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A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome, sweet christmas, blest be the morn
Last Line: And many without a blanket to their bed
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Jesus Christ; Kindness


A CHRISTMAS LYRIC, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still, as of old, the wise men scan
Last Line: O god, reveal thyself in man!
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Hearts; Holidays; Love; Nativity, The


A CHRISTMAS THOUGHT, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sweetest gift the father's love
Last Line: That thrilled the bethlehem way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Women - Bible; Nativity, The; Virgin Mary


A CHRISTMAS WISH, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: O, santa claus! I ask no toys
Last Line: The gracious presence of a friend.
Subject(s): Christmas; Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


A GIFT, by ELIZABETH MORROW    Poem Text            
First Line: My friend holds careless in his palm
Last Line: The gem is mine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cutter, Elizabeth Reeve
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


A GIFT OF GREAT VALUE, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh that horse I see so high
Subject(s): Animals; Gifts & Giving; Horses; Parents; Parenthood


A HYMN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On this auspicious, memorable morn
Last Line: We are, in christ, eternally alive.
Subject(s): Christmas Carols; Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Jesus Christ; Religion; Theology


A NEW YEAR'S GIFT TO BRIAN LORD BISHOP OF SARUM UPON THE AUTHOR'S ENTYERING INTO HOLY ORDERS, 1638, by WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that the village reverence doth lie hid
Last Line: They do receive; but you, sir, make the gift.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; New Year


A ROSE, by HELEN RAMSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: A flake of dawn's new splendor
Last Line: You voiceless living melody!
Subject(s): Creative Ability; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Gifts & Giving; Love; Roses; Inspiration; Creativity


A SEASONABLE MORAL, by WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The woman sang her ballad to the sky
Last Line: The chance is such as you ought not to take.
Alternate Author Name(s): Howells, W. D.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Gifts & Giving; Good Samaritan; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


A SONG OF GIVING, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In my gifts I travel far
Last Line: Givers' wings are far the best.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


A TALE OF CHRISTMAS EVE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas christmastide in germany
Last Line: And bade the crowd good-night, then went home content.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Happiness; Holidays; Kindness; Nativity, The; Joy; Delight


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


ACCOMPLISHED FACTS, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every year emily dickinson sent one friend
Last Line: So it goes....
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


ALHAMBRA SONGS: 5. THE MARKET PLACE, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text            
First Line: There strode a bedouin through the market place
Last Line: "tis with the meek of heart that love and allah bide."
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love


AN APPROPRIATE KEEPSAKE, by HENRY MORGAN STONE    Poem Text            
First Line: We flirted together a week at the shore
Last Line: And at parting he gave me a souvenir spoon.
Subject(s): Flirtation; Gifts & Giving


AN OLD MAN'S GIFT TO A FAIR LADY, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pox o' your doting coxcomb! Was there ever
Last Line: I wish instead of them th' hadst given her me.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Age Differences


BIRTHDAY GIFTS, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why do you look sad, my minnie?
Last Line: How to give her all the rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Birthdays; Children; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Love; Childhood


BRING ME YOUR HEART, by CHARLOTTE A. STERE    Poem Text            
First Line: Oh, shower your gifts on anyone
Last Line: But bring to me your heart!
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Hearts; Love


BROKEN GARLAND OF MONTHS; AFTER FOLGORE DA SAN GEMIGNANO, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For november I give you the little latin moons lunaria
Last Line: Fireflies for fear you might cross and not come back.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


CALOGERO, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Buon riposo, signorino
Last Line: Dolce, bel calogero.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Italy; Strangers; Italians


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


CHRISTMAS, by ALEXANDER LOUIS FRASER    Poem Text            
First Line: The rills that winter-bound have been
Last Line: Is smiling on the earth.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Happiness; Holidays; Snow; Winter; Nativity, The; Joy; Delight


CHRISTMAS BELLS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, christmas bells, your music swells upon
Last Line: Honest youth, the days he's left so far behind.
Subject(s): Bethlehem, Palestine; Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


