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"BEDLAM: A POEM ON HIS MAJESTY'S HAPPY ESCAPE, SELS.", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: What mean these loud aerial cracks I hear?
Last Line: "to see thy towering temple shine so fair / through the night-flaming, elemental air"
Subject(s): Escapes;freedom;guard Duty; Fugitives;liberty


"EVACUATION OF NEW YORK BY THE BRITISH, 1783", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: They come!-they come!-the heroes come
Last Line: "and bless, oh! Bless america!"
Subject(s): American Revolution;freedom;new York City - Revolutionary Period;peace;victory; Liberty


"HEAR, O ISRAEL!: 1", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "hear, o israel! And plead my cause against the ungodly nation"
Last Line: Wakened 'midst the struggle of death
Subject(s): Freedom;israel; Liberty


"HEAR, O ISRAEL!: 2", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "hear, o israel! My people - to thy godly tents do I return with unstained hands"
Last Line: "deem thee from slavery, o my nation! And lead thee back to god"
Subject(s): Freedom;israel; Liberty


"HEAR, O ISRAEL!: 3", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "brothers mine, fling out your white banners over this red sea of wrath"
Last Line: Press on - press on
Subject(s): Freedom;israel;red Sea; Liberty


"HEAR, O ISRAEL!: 4", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "ye, who are kings, princes, priests, and prophets. Ye"
Last Line: The god of jacob is our shield
Subject(s): Freedom;israel; Liberty


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


1811, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here pause: the poet claims at least this praise
Last Line: O wretched man, the throne of tyranny!
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Liberty


1914: 2. SAFETY, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear! Of all happy in the hour, most blest
Last Line: And if these poor limbs die, safest of all.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Liberty; First World War


1914: 3. THE DEAD, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blow out, you bugles, over the rich dead!
Last Line: And we have come into our heritage.
Variant Title(s): Gifts Of The Dead
Subject(s): Freedom; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I - Casualties; Liberty


A BALLAD OF FREEDOM, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The frenchman sailed in freedom's name to smite the algerine
Last Line: Hurrah for human freedom!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


A BALLAD OF THE BOSTON TEA-PARTY [DECEMBER 16, 1773], by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No! Never such a draught was poured
Last Line: And cheer the wakening nations!
Subject(s): Boston Tea Party; Freedom; Patriotism; United States - Colonial Period; Liberty


A CALL TO ISRAEL, by CORA WILBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: Where is the modern judah maccabee?
Last Line: Arise! Arm! Strike! Do freedom's holy will!
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Oppression; Russia; Liberty; Judaism; Soviet Union; Russians


A CAPTIVE DEER, by IDA M. FOLSOM    Poem Text                
First Line: A spirit cowed, that once has faced
Last Line: A spirit cowed?
Subject(s): Courage; Death; Deer; Freedom; Valor; Bravery; Dead, The; Liberty


A CONSECRATION, by JOHN MASEFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers
Last Line: Amen.
Alternate Author Name(s): Masefield, John Edward
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Social Classes; Dead, The; Liberty; Caste


A COURT LADY, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her hair was tawny with gold, her eyes with purple were dark
Last Line: "of the king."
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


A CRY FROM AN INDIAN WIFE, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My forest brave, my red-skin love, farewell
Last Line: Perhaps the white man's god has willed it so.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Marriage; Native Americans; Native Americans - History; War; Worry; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


A FOREIGN RULER, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He says, my reign is peace, so slays
Last Line: Invades, and drowns them all in tears.
Subject(s): Freedom; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Soldiers; Liberty


A HERO OF CARACAS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Caracas! When I think of thee
Last Line: Defender of his native land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Caracas, Venezuela; Freedom; Heroism; Spain; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


A HOBO VOLUNTARY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, the hobo's life is a roving life
Last Line: For the life of a hobo, never to return.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Railroads; Wandering & Wanderers; Liberty; Railways; Trains


A HOLY NATION, by RICHARD REALF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let liberty run onward with the years
Last Line: The base infections our low greeds have bred.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


A HYMN OF ZION, by JOEL BLAU    Poem Text                
First Line: Zion, we love thee well
Last Line: O'er zion's hill!
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; Israel; Jerusalem; Jews; Zionism; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Judaism


A LETTER FROM ITALY, by JOSEPH ADDISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While you, my lord, the rural shades admire
Last Line: And lines like virgil's or like yours, should praise
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Italy; Montagu, Charles. 1st Earl Of Halifax; Travel; English; Liberty; Italians; Journeys; Trips


A LOYAL WOMAN'S NO, by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No! Is my answer from this cold
Last Line: Take my life's silence for your answer: no!
Subject(s): Evil; Freedom; Loyalty; Marriage; Women's Rights; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Feminism


A NATION ONCE AGAIN, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When boyhood's fire was in my blood
Last Line: A nation once again.
Subject(s): Freedom; Nationalism - Ireland; Liberty


A NOTE OF HUMILITY, by ARNA BONTEMPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When all our hopes are sown on stony ground
Last Line: An hour or two, but it will not be soon
Subject(s): African Americans; Liberty; Time; Negroes; American Blacks


A PARABLE, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text                
First Line: With limbs at rest on the earth's green breast
Last Line: The liberty they love.
Subject(s): Freedom; Human Behavior; Nature; Liberty; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


A PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE, by CLYDE MCGEE    Poem Text                
First Line: God of justice save the people
Last Line: In the bonds of brotherhood.
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; Justice; Prayer; Belief; Creed; Liberty


A PRESIDENT, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, whom the slave-lords with contemptuous feet
Last Line: Which gave us treason, war, and lastly -- thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Freedom; Leadership; Treason And Traitors; War; Liberty


A PROTEST IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF CH'IEN FU (A.D. 879), by TS'AO SUNG    Poem Text                
First Line: The hills and rivers of the lowland country
Last Line: Is made out of ten thousand corpses.
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Freedom; Protest, Social; Liberty


A REMONSTRANCE; ADDRESSED TO D. FLORENCE M'CARTHY, M.R.I.A., by JANE FRANCESCA WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand on the heights, o poet! Nor come down
Last Line: This is the poet's mission, therefore -- thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Speranza; Elgee, Jane Francesca; Wilde, William Robert Wills, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Mccarthy, Denis Florence (1817-82); Poetry & Poets; Liberty


A ROUNDHEAD'S RALLYING SONG, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful is the battle
Last Line: We whose armour is the armour of the lord!
Variant Title(s): The Rally
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - Civil War; Liberty; English Civil War


A SALON SCENE, by ANTON ALEXANDER VON AUERSPERG    Poem Text                
First Line: Evening: in the festive halls the light of many candles gleam
Last Line: "see, they're pleading: ""may we ask you for the freedom to be free?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Grun, Anastasius
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


A SLAVE GIRL, by DAMASCIUS    Poem Text                
First Line: O zozima, your soul was ever free
Last Line: And now your body too hath liberty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


A SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "come, cheer up, my lads, like a true british band"
Last Line: "hearts of oak, etc"
Subject(s): Freedom;u.s. - Colonial Period; Liberty


A SONG FOR THE IRISH MILITIA, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tribune's tongue and poet's pen
Last Line: A soldier's death, so ireland's free!
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland - Rebellions; Liberty


A SONG FOR THE TIME, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up, laggards of freedom! - our free flag is cast
Last Line: For earth wearies of them and god's over all!
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


A SONG OF AMERICAN FREEDOM (THE LIBERTY SONG), by JOHN DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come join hand in hand, brave americans all
Last Line: Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give.
Alternate Author Name(s): Penman Of The Revolution
Subject(s): Freedom; United States - Colonial Period; Liberty


A SONG OF FREEDOM, by ALICE MILLIGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In cavan of little lakes
Last Line: There is no fetter for the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Olkyrn, Iris
Subject(s): Freedom; Nationalism - Ireland; Liberty


A SONG OF ITALY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a windy night of stars that fell
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Freedom; Italy; Love; Nations; Dead, The; Liberty; Italians


A SONG OF THE WELSH, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a race in an island place which rose in the morning gleam
Last Line: In a home that is ever the harp of song and legend and fairy tale.
Subject(s): Fights; Freedom; Tyranny & Tyrants; Wales; Waterloo; Liberty; Welshmen; Welshwomen; Battle Of Waterloo


A SWEETHEART: THOMPSON STREET, by SAMUEL DUFF MCCOY    Poem Text                
First Line: Queen of all streets, fifth avenue
Last Line: I am called liberty!
Subject(s): Freedom; New York City - Streets; Liberty


A THOUGHT, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text                
First Line: A thought that tired of liberty
Last Line: In that great sky that's over thee.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Thought; Liberty; Thinking


A WOMAN SPEAKS, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You held me as the harbor holds the tide
Last Line: But no man's body binds a woman's soul.
Subject(s): Freedom; Women; Liberty


AD ASTRA: 22, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: O beauteous world of wonder and romance!
Last Line: Doubt and despair fall from her as she flies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AD ASTRA: 69, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: O give us love-strong, steadfast, undefiled!
Last Line: Grant us to know thy greater heart of love!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Freedom; Hearts; Love; Liberty


ADDRESS TO BEELZEBUB, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long life, my lord, an' health be yours
Last Line: An' till ye come -- your humble servant,
Subject(s): Freedom; Scotland - Relations With England; Liberty


ADDRESS TO MY SOUL, by ELINOR WYLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My soul, be not disturbed / by planetary war
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ADDRESS TO THE UNCO GUID, OR THE RIGIDLY RIGHTEOUS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye wha are sae guid yoursel
Last Line: But know not what's resisted.
Variant Title(s): To The Unco Guid
Subject(s): Freedom; Hypocrisy; Liberty


AFRICA, by JOSEPH SEAMON COTTER JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: A thousand years of darkness in her face
Last Line: Of mankind's need and afric's gloried part.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AFTER ELECTION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day's sharp strife is ended now
Last Line: The weary heart of freedom rest!
Subject(s): Elections; Freedom; Peace; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Liberty


AFTER TENNYSON, by AMBROSE BIERCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You ask me why, though ill at ease
Subject(s): Modern Life; Freedom; Politics & Government; United States; Liberty; America


ALL IN ALL, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When all the night is horrible with clamour
Last Line: Of all the days to be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Freedom; Socialism; Liberty


ALTON LOCKE'S SONG, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep, weep, weep and weep / for pauper, dolt and slave!
Last Line: Who shall stay it?
Variant Title(s): People's Song;'my Last Words'
Subject(s): Chartism; Freedom; Justice; Liberty


AMERICA, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: And this was once the realm of nature, where
Last Line: And charm the ear with numbers half divine.
Subject(s): Change; Freedom; Nature; United States; Liberty; America


AMERICA, by MURRAY KETCHAM KIRK    Poem Text                
Last Line: And usher in sweet brotherhood.
Subject(s): Flags; Freedom; National Song - United States; Patriotism; Statue Of Liberty; United States; Liberty; American National Anthem; America


AMERICA, by CLAUDE MCKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Although she feeds me bread of bitterness
Last Line: Like priceless treasures sinking in the sand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Edwards, Eli
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; United States; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty; America


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


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


AMERICA WAS PROMISES, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who is the voyager in these leaves
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AMERICANS, by W. CEPHAS CUNNINGHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: To the loftiest height the eagle soars
Last Line: While living in harmonious relations has reached the crest.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AN ADDRESS TO THE PLEBIANS, SELECTION, by JOHN LEARMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Poor crawlin' bodies, sair neglectit
Last Line: An' safest shield.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Freedom; Graves; War; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Liberty; Tombs; Tombstones


AN ANTE-BELLUM SERMON, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We is gathered hyeah, my brothahs
Last Line: Huh uh! Chillun, let us pray!
Subject(s): African Americans; American Civil War; Freedom; United States - History; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


AN APOSTROPHE TO FRANCE, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: I cannot speak thy tongue, o, france
Last Line: La marseilles.
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Liberty


AN APPEAL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Art thou indeed among these
Last Line: 11/20/67
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; England; Freedom; Slavery; English; Liberty; Serfs


AN APPOINTMENT, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Being out of heart with government
Last Line: No government appointed him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AN EPISTLE TO CURIO, by MARK AKENSIDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thrice has the spring beheld thy faded fame
Last Line: And teach her slaves that vice was born to fear.
Subject(s): Freedom; Roman Empire; Slavery; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Serfs; Dictators


AN INVOCATION, by ISIDORE G. ASCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, harp of judah! Wake again!
Last Line: And lend its sweetness to my dreams!
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Judah (bible); Liberty; Judaism


AN IRISH AIRMAN FORESEES HIS DEATH, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: I know that I shall meet my fate
Last Line: In balance with this life, this death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Air Warfare; Aviation & Aviators; Death; Freedom; Soldiers; War; World War I; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Dead, The; Liberty; First World War


AN ODE IN IMITATION OF ALCAEUS, by WILLIAM JONES    Poem Text                
First Line: What constitutes a state?
Last Line: And steal inglorious to the silent grave.
Variant Title(s): A [or The] State;what Constitutes A State?
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Patriotism; English; Liberty


AN ODE TO HIMSELF, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where dost thou careless lie
Last Line: Safe from the wolf's black jaw, and the dull ass's hoof.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Liberty


AN ODE WRITTEN BEFORE THE SPANIARDS HAD RECOVERED LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arise, arise, arise / there is blood on the earth that denies ye bread
Last Line: Ye were injured, and that means memory.
Variant Title(s): An Ode To The Assertors Of Liberty
Subject(s): Freedom; Spain - History; Liberty


ANTI-APIS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Praisest law, friend? We, too, love it
Last Line: Lo! The skulking wild fox scratches in a little heap of dust.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


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


APOLOGIA PRO POEMATE MEO, by WILFRED OWEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, too, saw god through mud
Last Line: Your tears: you are not worth their merriment.
Subject(s): Freedom; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Liberty; First World War


ARISEN AT LAST, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I said I stood upon thy grave
Last Line: In freedom's holy pentecost.
Subject(s): Freedom; Massachusetts; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


ARMISTICE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text                
First Line: And this was germany--this puff of dust
Last Line: This worn gray shoddy, and this iron rust!
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; United States; World War I; Liberty; Germans; America; First World War


ARNOLD [VON] WINKELRIED, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Make way for liberty!' - he cried
Last Line: Thus death made way for liberty.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Variant Title(s): The Patriot's Password
Subject(s): Freedom; Sempach, Battle Of (1386); Switzerland - Wars; Winkelried, Arnold Von (d. 1386); Liberty; Sempach, Switzerland


ASTROPHEL AND STELLA: 47, by PHILIP SIDNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What, have I thus betrayed my liberty?
Last Line: Doth make my heart give to my tongue the lie!
Variant Title(s): "what, Have I Thus Betrayed My Libertie?"";
Subject(s): Desire; Freedom; Liberty


AT LAST, by GEORGE E. BOWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Gaze through the opal mist across the main
Last Line: Spain's castles crumble into desert sands.
Subject(s): Freedom; Honor; Mist; Spain; War; Liberty


AT RICHMOND, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At richmond, in the month of may
Last Line: Or hurl your heroes to the dust!
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Richmond, Virginia; Virginia (state); Liberty


