from the forest
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Fear; Military; Protest, Social; Terror


CASUALTIES: 17. THE RAT IN A HOLE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A couchant leopard in its cage
Last Line: Calling all to thunder
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Cages; Fear; Hunger; Prisons And Prisoners


CHUNG TZU, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I beg of you, chung tzu
Last Line: But of all that people will say %indeed I am afraid
Subject(s): Fear


COBRA, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What are these nightmares
Last Line: Then slept in the cool dirt under the granary.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Nightmares


COLD BLOOD, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: After murdering his father
Last Line: On limber fingers.
Subject(s): Burma; Fear; Murder; Punishment; Reincarnation; Transmigration; Pretas


CONFIDO ET CONQUIESCO, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fret not, poor soul: while doubt and fear
Last Line: So trust and rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; God; Love; Pride; Soul; Self-esteem; Self-respect


CONFRONT, by MIHALY LADANYI    Poem Source            
First Line: There was once a jacket, beneath it a dress shirt, a t-shirt
Last Line: Entirely by chance?
Subject(s): Fear


COWS, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who's afraid of a cow?
Last Line: But I wish, o I wish that my daddy was here!
Subject(s): Children; Cows; Fear; Childhood


CRISIS, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Has life no seer, who, with enthralled throat
Last Line: Shall never again darken us with its woe.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Life; Time; U.s. - History; World War Ii; Nightmares; Second World War


DANGERS FACED, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is filled with bitter thought
Last Line: We face them, and they're gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Fear


DARK ROOMS, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Darkness waits for me
Last Line: In the dark room %distant, blurred, delirious
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Fear; Human Rights - Argentina; Prisons And Prisoners


DAUGHTER - BAHIA, by JACQUELINE JOHNSON    Poem Source            
First Line: I am caught in the roar of the ocean
Last Line: As I walk on the land of the daughter
Subject(s): African Americans - Song And Music; Angola; Fear; Slavery


DE RERUM NATURA: BOOK 3. AGAINST THE FEAR OF DEATH, by TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What has this bugbear death to frighten man
Last Line: As he who dy'd a thousand years ago.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucretius
Variant Title(s): Translations From Lucretius De Rerum Natura: From The Latter Part Of
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Lucretius (99-55 B.c.); Translating & Interpreting; Dead, The


DEAR DYING TOWN, by CAROLYN D. WRIGHT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The food is cheap; the squirrels are black; the box factories have all
Last Line: P.S.: remember susanville, where restore the night sky has become the town cry
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, C. D.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Towns; Worry


DEMONOLOGUE (1), by JEFF CLARK    Poem Source            
First Line: It was fascinating to induce fear
Last Line: When I raised hs face and held it there
Subject(s): Expressionism - Poets; Fear; Man-woman Relationships; Supernatural


DESPAIR AND FEAR, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The difference between despair / and fear - is like the one
Last Line: That knows it cannot see.
Subject(s): Despair; Fear


DIANA, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These fair limbs, of size so massive
Last Line: Of giovanni of that city.
Subject(s): Fear; Murder


DIRE: 17. APOLOGIA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If wrath embitter the sweet mouth of song
Last Line: The exuberant light and burning bloom of love.
Subject(s): Fear; Nations


DIRE: 3. PETER'S PENCE FROM PERUGIA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Iscariot, thou grey-grown beast of blood
Last Line: With dusty shame, when thou art damned and dead.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Judas Iscariot (d. 30 A.d.); Nations; Dead, The


DISCOURAGED, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the little babbling streamlet
Last Line: Blue and infinite, the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; Rivers; Sea; Ocean


DISINHERITED, by LESLIE NELSON JENNINGS    Poem Text            
First Line: Back of the stately mirror and its gleam
Last Line: Whose only sin was being born too late.
Subject(s): Fear


DR. EGG: 5 SECURITY, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: In the waiting room
Last Line: He pulls out %nothing
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Fear; Guns; Psychology


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


EASY PREY, by HELEN FOGWILL PORTER    Poem Source            
First Line: I stand on the edge
Last Line: And too late I hear %the reverberating roar
Subject(s): Fear


EGGSTRAX FROM THE MALOJA GAZETTE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is our painful duty to denounce to a repugnant public, a most fearful
Last Line: Qed as a mucilaginous but merited motto, worked in periwinkle %shells
Subject(s): Animals; Bears; Disasters; Fear; News; Travel


ELEGY, ON GORDON BARBER, LAMENTABLY DROWNED IN HIS 18TH YEAR, by GENE DERWOOD    Poem Source            
First Line: When in the mirror of a permanent tear
Last Line: That you, by grace, went gayly to the wave %and all our mourning should be to rejoice
Variant Title(s): It's The Other Boys Who Live Afrai
Subject(s): Drowning; Fear; Mourning


ELM, by DAVID YOUNG    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root
Last Line: It petrifies the will. These are the isolate, slow faults %that kill, that kill, that kill
Subject(s): Fear


ELM; FOR RUTH FAINLIGHT, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): The Elm Speaks
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Fear


ELM; FOR RUTH FAINLIGHT, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know the bottom, she says. I know it with my great tap root
Last Line: It petrifies the will. These are the isolate, slow faults %that kill, that kill
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Variant Title(s): The Elm Speak
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Fear


ENTANGLED, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I stood as one enchanted
Last Line: Fled down the mossy way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Forests; Birds; Voices; Fear; Escapes; Freedom; Woods; Fugitives; Liberty


ENVELOPE, by MAXINE W. KUMIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is true, martin heidegger, as you have written
Last Line: That chain letter good for the next twenty-five %thousand days of their lives
Alternate Author Name(s): Kumin, Maxine
Subject(s): Death - Children; Fear; Heidegger, Martin (1889-1976); Human Rights


EPILOGUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, 1673, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No poor dutch peasant, winged with all his fear
Last Line: We'll boldly back, and say their price is rais'd.
Variant Title(s): Epilogue Spoken At The Acting Of The 'silent Woman'
Subject(s): England; Fear; France; Oxford University; Plays & Playwrights ; War; English; Dramatists


EPITAPHS OF THE WAR, 1914-18: TWO CANADIAN MEMORIALS: 1, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We giving all gained all
Last Line: It is fear, not death, that slays
Subject(s): Fear; World War I


EROS TURANNOS, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: She fears him, and will always ask
Last Line: Where down the blind are driven.
Subject(s): Fate; Fear; Love - Complaints; Love - Marital; Marriage; Destiny; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ESTHER, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A face more vivid than he dreamed who drew
Last Line: Honor no second place for truth can keep.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Fear; Hearts; Jews; Memory; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Judaism


EUONYMOS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A year ago red wrath and keen despair
Last Line: Since england wept upon elizabeth.
Subject(s): England; Fear; English


EXPECTATION OF DEATH, by LUCILIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far happier are the dead, methinks, than they
Last Line: Who look for death, and fear it every day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucillius; Carus Titus Lucilius
Variant Title(s): Anticipation;on Invalids
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


EXTREMITIES, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday I feared
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


FEAR, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear %nested %like a murmur
Last Line: Of all these perverse %distances
Subject(s): Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Fear; Human Rights - Argentina; Tyranny And Tyrants


FEAR, by FRANCIS GARDNER CLOUGH    Poem Text            
First Line: Again, I see about me, men who fear
Last Line: Have rhymed our fears with everything we do.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clough, F. Gardner
Subject(s): Fear; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


FEAR, by ANDREI CODRESCU    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear is my way
Last Line: The fear of awareness
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by DAVID HARTLEY COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dim child of darkness and faint-echoing space
Last Line: But as myself, my sinful self, I own thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleridge, Hartley
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by ROQUE DALTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A single angel on the head of a pin
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by WALTER JOHN DE LA MARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I know where lurk
Last Line: The day!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by MAUDE PERRY FAETH    Poem Text            
First Line: Afraid / of dark? That putting out the light
Last Line: But glad for every day, when in god's keeping.
Subject(s): Fear; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