CHRISTMAS EVE, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: The north wind rustles in the roads
Last Line: His blessing gave to struggling men.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS, by FLORENCE PHELPS    Poem Text            
First Line: What are the signs of christmas time?
Last Line: And the world to higher levels lift.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Nativity, The


COMPENSATION, by RICHARD ALDINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I dozed in a chilly dug-out
Last Line: And a cleft-open, dew-wet nectarine
Subject(s): Dreams; Perseverance; Gifts & Giving; Beauty


COUP D'ETAT, by DOROTHY HOWELLS WALKER    Poem Text            
First Line: I wrap each gift in cellophane
Last Line: By giving things I hate!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


COYOTE CREEK, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a small canyon, very small
Last Line: While the sun sank all at once behind him.
Subject(s): Family Life; Gifts & Giving; Nature; Prayer; Relatives


DECEMBER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Before the old, old year can go
Last Line: What if december's last—it's best of all!
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; December; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Childhood; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


DIVERSITY OF GIFTS, by SOLON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Their several ends pursuing, one will roam
Last Line: At a mere touch are won to health again.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


ECONOMISIN', by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dad was tickled when I went
Last Line: At my 'conomisin' so.
Subject(s): Children; Economics; Fathers & Sons; Gifts & Giving; Childhood


EPIGRAM: 25, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A lady gave me a gift she had not
Last Line: For I am fast sworn I may not.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


EPIPHANY, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The kings have brought him ambergris
Last Line: Falls like a full-fed lamb, asleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Christmas; Courts & Courtiers; Epiphany; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The; Twelfth Night


EVERYBODY KNOWS, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The flowers we forget to buy
Last Line: Everybody knows what flowers cost
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving


EVERYTHING THAT I MADE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Everything that I made I used to bring to you
Last Line: And turn to you still with my tale, and there's no one to hear me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Grief; Love; Solitude; Sorrow; Sadness; Loneliness


FALSE FLOWERS, by ANNE STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They were to have been a love gift,
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Flowers, Artificial; Relationships


FOR A THIRD ANNIVERSARY, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You brought me wildflowers once, not the real ones
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Flowers; Time


FOR THE GIFTS OF TED, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who wields the press, who takes a
Last Line: Squall, whose link is to ecstasy.
Subject(s): Berrigan, Ted (1934-1983); Gifts & Giving; Berrigan, Edmund Joseph


FOR THE LADY OLIVIA PORTER; A PRESENT UPON NEW YEARS DAY, by WILLIAM DAVENANT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go! Hunt the whiter ermine! And present
Last Line: Give oftener what is heard of than received.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'avenant, William
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


FRAILTY, by DAISY DEAN BUTLER    Poem Text            
First Line: My wonderful vase, so fragile and fair
Last Line: The gift of the child, eternal bequest.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Memory


GERALDINE'S CLOAK, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will not heed the message that you bring!
Last Line: Nor treat a poet less than daintily!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIFT WRAPPING, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already imagining her
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIFTS, by MAXWELL STRUTHERS BURT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three things would I bring to you
Last Line: The keen, swift faith that god is good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burt, Struthers
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIFTS, by HELEN WIEAND COLE    Poem Text            
First Line: Three kings there were from orient who came
Last Line: Bring that of which they have the chiefest, love.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Magi; Nativity, The


GIFTS, by MARY EDGAR COMSTOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: Dear god, I stand with empty hands
Last Line: To ecstasy.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Worship


GIFTS, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a child, a heartstruck neighbor died
Subject(s): Birthdays; Death; Gifts & Giving; Dead, The


GIFTS, by CHARLES TRUEMAN LANHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You who have given me gladness
Last Line: When I am grown old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lanham, C. T.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Happiness; Joy; Delight


GIFTS, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Myrrh and frankincense and gold
Last Line: "of the dark where thou wast laid?"
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


GIFTS, by MILDRED SPARKS    Poem Text            
First Line: It is better to give -'
Last Line: You are not here to take.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Unrequited


GIFTS, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was not for your heart I sought
Last Line: I can but love you too.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love


GIFTS, by MAY WILLIAMS WARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have had lovers and would-be lovers
Last Line: Only rest. . . .
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love Affairs