AT THE END OF THE ROAD, by MADISON JULIUS CAWEIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the truth as I see it, my dear
Last Line: Out in the wind and the rain.
Subject(s): Aging; Freedom; Life; Marriage; Pleasure; Travel; Truth; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Journeys; Trips


ATTENDITE POPULE, by JANE FRANCESCA WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! That I stood upon some lofty tower
Last Line: The very stones cry out, should ye be mute!
Alternate Author Name(s): Speranza; Elgee, Jane Francesca; Wilde, William Robert Wills, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AUGURIES OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: To see a world in a grain of sand
Last Line: To those who dwell in realms of day
Variant Title(s): Blake's Testament;what A Wonderful World
Subject(s): Animals; Bible; Freedom; Imagination; Innocence; Mythology; Religion; Vision; Liberty; Fancy; Theology


AUSTRALIA IN LONDON, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between the battle over
Last Line: We fought, as you, to be free.
Subject(s): Australia; Freedom; Kisses; London; Youth; Liberty


AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND, by ARCHIBALD THOMAS STRONG    Poem Text                
First Line: By all the deeds to thy dear glory done
Last Line: Thy sons may stand beside thee strong and free.
Subject(s): England; Freedom; World War I - Australia; English; Liberty


AUSTRALIA; JANUARY 1, 1901. MAY 9, 1901, by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She rose amid the nations, tall and fair
Last Line: Circled the great world round.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Australia; Freedom; Liberty


BALLADE AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF FRANCE, by FRANCOIS VILLON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: May he fall in with beasts that scatter fire
Last Line: Who could wish evil to the state of france!
Alternate Author Name(s): Montcorbier, Francois De
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Liberty


BALLADE: 12, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like as the bird in the cage enclosed
Last Line: By loss of life liberty, or life by prison?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Birdcages; Freedom; Liberty


BARCAROLE: DE VIGNY, by E. G. B.    Poem Text                
First Line: Come with me, lady fair
Last Line: "here art thou free!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Landfall; Sea; Liberty; Ocean


BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord
Last Line: While god is marching on.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Americans; Freedom; Patriotism; Religion; United States - History; United States; War; Liberty; Theology; America


BEING PROPERTY ONCE MYSELF, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Same thing for men
Subject(s): Slavery; Liberty


BLOOD RHYTHMS - BLOOD CURRENTS - BLACK N' BLUE STYLIN, by NTOZAKE SHANGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fragrant breezes in the south
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, Paulette
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; Conduct Of Life; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


BLUE HOURS: 1. CLOUD-HORSE, by RICK BAROT    Poem Text                
First Line: Knowing exactly what it needs
Subject(s): Animals; Freedom; Horses; Liberty


BONDUCA, by FRANCIS BEAUMONT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hardy romans -- oh, ye gods of britain
Last Line: The virtues of great caratach be sung! [exeunt.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


BOSTON HYMN; READ IN MUSIC HALL, JANUARY 1, 1863, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The word of the lord by night
Last Line: His way home to the mark.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Americans; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Patriotism; Pilgrim Fathers; United States - History; United States; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; America


BOUGHT WITH A PRICE, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, a price! What price! Ye saved ones of these later ages
Last Line: And make the sweet planet a home of humanity -- free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


BOUND AND FREE, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come to me, love! Come on the wings of the wind!
Last Line: That you must be bound, love, and I must be free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Fate; Freedom; Life; Love; Wind; Youth; Destiny; Liberty


BROWN OF OSSAWATOMIE [DECEMBER 2, 1859], by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John brown of ossawatomie spake on his dying day
Last Line: To love!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; American Civil War; Brown, John (1800-1859); Capital Punishment; Freedom; Slavery; United States - History; Anti-slavery; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Liberty; Serfs


BRUCE: IN PRAISE OF FREEDOM, by JOHN BARBOUR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! That folk who once were free
Last Line: The sore condition of a thrall!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


BURY ME IN A FREE LAND, by FRANCES ELLEN WATKINS HARPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Make me a grave where'er you will
Last Line: Is bury me not in a land of slaves.
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


BY THE SEA, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O friend, we meet and feel as free
Last Line: Take wing, float seaward like the birds.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Liberty


CAGED BIRD, by MAYA ANGELOU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A free bird leaps
Last Line: Sings of freedom
Subject(s): Birdcages; Freedom; Liberty


CALEDONIA, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair caledonia! Honoured name
Last Line: And freedom bless and crown our isle!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Europe; Freedom; Islands; Scotland; Victory; Liberty


CALEDONIA, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy name, caledonia! Queen of the north!
Last Line: Tis the spirit of evil incarnate in drink.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Europe; Freedom; Islands; Scotland; Victory; Liberty


CALLS ON THE HEART, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Free heart, that singest to-day
Last Line: Broken hearts triumph so.'
Subject(s): Hearts; Freedom; Independence; Liberty


CANADA, by CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O child of nations, giant-limbed
Last Line: Bursts the uprising sun!
Subject(s): Canada; Freedom; Patriotism; Canadians; Liberty


CANADA, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear native land! Thy wand'ring child
Last Line: The banner of the free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Canada; Freedom; National Songs; Canadians; Liberty; National Anthems


CANADA TO ENGLAND, by MARJORIE LOWRY CHRISTIE PICKTHALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great names of thy great captains gobe before
Last Line: Of all past greatnesses about thee stand.
Subject(s): England; Freedom; World War I - Canada; English; Liberty


CARPE DIEM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Hey nonny no! / men are fools that wish to die!
Last Line: Hey nonny no!
Subject(s): Carpe Diem;freedom; Liberty


CASSANDRA, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard one who said: verily
Last Line: Moved on. None heeded, and few heard.
Subject(s): Cassandra (mythology); Freedom; Social Protest; Liberty


CASTING THE FIRST VOTE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From mountain homes engirdled
Last Line: And truth's brave deeds are wrought.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Marching & Marches; Patriotism; War; Youth; Liberty


CHANUKAH LIGHTS, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I kindled my eight little candles
Last Line: A heavenly-glorious light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Courage; Fasts & Feasts; Freedom; Hanukkah; Jews; Light; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Judaism


CHIPPEWA MUSIC: SOUND, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The sound is fading away
Last Line: It is of five sounds
Subject(s): Freedom;sound; Liberty


CHRISTMAS, 1917, by BRENT DOW ALLINSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Is it a mocking jest that christmas bells
Last Line: Let nations pass so man himself be free.
Subject(s): Christmas; Freedom; Hate; Humanity; Social Protest; War; Nativity, The; Liberty


CITY HALL PARK, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ere cabot's prow was westward turned
Last Line: Unroofed beneath the sky.
Subject(s): Freedom; New York City - Colonial Period; Liberty


COMPROMISE; INSCRIBED TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1861, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Compromise! Who dares to speak it
Last Line: We will never, never yield!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Government; U.s. - History; United States; Liberty; America


COMRADE JESUS, by SARAH NORCLIFFE CLEGHORN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thanks to st. Matthew, who had been
Last Line: Comrade jesus hath his red card.
Subject(s): Freedom; Jesus Christ; Liberty


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


COR CORDIUM, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O heart of hearts, the chalice of love's fire
Last Line: The nursing earth as the sepulchral sea.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Songs


CORN LAW RHYMES, SELECTION, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When wilt thou save the people?
Last Line: God, save the people!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Liberty; Theology


CORRUPTION; AN EPISTLE, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Boast on, my friend -- though stripp'd of all beside
Last Line: O england! Sinking england! Boast no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Corruption In Politics; Freedom; Great Britain - Revolution, 1688; Liberty; English Revolution, 1688


CORSICA, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail generous corsica! Unconquer'd isle!
Last Line: Worthy of gods: the freedom of the mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Corsica; Freedom; Paoli, General Pasquale (1725-1807); Liberty


COUNTRY OF FREEDOM, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Country of freedom, be free in thy heart
Last Line: Country of freedom, be free for the earth!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


CROSS THAT LINE, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Paul robseon stood
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


CRY OF THE PEOPLE, by JOHN GNEISENAU NEIHARDT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tremble before your chattels
Last Line: And the scabbard is thrown away!
Subject(s): Freedom; Peace; Liberty


DANIEL BOONE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Daniel boone at twenty-one
Subject(s): Boone, Daniel (1734-1820); Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


DANIEL WEBSTER, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Honor the home that reared him! - the hills, the wood, the stream
Last Line: Union, now and forever!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Freedom; New Hampshire; Praise; Webster, Daniel (1782-1852); Liberty


DARK ROSALEEN, by TOMAS COSTELLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O my dark rosaleen
Last Line: My dark rosaleen!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Freedom; Hearts; Ireland; Love - Loss Of; O'donnell, Hugh Roe (1572-1602); Patriotism; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Liberty; Irish; Red Hugh, Lord Of Tyrconnel


DAUGHTER OF ZION, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: The oppressor is vanquished and zion is free!
Subject(s): Freedom;jews;zionism; Liberty;judaism


DAYBREAK, by GEORGE MARION MCCLELLAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake! Arise! Oh, men of my race
Last Line: Our day breaks everywhere.
Subject(s): Freedom; Morning; Liberty


DEFIANCE, by JOHN W. BOLDYREFF    Poem Text                
First Line: I am free, I've broken the halter
Last Line: But I am in heaven to-day!
Subject(s): Freedom; Sin; Liberty


DELIVERANCE, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text                
First Line: Great and apparent dangers' are the words
Last Line: This is the lesson of this fought-for hour.
Subject(s): Deliberation; Freedom; World War Ii; Liberty; Second World War


DEMOCRACY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bearer of freedom's holy light
Last Line: The homage of his generous youth.
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Liberty


DESCRIPTIVE SKETCHES, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Were there, below, a spot of holy ground
Last Line: The first whose footsteps print the mountain dew.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


DESTINY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is not to be thought of that the flood
Last Line: Of earth's first blood, have titles manifold.
Variant Title(s): British Freedom;the British Heritage;england, 1802
Subject(s): Courage; England; Freedom; Valor; Bravery; English; Liberty


DINNER, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now this is very serious, and should be understood
Last Line: "file off, to that inspiring tune -- ""we've got no work to do."
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


DIXIE, by DANIEL DECATUR EMMETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I was in de land ob cotton
Last Line: Chorus.
Variant Title(s): Dixie's Land
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Patriotism; United States - History; Liberty


DOWNFALL OF POLAND [FALL OF WARSAW, 1794], by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O sacred truth! Thy triumph ceased awhile
Last Line: And freedom shrieked -- as kosciusko fell!
Subject(s): Freedom; Kosciuszko, Thaddeus (1746-1817); Poland; Liberty


DRUM, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The war ends. The lines of women push
Subject(s): War; Man-woman Relationships; Freedom; Male-female Relations; Liberty


DUMBNESS, by THOMAS TRAHERNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sure man was born to meditate on things
Last Line: And penetrate the heart, if not the ear.
Subject(s): Babies; Freedom; Language; Infants; Liberty; Words; Vocabulary


ECLOGUE: 1, by PUBLIUS VERGILIUS MARO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While you, o tityrus, beneath the shade
Last Line: And from the hills the lengthening shadows spread.
Alternate Author Name(s): Virgil; Vergil
Subject(s): Freedom; Hope; Love; Wandering & Wanderers; Liberty; Optimism


EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND ELEVEN, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Still the loud death drum, thundering from afar
Last Line: And swears -- thy world, columbus, shall be free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Liberty; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


EL COMETA, by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is said, when the star of rumi burns azul
Last Line: All our eyes will explode all the eyes in praise
Subject(s): Mexico; Liberty; Mexican Americans


ELEGIAC SONNET: 76. TO A YOUNG MAN ENTERING THE WORLD, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Go now, ingenuous youth! - the trying hour
Last Line: May'st die, as hampden or as sydney died!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Freedom; Youth; Liberty


ELEGY FOR ARNOLD, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alone in my living room, I let waves of the music
Last Line: Of a love come into its own.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Death; Liberty Bell; Loss; Dead, The


ELEUTHERIA, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She was named eleutheria
Subject(s): Child Molesting; Fathers & Sons; Freedom; Marriage; Relationships; Women's Rights; Writing & Writers; Child Abuse; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Feminism


EMANCIPATION, by ELIZABETH ALEXANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Corncob constellation, / oyster shell, drawstring pouch, dry bones
Last Line: We're free
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


EMANCIPATION OF THE SERFS, by HEZEKIAH BUTTERWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Again, sweet bells of the russias
Last Line: Than throned as the conquering tzar!
Subject(s): Freedom; Russia; Slavery; Liberty; Soviet Union; Russians; Serfs


EN-SOF, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I number up my jewels, spread them all before your / gaze
Last Line: God alone gives understanding—his love alone is light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Religion; Wisdom; Liberty; Theology


ENGLAND, by PERCY STICKNEY GRANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: England, thy foes make boast of thy decline
Last Line: And justice is a goddess still unbought.
Subject(s): England; Freedom; English; Liberty


ENGLAND AND AMERICA IN 1782, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, that sendest out the man
Last Line: Will vibrate to the doom.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Great Britain; Patriotism; Liberty


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


EPIGRAM, by MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Born to be slaves, our fathers freedom sought
Last Line: And, born to freedom, for our chains we vote.
Alternate Author Name(s): Montagu, Mary Wortley; Pierrepont, Mary
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


EPIGRAM: 30, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lucks, my fair falcon, and your fellows all
Last Line: Ye be my friends, and so be but few else.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Lux, My Fair Falcon;of Such As Had Forsaken Him;lucks, My Fair Falcon
Subject(s): Bells; Birds; Freedom; Liberty


EPIGRAM: 31, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within my breast I never thought it gain
Last Line: That list to blow retreat to every train.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Pain; Truth; Liberty; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 39, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In wilful riches I have found poverty
Last Line: In a paradise I suffered all this pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Happiness; Pain; Liberty; Joy; Delight; Suffering; Misery


EPIGRAM: 5, 20. AD MARTIALEM, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God knows, my martial, if we two could be
Last Line: "another gone: o when will ye arise?"
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Liberty


ESCAPE, by JOSEPHINE INGRAM    Poem Text                
First Line: I was born to wildness, free and light of wing
Last Line: Hush! In the distance, hear the wild-bird sing ...
Subject(s): Birds; Cages; Freedom; Liberty


EXHORTATION TO THE GREEKS, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Arouse thee, o greece! And remember the day
Last Line: As the war-song of freedom that calls on the brave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


EZLN, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Note this / a range of which
Subject(s): Clubs (associations); Freedom; Human Rights; Labor Unions; Mexico; Military; Poverty; Strikes; Liberty; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


F. HOPKINSON SMITH, by JOHN HUSTON FINLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Hop' smith, who built the lighthouse on race rock
Last Line: And told a tale as only he could tell.
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects; Art & Artists; Buildings & Builders; Smith, Francis Hopkinson (1838-1915); Statue Of Liberty


FAIREST OF FREEDOM'S DAUGHTERS, by JEREMIAH EAMES RANKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Night's diadem around thy head
Last Line: Flash it across the waters!
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


FAUST, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye wavering shapes, again ye do me enfold
Last Line: Ground.)
Subject(s): Devil; Evil; Faust; Freedom; Religion; Tragedy; Villains In Literature; Witchcraft & Witches; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Liberty; Theology