FEAR, by BOB HEMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: In the abbey where the monks died. In the river that had no
Last Line: Unable to breathe. All over the surface they refused to touch
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by II HENRY P. HOSEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear grips me
Last Line: I am sad beyond words
Subject(s): Cancer, Breast; Fear; Love - Loss Of


FEAR, by HAZEL COLLISTER HUTCHINSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Not only this golden moment's wine
Last Line: And there is nothing for you but the taste of the grapes!
Subject(s): Fear; Grapes; Pain; Suffering; Misery


FEAR, by ARON KEESBURY    Poem Source            
First Line: For example, when two dragonflies mate just above
Last Line: I say it breaks up beauty like a prism
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We were afraid of everything: earthquakes
Subject(s): Fear; Women


FEAR, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We were afraid of everything: earthquakes
Last Line: Waiting to be saved, the endless, wind-driven waves
Subject(s): Fear; Women


FEAR, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard a sound of crying in the lane
Last Line: At the door and in the lane!
Subject(s): Fear; Mystery


FEAR, by THOMAS PEACOCK (20TH CENTURY)    Poem Source            
First Line: Stuffed owls drum in my heart
Last Line: We shall share our courage
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by THOMAS BRUCE REESE    Poem Text            
First Line: I found fear to be a sinner
Last Line: And threw away the key.
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear passes from man to man
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am afraid, oh I am so afraid!
Last Line: How can they shut me underneath a stone?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Fear


FEAR AND COMFORT, by HEID E. ERDRICH    Poem Source            
First Line: In the land my dreams inhabit, three dogs
Last Line: Written there in language only the body reads
Subject(s): Children; Dreams; Fear


FEAR HAS RISEN IN ME, by CHRISTINE LAVANT    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear has risen in me
Last Line: On the thread of a single hope %above us
Subject(s): Fear; Human Rights


FEAR II, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear was no longer that continuous presence that took pleasure
Last Line: A time of %lies and idleness
Subject(s): Death; Democracy; Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Fear; Human Rights - Argentina


FEAR IS A SWALLOW, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Seeking a window out
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Fear; Nature; Swallows


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


FEAR-FLAME, by WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it any wonder
Last Line: To visit with god.
Subject(s): Fear; Flowers; God; Prayer; Roses


FEAR-RIDDEN, by MARGARET R. RICHTER    Poem Text            
First Line: Elizabeth feels safer dressed in gray
Last Line: Who fears to live, when others fear to die.
Subject(s): Fear; Women - Middle Aged


FEARE GETS FORCE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Despaire takes heart, when ther's no hope to speed
Last Line: The coward then takes armes, and do's the deed.
Subject(s): Fear


FEARFUL THING, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love's cockroach crawls
Last Line: The mind has a record of a fearful thing
Subject(s): Fear


FEARS, by RODOLPHO LIMONINI    Poem Source            
First Line: When I go to bed
Last Line: And he was singing poulenc's most famous song
Subject(s): Fear


FEARS AND SCRUPLES, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's my case. Of old I used to love
Last Line: What if this friend happened to be -- god?
Subject(s): Fear; Letters


FEARS IN SOLITUDE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A green and silent spot, amid the hills
Last Line: Love, and the thoughts that yearn for human kind.
Variant Title(s): The Dell
Subject(s): England; Fear; Poetry & Poets; War; English


FEAST OF SAN SILVESTRO, by V. PENELOPE PELIZZON    Poem Source            
First Line: All week, the explosions have increased
Last Line: The celestial %shards sodden in the street
Subject(s): Bombs; Fear


FINAL SPRING, by RALPH GUSTAFSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of grass, insurgent bud aware
Last Line: This, and the threat of fear, and fear.
Subject(s): Fear; Nature; Spring


FLOWERS UNDER THE LIGHTNING, by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: The flowers take hold of hands %they fly as the birds are flying
Last Line: But cry as the birds are crying
Subject(s): Crying; Fear; Grief; Lightning


FOR A CERTAIN YOUNGSTER, by STERLING ALLEN BROWN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never fear, my lad, the dark winter's rages
Last Line: Making from failure all we know of hell!
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Strength


FOR FEAR, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For fear I want
Last Line: Into old hurt?
Subject(s): Fear; Love - Complaints


FOR FEAR, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: For fear I want
Last Line: Bent nail %into old hurt
Subject(s): Fear; Love - Complaints


FOR FEAR, by CHARLOTTE PERKINS STETSON GILMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For fear of prowling beasts at night
Last Line: Garden and home.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stetson, Charlotte Perkins
Subject(s): Elections; Fear; Women's Rights; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Feminism


FOR YOUR FEAR, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love me and I'll think about it
Subject(s): Fear; Love


FOR YOUR FEAR, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love me and I'll think about it
Last Line: Love me for my desperation %that I may love you for your fear
Subject(s): Fear; Love


FORTY WORDS FOR FEAR, by WYN COOPER    Poem Source            
First Line: The snow is as blue as the sky was
Last Line: We have forty words for fear
Subject(s): Fear


FRAGMENT, by ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the woman with the black black skin
Last Line: I am the laughing woman who's afraid to sleep.
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Fear


FREED, by LALIA MITCHELL THORNTON    Poem Text            
First Line: I have supped with fear and choked
Last Line: I have paid, and freed the pawn.
Subject(s): Fear; Freedom; Soul; Liberty


FROM THE WOMEN'S WRITING, by JOYCE ODAM    Poem Source            
First Line: Mother I went down to the well this morning
Last Line: I am glad you are free in your own dimension %and I no longer need to frighten you
Subject(s): Fear; Growth; Mothers And Daughters; Sisters


FUEL FOR J.S., by DEREK SHEFFIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: A hawk's shadow drove the family
Last Line: Pink babies with bulging eyes %until the grimy hands come down
Subject(s): Birds; Fear; Hawks; Mice


GALLERY OF PIGEONS, by THEOPHILE JULIUS HENRY MARZIALS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dame fancy has a gallery
Last Line: "and rhyme sweet fantasy -- ""good morrow."
Alternate Author Name(s): Marzials, Theo; Marzials, Theophile Jules Henri
Subject(s): Birds; Fear; Pigeons; Soul; Women


GALLOWS, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dawn showed %distant and sinister
Last Line: The dawn showed %distant and sinister
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Skeletons


GAME, by THEODORE DEPPE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: At first, few of us kids dared use the playground. I stood lookout:
Last Line: We'll stretch out our hands endlessly waiting for a touch
Subject(s): Children; Fear


GARDEN, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: One sound. Then the hiss and whir
Last Line: Laid like weights on the table
Subject(s): Birth; Death; Fear; Gardens And Gardening; Love


GEO-BESTIARY: 31, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A few long miles up hog canyon
Last Line: To my breast, a truly inventive suicide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Fear; Snakes; Serpents; Vipers


GEOLE [JAIL], by RENE BELANCE    Poem Source            
First Line: Ridiculous to act
Last Line: All those lashing arms
Subject(s): Fear


GEPHYROPHOBIA (FEAR OF BRIDGES), by GARY ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: Disbelief is the final emotion
Last Line: Onto those vast plains of forgetting
Subject(s): Bridges; Fear


GHAZALS: 43, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ghazal in fear there might not be another
Last Line: Smell from here as dead men might after war.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


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


GUILTY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I loathe this room, for it seems to blab
Last Line: The spirit indwelling is mine, is mine!
Subject(s): Fear; Guilt; Pain; Secrets; Soul; Suffering; Misery


HALF-AFRAID, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Sometimes, the moon is mockery
Last Line: Opens many a door
Subject(s): Fear; Moon


HALLOWE'EN IS HERE, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Ghosts and spooks are floating round
Last Line: Hallowe'en is here.
Subject(s): Fear; Halloween; Holidays


HAPTEPHOBIA, by GARY ANDERSON    Poem Source            
First Line: The bruise spreads
Last Line: Finely to flesh %endlessly gone
Subject(s): Bruises; Fear


HE RULETH NOT THROUGH HE RAIGNE OVER REALMES, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If thou wilt mighty be, flee from the rage
Last Line: Thy wretched life, ne do thy death profet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Ballade: 6
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Moon; Dead, The