GIFTS AND GIVERS, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Harry is a spender; brings me gifts of splendor
Last Line: Jimmy gives me gifts he can't afford!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIFTS AND SINS, by EDNA EADES PURYEAR    Poem Text            
First Line: The simplest things are best
Last Line: These are the sins of men.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Sin


GIFTS OF PEACE, by D. ISABELLE MILLAR    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard the bells on christmas day
Last Line: God gave me peace as I knelt in prayer.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Prayer; Nativity, The


GIFTS RETURNED, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You must give back,' her mother said
Last Line: And all the kisses, to the last.
Subject(s): Courtship; Gifts & Giving; Women


GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You know when you unwrap them:
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIVE NOT WITH YOUR HANDS, by MACKNIGHT BLACK    Poem Text            
First Line: Give not with your hands; they might break, lifting mountains
Last Line: Thundering the white pear branches of spring from its silent dark!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


GIVING, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: God gives us joy that we may give
Last Line: And heavy loads rest lightly too / when we have learned to bear
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving;god


GOD'S GIFTS, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God gave a gift to earth: a child
Last Line: God will judge them and thee aright!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Children; Earth; Gifts & Giving; God; Love; Childhood; World


GOLD FOR GOLD, by BESSIE S. HENLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold coin - to repay
Last Line: This gold of mine that you scorned.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Gold


HINC LACHRIMAE; OR THE AUTHOR TO AURORA: 21, by WILLIAM BOSWORTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The firstlings of my flock to her I gave
Last Line: Too silly shepherd so to be belov'd.
Alternate Author Name(s): William Boxworth
Subject(s): Courtship; Gifts & Giving


HIPPOCRATES TO THE AMBASSADORS OF ARTAXERXES, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Return, and tell your sire, the persian king
Last Line: "and greece regards him as a worthy son!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Artaxerxes I, Persian King (d. 425 B.c.); Gifts & Giving; Hippocrates (460-377 B.c.); Hypocrisy; Artaxerxes Longimanus


HOLLY AND PINE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When christmas comes with mirth and cheer
Last Line: When again the christmas angels come.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas Trees; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Public Worship; Childhood; Church Attendance


HOLY SATYR, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most holy satyr
Last Line: Answering note for note.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Goats


HORSESHOES, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Half my childhood my father carried in his dusty pocket
Last Line: Clanging on the back porch, among the wind chimes.
Subject(s): Charms (magic); Gifts & Giving; Horseshoes; Luck


I THANK THEE, by ELSIE MORLAN    Poem Text            
First Line: The face of a child beamed with joy
Last Line: I thank thee.
Subject(s): Customs, Social; Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Thanksgiving


IN DELIGHT AT A BOX OF ROSES SENT FROM LEICESTER TO LONDON, JULY 1918, by THOMAS STURGE MOORE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tender dawns peep from under night's gray cowl
Last Line: Her heart grew light enough to think of me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moore, T. Sturge
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Roses


IN THE IMPERATIVE MOOD, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let the man who has and doesn't give
Last Line: Gather rubies from the air!
Subject(s): Generosity; Gifts & Giving; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


JOHNNY'S GOT A BAWBEE, by WILLIAM MCQUEEN (1841-)    Poem Text            
First Line: Johnny's got a bawbee - how will he ware't?
Last Line: We maun send for something owre the saut sea.
Subject(s): Babies; Gifts & Giving; Infants


LESSER EPISTLES: TO A YOUNG LADY WITH SOME LAMPREYS, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With lovers 'twas of old the fashion / by presents to convey their passion
Last Line: Than could whole seas of craw-fish soupe.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Lampreys; Love; Mnemonics


LINES, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Portentous sound! Mysteriously
Last Line: Tis very kine in you to sing for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Gratitude


LINES GIVEN TO M. AT CHRISTMAS, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What shall I give thee, dear, to-day
Last Line: The anguish of the lifted cross.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Grief; Love; Nativity, The; Sorrow; Sadness


LINES ON RECEIVING A SEAL WITH THE CAMPBELL CREST FROM K.M., BEFORE HER MARRIAGE, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This wax returns not back more fair
Last Line: The all-in-all of life -- content!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