FAUST, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun his ancient music makes
Last Line: Curtain.
Subject(s): Devil; Evil; Faust; Freedom; Religion; Tragedy; Villains In Literature; Witchcraft & Witches; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub; Liberty; Theology


FEAR AND LOVE, by EGMONT HEGEL ARENS    Poem Text                
First Line: Fearing my father
Last Line: Perhaps wisely.
Subject(s): Freedom; Obedience; Liberty


FEELINGS OF THE TYROLESE, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The land we from our fathers had in trust
Last Line: Our virtue, and to vindicate mankind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Hofer, Andreas (1767-1810); Tyrol, Austria; Liberty


FEMALE EDUCATION; ADDRESSED TO A SOUTH AMERICAN POET, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, of the living lyre
Last Line: That mocks the blight of time.
Subject(s): De La Cruz, Juana Ines (1648-1695); Freedom; Nature; Wisdom; Women's Rights; Liberty; Feminism


FERNS IN A WINDOW, by PEARL HOBSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Primitive children of the woods
Last Line: Dreams only are lifted the bars.
Subject(s): Freedom; Prisons & Prisoners; Windows; Liberty; Convicts


FETTERS, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh who shall say that we are free
Last Line: Ay, nothing more.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FETTERS, by RENE FRANCOIS ARMAND PRUDHOMME    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In too much seeking love I found but grief
Last Line: Rends from my heart itself a part of me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sully-prudhomme
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Complaints; Liberty


FIGHT; THE TALE OF A GUNNER AT PLATTSBURGH, 1814, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jock bit his mittens off and blew his thumbs
Last Line: The world made free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Variant Title(s): Fight
Subject(s): Drums; Freedom; Musical Instruments; Patriotism; Plattsburg, Battle Of; Selflessness; War Of 1812; Liberty


FONTENOY, 1745: 1. BEFORE THE BATTLE: NIGHT, by EMILY LAWLESS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, bad the march, the weary march, beneath these alien skies
Last Line: For faith, and fame, and honour, and the ruined hearthes of clare.
Subject(s): Fontenoy, Battle Of (1745); Freedom; Ireland - Rebellions; Liberty


FONTENOY, 1745: 2. AFTER THE BATTLE, EARLY DAWN, CLARE COAST, by EMILY LAWLESS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mary mother, shield us! Say, what men are ye
Last Line: "home to corca bascinn, in the morning light."
Subject(s): Fontenoy, Battle Of (1745); Freedom; Ireland - Rebellions; Liberty


FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT; SONG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is there, for honest poverty
Last Line: Shall brothers be for a' that!
Variant Title(s): A Man's A Man For A' That;honest Poverty
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Class Struggle; Equality; Freedom; Mankind; Poverty; Liberty; Human Race


FOR LIFE, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shut in by self, as by a brazen wall
Last Line: The captive breaks her thrall!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FOR MY PEOPLE, by MARGARET ABIGAIL WALKER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: For my people everywhere singing their slave songs repeatedly
Alternate Author Name(s): Walker, Margaret+(1)
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


FOR NORGE', by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "for norway, freedom's fatherland"
Last Line: Pledge all that marks the snowy line / where norsemen guard their freedom
Subject(s): Freedom;sweden; Liberty


FOR THE FALLEN (SEPTEMBER 1914), by LAURENCE BINYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children
Last Line: To the end, to the end, they remain.
Subject(s): Freedom; World War I - Casualties; Liberty


FOR THE FEAST OF GIORDANO BRUNO, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Son of the lightning and the light that glows
Last Line: And mix with yours a third incorporate name.
Subject(s): Bruno, Giordano (1548-1600); Freedom; Light; Soul; Liberty


FOR YOU O DEMOCRACY, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, I will make the continent indissoluble
Last Line: For you, for you I am trilling these songs.
Subject(s): Democracy; Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


FORCE AND FREEDOM, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O, doubtless ye can trample and enchain
Last Line: Invincibly on, with might no might can bind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FORWARD!, by JANE FRANCESCA WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What though freedom's hosts are parted
Last Line: And the crown of fame immortal shall be yours throughout all time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Speranza; Elgee, Jane Francesca; Wilde, William Robert Wills, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


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


FRANCE: AN ODE, by SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye clouds! That far above me float and pause
Last Line: O liberty! My spirit felt thee there.
Subject(s): France - Invasion Of Switzerland (1798); Freedom; French Revolution (1789); Liberty


FRANCE; THE 18TH YEAR OF THESE STATES, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A great year and place
Last Line: I will yet sing a song for you ma femme.
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Liberty


FREDERICK DOUGLASS, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
Subject(s): African Americans; Douglass, Frederick (1817-1895); Freedom; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


FREE, by JOHANNA AMBROSIUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I bear a joy, a lofty joy
Last Line: The street of highest beauty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Thought; Liberty; Thinking


FREE AMERICA, by JOSEPH WARREN    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: That seat of science, athens
Last Line: Of brave america.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Liberty


FREE AT LAST, by ANONYMOUS - AFRICAN AMERICAN    Poem Text                
First Line: "free at last, free at last; / I thank god I'm free at last"
Last Line: O free at last
Subject(s): African Americans - Song & Music;black Songs;freedom;slavery; Negro Spirituals;liberty;serfs


FREE!, by ETHEL LOUISE HALSTEAD    Poem Text                
First Line: My heart is singing a song today
Last Line: For now I'm free . . . I can do as I please.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


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


FREEDOM, by ELSA BARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Call no man free nor count his bondage done
Subject(s): Liberty


FREEDOM, by K. VON K. BRUNS    Poem Text                
First Line: Will you miss me / when I am gone, my sweet'
Last Line: And the lord who would come no more.
Subject(s): Absence; Freedom; Separation; Isolation; Liberty


FREEDOM, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I wished I might rehearse / freedom's paean in my verse
Last Line: Right thou feelest, rush to do.'
Subject(s): Freedom; Science; Liberty; Scientists


FREEDOM, by VIRGINIA CLAY HAMILTON    Poem Text                
First Line: The clean dawn wind and the hard white beach
Last Line: For freedom's a lonely thing.
Subject(s): Freedom; Wellesley College; Liberty


FREEDOM, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The truth shall make you free!'
Last Line: Sing to the listening ear of morn.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FREEDOM, by PALLADAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm done with hope and chance. O never again
Last Line: And wealth that mocks the poor man I disdain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pallades
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FREEDOM, by CHARLES L. REASON    Poem Text                
First Line: O freedom! Freedom! O! How oft
Last Line: Of britain, blew thy trumpet blast.
Subject(s): Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846); Freedom; Switzerland - Wars; Tell, William; Liberty


FREEDOM, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will not follow you, my bird
Last Line: Are love and freedom too.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Liberty


FREEDOM, by MAXIMILIAN GOTTFRIED SCHENKENDORF    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Freedom that I love
Last Line: Was to thee most dear.
Subject(s): Freedom; Nationalism - Germany; Liberty


FREEDOM, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou so fair in summers gone
Last Line: Brass mouths and iron lungs!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FREEDOM (1), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Are we, then, wholly fallen? Can it be
Last Line: To europe, entering her blood-red eclipse.
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


FREEDOM (2), by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men! Whose boast it is that ye
Last Line: In the right with two or three.
Variant Title(s): Sung At The Anti-slavery Picnic In Dedham;stanzas On Freedom
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


FREEDOM AND DISCIPLINE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Saint harmony, many / years I have stript
Subject(s): Discipline; Freedom; Jazz; Music & Musicians; Liberty


FREEDOM AND TRUTH, by SARAH MARGARET FULLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shrine is vowed to freedom, but, my friend
Last Line: Comprising means and end in truth's great name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Fuller, Margaret; Ossoli, Marchioness; Ossoli, Margaret Fuller
Subject(s): Freedom; Truth; Liberty


FREEDOM AT MCNEALY'S, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All around old chattanooga
Last Line: As you would a faithful horse.
Subject(s): African Americans; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Negroes; American Blacks; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


FREEDOM FOR ITALY: 1867, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is the freeman whom the truth makes free
Last Line: Perhaps not now, but when and how he will!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Freedom; Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882); Italy; Patriotism; Popes; Social Protest; Liberty; Italians; Papacy


FREEDOM IN BRAZIL, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With clearer light, cross of the south
Last Line: Go out and leave thee free.
Subject(s): Brazil; Freedom; Slavery; Brazilians; Liberty; Serfs


FREEDOM IN MAH SOUL, by DAVID WADSWORTH CANNON JR.    Poem Text                
First Line: Fo'ty acres jes' fo' me!
Last Line: Freedom in mah soul.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FREEDOM IS IN PERIL, by OLGA KATZIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the last newspaper is printed and the ink is faded
Last Line: And no one will then remember the sort of people we are.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sagittarius
Subject(s): Freedom; Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936); Liberty


FREEDOM OF THE MIND, by WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High walls and huge the body may confine
Last Line: And in its watches wearies every star.
Variant Title(s): The Free Mind;freedom For The Mind;sonnet Written In Prison;liberty
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


FREEDOM'S RALLY, by J. A. NUNES    Poem Text                
First Line: Wake, freedom, with thy trumpet tongue
Last Line: For god and liberty!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Treason And Traitors; U.s. - History; Liberty


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


FREEDOMS, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ten new freedoms
Subject(s): Freedom; Old Age; Liberty


FROM LIFE WITHOUT FREEDOM, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From life without freedom, oh! Who would not fly?
Last Line: Despair not -- at least we shall find her in heaven!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


FROM PERUGIA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tall, sallow guardsmen their horsetails have spread
Last Line: For the sin unforgiven is freedom for man
Subject(s): Freedom; Perugia, Italy; Pius Ix, Pope (1792-1878); Liberty


GARRISON, by AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Freedom's first champion in our fettered land
Last Line: Survived, -- its ruin and our peace to see.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Garrison, William Lloyd (1805-1879); Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 1, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the mournful month of november 'twas
Last Line: And the contact new vigour produces.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Germans; Songs


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 11, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold the wood of teutoburg
Last Line: And towards it I gave a few dollars.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Jahn, Frederick Ludwig (1778-1852); Neander, Johann August (1789-1850); Liberty; Germans; Mendel, David


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 12, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the wood in the dark the postchaise bump'd on
Last Line: It appear'd, though with much mutilation.
Subject(s): Censorship; Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 18, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The town of minden's a fortress strong
Last Line: As by my feelings knew I.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 25, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some tea the goddess quickly made
Last Line: And in my works as a poet.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Poetry & Poets; Liberty; Germans


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 3, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the old cathedral at aix-la-chapelle
Last Line: "long life to the king,"" shouting loudly."
Subject(s): Aachen, Germany; Charlemagne (742-814); Freedom; Aix-la-chapelle; Liberty


GERMANY; A WINTER TALE: CAPUT 8, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From cologne to hagen it costs to post
Last Line: "of ""vive l'empereur!"" repeated."
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Tears; Liberty; Germans


GLOUCESTER MOORS, by WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A mile behind is gloucester town
Last Line: And nothing to say or do?
Subject(s): Freedom; Gloucester, Massachusetts; Religion; Liberty; Theology


GOD AND THE STRONG ONES, by MARGARET WIDDEMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have made them fools and weak!' said the strong ones
Last Line: "reap what ye have sown!"" saith god."
Alternate Author Name(s): Schauffler, Mrs. Robert H.
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Labor & Laborers; Liberty; Work; Workers


GOMEZ TO BLANCO, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Can honor for gold be bartered? Are treason and truth at one?
Last Line: God bless her dauntless heroes! That day we soon shall see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Cuba - Rebellions Against Spanish Rule; Freedom; South America; Wealth; Liberty; Riches; Fortunes


GOTHAM, by CHARLES CHURCHILL    Poem Text                
First Line: Far off (no matter whether east or west)
Last Line: I know it duty, and I feel it fame.
Subject(s): Duty; Freedom; Gold; Great Britain - Rulers; Liberty


GRANT, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: Hail, honored hero of the east and west!
Last Line: Simple in speech, sublime in common-sense.
Subject(s): Freedom; Heroism; Honor; Patriotism; Soldiers; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


GREEK SONG: 2. THE BOWL OF LIBERTY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the fiery sun
Last Line: -- when shall we crown the bowl of liberty?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


GREEK WAR SONG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "sons of the greeks, arise!"
Last Line: "sons of greeks, etc"
Subject(s): Freedom;war; Liberty


GYPSY-HEART, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Text                
First Line: My grandsire was a vagabond
Last Line: A wanderer to the last.
Subject(s): Freedom; Wandering & Wanderers; Liberty; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


HALLOWED GROUND, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What's hallowed ground? Has earth a clod
Last Line: All hallowed ground.
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Liberty; Theology


HANDS ALL ROUND (1ST VERSION), by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First drink a health, this solemn night
Last Line: And the great cause of freedom, round and round.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Patriotism; English; Liberty


HANDS OF LIBERTY, by M. COLLEEN OWEN    Poem Source                
First Line: They came in a manner uniquely their own
Last Line: As her arms gave way in the darkness
Subject(s): Social Protest; Statue Of Liberty; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration


HARVEST AND LIBERTY; BEFORE ELECTION, 1860, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The harvest moon is waning
Last Line: Until the work be done!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Farm Life; Freedom; Harvest; U.s. - History; Agriculture; Farmers; Liberty


HEART AND WILL, by WILLIAM JAMES LINTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our england's heart is sound as oak
Last Line: And first among the free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Spartacus
Subject(s): England; Freedom; English; Liberty


HELLAS; A LYRICAL DRAMA, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is the day when all the sons of god
Last Line: Oh, might it die or rest at last!
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


HERD-GIRL, by WINIFRED WELLES    Poem Text                
First Line: You are the herd-girl who has lost her herd
Last Line: Close on your own full breast, for you are free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HERE AND THERE, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah me, how hot and weary here in town
Last Line: Here, and not there, is fought and won our fight!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Freedom; Socialism; Liberty


HERMANN AND DOROTHEA, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Truly, I never have seen the market and street so deserted
Last Line: "might against might, and peace should revisit us all with its gladness."
Subject(s): Exiles; Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


HEROES, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds that once the argo bore
Last Line: And the world is a braver world to-day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Heroism; United States - History; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


HEROIC STANZAS, CONSECRATED TO MEMORY OF OLIVER [CROMWELL], by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And now 'tis time; for their officious haste
Last Line: Where piety and valour jointly go.
Variant Title(s): Heroic Stanzas Consecrated To The Glorious Memory Of His Most Serene
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); Death; England; Freedom; Politics & Government; Praise; Dead, The; English; Liberty


HIS CAVALIER, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me that man, that dares bestride
Last Line: I! And a world of pikes passe through.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HIS LAND MAY BURST THE GALLING CHAIN, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HIS PEOPLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: He set us free
Last Line: Thy yoke we hear / for thy name's sake!
Subject(s): Freedom;god;israel;jacob (bible);jews; Liberty;judaism


HOFER, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of mortal parents is the hero born
Last Line: The tyrant, and confound his cruelty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HOLY SONNET: 10, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Last Line: And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die.
Variant Title(s): "sonnet On Death;elegie;death Rebuked;""death Be Not Proud, Though Some Have Called Thee"";
Subject(s): Catholics; Death; Freedom; Immortality; Religion; Social Protest; Victory; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Dead, The; Liberty; Theology