HERMAPHRODITUS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lift up thy lips, turn round, look back for love
Last Line: Au musee du louvre, mars 1863.
Subject(s): Despair; Fear; Love; Mythology


HIDDEN, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I propose / turning the key
Subject(s): Relationships; Fear


HOLIDAY, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He lived with sorrow, protected by his will
Last Line: A mounting tread
Subject(s): Fear


HON. JESSE HOLDOM OF CHICAGO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far from the great lake's pride
Last Line: And the waning sun sink low.
Subject(s): Babies; Fate; Fear; Future; Past; Infants; Destiny


HOPE AND FEAR, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath the shadow of dawn's aerial cope
Last Line: "hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all."
Subject(s): Fear; Hope; Youth; Optimism


HOPE IS THE COUNTERPOISE OF FEAR, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And both befit us here
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fear; Hope


HORSEFLY, by ALICE HOFFMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: On the edge of the prairie so wide it was called the sea of
Last Line: Neighbors on days like this, and no one has disagreed with him yet
Subject(s): Animals; Fear; Grandparents; Horses


HOURS, by EDOUARD JOACHIM CORBIERE    Poem Text            
First Line: Alms to the highwayman in pursuit
Last Line: My heart! . . . Keep singing, go on -- don't count.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corbiere, Tristan
Subject(s): Fear


HOURS, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the bright stars came out last night
Last Line: And passed into the skies
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Hearts; Life; Time; Sorrow; Sadness


HOW CAN I WRITE POEMS FOR HELEN KELLER?, by JUSABRO IWAMI    Poem Text            
First Line: I must live in a bad, bad world
Last Line: They cause fear!
Subject(s): Blindness; Eyes; Fear; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Wisdom; Visually Handicapped


HOW NEAR TO FEAR, by TOM LINKLATER    Poem Text            
First Line: Suddenly, we couldn't even hear our own hearts / roaring
Subject(s): Fear; Snow


I AM HELD BY MY FEAR OF DEATH, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


I LIVED ON DREAD; TO THOSE WHO KNOW, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Were challenging despair
Subject(s): Fear


I LOVE AND FEAR HIM, by KASA    Poem Source            
Last Line: Roars on the coast at ise
Subject(s): Fear; Love


I SAW THEE CHILD ONE SUMMER'S DAY, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Children; Time; Fear; Childhood


I WILL NOT FEAR, by MARY ELLEN FRIEDEBACH    Poem Text            
First Line: I will not fear my coming shroud
Last Line: Content I am as part of time.
Subject(s): Fear


I'M SCARED OF IT ALL, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm scared of it all, god's truth, so I am!
Last Line: Oh, I know that it's safer up there!
Subject(s): Fear; Heaven; Paradise


ICE, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No one this far south chances ice
Last Line: And the lottery began.
Subject(s): Drowning; Fear; Lakes; Winter; Pools; Ponds


IDLE FEARS, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my lost childhood old folks said to me
Last Line: The image of her prime may not displace.
Subject(s): Fear; Childhood Memories


IF I KNEW I'D BEAR MYSELF PROUDLY, by METIJA BECKOVIC    Poem Source            
Last Line: I'd spit on all and agree to anything
Subject(s): Fear; Human Rights; Torture


IMMIGRANT WOMAN, by ROSE HENDERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Thin, patient face, with scars of pain and care
Last Line: Tossed by the tide upon an alien shore.
Subject(s): Fear; Immigrants; Women; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


IN MY CHILDHOOD , by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my childhood I awoke to my mother's voice
Last Line: I am fighting panic that everything / does exist in itself alone
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Family Life; Silence; Fear


IN THE NIGHT, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are spirit presences
Last Line: And sense the mist rising.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Women; Women's Rights; Dead, The; Feminism


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


IN THE OLD STONE AGE: A WORLD OF FEAR, by JACK MELONE    Poem Text            
First Line: Primordial man most sorely feared
Last Line: Destroyed his children without ruth!
Subject(s): Fear


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


IN WINTER, IN MY ROOM, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: This was a dream
Subject(s): Worms; Fear


INITIATION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Only those whom the glacier-spears
Last Line: Can hear the worms whisper beneath the sod.
Subject(s): Fear; God; Hell


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


JACK AND JOAN, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Interred beneath this marble stone
Last Line: And so they lived; and so they died.
Variant Title(s): An Epitaph
Subject(s): Children; Death; Epitaphs; Fear; Life; Love; Childhood; Dead, The


JUST LISTEN, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sit by the window and watch a great mythological bird go down in flames
Last Line: Growl like the chorus in an undiscovered greek tragedy
Subject(s): Fear


KING ARTHUR: SONG OF AEOLUS, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye blust'ring brethren of the skies
Last Line: There swell your lungs, and vainly, vainly threat.
Variant Title(s): To Britannia
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Singing & Singers; Spring; World; Songs


LEAFY FALL, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: The stranger stays inside, hates to go out
Last Line: His brother is his enemy, %his enemy his brother.
Subject(s): Enemies; Fear


LEGACY, by MARGARET STANLEY-WRENCH    Poem Text            
First Line: Long after it will happen, when all is forgotten
Last Line: The aimless sound of the relentless sea.
Subject(s): Fear; Memory; Past


LESSON, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: I go out to the bars
Last Line: Says you almost %got us killed. Then slaps me, hard
Subject(s): Danger; Fear; Hitchhikers; Learning


LIE DOWN WITH A MAN, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In those days I thought I had to
Last Line: Two things I was afraid of
Subject(s): Men; Sex; Fear


LIFE AND DEATH, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Afraid of death?-a quiet sleep
Last Line: And shall be blest.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Pity; Dead, The


LIGHT AND DARKNESS, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Darkness, blind darkness every way
Last Line: We sin and suffer to the end.
Subject(s): Light; Darkness; Hope; Fear


LIMITLESS JITTERS SCORE ENTAILMENT, by GUY BENNETT    Poem Source            
Last Line: The post-ebb again, devices tacit %are we concise?
Subject(s): Fear


LOSTED, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I feel so far from anywheres!
Last Line: I'm just as losted as I was.
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Childhood


LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 3, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the anguish of these secret meetings
Last Line: Words with no connection
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear; Man-woman Relationships; Secrets


LOVE'S FEAR, by ELSA BARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am afraid, because I love thee so
Subject(s): Fear; Love


LOVE, HOPE, DESIRE AND FEAR, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And many there were hurt by that strong boy
Last Line: Ever will be near.
Subject(s): Desire; Fear; Hope; Love; Pleasure; Optimism


MAN WITH NO SHADOW, by JAMES P. SCOFIELD    Poem Source            
First Line: Odd the things that snag our fears, this time
Last Line: Thunder of release clutching, shouting until %done
Subject(s): Fear; Shadows


MARIA TO HENRIC, by A YOUNG LADY [PSEUD.]    Poem Text            
First Line: "minutes grow tedious, time too slowly moves"
Last Line: "all yours -- adieu, my royal love, adieu"
Alternate Author Name(s): A Young Lady
Subject(s): Faith;fear;love; Belief;creed


MARSHAL SAXE AND HIS PHYSICIAN, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fever's a most audacious varlet
Last Line: "pull up the glasses!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Fear; Fever; Physicians; War; Doctors


MASTERY, by LESTER E. WATERBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: Little bunch of fur leaps up
Last Line: Sees me with fear-lit eyes, afraid?
Subject(s): Fear


MATINEE, by JANE O. WAYNE    Poem Source            
First Line: In the forest of that movie theater
Last Line: In the distance - some black bird %that can tear the flesh from bone
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Motion Pictures


MAYBE THIS IS ABOUT SMOKE, by FLORENCE WEINBERGER    Poem Source            
First Line: Maybe it's about a pipe I once bought you
Last Line: Maybe it's about my fear of losing you
Subject(s): Fear


MIDNIGHT PRAYER, by DALE HOWARD    Poem Source            
First Line: Give me a long sonny rollins solo
Last Line: That fear is naked and feeds no one
Subject(s): Fear