LINES SENT WITH A GIFT, by MARY PRUDENCE MORTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Hold poignance in your hand. The early thaws
Last Line: Love, in an empty terra-cotta bowl.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


LORD, WHAT HAVE I THAT I MAY OFFER THEE?, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Such as I have now give I thee
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


MAKIN' THINGS, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever christmas time comes round it really / doesn't take
Last Line: If folks would only use the things for what I make 'em for!
Subject(s): Children; Gifts & Giving; Childhood


MARGARET'S SONG, FR. FAUST, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In thule lived a monarch old
Last Line: One drop again till death!
Subject(s): Cups; Death; Gifts & Giving; Dead, The


ME AND MY GIFT: KIND LORD, BEHOLD, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Me and my gift
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


MILKING SIAN, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give up thy milk to her who calls
Last Line: Give up thy milk to her who calls!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Advice; Gifts & Giving; Heaven; Milk; Voices; Paradise; Milkmen; Milkmaids


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


MOTTO TO 'GIFTS', by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gifts of one who loved me
Last Line: Time they stopped for shame.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Complaints


MY FADED SHAWL, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell you a story, do you say?
Last Line: The first, last gift of charley.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


MY GOD, WILT THOU ACCEPT, AND WILL NOT WE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Gratuitous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): God; Gifts & Giving


MY PICTURE, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, how the eye on the picture stops
Last Line: Shall it be as I have said?
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Life


OBSOLESCENCE, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My wife, because she day-dreams catalogues
Subject(s): Watches; Gifts & Giving


OCTOBER, by MARY DUNCAN UPHAM    Poem Text            
First Line: Crown of the year - thou golden fair october
Last Line: Let us—ah—let us profit by the grace!
Subject(s): Children; Gifts & Giving; Kindness; Childhood


OLD CHRISTMAS, by MARY HOWITT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now he who knows old christmas
Last Line: Than many a crowned king!
Alternate Author Name(s): Botham, Mary
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Childhood; Nativity, The


ON GIFTS FOR GRACE, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw a great teapot
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Praise


ON RECEIVING A GIFT, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look how the golden ocean shines above
Last Line: And more than gold to doting avarice.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Nature Of


ON RECEIVING FROM A LADY A PRESENT OF A RING, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A ring to me cecilia sends
Last Line: And make the parting moment blest!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


ON SENDING MY SON AS A PRESENT TO DR. SWIFT, by MARY BARBER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A curious statue, we are told
Last Line: A meaner were unworthy swift
Subject(s): Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745); Gifts & Giving; Birthdays; Sons


ON VIOLET'S WAFERS, SENT ME WHEN I WAS ILL, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fine-tissued as her finger-tips, and white
Last Line: Baltimore, 1881.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


ORFEO, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Teach me to kiss the dorian flute
Last Line: Leaped high, and clapped his hands for joy.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Lutes; Strangers


ORGAN SONGS: THE THANK-OFFERING, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lily snatches not my gift
Last Line: To him that makes thee be!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Rites And Ceremonies; Sacrifices


PARENTAL CHRISTMAS PRESENTS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Parunts don't git toys an' things
Last Line: She know he ever saw!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Parents; Toys; Parenthood


POEMS FROM NA KEIKI O HAWAII: BEST WISHES, by BEATRICE KIRSTEN HOFGAARD    Poem Text            
First Line: Dad didn't like the card they chose
Last Line: "have many happy weddings, dear."
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


POETICAL ADDRESS TO MR. WILLIAM TYTLER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Revered defender of beauteous stuart
Last Line: Your course to the latest is bright.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Scotland - Relations With England


REMEMBRANCE. WITH COPIES OF THE AUTHOR'S WRITINGS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of mine! Whose lot was cast
Last Line: Kindly for the giver's sake.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


ROB. FERGUSSON'S LAST WILL, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While sober folks, in humble prose, / estate, and goods, and gear dispose
Last Line: Are sign'd by him at my command.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Death; Gifts & Giving; Inheritance & Succession; Poetry & Poets; Dead, The; Heirs