HOLY SONNET: 14, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Batter my heart, three-personed god; for, you
Last Line: Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Variant Title(s): "holy Sonnet: 171;to E. Of D. With Six Holy Sonnets: 10;the Soul To Her Rescuer;""batter My Heart, Three-personed God; For, You"";
Subject(s): Catholics; Christianity; Freedom; Salvation; Roman Catholics; Catholicism; Liberty


HOLYHEAD, SEPTEMBER 25, 1727, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo here I sit at holyhead
Last Line: Than rule yon isle and be a slave.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


HORATIUS [AT THE BRIDGE], FR. LAYS OF ANCIENT ROME, by THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lars porsena of clusium
Last Line: In the brave days of old.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macaulay, 1st Baron
Variant Title(s): Ponte Sublico;horatius; A Lay Made About The Year Of The City
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Horatius; Rome, Italy; War; Valor; Bravery; Liberty


HUDIBRAS: PART 1, by SAMUEL BUTLER (1612-1680)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir hudibras his passing worth
Last Line: Already tir'd with other toil.
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); Freedom; Great Britain - History; Presbyterianism; Liberty; English History


HUMAN DEBASEMENT; A FRAGMENT, by EDWARD RUSHTON    Poem Text                
First Line: In early days / if kings were made by men
Last Line: All, all these works are thine!
Subject(s): Freedom; Humanity; Men; Religion; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Theology


HYMN, by MARTIN LUTHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty fortress is our god
Last Line: And he must win the battle.
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Liberty


HYMN FOR THE HEALING OF STRIFE, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Heroes of hampden's race, and ye
Last Line: And bind the bonds of brotherhood!
Subject(s): Africa; Fights; Freedom; Peace; Liberty


HYMN OF EMPIRE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Britons! Salute the rising sun
Last Line: Save for the freedom of the world!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Liberty; British Empire; England - Empire


HYMN SUNG AT CHRISTMAS BY SCHOLARS OF ST. HELENA'S ISLAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, none in all the world before
Last Line: That sets the island free!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Christmas; Freedom; St. Helena's Island, South Carolina; U.s. - History; Nativity, The; Liberty


HYMN TO THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE REPUBLIC, SELECTION, by CESAR VALLEJO                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Battles? No! Agonies! And before the agonies
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


I DREAM OF ALL THINGS FREE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I dream of all things free
Last Line: And I dream of all things free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


I PAINT WHAT I SEE (A BALLAD OF ARTISTIC INTEGRITY), by ELWYN BROOKS WHITE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What do you paint, when you paint on a wall?
Alternate Author Name(s): White, E. B.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Freedom; Paintings & Painters; Rivera, Diego (1886-1957); Rockefeller, Nelson (1908-1979); Liberty


I PAY MY DEBT FOR LAFAYETTE AND ROCHAMBEAU', by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eagle, whose fearless
Last Line: Love frees the world!...
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Rockwell, Kiffin Yates (1892-1916); World War I; Liberty; First World War


IDEOGRAM, by ALFRED GOLDSWORTHY BAILEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Spacialesque trumpets corrode
Last Line: On a spoke of the sick wheel
Subject(s): Freedom; Reason; Liberty; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


IF THE WORLD WERE RIGHT, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Oh! The delight of beholding delight!
Last Line: Shall yield to the natural order of life!
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


IMPLORA PACE, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds that stoop from yonder sky
Last Line: But freedom for our task divine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Dreams; Freedom; Love; Nightmares; Liberty


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


IN AFTER DAYS, by GEORGE FREDERICK CAMERON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I will accomplish that and this
Last Line: Are dead and coffined with her foes.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


IN FLANDERS FIELDS, by JOHN MCCRAE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In flanders fields the poppies blow / between the crosses, row on row
Last Line: In flanders fields.
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Flanders, Belgium; Freedom; Patriotism; Soldiers; World War I; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; Liberty; First World War


IN THE LISTS, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Could I choose the age and fortunate season
Last Line: To thank me because I defied!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Fortune; Freedom; Life; Liberty


IN THE PLACE OF A PASSAGE 22, by ROBERT DUNCAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That freedom and the law are identical
Subject(s): Liberty


INDEPENDENCE, by GLADYS CROMWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I lie in wait that I may steal a view
Last Line: And I shall break them off at their dividing.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


INDEPENDENCE, by HENRY DAVID THOREAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My life more civil is and free / than any civil polity
Last Line: Wears its emblazonry.
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Liberty


INDIANA, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our land - our home! The common
Last Line: "the land elysian, marveling ""this is ours!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Indiana; Peace; Liberty


INDIVIDUALISM, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, do you know a man who dares
Last Line: And seek no mask.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


INSTANS TYRANNUS, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of the million or two, more or less
Last Line: -- so, I was afraid!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


INSTRUCTIONS, SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN IN PARIS, FOR THE MOB IN ENGLAND, by MARY (CUMBERLAND) ALCOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of liberty, reforms and rights I sing
Last Line: Adieu, contentment, safety, peace and quiet!
Subject(s): Class Struggle; Freedom; Revolutions; Liberty


IRELAND (1847), by DENIS FLORENCE MCCARTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They are dying! They are dying! Where the golden corn is growing
Last Line: Health is blowing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Maccarthy, Denis Florence
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland - Famine; Patriotism; Liberty


IRON LANDSCAPES (AND THE STATUE OF LIBERTY), by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No trellisses, no vines a fire escape
Last Line: Lorn, bold, as if saluting with her fist
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty; Travel


ITALY, by VINCENZO DA FILICAJA    Poem Text                
First Line: Italia, o italia, upon whom
Last Line: Victress or vanquished, doomed to slavery!
Alternate Author Name(s): Filicaia, Vincenzo Da
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Liberty; Italians


ITALY, by VINCENZO DA FILICAJA    Poem Text                
First Line: Italia! Oh italia! Thou who hast
Last Line: Victor or vanquished, thou the slave of friend or foe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filicaia, Vincenzo Da
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Liberty; Italians


ITALY, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the sea I heard the groans
Last Line: And sow its ghastly fields with flowers!
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Liberty; Italians


JOAN OF ARC: BOOK 10, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus to the martyrs in their country's cause
Last Line: Give to the arms of freedom such success.
Variant Title(s): The Crowning Of The King
Subject(s): Coronations; Creative Ability; England; Faith; France; Freedom; God; Heroism; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Missions & Missionaries; Victory; War; Inspiration; Creativity; English; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


JOHN BOYLE O'REILLY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dead? This peerless man of men
Last Line: Loosed in endless liberty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Grief; Patriotism; Dead, The; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


JOHN BROWN, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John brown died on the scaffold for the slave
Last Line: Freedom reigns to-day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Variant Title(s): The President's Proclamation
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Brown, John (1800-1859); Capital Punishment; Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Liberty; Serfs


JOHN BROWN OF OSAWATOMIE [OCTOBER 16, 1859], by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John brown in kansas settled, like a steadfast yankee farmer
Last Line: May trouble you more than ever, when you've nailed his coffin down!
Variant Title(s): How John Brown Took Harper's Ferry;john Brown At Harper's Ferry;how Old John Brown Took Harper's Ferry
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Brown, John (1800-1859); Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


JOHN BROWN'S BODY, by CHARLES SPRAGUE HALL    Poem Text                
First Line: John brown's body lies a-mould-ring in the grave
Last Line: Hip, hip, hip, hip, hurrah!
Variant Title(s): Glory Hallelujah!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Brown, John (1800-1859); Freedom; Patriotism; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


JOHN BROWN'S BODY (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: John brown's body lies a-mould'ring in the grave
Last Line: "now has come the glorious jubilee, / when all mankind are free"
Subject(s): "abolitionists;brown, John (1800-1859);freedom;slavery;war;" Anti-slavery;liberty;serfs


JOHN CHARLES FREMONT, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy error, fremont, simply was to act
Last Line: But the full time to harden into things.
Variant Title(s): To John C. Fremont
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Fremont, John Charles (1813-1890); Missouri; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


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


JUNE'S FLAG, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: June flung her flag out
Last Line: And wave on so forever, bright flag of the free!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; Summer; American Flag; Liberty


KARENGE YA MARENGE, by COUNTEE CULLEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wherein are words sublime or noble? What
Subject(s): Patriotism; India; Liberty


KING EDWARD THE THIRD, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, to whose fury the nations are
Last Line: "fair albion's shore, and all her families."
Subject(s): Bible; Edward Iii, King Of England (1312-1377); Freedom; Great Britain - Wars With France; Mythology; Liberty


KINGS AND TYRANTS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twixt kings and tyrants there's this difference known
Last Line: Kings seek their subjects good: tyrants their owne.
Subject(s): Freedom; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Dictators


KIRKLAND LAKE, by JAMES WREFORD WATSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Under the dark industrial sky
Last Line: They die for freedom that are free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wreford, James
Subject(s): Freedom; Social Classes; Social Protest; Liberty; Caste


LAMENT FOR [THE DEATH OF] THOMAS DAVIS, by SAMUEL FERGUSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked through ballinderry in the spring-time
Last Line: Let the greater praise belong.
Subject(s): Davis, Thomas Osborne (1814-1845); Freedom; Liberty


LATIMER AND RIDLEY, BURNED AT THE STAKE IN OXFORD, 1555, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis good to sing of champions old
Last Line: The word of god, be ours!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Death; Freedom; Heresy; Religious Discrimination; Singing & Singers; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Dead, The; Liberty; Heretics; Religious Conflict; Songs


LAUS DEO!, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is done! / clang of bell and roar of gun
Last Line: Who alone is lord and god!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; God; Patriotism; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


LES MISERABLES DE LUXE, by ERNEST HYETT    Poem Text                
First Line: Beneath a democratic flag
Last Line: Soft-pedal me your liberty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Liberty; Work; Workers


LETTER TO THE FRONT: 7, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To be a jew in the twentieth century
Subject(s): Jews; Freedom; Judaism; Liberty


LETTER TO THE FRONT: 8, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Evening bringing me out of the government building,
Subject(s): War; Freedom; United States; Liberty; America


LETTING THE DOVES OUT, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The imaginary lover, form in the mind
Last Line: And draws more iridescent scarves from his sleeve
Subject(s): Doves; Freedom; Liberty


LEXINGTON, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is the little town of lexington?
Last Line: "let lexington be still our revolution-cry!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Lexington, Battle Of (1775); Revolutions; Liberty; Concord, Battle Of


LEXINGTON DAY, 1905, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: On the hundred and thirtieth lexington day
Last Line: To our sons may he be their buckler and shield!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Battleships; Freedom; Heroism; Lexington, Battle Of (1775); Patriotism; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines; Concord, Battle Of


LIBERTATIS SACRA FAMES, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Albeit nurtured in democracy
Last Line: Or murder with his silent bloody feet.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Freedom; Russia; Terrorism; Liberty; Soviet Union; Russians


LIBERTY, by JENNIE SCOTT GRIFFITHS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sworn to no creed am I / fearless of what
Last Line: The laws of liberty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by JOHN MILTON HAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What man is there so bold that he should say
Last Line: And though thou slay us, we will trust in thee!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the bold rock majestic towers on high
Last Line: Liberty delights to rove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those ills that mortall men endure
Last Line: Shakes the whole roofe, or ruines all.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by ARCHIBALD MACLEISH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When liberty is headlong girl
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Archibald
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by AGNES MARY F. ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Liberty, fiery goddess, dangerous saint!
Last Line: The scions of thine aye-unvanquished line!
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fiery mountains answer each other
Last Line: In the van of the morning light.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Free -- free -- who are the free?
Last Line: Free -- free -- these are the free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those breathing tokens of your kind regard
Last Line: Shall with a thankful tear bedrop its latest page.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tangled was I in love's snare
Last Line: For I am now at liberty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): A Lover Rejoiceth;song: 52
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LIBERTY AND PEACE, A POEM, by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! Freedom comes. The prescient muse foretold
Last Line: And heavenly freedom spread her golden ray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Freedom; Love - Loss Of; Mortality; Liberty


LIBERTY BELL, by ELBRIDGE STREETER BROOKS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Squarely prim and stoutly built
Subject(s): Liberty Bell


LIBERTY BELL, by DOYLE HENNESSY    Poem Source                
First Line: No; let it be. The scar is wears
Subject(s): Liberty Bell


LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Warden at ocean's gate
Last Line: Let there be light!
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD', by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou warden of the western gate
Last Line: And all the peoples lift their heads in liberty and peace
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Liberty


LIBERTY ENLIGHTENING THE WORLD: THE STATUE HAS HER SAY, by SUSAN ELIZABETH HOWE    Poem Source                
First Line: Men are always doing it -- conceiving
Last Line: Always going numb
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


LIBERTY TO ATHENS, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The flag of freedom floats once more
Last Line: And freedom is their only lord.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greek War Of Independence (1821-1832); Liberty


LIBERTY TREE, by THOMAS PAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a chariot of light from the regions of day
Last Line: In defence of our liberty tree.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; United States - Continental Congress; War; Liberty


LIBERTY: PART 1. ANCIENT AND MODERN ITALY COMPARED, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O my lamented talbot! While with thee
Last Line: Aspiring, thy commands to britons bear.
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Roman Empire; Liberty; Italians


LIBERTY: PART 2. GREECE, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus spoke the goddess of the fearless eye
Last Line: "till the whole state unnerved in slavery sinks."
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


LIBERTY: PART 3. ROME, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here melting mix'd with air the ideal forms
Last Line: "disclosing, dazzle and dissolve his mind."
Subject(s): Freedom; Roman Empire; Liberty


LIBERTY: PART 4. BRITAIN, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Struck with the rising scene, thus I amazed
Last Line: "and lay the toil of ages in the dust."
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Liberty; English History


LIBERTY: PART 5. THE PROSPECT, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here interposing, as the goddess paused
Last Line: Rush'd the still ruins of dejected rome.
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain; Liberty


LIBERTY; NEW CASTLE, 1878, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For a hundred years the pulse of time
Last Line: Lights up thy first abiding place.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Hope; U.s. - Centennial Celebrations; War; Liberty; Optimism


LIFE AND DEATH: 2, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Or endless sleep 'twill be, - and that is rest
Last Line: Into the unknown, air on golden wing.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Future Life; Dead, The; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


LINES WRITTEN DURING THE CASTLEREAGH ADMINISTRATION, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Corpses are cold in the tomb
Last Line: To the bed of the bride!
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Stewart, Robert. 2d Marquis Londonderry; English; Liberty; Castlereagh, Viscount


LITANY FOR DICTATORSHIPS, by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For all those beaten, for the borken heads
Last Line: Our children know and suffer the armed men
Subject(s): Freedom; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Dictators


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


LONDON, 1802 (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Milton! Thou shouldst be living at this hour
Last Line: The lowliest duties on herself did lay.
Variant Title(s): Ideal;to Milton;london, 1802
Subject(s): Freedom; Milton, John (1608-1674); Liberty


LONE FREEDOM, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How lonely is vast freedom! I may go
Last Line: "how lone is freedom!"" at her gate he cried."
Subject(s): Freedom; Solitude; Liberty; Loneliness