MILLY'S EXPIATION, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There are times when all these terrors
Last Line: Be restored to god again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Murder; Trials; Youth


MINISTERING ANGELS, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Angels of light, spread your bright wings
Last Line: O take me home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Angels; Fear; Hearts; Life


MISERICORDIA, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am frightened master, quivering with fear
Last Line: Writ in her features! Come to me master!
Subject(s): Persephone; Fear


MISS MANIAC, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Around my brain there is a chain, and o'er my fevered soul
Last Line: Ah-ha!-it was a deadly touch-but it never cooled again!
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Fear; Grief


MONODY, by MAY MCKEE    Poem Text            
First Line: My soul is a small, black island washed by the sea
Last Line: When will its restless fingers reach my heart ...
Subject(s): Fear; Introspection; Self; Solitude; Soul; Loneliness


MOOSE, by JEAN MCNEIL    Poem Source            
First Line: I missed that son of a bitch
Last Line: Is the shape he gave %my fears
Subject(s): Animals; Fear; Horses


MORTALITY, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many times have I lain down at night
Last Line: Remained afraid to die!
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Mortality; Sleep; Dead, The


MORTIMER, by CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And as a traveler goes, alert to spy
Last Line: And as a traveler -- goes.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Travel; Dead, The; Journeys; Trips


MY COUSIN AGATHA, by RAMON LOPEZ VELARDE    Poem Source            
First Line: My godmother invited my cousin agatha
Last Line: On the ebony of an age-old wardrobe
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Solitude; Teenagers


MY HAND TREMBLES, by FRANCIS PICABIA    Poem Text            
First Line: The bells are singing to wake the dead
Last Line: Like birds of the fields.
Subject(s): Dadaism; Death; Fear; Dead, The


MY SON, by ADA TYRRELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Here is his little cambric frock
Last Line: My son, and bring him safely back to me!
Subject(s): Fear; Military; Mothers & Sons; Reunions; Soldiers; World War I; First World War


NAKEDNESS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: The end of the human adventure
Last Line: Before anyone
Subject(s): Death; Fear


NERVOUS FAMILY, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We're all nervous, very very nervous
Last Line: And we're all nervous at our house in town
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear


NEW, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Fear no more the noise of the boom
Last Line: The irish whiskey is eden bliss. %tigerpiss.
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Fear; Ireland


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


NIGHTMARE, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the blinds
Last Line: Mercurous in the moon.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Change; Dreams; Fear; Nightmares


NO TIME, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: From room to room he roared and strode
Last Line: A barkin' dog has no time to bite
Subject(s): Anger; Family Life; Fathers; Fear


NO-MORE-FEAR, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I came to the mountains of sleep
Last Line: Back with me to the porch of day.
Subject(s): Eucharist; Fear; Soul; Communion


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


NOTHING REMAINS, by MAJA HADERLAP    Poem Source            
First Line: Nothing remains of the illusion of security, which settles like a sickness
Last Line: And remembrance is shortened into the fleeting sensation that makes the microbes tremble
Subject(s): Fear; Terror


NOVEMBER, by MAHLON LEONARD FISHER    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark you such sound as quivers? Kings will hear
Last Line: Tis but the forest letting dead leaves fall.
Subject(s): Fear; November


NUMB, by SUSAN HELENE CASE    Poem Source            
First Line: It is as if schauder's chest
Last Line: Last merely a few months
Subject(s): Fear; Poland - Wars With Germany


OBAKE, by DEBRA KANG DEAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Once late at night I saw obasan
Last Line: It's her I'm hiding from
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Fear; Old Age; Teaching And Teachers


OCTOBER, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At my feet the stream flows backwards
Last Line: Only larger, like two wings of ice.
Subject(s): Fear; October; Self


ODE TO FEAR, by WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, to whom the world unknown / with all its shadowy shapes is shown
Last Line: And I, o fear, will dwell with thee!
Subject(s): Fear


ODE TO FEAR, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the day glare, o memory, your tread
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): Fear


ODE: IN IMITATION OF HORACE, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long, deluded, albion, wilt thou lie
Last Line: And europe is redeemed, and william reigns!
Subject(s): Fate; Fear; Heaven; Horace (65-8 B.c.); Poetry & Poets; Destiny; Paradise


ODES I, 23. TO CHLOE (4), by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happens it, my cruel miss
Last Line: You'll find the poet's love is metre.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Courtship; Fear


OF ALL DESPONDENCIES, by ENRIQUE LIHN    Poem Source            
First Line: Of all despondencies, death-despair must be the worst
Last Line: Or to the hospital airport so as not to miss the flight
Subject(s): Death; Fear


ON THE DEATH OF A MOTHER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little maiden, her doll to her
Last Line: Mother to mother means dear to dear.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Fear; Kisses; Love; Mothers; Dead, The; World


ONE DREAD, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No depth, dear love, for thee is too profound
Last Line: The dread of some dark day unshared by thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Fear; Love


ONE RING AT TWO, by JAMES CERVANTES    Poem Source            
First Line: One ring at two a.M. %and you sit up in darkness
Last Line: To tear black silence into song
Subject(s): Birds; Fear; Night; Telephones


ORA PRO ME, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ave maria! Bright and pure
Last Line: Ora pro me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Hearts; Mary And Martha (bible); Soul; Women In The Bible; Dead, The


OUR FEAR, by ZBIGNIEW HERBERT    Poem Source            
First Line: Our fear %does not wear a night shirt
Last Line: Not too deep %not too shallow
Subject(s): Fear


OUT IN A FIELD, AN IMMENSE EMPTY, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: From no visible trees. I was scared
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Fear; Fields; Nature


OWEN OF LANARK, by JAMES SMITH (1775-1839)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, welcome, mighty stranger
Last Line: Welcome, owen of lanark!
Subject(s): Doubt; Fear; Salvation; Skepticism


PANTHERS OF WORRY, by JOHN ROY OCTAVIUS GERY    Poem Source            
First Line: Panthers outside my window
Last Line: Of regret I've never quite sighed %of things undone things unsaid
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life


PARADE, by ESTHER RUSSELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Out of step,' they said, as we marched along
Last Line: ... But how could they know that I marched with the dead?
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Marching & Marches; Soldiers; War; Dead, The


PAT'S DILEMMA, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: My wife, pat, who
Last Line: Them monday morning - %dispel the madness
Subject(s): Fear


PERFECTED, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear hath torment. Hie thee, fear
Last Line: Love's security is here.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Fear; Love


PERIL OF HOPE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is right in there
Last Line: For a night of frost
Subject(s): Fear; Frost


PHOBIA, by ELAINE TERRANOVA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because from the tour bus
Last Line: With its frantic wings.
Subject(s): Fear; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


PITY THIS POOR ANIMAL, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: And has no need for fire
Subject(s): Racism; Fear; Pity; Blacks


PLANE WRECK, by KEN WALDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Mine was this easy. Flying
Last Line: My plane wreck was this easy. %his illness and fear were not
Subject(s): Airplane Accidents; Aviation And Aviators; Fear; Flight; Friendship; Music And Musicians; Nome, Alaska


PLEASURES OF FEAR, by JUDITH ORTIZ COFER    Poem Source            
First Line: Our mothers were talking in the house
Last Line: Could ever be washed off with plain soap and water
Subject(s): Fear; Mothers


POEM, by GORDON C. GREELEY    Poem Text            
First Line: You say that you're afraid of love
Last Line: A brief regret that love passed by.
Subject(s): Fear; Love


POEM, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am afraid a woman
Subject(s): Fear


POETRY, by CLAUDE MCKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I tremble like a storm-swept flower
Alternate Author Name(s): Edwards, Eli
Subject(s): Fear' Poetry & Poets


POINT BALBIANELLO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From lake como's depths ascending
Last Line: And the poet's dream.
Subject(s): Beauty; Fear; Poetry & Poets; Roman Empire