SELF-STORAGE, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Doesn't that feel great?
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Family Life; Relatives


SLEEP, THE ALMONER, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Adown the voids and vastnesses of night
Last Line: Adown the voids and vastnesses of night!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Sleep


SO IT'S TODAY, by LAURE-ANNE BOSSELAAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: And in the chokecherry this year
Last Line: For a few more days of summer.
Subject(s): Autumn; Change; Gifts & Giving; Leaves; Longevity; Seasons; Summer; Time; Fall


SONG, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O singing heart, think not of aught save song
Last Line: And here or there, sometime, somewhere, 'twill reach the grain.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Hearts; Science; Singing & Singers; Scientists


SONG OF THREE KINGS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three kings went forth to greet a king
Last Line: (o long ago and far!)
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Courts & Courtiers; Gifts & Giving; Singing & Singers; Childhood; Nativity, The


SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE: 19, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The soul's rialto hath its merchandise
Last Line: No natural heat till mine grows cold in death.
Subject(s): Love; Hair; Gifts & Giving


SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE: 8, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can I give thee back, o liberal
Last Line: Go farther! Let it serve to trample on.
Variant Title(s): The Gift
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE: 9, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Can it be right to give what I can give?
Last Line: Beloved, I only love thee! Let it pass.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


SUNDAY UP THE RIVER: 15, by JAMES THOMSON (1834-1882)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give a man a horse he can ride
Last Line: At home, on land, on sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): B. V.; Bysshe Vanolis
Variant Title(s): Gifts;song
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love


THE BEST TREE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Karl lay on the floor by the firelight bright
Last Line: That blossoms at christmastide
Subject(s): Christmas;christmas Trees;gifts & Giving;pine Trees;trees; "nativity, The;


THE BRIDAL GIFT, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night at the fair I met light-footed polly
Last Line: As rosy the posy — la, no!
Subject(s): Brides; Gifts & Giving; Women


THE CHRISTMAS BALL; SUGGESTED BY A PICTURE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scintillant stars in the sky's blue height
Last Line: And the dancers meet at the christmas ball.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Christmas; Christmas Carols; Gifts & Giving; Happiness; Holidays; Santa Claus; Nativity, The; Joy; Delight; Nicholas, Saint


THE CHRISTMAS CHILD, by ANNIE MATHESON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We see not god, yet while we grope
Last Line: Our life!
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Holidays; Jerusalem; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Childhood; Nativity, The


THE CHRISTMAS ROSE, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A star-eyed child of judah's line
Last Line: Then bore the babe the christmas rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Christmas; Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Roses; Nativity, The


THE CHRISTMAS TREE OF THE ANGELS, by ANGELA MORGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you seen god's christmas tree in the sky
Last Line: To this tree of god in paradise?
Subject(s): Angels; Christmas Trees; Gifts & Giving; Heaven; Magic; Paradise


THE COSTLIEST GIFT, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I give you a day of my life
Last Line: My uttermost gift and my best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE DIAMOND DOG FOLLOWS ME TO THE COURT OF PONCE DE LEON, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They announce me as a princess,
Subject(s): Fountains; Gifts & Giving; Infinity


THE EAVESDROPPER, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If little boys don't hurry off to bed
Last Line: Would take away the things he left last year!
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Faith; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Childhood; Nativity, The; Belief; Creed; Nicholas, Saint


THE GIFT, by ABU AIYUB    Poem Text            
First Line: I thought that it would bring me luck
Last Line: And I was struck apart.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GIFT, by ABUL ARAB    Poem Text            
First Line: You gave to me a camel black
Last Line: Bearing the camel and the load?
Subject(s): Camels; Gifts & Giving


THE GIFT, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Instead of pearls - a wrought clasp
Last Line: No bracelet -- accept this.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Gifts & Giving


THE GIFT, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gift of another day!
Last Line: Let us rest, hold, stay.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love; Women; Women's Rights; Feminism


THE GIFT, by EMMA VORIES MEYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Well done, thou faithful servant. Enter now
Last Line: For lo, his gift lay buried in a dream!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meyer, Emma Voorhees
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ


THE GIFT, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought, beloved, to have brought to you
Last Line: My scorn of all its pains.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Desire; Gifts & Giving; Love


THE GIFT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can I give you, my lord, my lover
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Love; Gifts & Giving; Fraewell


THE GIFT OF JUNO, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Already 'neath the morning star
Last Line: The best was given them, -- dreamless sleep.
Subject(s): Death; Gifts & Giving; Life; Love; Mothers; Dead, The


THE GIFT OF TRITEMIUS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tritemius of herbipolis, one day
Last Line: Upon the altar candlesticks of gold!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GIFT RING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a leprecaun green
Last Line: Would be no joy at all!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GIFT; FOR MY DAUGHTER, by GREGORY ORR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scissors, glue, clumsy
Last Line: Each beat a breath.
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Gifts & Giving


THE GIFTS, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I give you life, o child, a garden fair
Last Line: You may pass out and, smiling, close the gate!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GIFTS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the grass lay little elsie on a fairy holiday
Last Line: And the blessed years soon told us what the fairies brought to pass.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE GIVEAWAY, by PHYLLIS MCGINLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Saint bridget was
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayden, Charles, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bridget, Saint (1303-1373); Gifts & Giving


THE GOOSEBERRY BUSH, by IDELLA PURNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He brought her a hat and a little golden shoe
Last Line: Who can be running after him? Heavens! I don't know.
Subject(s): Courtship; Gifts & Giving


THE KING'S GIFT, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Teresa, ah, teresita! / now what has the messenger brought her
Last Line: Child, teresita!'
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Greed; Garibaldi, Guiseppe (1807-1882); Avarice; Cupidity


THE LAST GIFT, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I leave this book for you, o friend of mine
Last Line: And look a moment in each other's face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE LAST GIFT, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I leave thee, love! In vain hast thou
Last Line: This little lock of hair!
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Hair; Love


THE LETTER MAN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: My santa claus goes every day
Last Line: The wishes in his pack.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; December; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Childhood; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


THE LOSSE, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: O who has found! / for I have lost
Last Line: Henceforth (& tis a bargaine) but to thee.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Hearts; Loss


THE LOST PHILOPENA, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More blest is he who gives than who receives
Last Line: And freely squander what thou hast from all.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Nature


THE LOVING-CUP, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis the time of year for the loving-cup
Last Line: Where the babe and mary are.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bethlehem, Palestine; Children; Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth; Love; Childhood; Nativity, The


THE MAY FLOWER; INSCRIBED TO A VERY DEAR FRIEND, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: May, sweet may! This branch of blossom
Last Line: My will to heaven, live unrepining.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Hawthorn; May (month)


THE MESSAGE, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: So fair the world about me lies
Last Line: I will send unto her the rose.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Love; Roses


THE METAMORPHOSIS OF THE WALNUT-TREE OF BOARSTELL: CANTO 1, by WILLIAM BASSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who has not heard, how many ages since
Last Line: To weary, then deceiue, the hearing sence.
Subject(s): Chestnut Trees; Death; Gifts & Giving; Graves; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


THE MUSES' COMFORTING, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Meseems I scarce could live, but for the muse
Last Line: On which high minds may feed and never tire.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Grief; Muses; Sisters; Sorrow; Sadness


THE OFFERING, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the scrap pine I jerked the saw, guessing dimensions
Last Line: White as a soul, fat as a tongue.
Subject(s): Bird-watching; Birds; Gifts & Giving


THE PATH-FLOWER, by OLIVE TILFORD DARGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A red-cap sang in bishop's wood
Last Line: I watched her vanishing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Burke, Fielding
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Forests; Gifts & Giving; Spring; Strangers; Woods


THE POET'S GIFT, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That century to century may tell
Last Line: Of earth, so long as pens and books endure.
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; Gifts & Giving; Love; Poetry & Poets; Time; Dead, The


THE RAKI, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's dust upon the distant wind, and shadow on the skies
Last Line: Embalmed by poetry and love.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Chivalry; Gifts & Giving; India; Jewelry & Jewelers; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