LOOKING DOWNWARDS, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the sacred generations
Last Line: And the spirit waxes fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LOST CHILD - ENFANT PERDU, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In freedom's war, of 'thirty years' and more
Last Line: With sword unbroken, and with broken heart.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LOST FREEDOM OF SWITZERLAND, by JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! With what pride I used / to walk these hill
Last Line: Blow on! This is the land of liberty!
Variant Title(s): Tell On His Native Hills
Subject(s): Freedom; Switzerland; Liberty; Swiss


LOVE AND LIBERTY, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In briery dell or thicket brown
Last Line: Our song be love and liberty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


LOVE THE WILD SWAN, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I hate my verses, every line, every word
Last Line: Hear the music, the thunder of the wings. Love the wild swan
Subject(s): Relationships; Swans; Poetry & Poets; Freedom; Hate; Liberty


LOVELY ALBERT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The turkish war both near and far
Last Line: The army and the navy
Subject(s): Freedom;nations;war; Liberty


LOYALISTS, by MELVILLE KRESS    Poem Text                
First Line: Out of the dismal unprogressive night
Last Line: To strike you back the inquisition's way!
Subject(s): Freedom; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Liberty


LYCIDAS, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet once more, o ye laurels, and once more
Last Line: Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
Subject(s): Consolation; Death; Drowning; Freedom; Grief; Hate; King, Edward (1612-1637); Mourning; Religion; Dead, The; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness; Bereavement; Theology


MACGREGOR'S GATHERING, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae
Last Line: Gather, gather, gather, &c.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


MARMION: CANTO 6. THE BATTLE, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: While great events were on the gale
Last Line: And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Subject(s): Courage; Douglas, Alexander. 5th Earl Of Angus; Flodden, Battle Of (1513); Freedom; History; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Historians


MASSACHUSETTS SONG OF LIBERTY, by MERCY OTIS WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come swallow your bumpers, ye tories, & roar
Last Line: In freedom we're born, etc.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Massachusetts; Liberty


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


MEMORY OF THE IRISH DEAD, by JOHN KELLS INGRAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who fears to speak of ninety-eight?
Last Line: Like those of ninety-eight!
Variant Title(s): The Men Of 'ninety-eight;the Memory Of The Dead
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland; Ireland - Rebellions; Patriotism; Liberty; Irish


MEN WHO MARCH AWAY' (SONG OF THE SOLDIERS), by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What of the faith and fire within us
Last Line: Men who march away.
Variant Title(s): Song Of The Soldiers
Subject(s): Freedom; World War I; Liberty; First World War


MENDED WINGS, by JEAN R. MILLER    Poem Text                
First Line: I found you wounded, feathered mite
Last Line: To freedom ... Fly!
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Liberty


MESSAGE TO SIBERIA, by ALEKSANDR SERGEYEVICH PUSHKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep down in the siberian mine
Last Line: Brothers give you your swords again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pushkin, Alexander; Poushkin, Aleksander Sergyevich
Subject(s): Freedom; Mines And Miners; Liberty


METRICAL LETTER; WRITTEN FROM LONDON, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Margaret! My cousin, -- nay you must not smile
Last Line: To find in heaven the things I loved on earth.
Subject(s): Courtship; Cousins; Desire; Freedom; Hope; Letters; Liberty; Optimism


MIDDLE AGE, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Left alone with the cows to-day
Last Line: All this is the burthen of middle age.
Subject(s): Freedom; Future; Middle Age; Past; Liberty


MILTON AT CRIPPLEGATE, by CHARLES WILLIAM BRODRIBB    Poem Text                
First Line: Me milton fain by cripplegate behold
Last Line: Quick in quotation on free lips I live.
Subject(s): Freedom; Milton, John (1608-1674); Statues; Liberty


MODERN MOSES, OR 'MY POLICY' MAN, by JAMES MADISON BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a tide in men's affairs
Last Line: And the wonderful star of a wonderful age!
Subject(s): Freedom; Johnson, Andrew (1808-1875); United States - Reconstruction (1865-1877); Liberty


MORTON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The warm pulse of the nation has grown chill
Last Line: Its echoes will remain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Morton, Oliver Hazard Perry (1823-1877); Nations; Peace; War; Liberty


MY MARYLAND, by JAMES RYDER RANDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The despot's heel is on thy shore
Last Line: Maryland, my maryland!
Variant Title(s): Maryland! My Maryland;maryland
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Maryland; Patriotism; State Rights; United States - History; Liberty; Secession


MY POLITICAL FAITH, by GEORGE FREDERICK CAMERON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am not of those fierce, wild wills
Last Line: And freedom to each lovely land.
Subject(s): Freedom; Politics & Government; Liberty


NATHAN HALE [SEPTEMBER 22, 1776], by FRANCIS MILES FINCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To drum-beat and heart-beat
Last Line: The name of hale shall burn!
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Hale, Nathan (1755-1776); New York City; Patriotism; Liberty; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


NATIONAL MONUMENTS, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Count not the cost of honour to the dead!
Last Line: Immortal hosts to guard our native land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Veterans; Liberty


NEUTRALITY LOATHSOME, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God will have all, or none; serve him, or fall
Last Line: Abhor, and spew out all neutralities.
Variant Title(s): Ye Cannot Serve God And Mannon'
Subject(s): Freedom; Worship; Liberty


NEW ENGLAND'S DEAD!, by ISAAC MCLELLAN JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: New england's dead! New england's dead!
Last Line: For they have passed away.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Freedom; Liberty


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 6. A CANADIAN VOICE, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God, god, how well they meant
Last Line: Give them, o god, not heroes' hearts, but brains!
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Mythology - Classical; Nations; Sea; Liberty; Ocean


NIGHT SCENE AT THE FALL OF SEBASTOPOL, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The toils, the flames, the thunders of the siege
Last Line: A crumbling mass of ruin and decay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Freedom; Night; War; Urban Life; Dead, The; Liberty; Bedtime


NO MASTER, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Indeed this is sweet life! My hand
Last Line: A working slave with no days free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


NO RACK CAN TORTURE ME, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: So's liberty
Subject(s): Liberty


NO SURRENDER, by CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH TONNA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold the crimson banners float
Last Line: Their patriot -- 'no surrender!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Charlotte Elizabeth
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


NOT WHOLLY CHAINED, by FLORENCE BURRILL JACOBS    Poem Text                
First Line: Beloved, if you love me, leave me free
Last Line: Of this small one we founded upon love.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


NOTES OF AN INTERVIEW, by WILLIAM JOHNSON CORY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is but little that remaineth
Last Line: To the splendour breaking from you, though you veil it.
Subject(s): Freedom; Lament; Liberty


NOVEMBER, 1806, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Another year! - another deadly blow / another mighty empire overthrown!
Last Line: And honour which they do not understand.
Subject(s): Freedom; War; Liberty


O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O captain! My captain! Our fearful trip is done
Last Line: Fallen cold and dead.
Variant Title(s): On The Death Of President Lincoln;my Captain;to Abraham Lincoln;on Lincoln
Subject(s): American Civil War; Assassination; Freedom; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Loss; Patriotism; Presidents, United States; Sea; United States - History; Liberty; Ocean


O SOUTHLAND!, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O southland! O southland!
Last Line: The faint one at his side.
Subject(s): African Americans; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Southern States; Negroes; American Blacks; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; South (u.s.)


OBEDIENCE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The power of princes rests in the consent
Last Line: Low, and of thrones the ancient majesty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Obedience; Liberty


OCTOBER THOUGHTS: 1862, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A solemn, tender melancholy
Last Line: Shall call him yet to guard her shrine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Nature; October; War; Dead, The; Liberty


ODE, by PHILIP FRENEAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God save the rights of man
Last Line: Her hearts of oak!
Subject(s): Freedom; French Revolution (1789); Genet, Edmond Charles (1763-1834); Soldiers; Liberty


ODE, by ELIZABETH TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: Ah poor olinda never boast
Last Line: He, like a god, is e'ry where!
Subject(s): Freedom; Hearts; Liberty


ODE (MUSIC-MAKERS), by ARTHUR WILLIAM EDGAR O'SHAUGHNESSY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are the music makers, / and we are the dreamers of dreams
Last Line: Or one that is coming to birth.
Alternate Author Name(s): O'shaughnessy, Arthur W. E.
Variant Title(s): The Music-makers;ode
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Religion; Liberty; Theology


ODE ON THE DEATH OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury the great duke / with an empire's lamentation
Last Line: God accept him, christ receive him!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Let Us Bury The Great Duke
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Great Britain - History; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; English History


ODE ON THE INSURRECTION IN CANDIA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I laid my laurel-leaf
Last Line: We call thee and we charge thee that all these be free.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Grief; Revolutions; War; Dead, The; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


ODE ON VENICE, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh venice! Venice! When thy marble walls
Last Line: One freeman more, america, to thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): The Race With Death
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Venice, Italy; Valor; Bravery; Liberty


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


ODE TO FREEDOM, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of the days of old
Last Line: Till the world shall hear its knell.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE TO LIBERTY, by WILLIAM COLLINS (1721-1759)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall awake the spartan fife
Last Line: Thou, lady, thou shalt rule the west!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE TO LIBERTY, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A glorious people vibrated again
Last Line: When they love but live no more.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ODE TO THE GERMANS, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirit of britannia
Last Line: And be free! -- and be free!
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


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


ODE: 2, by GEORGE SANTAYANA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart rebels against my generation
Last Line: What is eternal.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


OLD AGE, by JAMES HERVEY HYSLOP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What mean the days and years that pass
Last Line: Upon the silver wings of peace.
Subject(s): Aging; Freedom; Grief; Memory; Past; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


OMAR KHAYYAM, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reading in omar till the thoughts that burned
Last Line: That casts its light stain on the asian page.
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Omar Khayyam (1048-1122); Poetry & Poets; Liberty


ON A CELEBRATED EVENT IN ANCIENT HISTORY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A roman master stands on grecian ground
Last Line: By all the blended powers of earth and heaven.
Subject(s): Corinth, Greece; Flaminius, Titus Quinctius (227-174 B.c.; Freedom; Greek Independence (196 B.c.); Liberty


ON A CELEBRATED EVENT IN ANCIENT HISTORY (2), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When, far and wide, swift as the beams of morn
Last Line: "which, at jove's will, descends on pelion's top."
Subject(s): Corinth, Greece; Flaminius, Titus Quinctius (227-174 B.c.; Freedom; Greek Independence (196 B.c.); Liberty


ON A MOURNER, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature, so far as in her lies
Last Line: The falsehood of extremes!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Mourning; Liberty; Bereavement


ON A STATUE OF LIBERTY, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Proud thing of fame, how strange at last thy
Last Line: Liberty's image, left to guard her tomb.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


ON AN EMPTY CAGE, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lilacs in the court were sweet
Last Line: Say, was it better to be free?
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ON BEHALF OF SOME IRISHMEN NOT FOLLOWERS OF TRADITION, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They call us aliens, we are told
Last Line: The golden heresy of truth.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland; Liberty; Irish


ON FREEDOM, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a dream I'm no longer in love
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Dead, The; Liberty


ON GLENRIDDEL'S FOX BREAKING HIS CHAIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, liberty, thou art my theme
Last Line: Since we to scoundrels owe our freedom.
Subject(s): Foxes; Freedom; Liberty


ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY, by GEORGE MOSES HORTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! And am I born for this
Last Line: With songs of liberty!
Variant Title(s): Liberty And Slavery
Subject(s): Americans; Freedom; Slavery; United States; Liberty; Serfs; America


ON LIVING, FROM LIFE IS A DREAM, by PEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We live, while we see the sun
Last Line: And that dreams themselves are a dream.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ON PROPOSED PRESENTATION OF GUNS TO KING OF SARDINIA, ITALIAN LIBERTY, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No gold - no jewels bright
Last Line: Be god to aid thee nigh!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): England; Europe; Freedom; Italy; Nations; English; Liberty; Italians


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


ON THE CAPTURE OF CERTAIN FUGITIVE SLAVES NEAR WASHINGTON, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look on who will in apathy, and stifle they who can
Last Line: Erelong the great avenger takes the work from out his hands.
Subject(s): Freedom; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


ON THE DEATH OF DR. SWIFT, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As rochfoucault [or rochfoucauld] his maxims drew
Last Line: "I wish it soon may have a better."
Variant Title(s): Verses On The Death Of Dr. Swift
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Gay, John (1685-1732); Pope, Alexander (1688-1744); Rochefoucauld, Francois De La (1613-80); Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745); Dead, The; Liberty


ON THE EMBANKMENT, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down on the sunlit ebb, with the wind in her sails, and free
Last Line: My heart is a hopeless lad in gaol.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


ON THE EXTINCTION OF THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once did she hold the gorgeous east in fee
Last Line: Of that which once was great, is passed away.
Variant Title(s): Venice
Subject(s): Freedom; Venice, Italy; Liberty


ON THE NEW FORCES OF CONSCIENCE UNDER THE LONG PARLIAMENT, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because you have thrown off your prelate lord
Last Line: New presbyter is but old priest writ large.
Variant Title(s): On The New Forcers Of Conscience Under The Long Parliament
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - Parliament; Presbyterianism; Liberty


ON THE PICTURE OF LUCRETIA STABBING HERSELF, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lucrece inflam'd with anger, grief and shame
Last Line: They made me slave, but thus myself I free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Suicide; Liberty


ON THE WATCHMAN'S ARRIVAL IN PARIS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good, watchman with face so sad and despairing
Last Line: The censorship will of itself disappear.
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


ON!, by GEORGE BENEDICT    Poem Text                
First Line: When israel marched from egypt land
Last Line: And let us on, on, on!
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


ONWARD, by J. M. MANICOFF    Poem Text                
First Line: Where are you going, soldiers
Last Line: The lord will lead us through.
Subject(s): Flags; Freedom; Jews; Palestine; War; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


ORANGUTAN REHAB, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A circle of unbarbered redheads round
Last Line: Limb toward a cultivated taste for freedom.
Subject(s): Animals; Apes; Freedom; Indonesia; Gorillas; Chimpanzees; Gibbons; Orangutans; Liberty; Dutch East Indies


OTHERS, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The daybreak comes so pure and still
Last Line: Some other country free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Cowboys; Freedom; War; Liberty


OUR CAUSE, by WILLIAM JAMES LINTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So, freedom, thy great quarrel may we
Last Line: Of falsehood echo truth, and own thee fair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Spartacus
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


OUR COUNTRY, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our country! Whose eagle exults as he flies
Last Line: As free as thy winds and as firm as thy hills!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; United States; Liberty; America


OUR FALLEN BRAVE, by CORNELIA J. M. JORDAN    Poem Text                
First Line: They fell! In freedom's cause they fell
Last Line: Our fallen and our free.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Confederate States Of America; Death; Freedom; Love; United States - History; Confederacy; Dead, The; Liberty


OUR MARCH, by VLADIMIR VLADIMIROVICH MAYAKOVSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tramp squares with rebellious treading!
Last Line: Our breasts are brass cymbals drumming.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mayacovsky, Vladimir Vladimirovich
Subject(s): Freedom; Modern Man; Progress; Liberty


OUR ORDERS, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weave no more silks, ye lyons looms
Last Line: And god, and truth, and freedom die!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; War; American Flag; Liberty