PRELUDE FOR LOT'S WIFE, by JAMES T. GALLAGHER    Poem Text            
First Line: Let soft white silver of her tears
Last Line: A pillar of salt.
Subject(s): Fear; God; Salt; Tears


PRESENCES, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This night has been so strange that it seemed
Last Line: And one, it may be, a queen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Women; Fear; Dreams


PRIMITIVE, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A woman dreamed
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Nightmares


PSALM: 2, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do the gentils tumults make
Last Line: That do on him their trust repose.
Subject(s): Fear; Gentility; God; Nations; Religion; Theology


PSALM: 7, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On thee, o lord my god, relyes
Last Line: And tell of all his righteousnesse.
Subject(s): Death; Enemies; Fear; God; Life; Religion; Soul; Dead, The; Theology


PSALM: 9, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thee & thy wondrous deeds, o god
Last Line: They been but men of mortall kind.
Subject(s): Fear; God; Grief; Hope; Soul; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


PURSUIT, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a panther stalks me down:
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fear


QUADRUPLE VOICES: QUADROPHENIA, by MAJDA KNE    Poem Source            
First Line: A trembling poplar grew, %I graze the greenery in my village
Last Line: Has risen from the rotten green fog
Subject(s): Fear; Voices


QUATRAIN: FROM EASTERN SOURCES: 3, by THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A poor dwarf's figure, looming through the dense
Last Line: Took to his heels and ran away.
Subject(s): Fear


QUEM METUI MORITURA?', by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What need have I to fear - so soon to die?
Last Line: So soon--what is there now for me to fear?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): Fear


QUI TRANSTULIT SUSTINET, by ANNA BUNSTON DE BARY    Poem Text            
First Line: When we would count the tale of years
Last Line: "save ""qui transtulit sustinet."
Subject(s): Fear


REACHING, by II HENRY P. HOSEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Your eyes close
Last Line: Susan, where are you
Subject(s): Cancer, Breast; Fear; Love - Loss Of


READING TIME: 1 MINUTE 26 SECONDS, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fear of poetry is the %fear: mystery and fury of a midnight street
Last Line: The yellow joy after the song of the sun, %aftermath proof, extended radiance
Subject(s): Fear; Poetry And Poets


RECOLLECTIONS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see a lad deserted by his mates
Last Line: They found him -- dazed and dumb that this could be.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Hearts; Love; Memory; Soul; Tears; Dead, The


REVERSION, by JESSIE E. WILLIAMS    Poem Text            
First Line: Tomorrow I shall clasp the hand of courage
Last Line: And afraid -- afraid!
Subject(s): Fear


REVISIONIST POEM: MACHADO, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor and desperate men
Last Line: And the fear of drowning
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Fear; Drowning


RHAPSODY FOR THE MULE, by JOSE LEZAMA LIMA    Poem Source            
First Line: How certain the mule's step in the abyss
Subject(s): Asses And Mules; Fear


RIVER WIE, by MICHAEL WATERS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: During lovemaking he fell asleep, one moment
Last Line: Then turned to stare down the stagnant house %growing paler in the glimmer reflected off the river
Variant Title(s): River Wif
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Rivers; Romance


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 20. ENFANT PERDU, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forlorn posts leading, thirty long years fought I
Last Line: My arms break not, my heart alone doth break.
Subject(s): Blood; Fear; Freedom; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Songs


RUMORS, by SUSAN WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In tornado weather, my mother said, the day
Last Line: The candles in case the lights went out
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear


RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was so certain yesterday
Last Line: I'll hurry home to mother now.
Subject(s): Children; Escapes; Fear; Solitude; Childhood; Fugitives; Loneliness


RUNNING FOOTSTEPS, by JAMES SCHUYLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A thin brown stain
Subject(s): Rain; Fear


SAINT BRIDE'S LULLABY, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, baby christ, so dear to me
Last Line: Sang bridget bride.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Brigid Of Ireland, Saint (453-523); Fear; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Marriage; Nuns; Singing & Singers; Bridget, Saint; Brigit Of Kildare, Saint; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Songs


SANCTUARY, by JEAN VALENTINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Fear; Death; Solitude; Dead, The; Loneliness


SAY NOT GOOD-BYE, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who knows if we shall meet again?
Last Line: Say not good-bye!
Subject(s): Farewell; Fear; Hearts; Love; Pain; Parting; Suffering; Misery


SCENE OF WAR: FEAR, by HERBERT READ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear is a wave
Subject(s): Fear


SCHOOL OF DREAMS, by ALICE E. STALLINGS    Poem Source            
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


SCREAM, by GRACIELA REYES    Poem Source            
First Line: So many years with the urge to scream
Last Line: I never, ever screamed
Subject(s): Fear


SEEN FROM THE PORCH, A BEAR BY THE HOUSE, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mail of mud
Last Line: So instead I yell hey
Subject(s): Bears; Fear


SERMON OF THE FALLEN, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From an east window
Last Line: Even as a boy, I could feel the trembling in us all.
Subject(s): Decay; Fear; Sermons; Rot; Decadence


SHE SAYS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: She says the syringe is not her own
Last Line: She says she is not afraid of prison
Subject(s): Drugs And Drug Abuse; Fear; Knives; Lies; Prisons And Prisoners


SHELL, by BROOKS HAXTON    Poem Source            
First Line: The shell %my heart-muscle
Last Line: I am afraid
Subject(s): Fear


SIMILE, by ROSANNA WARREN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: As when her friend, the crack austrian skier, in the story
Subject(s): Skiing; Fear; Mothers; Death; Dead, The


SIR EUSTACE GREY (SEE CRABBE), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I die, oh lay me low
Last Line: Death is immortality.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Crabbe, George (1754-1832); Death; Fear; Graves; Life; Love; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


SISTER MARY APPASSIONATA LECTURES BIOLOGY CLASS: NATURAL SELECTION, by DAVID CITINO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: After each day's light lumbers off
Last Line: And falling, they say, must last forever
Subject(s): Fear


SLAVE AND EMPEROR, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The emperor mocked at nazareth
Last Line: To save his world again.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Jesus Christ; Slavery; Dead, The; Serfs


SOMEWHAT DISTURBED, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: He knows damn well he's not afraid
Last Line: To be out of his mind
Subject(s): Fear; Insanity; Nudity; Silence


SONG OF THE LITTLE HUNTER, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere more the peacock flutters, ere the monkey people cry
Last Line: But thy throat is shut and dried, and thy heart against thy side %hammers: fear, o little hunter--th
Variant Title(s): Fea
Subject(s): Fear


SONG: 6, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most wretched heart, most miserable
Last Line: Since unhap cannot kill me so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fear; Hearts; Hope; Quarrels; Truth; Optimism; Arguments; Disagreements


SONG: 85, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Spite of their spite which they in vain
Last Line: My fancy is too hard to turn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fantasy; Fear; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONG: 88, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To whom should I sue to ease my pain?
Last Line: And here an end, and here an end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Pain; Suffering; Misery


SONGS FOR A WINTER FIRE: 5. NOEL, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To awake at dawn and remember new-dropt lambs
Last Line: "o lamb which takest away the sin of the world."
Subject(s): Christmas; Fear; Life; Religion; Sleep; Nativity, The; Theology


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 8, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still, dorinda, I adore
Last Line: I divorce myself for ever.
Subject(s): Duplicity; Fear; Hope; Love; Virtue; Deceit; Optimism


SONNET, by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From a rived tree, that stands beside the grave
Last Line: Aghast she stands, the statue of her fears!
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Subject(s): Fear; Floods; Love - Loss Of


SONNET: 28, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If waker care, if sudden pale color
Last Line: Without whose help scant do I live a day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Egerton Manuscript: 97
Subject(s): Fear; Happiness; Hearts; Love; Joy; Delight


SONNET: 41, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By bolstered words I am borne in hand
Last Line: Is my 'no fears' of your 'no faith'.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Faith; Fear; Language; Belief; Creed; Words; Vocabulary


SONNET: 42, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Driving to desire, adread also to dare
Last Line: Though double in deeds, a inward perfect man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Desire; Faith; Fear; Hope; Belief; Creed; Optimism