THE RING, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How long before the grave
Last Line: Into the morgue’s gas jets
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Rings; Gifts & Giving; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE RING AND THE HEART, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: This ring I give to you, my dear
Last Line: That deep, seductive heart of thine.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Hearts; Jewelry & Jewelers; Love


THE RUNE OF AGE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou that on the hills and wastes of night art shepherd
Last Line: Give me now thy darkness and thy silence!
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aging; Comfort; Future Life; Gifts & Giving; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


THE SILVER SPOON, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To distant service my heart is well accustomed
Last Line: You will think of me and eat up your food nicely!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Gifts & Giving; Spoons


THE STRENGTH OF THE WEAK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Last chris'mus, little benny
Last Line: "you skeer me thataway!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Family Life; Gifts & Giving; Childhood; Nativity, The; Relatives


THE THREE GIFTS; A TALE OF NORTH GERMANY, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three gentlemen mounted their horses one day
Last Line: "by selling the rags and dust!"
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


THE TOKEN, by FRANK TEMPLETON PRINCE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: More beautiful than any gift you gave
Last Line: At a sale of cupids. A hawk looks at them.
Alternate Author Name(s): Prince, F. T.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love


THE WEEPING BABE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She kneels by the cradle
Last Line: That still thou wilt cry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Caregivers; Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


THIS LIFE, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mostly I opened my napkin with a flair
Subject(s): Clouds; Gifts & Giving; Life


THREE GIFTS, by EDWARD JUDSON HANNA    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold and frankincense and myrrh
Last Line: This is the golden gift.
Subject(s): Christmas; Gifts & Giving; Jesus Christ; Nativity, The


TO A FRIEND WHO GAVE ME A GROUP OF WEEDS AND GRASSES, AFTER DURER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: True as the sun's own work, but more refined
Last Line: Or grown in nature's mysteries an adept?
Subject(s): Durer, Albrecht (1471-1528); Friendship; Gifts & Giving


TO A FRIEND, WHO SENT ME FLOWERS, WHEN CONFINED BY ILLNESS, by HELEN MARIA WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While sickness still my step detains
Last Line: Shall soften half the winter's gloom!
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Sickness; Illness


TO AVIS KEENE, ON RECEIVING A BASKET OF SEA-MOSSES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks for thy gift
Last Line: Making their lives a prayer!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Moss


TO C.F. BRADFORD ON THE GIFT OF A MEERSCHAUM PIPE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The pipe came safe, and welcome too
Last Line: Who sent my favorite pipe to me.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving; Smoking; Tobacco; Pipes; Cigars; Cigarettes


TO CONTEMPLATION, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faint gleams the evening radiance through the sky
Last Line: And the calmed spirit loves the joy of grief.
Subject(s): Contentment; Gifts & Giving; Grief; Happiness; Introspection; Life; Memory; Nature - Religious Aspects; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


TO EDITH SOUTHEY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edith! I brought thee late a humble gift
Last Line: Robert southey.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Marital; Maturity; Poetry & Poets; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TO EDWARD CASWALL, by JOHN HENRY NEWMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once, o'er a clear calm pool
Last Line: And see a heaven on earth.
Subject(s): Caswall, Edward (1814-1878); Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO GARIBALDI - WITH A BOOK, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When at philippi, he who would have freed
Last Line: And thank my god amid the golden clang.
Subject(s): Books; Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882); Gifts & Giving; Reading


TO HIS WIFE ON THE 16TH ANNIVERSARY OF HER WEDDING DAY, WITH A RING, by SAMUEL BISHOP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thee, mary, with this ring I wed' / so, sixteen years ago, I said
Last Line: And teach me all things--but repentance.
Variant Title(s): The Second Marriage
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Birthdays; Gifts & Giving; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


TO LADY B- W-, PRESENTING THE AUTHOR WITH A MOIETY OF A LOTTERY TICKET, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This ticket is to be divided;' - well
Last Line: Nor blanks the grateful sentiments efface.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Lotteries; Money; Numbers