OUT OF BABYLON, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I stole out of babylon beyond the stolid warders
Last Line: Dreaming of earth's loveliness, happy to be free!
Subject(s): Babylon; Escapes; Faith; Freedom; Morality; Music & Musicians; Fugitives; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Ethics


PAEONIA 'SOUVENIR DE MAXIME CORNU', INCIDENTALLY, by MARIE PONSOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ground wants rain. Crouched here
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life; Gardens & Gardening; Hands; Rain; Freedom; Liberty


PARAGRAPHS: 15, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a fanatic lover of liberty, considering it
Last Line: An idea which leads inevitably to the reduction
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


PARAGRAPHS: 16, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of the rights of each to zero. No. I mean the only
Last Line: Thus, living light cast back from a burnt-out star
Subject(s): Freedom; Numbers; Liberty


PASSOVER, by ABRAM SAMUEL ISAACS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From egypt once, 'mid storm and flame
Last Line: Abram s. Isaacs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Holidays; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


PASSOVER (THE FIRST DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE), by DEBORAH KLEINERT JANOWITZ    Poem Text                
First Line: The sullen ice has crept from sunny fields
Last Line: "our god is one—humanity is one!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


PATIENCE, by WILLIAM JAMES LINTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Be patient, o be patient! Put your ear against the earth
Last Line: Freedom's harvest day
Alternate Author Name(s): Spartacus
Subject(s): Freedom; Patience; Liberty


PATRIOTISM AND FREEDOM, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Insensible to high heroic deeds
Last Line: Can bear the humbling thought -- the quickening, maddening smart?
Variant Title(s): William Wallace
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Liberty


PATRIOTS OF MANKIND, by CHRISTOPHER SMART    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Are we not all of race divine
Last Line: And let's be patriots of mankind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Mankind; Liberty; Human Race


PATTERNS, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk down the garden paths
Last Line: Christ! What are patterns for?
Subject(s): Absence; Clothing & Dress; Fashion; Freedom; Gardens & Gardening; Love; Love - Loss Of; World War I; Separation; Isolation; Liberty; First World War


PERINDE AC CADAVER, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In a vision liberty stood
Last Line: "ashes, and iron, and gold."
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658); England; Freedom; Milton, John (1608-1674); English; Liberty


POEMS ON THE SLAVE TRADE: 6, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: High in the air exposed the slave is hung
Last Line: "against the deep damnation of your deed."
Variant Title(s): "high In The Air Exposed The Slave Is Hung"";
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


POETICAL INSCRIPTION FOR AN ALTAR OF INDEPENDENCE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou of an independent mind
Last Line: Approach this shrine, and worship here.
Variant Title(s): For An Altar To Independence;inscription For An Altar To Independence
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Politics & Government; Liberty


POLAND, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of freedom, shadow of the god
Last Line: Fling wide the portal to the peerless queen!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Nations; Poland; Soldiers; Dead, The; Liberty


PORT OF EMBARKATION, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Freedom, farewell! Or so the soldiers say
Last Line: The slow lives sank from being like a dream?
Subject(s): Soldiers; Freedom; World War Ii; Liberty; Second World War


PORTO RICO, by GEORGE E. BOWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, the soft blue waves of the southern sea
Last Line: That is what it seems to be.
Subject(s): Freedom; Islands; Puerto Ricans - New York City; South Sea Islands; Liberty


POWER AND GENTLENESS, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've thought at gentle and ungentle hour
Last Line: Which tells a tale of peace beyond whate'er was spoken.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


PRAY FOR POLAND, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, not unwept, unsung thy wrongs have been
Last Line: Who reigns, and rules, and lives for evermore!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Europe; Freedom; Poland; Russia; Liberty; Soviet Union; Russians


PRAYER, by JORIE GRAHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Over a dock railing, I watch the minnows, thousands, swirl
Subject(s): Freedom; Transience; Liberty; Impermanence


PRAYER, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: God, though this life is but a wraith
Last Line: God, keep me still unsatisfied.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


PRECIOUS WORDS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He ate and drank the precious words
Last Line: A loosened spirit brings!
Subject(s): Books; Freedom; Reading; Liberty


PRELUDE, by JOHN MILLINGTON SYNGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Still south I went and west and south again
Last Line: In converse with the mountains, moors, and fens.
Alternate Author Name(s): Synge, J. M.
Variant Title(s): The Wanderer
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


PRIVILEGE, by WINIFRED LUCAS    Poem Text                
First Line: Careless of death, the gay unborn!
Last Line: Of that unvexed security.
Alternate Author Name(s): Le Bailly, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


PROMETHEUS UNBOUND; A LYRICAL DRAMA IN FOUR ACTS, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Monarch of gods and daemons, and all spirits
Last Line: This is alone life; joy, empire, and victory!
Subject(s): Courage; Faith; Freedom; Supernatural; Valor; Bravery; Belief; Creed; Liberty


PROMISES LIKE A PIE-CRUST, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Promise me no promises, / so I will not promise you
Last Line: Who would perish of excess.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Freedom; Friendship; Liberty


PSALM 136, by OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE    Poem Text                
First Line: Let us with a gladsome mind
Last Line: Ever faithful, ever sure.
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Liberty; Theology


PURPLE BERRIES, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text                
First Line: My bird flew yester morn from its cage
Last Line: That priests would have me fear.
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Purple (color); Liberty


PUTTING A BURDEN DOWN, by MOLLY PEACOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Putting a burden down feels so empty
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


QUANTRAINS: CHOICE, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No fate compels the soul of man
Last Line: But that of man's free choice.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


QUARTET IN F MAJOR, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great beethoven, you trouble me this watchful night
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): War; Music & Musicians; Freedom; Liberty


R.W.E., by LUCY LARCOM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Doors hast thou opened for us, thinker, seer!
Last Line: A sense of widening worlds and ampler air.
Subject(s): Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Freedom; Life; Nature; Soul; Liberty


RALLYING SONG, by JESSIE E. SAMPTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My people, my people! Arise, o bleeding east
Last Line: To consecrate her name.
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Zionism; Liberty; Judaism


RECOLLECTIONS FROM KRAHWINKEL'S DAYS OF TERROR, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We, mayor and senate of the town
Last Line: And hold your tongues, or more's the pity.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Terror; Liberty; Germans


RED FLAG, by EDWARD RALPH CHEYNEY    Poem Text                
First Line: This is no time for tears, no place for mournful poses
Last Line: Our children shall win to freedom; theirs shall pay the score.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheyney, Ralph
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Injustice; War; Dead, The; Liberty


RELEASING A MIGRANT YEN, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At nine rivers, in the tenth year, in winter, - heavy snow
Last Line: They will pluck from your body those long feathers and make them into arrow-wings!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Freedom; Geese; Liberty


REMINDER, by SYDNEY KING RUSSELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Cages are made for wise men who
Last Line: With eyes upon the stars.
Subject(s): Cages; Fools; Freedom; Wisdom; Idiots; Liberty


RENO, SYMBOL OF THE WEST, by JOSEPHINE EATHER    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a gateway to our western land
Last Line: Symbolic of the spirit of the west.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


RETURNING TO THE FIELDS, by T'AO CH'IEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was young, I was out of tune with the herd
Last Line: Now I have turned again to nature and freedom.
Alternate Author Name(s): T'ao Yuan-ming; Tao Yuanming; Tao Qian
Variant Title(s): Returning To The Village
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); China - Middle Ages (600 B.c.- 618 A.d.); Freedom; Liberty


REVOLUTIONARY LETTER: 49, by DIANE DI PRIMA                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Free julian beck
Subject(s): Liberty


RIEL, THE REBEL, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He died at dawn in the land of snows
Last Line: And its thousand banners flying!
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Canada; Freedom; Riel, Louis (1844-1885); Canadians; Liberty


ROBERT BRUCE'S ADDRESS TO HIS ARMY BEFORE BANNOCKBURN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Scots wha hae wi' wallace bled
Last Line: Let us do, or die!
Variant Title(s): Bannockburn;the Battle Of Bannockburn;bruce To His Men At Bannockburn;bruce's Address To His Army At Bannockburn;national Air: Scotland;scots Wha Hae;robert Bruce's March To Bannockburn
Subject(s): Bannockburn, Battle Of (1314); Freedom; National Song - Scotland; Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Scotland; Wallace, Sir William (1270-1305); War; Liberty; Scottish National Anthem; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce


ROMANCERO: BOOK 1. HISTORIES: THE SILESIAN WEAVERS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No tears from their gloomy eyes are flowing
Last Line: "we're weaving, we're weaving!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Weaving & Weavers; Liberty


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 16. IN OCTOBER 1849, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The weather now is calm and mild
Last Line: Seeing thou'rt ill, to say no more about it.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Hungary; Liberty; Germans


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


ROMERO, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, from the land of spain
Last Line: Shall rise, as from the beaten shore the thunders of the sea.
Subject(s): Spain; Freedom; Liberty


SAMSON AGONISTES, by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little onward lend thy guiding hand
Last Line: And calm of mind all passion spent.
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Religion; Samson; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Theology


SAY NOT, by ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say not the struggle nought availeth
Last Line: But westward, look, the land is bright.
Variant Title(s): Courage;despondency Rebuked;the Incoming Tide;keeping On;hope
Subject(s): Consolation; Courage; Freedom; Hope; Perseverance; Religion; Valor; Bravery; Liberty; Optimism; Theology


SAY PARDON TO A BUM, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And follow your own will / in the open spaces ahead
Subject(s): Liberty; Identity; Begging & Beggars


SCHILLER, by CALVIN THOMAS    Poem Text                
First Line: He kept the faith. The ardent poet-soul
Last Line: Where truth and beauty chime with blended ray.
Subject(s): Freedom; Schiller, Johann Von (1759-1805); Liberty; Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich Von


SCHOOL BOYS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are lads who count the days
Last Line: Opening out on every side.
Subject(s): Children; Death; Freedom; Hearts; Life; Schools; Childhood; Dead, The; Liberty; Students


SCUM O' THE EARTH', by ROBERT HAVEN SCHAUFFLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At the gate of the west I stand
Last Line: In the wealth of the richest bloods of earth.
Subject(s): Freedom; New York City; Patriotism; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Liberty; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


SEDER-NIGHT, by ISRAEL ZANGWILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Prosaic miles of streets stretch all around
Last Line: Its god shall be the god of all the earth.
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Poetry & Poets; Liberty; Judaism


SET FREE, by SSU-K'UNG T'U    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I revel in flowers without let
Last Line: And I bathe my feet in fusang.
Alternate Author Name(s): Piao-sheng
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SHACKLED, by AIMEE PAUL THOMAS    Poem Text                
First Line: A captor and a captive
Last Line: God help them both to keep human!
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Freedom; Prisons & Prisoners; Liberty


SHALL WE BIND THE CHAIN, by LAURANCE J. NICOLSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Help! Oh help! Shall freedom die?'
Last Line: Never! Never! Never!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bard Of Thule
Subject(s): Freedom; War; Liberty


SILHOUETTE, by MARY GILCHRIST POWELL    Poem Text                
First Line: To see a thing clear-cut against all space
Last Line: And the two on the crest of it, free as the wind, yet still.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SIMPLE GIFTS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "'tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free"
Last Line: "to turn, turn will be our delight"
Subject(s): Freedom;shaker Hymn;simplicity; Liberty


SOLDIERS HERE TO-DAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Soldiers and saviors of the homes
Last Line: And reap the harvest sure!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Dreams; Freedom; Patriotism; Peace; Soldiers; War; Nightmares; Liberty


SONG, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Child, is thy father dead?
Last Line: Yes, ye have one!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONG, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Donought would have everything
Last Line: Hey, for cattle cook'd and cut!
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONG, by EBENEZER ELLIOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When working blackguards come to blows
Last Line: Nap perished at saint helena.
Alternate Author Name(s): Corn-law Rhymer; Elliot, Ebenezer
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONG, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take back the sigh, thy lips of art
Last Line: As sweetly as they've ruin'd mine!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONG FOR THE LUDDITES, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the liberty lads o'er the sea
Last Line: Of liberty, planted by ludd!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Luddites; Liberty


SONG FOR THE NEAPOLITANS, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Too long we've borne what freemen ne'er
Last Line: Or die and leave it so!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Freedom; Naples, Italy; Patriotism; War; Liberty


SONG OF OUR LAND, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Mountainland, fountainland, / shoreland and sea
Last Line: My country forever, great land of the free!
Subject(s): Children; Freedom; January; Patriotism; U.s. - Declaration Of Independence; Childhood; Liberty


SONG OF THE CORNISH MEN, by ROBERT STEPHEN HAWKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A good sword and a trusty hand!
Last Line: "will know the reason why."
Alternate Author Name(s): Hawker Of Morwenstow; Hawker, R. S.
Variant Title(s): And Shall Trelawny Die?;the Song Of The Western Men;trelawny
Subject(s): Cornwall, England; Courage; Freedom; Trelawney, Sir Jonathan (1650-1721); Valor; Bravery; Liberty


SONG OF THE EXPOSITION, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah little recks the laborer
Last Line: Our freedom all in thee! Our very lives in thee!
Subject(s): Freedom; United States; Liberty; America


SONG OF THE FUTURE, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis strange that in a land so strong
Last Line: Shall sing, indeed, a wondrous song.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Freedom; Future; God; Sea; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Ocean


SONG OF THE GALLEY-SLAVES, by RUDYARD KIPLING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We pulled for you when the winds was against us and the sails
Subject(s): Freedom; Galley Slaves; Liberty


SONG OF THE SUPERMAN, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: I am the one whose blood has run through all the / races' veins
Last Line: From senseless clod I rise to god, I am the races' soul.
Subject(s): Freedom; Heroism; Mankind; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines; Human Race


SONG TO THE ITALIAN PATRIOTS, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sons of those whose glorious name
Last Line: Then on to victory!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Patriotism; Victory; Liberty; Italians


SONG TO THE MEN OF ENGLAND, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men of england! Who inherit
Last Line: For their birthrights -- so will we!
Subject(s): England; Freedom; English; Liberty


SONG TO THE MEN OF ENGLAND, by PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Men of england, wherefore plough
Last Line: England be your sepulchre.
Variant Title(s): True Freedom
Subject(s): Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Manchester, England; Massacres; Liberty; Work; Workers


SONG: 68, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah, my heart, ah, what aileth thee
Last Line: Ah! My heart, ah! What aileth thee?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): To His Heart
Subject(s): Freedom; Grief; Hearts; Love; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


SONG: 98, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sith I myself displease thee
Last Line: It were a wilful rage.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Pain; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Suffering; Misery


SONGS IN SPRING, by MATTHEW KAMM    Poem Text                
First Line: In spring I sought to live in peace
Last Line: Is freed from its prison.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONGS OF CAPTIVITY: THE SONG OF HOPE, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Droop not, my brothers! I hear a glad strain
Last Line: Droop not, my brothers! We yet shall be free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Hope; Liberty; Optimism


SONGS OF TRAVEL: 26. IF THIS WERE FAITH, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God, if this were enough
Last Line: Lord, if that were enough?
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONGS TO A.H.R.: 1. FREE, by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O were your heart not wide, dear
Last Line: Below me or above.
Subject(s): Freedom; Hearts; Love; Soul; Liberty