SONNETS ON AGE: 5, by KATHRYN HOWARD WELLS    Poem Text            
First Line: I cannot tell this eager youth
Last Line: And know that soon one, too, must die.
Subject(s): Aging; Death; Fear; Dead, The


SOUNDS OF THE RESURRECTED DEAD MAN'S FOOTSTEPS (#15), by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The growth underfoot, the amputated remains
Last Line: An egg that was dropped from a rooftop to see what.
Subject(s): Firel; Fear


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 53, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I have told your mother
Last Line: Your father will soon know
Subject(s): Fear; Secrets


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 54, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Come, say it while walking
Last Line: I am all trembling
Subject(s): Fear


SPECIAL, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: There's a special poison to be found
Last Line: Until all flesh %is dust.
Subject(s): Death; Dublin, Ireland; Fear


SSSSSSSS, by MICHAEL CASEY    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Keep in shape %use to run in the woods
Last Line: He is the subject that %stole urbi's jelly beans
Subject(s): Animals; Evil; Fear; Snakes


STANZAS; WRITTEN AFTER THE SECOND READING OF 'CORINNA', by EMMA CATHERINE (MANLY) EMBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: Childhood's glad smile was on my lip, life's sunshine on my brow
Last Line: The reed when wooed by zephyr's breath, the oak when tempests lower.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ianthe
Subject(s): Fear; Life; Love; Youth


SUCCESS, by WILLIAM EMPSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have mislaid the torment and the fear
Last Line: You should be praised for taking them away
Subject(s): Dostoevsky, Fyodor (1821-1881); Fear


SUMMER NIGHT; VARIATIONS ON CERTAIN MELODIES: 4. CAPRICCIOSO, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay, nay! The longings tender
Last Line: So caught, is held to my impatient heart!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Life; World


SUN, by MARIANNE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No man may him hyde
Last Line: Multiplied flames, o sun!
Variant Title(s): Fear Is Hope
Subject(s): Fear; Hope; Optimism


SYBIL BRAND CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN, by CHRISTINE CHOI AHMED    Poem Source            
First Line: Struggling against fear coming up like puke
Subject(s): Fear; Prisons And Prisoners


TELL A STORY ABOUT A THRESHOLD HERE, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The country is calling, marry uncle sam. Rudimentary fear. War
Last Line: Related. I gather I hunt I gather I hunt. I hunted. Never for a husband
Subject(s): Fear; Marriage


THE ALARM, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas fairly done, mortalitie
Last Line: Not by surprize, my life I'd loose.
Subject(s): Fear; Mortality; War


THE ASSIGNATION: SONG, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long betwixt love and fear phillis tormented
Last Line: That I'm forsaken.
Subject(s): Fear; Fire; Hearts; Love; Night; Singing & Singers; Bedtime; Songs


THE BALUSTRADE, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ultimate boundary: arms
Subject(s): Amnesia; Conduct Of Life; Fear


THE BEE MEETING, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Who are these people at the bridge to meet me? They are the
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bees; Fear; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


THE CALL OF THE BLOOD, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the water the shadows are creeping
Last Line: Lights in the window and watch at the door.
Subject(s): Blood; Fear; Life; Voices


THE CHILD AND THE OCEAN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, ocean dear, all yesterday
Last Line: "I'll never frighten you again."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Sea; Childhood; Ocean


THE CONFEDERATE, by WHITELAW SAUNDERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Death called, but frightened, he had turned away
Last Line: Or that the bloom was death's confederate.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Flowers; Dead, The


THE CONVICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES: FREDERIC, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where shall I turn me? Whither shall I bend
Last Line: Shall heal my soul, and my last days be peace.
Subject(s): Fear; New South Wales, Australia; Pain; Prayer; Prisons & Prisoners; Salvation; Suffering; Misery


THE CROWN, by HENRI FRANCOIS JOSEPH DE REGNIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Silently through the dusk my thoughts return to me
Last Line: One coronet for both of astral buds and leaves.
Subject(s): Children; Crowns; Fear; Flowers; Life; Pride; Childhood; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE DADDY STRAIN, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two friends over a chinese lunch
Last Line: Can hatch any bird but flightless bromides.
Subject(s): Cancer (disease); Comfort; Death; Fear; Dead, The


THE DEAD CITY, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I rambled in a wood
Last Line: And I straightway knelt and prayed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Fear; Forests; Grief; Urban Life; Dead, The; Woods; Sorrow; Sadness


THE DEATHS ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU STIR IN SLEEP, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Our best will be to dream of what we were
Subject(s): Love; Death; Fear; Sleep


THE DREADED TASK, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Text            
First Line: I found the task that I had dreaded so
Last Line: And dread once conquered means a victory won.
Subject(s): Fear; Worry


THE END OF TIME, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who art dreary
Last Line: And soon must end the night, and soon must dawn the day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Hope; Time; Youth; Dead, The; Optimism


THE FACE, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the hollow spaces I see a face
Last Line: If you should move!
Subject(s): Faces; Fear; Lips; Love; Moon; Night; Bedtime


THE FEAR, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Oft have I thought the muse was dead
Last Line: Each time you sleep and do not move.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Fear; Mortality


THE FEAR, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lantern light from deeper in the barn
Last Line: It touched, it struck it, clattered and went out.
Subject(s): Fear


THE FEAR OF MADNESS; FRAGMENT, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text            
First Line: There is something which I dread
Last Line: (final poem)
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Insanity; Sickness; Sorrow; Sadness; Madness; Mental Illness; Illness


THE FEAR OF MAN, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a girl no one gallantly attends
Last Line: Not be misunderstood in what I mean
Subject(s): Fear


THE FEARFUL CHILD, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As a child I parleyed with animals, stuffed and real.
Subject(s): Children; Pets; Family Life; Fear; Childhood; Relatives


THE FERRY, by CH'IEN WEN OF LIANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of marsh-mallows my boat is made
Last Line: So long you tarry at the crossing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Jian-wen; Xiao Gang; Ch'ien Wen-ti
Subject(s): China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Fear; Ferry Boats; Love - Complaints


THE FOREIGNERS: 1, by CARLOS BULOSAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Fear grips their lives
Last Line: Look and examine us!
Subject(s): Fear; Immigrants; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE GHOST OF A FEAR, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Young willie was bragging -- I happened to hear
Last Line: But a glimmer of love and a chuckle of cheer.
Subject(s): Fear


THE GIRL WITH BEES IN HER HAIR, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Came in an envelope with no return address;
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Bees; Fear; Beekeeping


THE HILL WIFE: HOUSE FEAR, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always - I tell you this they learned
Last Line: Until they had lit the lamp inside.
Subject(s): Fear; Marriage; Supernatural; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HILLS OF RUEL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over the hills and far away
Last Line: Honey-sweet folk of the hills of ruel.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Fairies; Fathers & Sons; Fear; Ireland; Lutes; Story-telling; Dead, The; Elves; Irish


THE HORSES RUN BACK TO THEIR STALLS, by LINDA GREGERSON    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: It's another sorry tale about class in america, I'm sure
Subject(s): Horse Racing; Fear; Panic; Fire


THE HOUSE BY THE SEA, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The clock ticks on the old oak stair
Last Line: Alone. . . . He understands.
Subject(s): Fear; Kisses; Life; Love; Sea; Ocean


THE HOUSE IN WHICH WE NOW LIVED WAS OLD, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Family Life; Youth; Fear; Household Employees; Relatives; Servants; Domestics; Maids


THE HUMAN NOTE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the harmonies of heaven stole a note of throbbing pain
Last Line: Yea, the wistful human groping, and the doubt that makes it dear.
Subject(s): Earth; Fear; Heaven; Life; Love; Pain; World; Paradise; Suffering; Misery


THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'd never dare to walk across
Last Line: I fear that I should be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Bridges; Fear; Nonsense


THE LARK, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a small bird cowering in the dark
Last Line: In the dark!
Subject(s): Birds; Fear; Larks; Skylarks