TO MISS D.T.; ON HER GIVING ME A DRAWING OF LITTLE STREET ARABS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, cleansed of tiber's and oblivion's slime
Last Line: And beauty's best in unregarded things.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving


TO MISS JESSY LEWARS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine be the volumes, jessy fair
Last Line: So prays thy faithful friend, the bard.
Subject(s): Books; Gifts & Giving; Reading


TO MISS LOGAN, WITH BEATTIE'S POEMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the silent wheels of time
Last Line: An edwin still to you.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO MISTRESS ANNE CECIL, by WILLIAM CECIL    Poem Text            
First Line: As years do grow, so cares increase
Last Line: You, long years; and father, health!
Alternate Author Name(s): Burleigh, Lord; Burghley, 1st Baron
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 20. LOVE'S OFFERING, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: What does my lover offer me? Wealth? No
Last Line: These are the things my lover offers me.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love


TO MR. FORBES-ROBERTSON: 30. A GLADSOME GIFT, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: You shall give to me, my friends, this gladsome gift
Last Line: Eternal life and love shall be begun.
Subject(s): Generosity; Gifts & Giving


TO MR. SYME WITH A DOZEN OF PORTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, had the malt thy strength of mind
Last Line: A gift that e'en for syme were fit.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Gifts & Giving; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Ale; Wine


TO MY CLASS: ON CERTAIN FRUITS AND FLOWERS SENT ... SICKNESS, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If spicy-fringed pinks that blush and pale
Last Line: Baltimore, christmas, 1880.
Subject(s): Flowers; Fruit; Gifts & Giving


TO RALPH LEYCESTER, ESQ. ON HIS SENDING THE AUTHOR A HARE, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What! Another hare, peter! Well so much the better
Last Line: "and then ""to the ladies of toft"" in a bumper."
Subject(s): Animals; Gifts & Giving; Rabbits; Hares


TO RICH GIVERS, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What you give me I cheerfully accept
Last Line: Gifts of the universe.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


TO ROBERT GRAHAM OF FINTRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call no goddess to inspire my strains
Last Line: And grateful would, but cannot speak the rest.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


TO THE LADY PENELOPE RITCH, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fayre lovely ladie, whose angelique eyes
Last Line: Daphnis.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


TOO LATE THE GIFT, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN FIELD    Poem Text            
First Line: I went to buy a coat for love
Last Line: "too late, too late! I know it now, my loved one's dead!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Ben
Subject(s): Ghosts; Gifts & Giving; Supernatural


TREASURE IN HEAVEN, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every coin of earthly treasure
Last Line: What is lent unto the lord!
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


UPON SIR JOHN SUCKLING'S HUNDRED HORSE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "I tell thee, jack, thou'st given the king"
Last Line: By carding and dice
Subject(s): "animals;gifts & Giving;horses;scotland - Relations With England;suckling, John (1609-1642);


VERSES WRITTEN IN THE LEAVES OF AN IVORY POCKET-BOOK, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Accept, my dear, this toy, and let me say
Last Line: And all your praise is but -- to copy well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Youth; Learning


VIOLET: 3. DECLARATION, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Child, I will give you rings to wear
Last Line: Because I have no heart to give you.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Love - Complaints


WHAT THE THREE LITTLE STOCKINGS SAID, by ALICE J. WHITNEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Twas the night before christmas, and small stockings three
Last Line: And on each merry christmas she welds it anew.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Crime & Criminals; Gifts & Giving; Santa Claus; Childhood; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


WITH A COPY OF AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Leaves fit to have been poor juliet's cradle-rhyme
Last Line: Dear friend, I plucked this herb of grace for you.
Subject(s): Friendship; Gifts & Giving


WITH FLOWERS, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These have more language than my song
Last Line: A foolish and an overwise.
Subject(s): Flowers; Gifts & Giving; Love


WORKS AND DAYS: GIVING AND TAKING, by HESIOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Befriend the friends you have, and go
Last Line: Is theft, and bringeth death as alms.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


YOUR SMILE, by LAURA L. ATKINS    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a song in my heart, my friend
Last Line: Because you gave one to me.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Singing & Singers; Smiles; Songs