SONGS, SET TO MUSIC BY THE MOST EMINENT MASTERS: 15, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I was unconfined and free
Last Line: When both must quit the field.
Subject(s): Cupid; Freedom; Hearts; Soul; Eros; Liberty


SONNET ON HEARING OF THE OUTBREAK OF THE POLISH INSURRECTION, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blow ye trumpet, gather from afar
Last Line: Boleslas drove the pomeranian.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Poland; Liberty


SONNET ON THE SUBMISSION OF THE NEAPOLITANS, by JOHN CHALK CLARIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Dastardly slaves! And is it - can it be
Last Line: And weep that thou producest things like these.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, Arthur
Subject(s): Freedom; Naples, Italy; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Dictators


SONNET TO LIBERTY, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyes
Last Line: God knows it I am with them, in some things.
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SONNET: 107, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Not [or nor] mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul
Last Line: When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent.
Variant Title(s): I'll Live In This Poor Rime
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Liberty


SONNET: 12. ON THE DETRACTION FOLLOWED MY WRITING TREATISES (2), by JOHN MILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs
Last Line: For all this waste of wealth, and loss of blood.
Variant Title(s): Second Sonnet On Tetrachordon
Subject(s): Divorce; Freedom; Liberty


SONNET: 7, by CAROLINE ELIZABETH SARAH SHERIDAN NORTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like an enfranchised bird, who wildly springs
Last Line: My heart still feels the weight of that remembered chain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Pearce; Stirling-maxwell, Lady; Norton, The Honourable Mrs. Caroline
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Loss Of; Liberty


SONNET: FOR FREEDOM'S SAKE, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For freedom's sake, farewell. I would not fret you
Last Line: "one kiss? -- our last. Goodbye, -- ""for freedom's sake."
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Loss Of; Liberty


SONNET: POLAND, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How long, o god, shall men be ridden down
Last Line: A matter to be wept with tears of blood!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Poland; Liberty


SONNET: WRITTEN ON THE DAY THAT MR. LEIGH HUNT LEFT PRISON, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What though, for showing truth to flatter'd state
Last Line: When thou art dead, and all thy wretched crew?
Subject(s): Freedom; Hunt, Leigh (1784-1859); Liberty


SONNETS TO MIRANDA: 7, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Man, said the chief of sophists, is born free
Last Line: Lady! Is gathered up and sheaved in you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Beauty; Freedom; Soul; Liberty


SONNETS WRITTEN IN AN IRISH PRISON: HER NAME LIBERTY, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought to do a deed of chivalry
Last Line: "yet was she fair, and her name ""liberty."
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SPIRIT OF FREEDOM, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spirit of freedom! Who thy home hast made
Last Line: Dearest of earth, for there my soul is free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SPRING, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The spring is here!' the primrose says
Last Line: Though tyranny endures so long!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Freedom; Socialism; Spring; Liberty


ST GOVAN, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: St govan he built him a cell
Last Line: As his cell by that sounding sea?
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Soul; Wales; Dead, The; Liberty; Welshmen; Welshwomen


ST. BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night is come, no fears disturb
Last Line: And ye had joy in heaven.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Despair; France; Freedom; Future Life; Guilt; Saints; Dead, The; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life


ST. FRANCIS EINSTEIN OF THE DAFFODILS (FIRST VERSION), by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In march's black boat / einstein and april
Last Line: Shaking the flowers!
Subject(s): Mathematics; Statue Of Liberty


ST. MICHAEL'S CHAIR, AND WHO SAT THERE, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Merrily, merrily rung the bells
Last Line: "in compliment to me."
Subject(s): Bells; Churches; Death; Freedom; Marriage; Cathedrals; Dead, The; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


STANZAS ON THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hearts of oak that have bravely delivered the brave
Last Line: "shall be ""glory to codrington's name."
Subject(s): Codrington, Sir Edward (1770-1851); Freedom; Navarino, Battle Of (1827); Liberty


STATUE OF LIBERTY, by SHEILA JANE CROOKE    Poem Source                
First Line: We steamed into new york harbor the other day
Subject(s): Patriotism; Statue Of Liberty


STATUE OF LIBERTY, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This bronze to liberty is loftier
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


STUPIDITY STREET, by RALPH HODGSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw with open eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Freedom; Liberty


SUPER FLUMINA BABYLONIS, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the waters of babylon we sat down and wept
Last Line: And men see light.
Subject(s): Babylon; Freedom; Italy; Rivers; Liberty; Italians


SUPPLICES, SELECTION, by EURIPIDES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is true liberty when freeborn men
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


SWITZERLAND, by JAMES SHERIDAN KNOWLES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Once switzerland was free! With what a pride
Last Line: And think -- I had no master save his own!
Variant Title(s): Tell On Switzerland;william Tell On Switzerland
Subject(s): Freedom; Switzerland; Liberty; Swiss


SYMPATHY (2), by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I know what the caged bird feels, alas!
Last Line: I know why the caged bird sings!
Subject(s): African Americans; Birdcages; Freedom; Sympathy; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty; Empathy


TABLE TALK, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You told me, I remember, glory, built
Last Line: And should, no doubt, if they were all forgot.
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Liberty


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


TECUMSEH AND THE EAGLES, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tecumseh of the shawnees
Last Line: "ye will have lived in vain!"
Variant Title(s): The War Cry Of The Eagles
Subject(s): Freedom; World War I - Canada; Liberty


TENNESSEE; A CENTENNIAL POEM, 1897, by JOHN TROTWOOD MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sun-shimmer'd fields of dreaming green
Last Line: Love of thee.
Subject(s): Confederate States Of America; Freedom; Military; Soldiers; Tennessee; Confederacy; Liberty


THAT GOLDEN TIME, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: When will it come, that golden time
Last Line: Makes every man a king.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Liberty; Work; Workers


THE AGING COLOSSUS, by JULIAN MOSES DRACHMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Liberty, they are polishing your crown
Last Line: Shut not their gate of hope, o liberty!
Subject(s): Lazarus, Emma (1849-1887); Statue Of Liberty


THE AMERICAN BLACK (A STUDY IN RACE CONSCIOUSNESS), by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: Night! Night! / and of the dawn no promise. Wrong is right
Last Line: And dream of freedom that is not a name.
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; Pain; Slavery; United States - Race Relations; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty; Suffering; Misery; Serfs


THE AMERICAN ENSIGN, by GEORGE LUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One morn, when orient beams were bright
Last Line: And only sink in freedom's grave!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; United States; American Flag; Liberty; America


THE AMERICAN FLAG, by JOSEPH RODMAN DRAKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, from her mountain height
Last Line: And freedom's banner streaming o'er us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Variant Title(s): Flag Of The Free
Subject(s): American Revolution; Flags - United States; Freedom; Patriotism; American Flag; Liberty


THE AMERICAN HERO (A SAPPHIC ODE), by NATHANIEL NILES    Poem Text                
First Line: Why should vain mortals tremble at the sight of death and destruction
Last Line: Life is redoubled.
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bunker Hill, Battle Of; Freedom; Liberty


THE ARMY OF REFORM, by SARA JANE CLARKE LIPPINCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, ye are few, - and they were few
Last Line: The free tide of the mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Greenwood, Grace
Subject(s): Freedom; Reform & Reformers; United States; Liberty; America


THE ATTACK ON THE PRESIDENT, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A land of freedom! Who is free?
Last Line: And law alone -- on manly men.
Subject(s): Freedom; Mckinley, William (1843-1901); Liberty


THE AVENUE OF THE ALLIES (1917), by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the song of the wind as it came
Last Line: Rides the proud night-wind and tyrannies die.
Subject(s): Flags; Freedom; God; Singing & Singers; Wind; Liberty


THE BALLAD OF READING GAOL, by OSCAR WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He did not wear his scarlet coat
Last Line: The brave man with a sword!
Alternate Author Name(s): Finga, O'flahertie Wills
Subject(s): Capital Punishment; Freedom; Love; Murder; Prisons & Prisoners; Religion; Sleep; Hanging; Executions; Death Penalty; Liberty; Convicts; Theology


THE BALLAD OF SPLENDID SILENCE; IN MEMORIAM FERENCZ RENYL, by EDITH BLAND NESBIT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the story of renyi and whence you have heard it through
Last Line: For the freedom we live for to-day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Nesbit, E.; Bland, Mrs. Hubert
Subject(s): Freedom; Hungary; Socialism; Liberty


THE BARONS BOLD, by WILLIAM JOHNSON FOX    Poem Text                
First Line: The barons bold on runnymede
Last Line: Our wrongs shall all be righted.
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Liberty; English History


THE BARTHOLDI STATUE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The land, that, from the rule of kings
Last Line: Who shields his license with thy name!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Freedom; Patriotism; Statue Of Liberty; Liberty


THE BATTLE-CRY OF FREEDOM, by GEORGE FREDERICK ROOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, we'll rally round the flag, boys, we'll rally once again
Last Line: Shouting the battle-cry of freedom.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Patriotism; Soldiers; United States - History; Vicksburg Campaign (1862-63); Liberty


THE BEACON, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair shines the beacon from its lonely rock
Last Line: Living or dying, freedom wears a crown.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE BIRD AND THE TREE, by FREDERICK RIDGELY TORRENCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blackbird, blackbird in the cage
Last Line: Blackbird.
Subject(s): Freedom; Lynching; Liberty


THE BLACK SAMPSON, by JOSEPHINE DEPHINE HENDERSON HEARD    Poem Text                
First Line: There's a sampson lying, sleeping in the land
Last Line: By his mighty arm his rights shall be obtained!
Subject(s): African Americans; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Slavery; Negroes; American Blacks; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


THE BLACK SLAVE TRADE; A POEM, by HANNAH MORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If heaven has into being deign'd to call
Last Line: And with thy wide salvation make them free!
Variant Title(s): The Slave Trade
Subject(s): Freedom; Oppression; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD: JUANITA TINSLEY, by MURIEL RUKEYSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Even after the letters, there is work,
Subject(s): Hope; Freedom; Optimism; Liberty


THE BRAND NEW STATUE OF LIBERTY; TO LEE IACOCCA (ANOTHER MICHIGAN BOY), by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was commissioned in a dream by imanja
Last Line: So that she'll drop the torch to fondle the jewels.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Dreams; Statue Of Liberty; Nightmares


THE BRANDED HAND, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Welcome home again, brave seaman!
Last Line: In the van of freedom's onset, the coming of that hand?
Subject(s): Freedom; Punishment; Sailing & Sailors; Slavery; Liberty; Serfs


THE BRAVE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For whom are your gyves? For the cowardly one
Last Line: But never, in mercy, place chains on the brave!
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Presidents, United States; Wallace, Sir William (1270-1305); Washington, George (1732-1799); Valor; Bravery; Liberty


THE BRIDGE: PROEM. TO BROOKLYN BRIDGE, by HAROLD HART CRANE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: How many dawns, chill from his rippling rest
Last Line: And of the curveship lend a myth to god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Crane, Hart
Subject(s): Americans; Bible; Bridges; Brooklyn Bridge; Freedom; Imagination; Religion; United States; Vision; Liberty; Fancy; Theology; America


THE BRITON, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From heremon we claim descent
Last Line: The freedom-loving briton!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Freedom; Hearts; Love - Cultural Differences; Liberty


THE BROKEN CHAIN, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am free! I have burst through my galling chain
Last Line: Dreamer! Fond dreamer! Oh, who is free?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE BUILDING OF THE SHIP, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Build me straight, o worthy master!
Last Line: Are all with thee,--are all with thee!
Subject(s): Fourth Of July; Freedom; Sea; United States; Independence Day; Liberty; Ocean; America


THE BURDEN OF THE DAY, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who shall rise and cast away
Last Line: Lose the burden of the day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Fortune; Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Liberty; Work; Workers


THE CALL OF THE COAST, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text                
First Line: Let the roar go up from the city!
Last Line: Shall strew the earth with flowers.
Subject(s): Cities; Freedom; Urban Life; Liberty


THE CALL TO FREEMAN, by MOSES OWEN    Poem Text                
First Line: But for three hundred thousand of freeman true and brave
Last Line: That freedom's fires shall brighter glow -- that men can yet be free.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Slavery; U.s. - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


THE CAPTIVE, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I opened the cage of my pet canary
Last Line: The captive sings on its perch to-day.
Subject(s): Cages; Canaries; Freedom; Mirrors; Liberty


THE CENTENNIAL YEAR, by CHRISTOPHER PEARSE CRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred years - and she had sat, a queen
Last Line: No pledge less true for her centennial year.
Subject(s): Bells; Freedom; Peace; Storms; United States - Centennial Celebrations; Liberty


THE CHAIN, by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it his daily toil that wrings
Last Line: His chain.
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


THE CHANGE OF FLAGS, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A flurried scud of sunlit sails
Last Line: "that wrought the battle-blade!"
Subject(s): England; Flags; Freedom; Spain; English; Liberty


THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE, by HENRY WOTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy is he born and taught
Last Line: And, having nothing, yet hath all.
Variant Title(s): The Happy Life;a Good Man;lord Of Himself;of A Happy Life
Subject(s): Freedom; Happiness; Life; Religion; Liberty; Joy; Delight; Theology


THE COMMONWEAL, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eight hundred years and twenty-one
Last Line: Acclaims this jubilee.
Subject(s): Freedom; Nature; Spring; Liberty


THE COMPLAINT OF POETIE, FOR THE DEATH OF LIBERALITE, by RICHARD BARNFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weepe heavens now, for you have lost your light
Last Line: For fame shall live, when all the world shall dye.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnefield, Richard
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Liberty


THE CONSPIRACY OF CHARLES, DUKE OF BYRON, by GEORGE CHAPMAN (1559-1634)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the uncivil civil wars of france
Last Line: With all his counsel, all conspiracy.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE CROPPY BOY (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "it was early, early in the spring"
Last Line: "just drop (or, o spare) a tear for the croppy boy"
Subject(s): Deception;freedom; Liberty


THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Do ye hear the children weeping, o my brothers
Last Line: Than the strong man in his wrath.'
Variant Title(s): The Bitter Cry Of The Children
Subject(s): Child Labor; Coal Mines & Miners; Freedom; Social Protest; Liberty


THE CURSE OF THE CHARTER-BREAKERS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In westminster's royal halls
Last Line: Rests the city of our god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain; Great Britain - History; Magna Carta; Westminster Abbey; Liberty; English History


THE DAY; NOVEMBER 11, 1918, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not as they planned it or will plan again
Last Line: Who still are blind awhile, facing the sun.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Freedom; Justice; Navy - United States; Veterans Day; War; Liberty; American Navy


THE DEAD TO THE LIVING, by FERDINAND FREILIGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bullet in the marble breast, the gash upon the brow
Last Line: "they once were free—they fell—and now, forever they are slaves!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Freiligrath, Hermann Ferdinand
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Germany - Revolution - 1848-1849; Dead, The; Liberty


THE DEAR OLD FLAG, by JULIA A. MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! We love that dear old flag
Last Line: May god protect our flag and nation.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sweet Singer Of Michigan
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE DEATH OF SLAVERY, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou great wrong, that, through the slow-paced years
Last Line: Dwell thou, a warning to the coming times.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Declaration Day