THE LAST ABORIGINAL, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see him sit, wild-eyed alone
Last Line: Then sinks back on his unknown bier.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aborigines, Australian; Australia; Death; Fear; Night; Dead, The; Bedtime


THE LAST SOUL, by CATULLE MENDES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The heaven was void of gods and, altarless
Last Line: And, as departing incense, soared to god.
Subject(s): Fear; Heaven; Soul; Youth; Paradise


THE LIFE OF TOWNS: ENTGEGENWARTIGUNG TOWN, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard you are coming after me
Last Line: You went past.
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Fear


THE LISTENERS, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The face of day is haggard
Last Line: On the moor and the mere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Fables; Faces; Fear; Thunder; Allegories


THE LOST CARYATID, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When over salamis stands homer's moon
Last Line: "shall build once more our home."
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Faith; Fear; Moon; Belief; Creed


THE LOVE POEMS OF MARICHIKO: 3, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh the anguish of these secret meetings
Last Line: Words with not connection
Subject(s): Family Life; Fear; Man-woman Relationships; Secrets; Relatives; Male-female Relations


THE MOON OF MIND AGAINST THE WOODEN LOUVER, by OLGA BROUMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The visitors in room 8509
Last Line: Fence from our despair, our rage, our bitter greedy fear.
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Fear; Healing; Hospitals; Mythology - Classical; Sickness; Women's Rights; Cures; Illness; Feminism


THE MOTHER, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Hark, hark! / did you not hear a sound from out the dark
Last Line: Save me alone? The people there are dead!
Subject(s): Children; Comfort; Fear; Mothers; Childhood


THE MOTHER'S MISTAKE, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Heard you that piercing shriek -- the throe
Last Line: Outgushing tears, and gasping sobs.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Errors; Fear; Grief; Kisses; Mothers; Tears; Mistakes; Fallacies; Sorrow; Sadness


THE NEW HIGHWAY, by ELIZABETH MORSE    Poem Text            
First Line: My fear is the fear of the road - of the new highway
Last Line: All the years in between the boy and the man -- all the fears!
Subject(s): Fear; Roads; Paths; Trails


THE PIT, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great pascal had his pit always in sight
Last Line: Ah! From time's menace never to win free!
Subject(s): Fear; Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662); Sleep


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 147, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At sunset I went down the western slope
Last Line: Didn't I tremble in fright
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Evening; Fear; Nature; Sunset; Twilight


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 160, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people fear a white head
Last Line: But it's not meant for him
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Aging; Chinese Literature; Fear


THE POET'S JOURNAL: BEFORE THE BURIAL, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the night is overpast
Last Line: And the rainbow for the sun!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Bells; Fear; Life; Singing & Singers


THE POOH-POOH BIRD, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You've often heard / the pooh-pooh bird
Last Line: And he will flee when thus discovered.
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Childhood


THE RAGGED STONE, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking with my dear, my dear come back at last
Last Line: I'll not be walking with my dear next year, nor yet alone.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Legends; Love; Stones; War; World War I; Dead, The; Granite; Rocks; First World War


THE RAINS, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The river rises / and the rains keep coming.
Subject(s): Rain; Fear; Family Life; Relatives


THE SECOND BAPTISM, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When tiny babes we touch on brow and breast
Last Line: Wetting them with our tears.
Subject(s): Baptism; Fear; Smiles; Soul; Tears; Christenings


THE SECRET GATE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From out the dark of sleep, I rose, on the wings of desire
Last Line: "ope not the gate."
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Desire; Fear; Fire; Sight; Travel; Dead, The; Journeys; Trips


THE SPANISH WIVES: SONG BETWEEN MR. LEVERIDGE AND MRS. CROSS, by MARY PIX    Poem Text            
First Line: Fairest nymph that ever bless'd our shore
Last Line: A wiser will supply, &c.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Marriage; Dead, The; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE SPINSTER, by CLARISSA BUCKLIN    Poem Text            
First Line: ...Afraid?... Why, no...But
Last Line: And the first-star pierces the west.
Subject(s): Fear; Spinsters; Old Maids


THE SPIRIT; FOUNDED ON FACT, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now which is the road across the common
Last Line: "tis only old gaffer's grey mare!"
Subject(s): Animals; Facades; Fear; Ghosts; Horses; Night; Spiritual Life; Supernatural; Appearances; Bedtime


THE TALK; FOR MY FATHER, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many years we've circled round this date
Last Line: And talk at last, though all our talk's too late.
Subject(s): Cancer (disease); Fathers & Sons; Fear; Procrastination; Talk


THE TEARS OF FEAR, by PAULUS SILENTIARIUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet is my lais' smile, and sweet the tide / of tears that flood her eyes
Last Line: "you will desert me: men are never true."
Alternate Author Name(s): Paul The Silent; Paul The Silentiary
Subject(s): Fear; Tears; Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE TERROR, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: No, I did not dare - but find no excuses, for my mind the poet in me impeaches
Last Line: Child.
Subject(s): Fear; Poetry & Poets; Soul


THE THRILL OF THE FOREST, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text            
First Line: In the green-lit solitudes of the road beneath the woods as clear,
Last Line: Forest leaves, pierced by the scent of smoke from distant villages!
Subject(s): Fear; Forests; Soul; Woods


THE UNACKNOWLEDGED FEAR, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At the bottom of my fear
Last Line: My shoulders bow under an invisible weight.
Subject(s): Fear; Hate; Hearts; Love


THE UNEXPECTED PERIL, by ALICE MEYNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Unlike the youth that all men say
Last Line: Sloth! Turn; crush, teach me fear again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Fear


THE VINDICTIVE, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How should we praise those lads of the old vindictive
Last Line: In those red gates of hell?
Subject(s): Death; Desire; England; Fear; Hearts; Ships & Shipping; Soul; World War I; Dead, The; English; First World War


THE WANING FIRE, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If death's dread angel came to me to-night
Last Line: I see again the faces of old days.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Soul; Dead, The


THE WAVERING LOVER WILLETH AND DREADETH, TO MOVE HIS DESIRE, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such vain thought as wonted to mislead me
Last Line: But such it is I not how to begin.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 26
Subject(s): Fear; Freedom; Hearts; Hope; Liberty; Optimism


THE YEAR, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can be said in new year rhymes
Last Line: And that's the burden of the year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Holidays; Hope; New Year; Nightmares; Optimism


THE YELLOW CLOUD, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: A cloud, a yellow cloud, and deep and dense
Last Line: No more I'll fear again. Fear is not real.
Subject(s): Fear; Sun


THERE WAS A CHILD ONCE, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Children; Farewell; Fear; Childhood; Parting


THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON IN BLACK, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: That helpless old person in black
Subject(s): Fear; Old Age


THREAT, by PAUL NELSON    Poem Source            
First Line: My fear, looking up, light-headed
Last Line: Another night of bliss
Subject(s): Fear


THREE NIGHT SONGS: 3, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mask riddles itself
Last Line: A music comes to the point of horror.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Fear; Masks; Night; Bedtime


THREE WOOD SONGS: 2. PATH'S END, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death is here, death is there
Last Line: Death remains, and fear, and fear.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Dead, The


THROUGH LANE IT LAY, THROUGH BRAMBLE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: These children fluttered home
Subject(s): Travel; Fear


TIME IS MOST UNQUIET, by TOONI GORDI    Poem Text            
First Line: There we were sitting, like too-thin ghosts
Last Line: We were like ghosts awaiting some still doom.
Subject(s): Fear; Ghosts; Supernatural; Time


TO A CHILD RUNNING, by TERRANCE J. LAPPIN    Poem Source            
First Line: I am a warn-%ing in myself
Last Line: Arch of an aviary
Subject(s): Children; Fear


TO A YOUNG WOMAN DYING, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: She hears a hermit laughing
Last Line: That she loves something she has not found.
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; Fear; Hermits; Love; Women; Dead, The


TO CHATTERTON, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Immortal boy! Whose years scarce reached my own
Last Line: Have I, and still my fields are green and wet.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Fortune; Life; Soul; Dead, The


TO D. G. ROSSETTI, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From out the darkness cometh never a sound
Last Line: And we inherit now its deathless pride.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Life; Pride; Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (1828-1882); Dead, The; Self-esteem; Self-respect


TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUTCHESS OF YORK, by KATHERINE PHILIPS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To you whose dignity strikes us with awe
Last Line: And falls by that a truer sacrifice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Orinda
Subject(s): Fame; Fear; Hyde, Anne. Duchess Of York (1637-1671); Muses; Reputation


TO HIS HEART, BIDDING IT HAVE NO FEAR, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be you still, be you still, trembling heart
Last Line: With the proud, majestical multitude.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): To My Heart, Bidding It Have No Fear
Subject(s): Fear; Hearts


TO MARIAN POWYS, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh lace-maker, what joys, what fears
Last Line: And a dream beyond this dream?
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Happiness; Sleep; Nightmares; Joy; Delight


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 23. THE FEAR OF BEING GREAT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: The fear of being great is what keeps men
Last Line: Can understand what living truly is.
Subject(s): Fear; Greatness; Men


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 28. LOVE AND THE FEAR OF POVERTY, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Love! She is a woman, and she can love
Last Line: Which once acknowledged was by man and wife.
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Poverty


TO NOWHERE, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I carry my keys like a weapon
Last Line: On a mission to nowhere
Subject(s): Fear; Keys; City & Town Life


TOO LATE, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hush! Speak low; tread softly
Last Line: Came a day too late.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Hearts; Hope; Sorrow; Sadness; Optimism


TORMENTUM, by CHARLES ADOLPHE CANTUCUZENE    Poem Text            
First Line: My fear beyond the door has sped
Last Line: Nay, for it may be thou art dead!
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Happiness; Lips; Love; May (month); Dead, The; Joy; Delight


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 4. A CHILD AT A WINDOW, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sat in the dark, at night, outside a little cottage door
Last Line: Lit by a million suns.
Subject(s): Children; Fear; Childhood


TURKEY DISCIPLINE, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Horrid turkeys! What a pother!
Last Line: Evil turkeys-down she fell!
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Fear; Monsters; Turkeys


TWO ELEGIES CONCERNING FEAR, by BRIAN TEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not thought, fact
Subject(s): Fear


TWO PATHS, by MRS. EDGAR A. PERKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: The flaming sun sank down the western sky
Last Line: But I was not afraid.
Subject(s): Fear; Forests; Travel; Woods; Journeys; Trips


TWO SONNETS ...: THE DYING PHOBIAC TAKES HIS FEARS WITH HIM, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Visions of flame fanned out from the cigarette
Last Line: Annul their old contract and set him free
Subject(s): Fear


TYRANNY, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This one I feared is powerless become
Last Line: The taunt of silence takes my life -- my life.
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Tyranny & Tyrants; Dictators


UNBLINDING, by LAURENCE LIEBERMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: When I think of my fear
Last Line: One flick of a surgeon's knife %struck long-idle retinas %into perfect sight
Subject(s): Blindness; Fear; Surgery


UNPERFECTED, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fear hath torment. Love, away!
Last Line: I'm afraid of you to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Fear


VAIN FEARS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why should I fear the hour of going? I'll
Last Line: Natural; why have the willies? It's no excuse for fear or woe.
Subject(s): Cowardice; Fear


VANQUISHED, by FRANCES SAWYER    Poem Text            
First Line: There is a way that I can save the hurt
Last Line: Covered securely with a shield of bronze!
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Witchcraft & Witches; Dead, The


VICTIM, by NICOLE BLACKMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: I feel the motion of the car before I open my eyes
Last Line: The last thing I hear is a click
Subject(s): Crime And Criminals; Disappeared Persons; Fear; Kidnapping


VICTORY MUST BE A SUMPREMELY GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE SAID A WOMAN TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 2:22 am too hot to sleep
Last Line: A defeat he replied
Subject(s): War; Hate; Fear; Defeat; Victory; Wellington, Duke Of


VIEWS, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I fly all the time, and still I'm afraid to fly
Subject(s): Air Travel; Fear


VIRGIDEMIAE: HIS DEFIANCE TO ENUIE, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nay: let the prouder pines of ida fear
Last Line: Monstra noui monstri haec, & satyri & satyrae.
Subject(s): Envy; Fear; Muses


VISTAS OF LABOR: 2. THE MINER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up creaks the car; he leaves his ghastly dream
Last Line: And once again life is a nightmare dream.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; God; Life; Love; Mines & Miners; Nightmares


VITAS HINNULEO ME SIMILIS, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, chloe, like a timid hind
Last Line: That thou shouldst own a lover.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Courtship; Fear; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Mothers & Daughters; Male-female Relations


WARRIOR MOTHERS, by FANNY BIXBY SPENCER    Poem Text            
First Line: You wait as I for the fatal word
Last Line: Will your son kill mine or will mine kill yours?
Subject(s): Fear; Mothers & Sons; Soldiers; Sons; War


WAY, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Down the steps and down the steps
Last Line: To where the future in a sea %of screaming children flows
Subject(s): Fear; Future; Hell


WEARING MASKS OF FEAR, by JOHN S. MBITI    Poem Source            
First Line: We are the solitart street travellers
Last Line: And fear to war our masks of fear
Subject(s): Fear


WHAT BRINGS US OUT, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Something about pumpkins caused
Last Line: How fast you had to turn to make it move.
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Fear; Pumpkins


WHAT IS A SYMBOL?, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A bird is flying north across the white sky
Last Line: Sit down
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Man-woman Relationships; Pregnancy; Women


WHEN I GET INTO BED, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm never frightened in the dark
Last Line: As I get into bed.
Subject(s): Beds; Children; Fear; Night; Childhood; Bedtime


WHEN I HEAR IT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: I know satanic music when I hear it
Last Line: Warriors kicking each other in the gravelled yard %deliberately and very hard.
Subject(s): Children; Devil; Fear


WHILE I WAS A FEARING, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: A whole existence through 
Subject(s): Fear


WHITE FEAR, by WINIFRED WELLES    Poem Text            
First Line: I am not afraid in april
Last Line: And feel my heart cold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Fear


WHITE LOVER, by JOY HAUSMANN    Poem Text            
First Line: She was afraid of things too gleaming white
Last Line: At peace beneath a pall like april blossoms.
Subject(s): Fear; Funerals; White (color); Burials


WHO GOES WITH FERGUS?, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who will go drive with fergus now
Last Line: And all dishevelled wandering stars.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Youth; Fear


WHY REASON CAN'T OVERCOME AN IRRATIONAL FEAR, by ALICE E. STALLINGS    Poem Source            
First Line: The phobia whispers to me taht I am special
Last Line: That only the force of my fear is lifting us up
Alternate Author Name(s): Stallings, A. E.
Subject(s): Fear; Reason


WINGS, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What was it she taught
Last Line: Could flap across a desk and fly away?
Subject(s): Birds; Fear; Mythical Animals; Fictious Animals


WINTER-FEAR, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain has come
Last Line: The sun, then, god! What agony these days of rain!
Subject(s): Fear; Rain; Wind; Winter


WORDS WRITTEN DURING YOUR OPERATION, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source            
First Line: The early fog has retreated
Last Line: You'd leave me is beyond belief
Subject(s): Fear; Love; Surgery


YEAR'S END, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The fingers lie in the lap
Subject(s): Illness; Death - Children; Grief; Fear; Death - Babies; Sorrow; Sadness


YOU FAIL AN APPOINTMENT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nervously my fingernails
Last Line: The uncut pages %of my book
Subject(s): Fear


YOUNGSTER AND OLDSTER, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is she not fair?
Last Line: Is one right, or the other -- or are both?
Subject(s): Dreams; Fear; Sleep; Soul; Stars; Nightmares


ZARA (1) (SEE MATURIN'S 'WOMEN'), by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the pain beginneth and the word is spoken
Last Line: Knowing that I drink them, o my love, for thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Fear; Grief; Hearts; Love; Pain; Sorrow; Sadness; Suffering; Misery