THE DECAY OF VENICE, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The glowing pageant of my story lies
Last Line: When died for many a year man's noblest hopes.
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Venice, Italy; Liberty; Italians


THE DECEIVED LOVER SUETH ONLY FOR LIBERTY, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If chance assigned / were to my mind
Last Line: My death, or life with liberty.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Song: 33
Subject(s): Cruelty; Death; Fate; Freedom; Life; Dead, The; Destiny; Liberty


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


THE DRUM, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the drum!
Last Line: Thy palpitating syllables roll in upon the ear!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Drums; Freedom; Music & Musicians; Musical Instruments; War; Liberty


THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, by JOHN WEBSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You are welcome to your country, dear antonio
Last Line: [exeunt.
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Freedom; Love; Religion; Tragedy; Dead, The; Liberty; Theology


THE DUELLIST, by CHARLES CHURCHILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The clock struck twelve; o'er half the globe
Last Line: The happy choice their dam had made.
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Loyalty; Martin, Samuel; Patriotism; Sin; Warburton, William (1698-1779); English; Liberty


THE DYCKMAN HOUSE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Plain as the brass of an old sword-hilt
Last Line: "shall look the world in the face again."
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; New York City - Revolutionary Period; Belief; Creed; Liberty


THE EAGLE OF FREEDOM, by ELIZABETH DOTEN    Poem Text                
First Line: O, land of our glory, our boast, and our pride!
Last Line: Hurrah for the eagle, the bird of the free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Doten, Lizzie
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles; Freedom; Wings; Liberty


THE EAGLE THAT IS FORGOTTEN, by NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sleep softly - eagle forgotten - under the stone
Last Line: To live in mankind, far, far more...Than to live in a name.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lindsay, Vachel
Subject(s): Altgeld, John Peter (1847-1902); Freedom; Reform & Reformers; Liberty


THE EVE OF REVOLUTION, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The trumpets of the four winds of the world
Last Line: Hasten thine hour and halt not, till thy work be done.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Light; Revolutions; War; Liberty; Greeks


THE FALLEN ELM, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old elm that murmured in our chimney top
Last Line: & freedoms birthright from the weak devours
Subject(s): Elm Trees; Environment; Freedom; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Liberty


THE FALLING OF THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS, by ROQUE DALTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead are more unmanageable every day
Subject(s): Death; Liberty; Dead, The


THE FAMINE YEAR, by JANE FRANCESCA WILDE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weary men, what reap ye? Golden corn for the stranger
Last Line: And arraign ye as our murderers, the spoilers of our land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Speranza; Elgee, Jane Francesca; Wilde, William Robert Wills, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland - Famine; Vengeance; Liberty


THE FARMER'S WIFE, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My husband is a good, hardworking man
Last Line: "and john's come in. ""yes, I'll have supper soon!"
Subject(s): Family Life; Freedom; Love - Marital; Marriage; Relatives; Liberty; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE FEAST OF FREEDOM, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I remember in my childhood
Last Line: "of a spring of long ago. ..."
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Feasts; Freedom; Jews; Passover; Liberty; Judaism


THE FINAL FREEDOM, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At the grim end, no prison for me
Last Line: "one with the wind and sky and sea."
Subject(s): Fate; Freedom; Love; Sea; Destiny; Liberty; Ocean


THE FLIGHT OF THE CROWS, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The autumn afternoon is dying o'er
Last Line: Yon band of black, belated crows still frets the evening air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Birds; Crows; Flight; Freedom; Sea; Travel; Flying; Liberty; Ocean; Journeys; Trips


THE FREE, by ELIZA COOK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wild streams leap with headlong sweep
Last Line: For I'd leave a throne for the hut of the free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE FREE, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They bathed in the fire-flooded fountains
Last Line: Time will not remember again.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Dead, The; Liberty


THE FREED BIRD, by AMELIA B. WELBY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy cage is open'd, bird! Too well I love thee
Last Line: Since this heart held a wish, and this frail form a soul!
Alternate Author Name(s): Coppuck, Amelia B.
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Liberty


THE FREEDMAN, by MURRAY KETCHAM KIRK    Poem Text                
First Line: Upon his brow god burned his mark, and seared
Last Line: The torch of freedom in his dusky hands?
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry Society Of America; Liberty


THE FREEING OF CRETE, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At length! At last! At last!
Last Line: In the great peace and concord that shall be!
Subject(s): Crete; Freedom; Liberty


THE FUNERAL OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, by YOLANDE CORNELIA GIOVANNI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His headstone said / free at last, free at last
Last Line: And preached non-violence
Alternate Author Name(s): Giovanni, Nikki
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968); Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


THE GLORY OF 'THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN', by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Aye, take 'the white man's burden'
Last Line: Nor liberty mere creed.
Subject(s): Freedom; Imperialism; Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936); War; Liberty


THE GOLDEN AGE, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Money abundant, at an easy rate!
Last Line: That gold alone can make no golden age.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Materialism; Muses; Wealth; Youth; English; Liberty; Riches; Fortunes


THE GREEK EMIGRANTS SONG, by JAMES GATES PERCIVAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now launch the boat upon the wave
Last Line: And free the man, and free the mind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Immigrants; Liberty; Greeks; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


THE GREEK PARTISAN, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our free flag is dancing
Last Line: Like autumn sheaves are lying.
Subject(s): Freedom; Greece; Liberty; Greeks


THE GREEN ABOVE THE RED, by THOMAS OSBORNE DAVIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full often, when our fathers saw the red above the green
Last Line: Once and for ever more to raise the green above the red!
Subject(s): Freedom; Nationalism - Ireland; Liberty


THE GRUMBLING HIVE; OR, KNAVES TURN'D HONEST, by BERNARD MANDEVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A spacious hive well stocked with bees
Last Line: For acorns as for honesty.
Subject(s): Bees; Freedom; Insects; Beekeeping; Liberty; Bugs


THE GUERRILLA, by JOHN GARDINER CALKINS BRAINARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though friends are false, and leaders fail
Last Line: Here all their fragrance shed.
Subject(s): Freedom; Guerrillas; Liberty


THE GULLS, by ANNA LEE TOMKINS    Poem Text                
First Line: Their world is quite as large as mine
Last Line: Emblems of joyous liberty.
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Gulls; Liberty; Seagulls


THE HALT BEFORE ROME, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it so, that the sword is broken
Last Line: Proclaiming republican rome.
Subject(s): Freedom; Nations; Rome, Italy; War; Liberty


THE HARP, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The harp that once through tara's halls
Last Line: To show that still she lives.
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Tara;freedom Sleeps
Subject(s): Freedom; Tara, Ireland; Liberty


THE HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG [JULY 3, 1863], by WILL HENRY THOMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud possessed the hollow field
Last Line: Lamenting all her fallen sons!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Gettysburg Campaign (1863); Holidays; Memorial Day; Patriotism; United States - History; War; Liberty; Gettysburg, Battle Of; Declaration Day


THE HILLS WERE MADE FOR FREEDOM, by WILLIAM GOLDSMITH BROWN    Poem Text                
First Line: When freedom from her home was driven
Last Line: Hills bow to none but god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE HOUSE OF BONDAGE, by AUGUSTINE JOSEPH HICKEY DUGANNE    Poem Text                
First Line: From mossy woods and cypress bolls
Last Line: O god! Break not mine oath for me!
Subject(s): American Civil War; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; United States - History; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


THE INVALID, by VIRGINIA FOLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Old ships are tired sailing into port
Last Line: I dream the vagabondage they have known!
Subject(s): Boats; Freedom; Japan; Sailing & Sailors; Ships & Shipping; Sicily; Liberty; Japanese; Seamen; Sails


THE IRISH PEASANT TO HIS MISTRESS, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through grief and through danger thy smile hath cheer'd my way
Last Line: Where shineth thy spirit, there liberty shineth too!
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Grief And Danger
Subject(s): Fidelity; Freedom; Irish Catholic Church; Faithfulness; Constancy; Liberty


THE IRISH RAPPAREES; A PEASANT BALLAD OF 1691, by CHARLES GAVAN DUFFY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Righ shemus he has gone to france, and left his crown behind
Last Line: The men that rode at sarsfield's side, the roving rapparees!
Subject(s): Freedom; Ireland - Rebellions; Liberty


THE IRISH REAPER'S HARVEST HYMN, by JOHN KEEGAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All hail! Holy mary, our hope and our joy!
Last Line: Light liberty's flame in the hut of the slave!
Subject(s): Freedom; Harvest; Liberty


THE JEW, by ISAAC ROSENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Moses, from whose loins I sprung
Last Line: Then why do they sneer at me?
Subject(s): Bible; Freedom; Jews; Religion; Soldiers' Writings; Liberty; Judaism; Theology


THE LANDING OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS IN NEW ENGLAND [NOVEMBER 19, 1620], by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The breaking waves dashed high / on a stern and rock-bound coast
Last Line: Freedom to worship god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Variant Title(s): The Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers;the Pilgrim Fathers
Subject(s): Freedom; Holidays; Patriotism; Pilgrim Fathers; Plymouth, Massachusetts; Thanksgiving Day; United States; Women; Liberty; America


THE LAW OF LIBERTY, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This extent hath freedom's ground
Last Line: I upon myself, advance.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE LEADER, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Down the hollow, up the hill
Last Line: Where the flag goes—there go I!
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Freedom; Patriotism; Summer; American Flag; Liberty


THE LEAGUE OF THE ALPS; OR THE MEETING ON THE FIELD OF GRUTLI, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas night upon the alps -- the senn's wild horn
Last Line: For now the strife was closed, the glorious alps were free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Switzerland - Wars; Liberty


THE LIBERTY, by SARAH FYGE EGERTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall I be one, of those obsequious fools
Last Line: With what reluctance they indure restraints.
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Edward, Mrs.; Fyge, Sarah
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Pride; Women; Liberty; Self-esteem; Self-respect


THE LIBERTY BELL, by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The liberty bell - the liberty bell
Last Line: To both tyrant and slave, in that day of the lord!
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Liberty Bell; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Serfs


THE LIBERTY MOTOR, by HENRY W. KING    Poem Text                
First Line: Silent, she rests before the sweeping wing
Last Line: He knows she was half born of women's tears.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE LIBERTY POLE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "come listen, good neighbors of every degree"
Last Line: "derry down, down, hey derry down"
Subject(s): Freedom;u.s. - Colonial Period; Liberty


THE LIBERTY SONG (WITH MUSIC), by JOHN DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come join hand in hand, brave americans all
Last Line: Not as slaves, but as freemen our money we'll give.
Alternate Author Name(s): Penman Of The Revolution
Subject(s): Freedom; United States - Colonial Period; Liberty


THE LIE, by WALTER RALEIGH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go, soul, the body's guest
Last Line: No stab the soule can kill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ralegh, Walter
Variant Title(s): The Soul's Errand;the Lye
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Lies; Social Protest; Soul; Truth; Valor; Bravery; Liberty


THE LINNET'S PETITION, by MARY DARBY ROBINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As stella sat the other day
Last Line: As when she set him free.
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Linnets; Liberty


THE LITTLE BIRD'S COMPLAINT TO HIS MISTRESS, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in this wiry prison, where I sing
Last Line: And sing sweet songs to freedom and to thee.
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Pets; Liberty


THE LITTLE BLACK BOY, FR. SONGS OF INNOCENCE, by WILLIAM BLAKE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother bore me in the southern wild
Last Line: And be like him, and he will then love me.
Subject(s): African Americans - Children; Bible; Brotherhood; Freedom; Mothers; Mythology; Racism; Liberty; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


THE LITTLE CLOUD, by JOHN HOWARD BRYANT    Poem Text                
First Line: As when, on carmel's sterile steep
Last Line: The blessed liberty of god.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Missouri Compromise; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


THE LIVING DEAD, by RALPH CHAPLIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie
Last Line: And dare not speak!
Subject(s): Freedom; Industrial Workers Of The World (i.w.w.); Labor Unions; Liberty


THE LORDS' MASQUE: CHORUS (1), by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Live with thy bridegroom happy, sacred bride
Last Line: How blest is he that is for love envied!
Subject(s): Envy; Freedom; Love; Marriage; Rites & Ceremonies; Liberty; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE LOST LEADER, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Just for a handful of silver he left us
Last Line: Pardoned in heaven, the first by the throne!
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Wordsworth, William (1770-1850); Writing & Writers; Liberty


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 24, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tempt me no more; for I
Last Line: Easing a saviour's birth
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE MAID OF ORLEANS, by JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At thee the mocker sneers in cold derision
Last Line: Of nobleness alone a noble mind is proud.
Alternate Author Name(s): Schiller, Friedrich Von
Subject(s): Freedom; Joan Of Arc (1412-1431); Liberty


THE MAN, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: Where is the man?' I heard one in despair
Last Line: Lay on your country's altar. God is great.
Subject(s): Freedom; Lyon, Nathaniel (1818-1861); War; Liberty


THE MAN WHO LED THE VAN OF IRISH VOLUNTEERS, by EDWARD LYSAGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The gen'rous sons of erin, in manly virtue bold
Last Line: The gallant man, who led the van of irish volunteers.
Variant Title(s): In Praise Of Grattan
Subject(s): Freedom; Grattan, Henry (1746-1820); Irish Unification Question; Liberty


THE MAN WITH THE HOE, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Last Line: After the silence of the centuries?
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Farm Life; Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Mankind; Millet, Jean Francois (1814-1875); Oppression; Paintings & Painters; Religion; Social Protest; Soldiers; Agriculture; Farmers; Liberty; Work; Workers; Human Race; Theology


THE MANTLE OF ST. JOHN DE MATHA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A strong and mighty angel
Last Line: The good ship bravely in!
Subject(s): Freedom; Jean De Matha, Saint (1160-1213); Liberty


THE MARINE, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text                
First Line: In assorted shades of green
Last Line: "will be there!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Freedom; Marines - United States; Liberty


THE MARSEILLAISE, by CLAUDE JOSEPH ROUGET DE LISLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sons of freedom, wake to glory!
Last Line: To arms! To arms! Ye brave, etc.
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Liberty


THE MARTYR; INDICATIVE OF PASSION OF PEOPLES APRIL 15, 1865, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good friday was the day
Last Line: When they bare the iron hand.
Subject(s): Assassination; Freedom; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Liberty


THE MINSTREL AT LINCLUDEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As I stood by yon roofless tower
Last Line: I winna venture't in my rhymes.
Subject(s): Freedom; War; Death; Supernatural; Grief; Liberty; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


THE MINSTREL BOY, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The minstrel boy to the war is gone
Last Line: "they shall never sound in slavery."
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Freedom; Minstrels; Liberty


THE MISTRESS'S REPLY TO HER LITTLE BIRD, by JANE TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear little bird, don't make this piteous cry
Last Line: But now 'twould kill thee soon, to let thee fly.
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Freedom; Pets; Animal Abuse; Vivisection; Liberty


THE MORAL WARFARE, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When freedom, on her natal day
Last Line: The light, and truth, and love of heaven.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


THE MORNING DREAM (2), by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the glad season of spring
Last Line: Resolves to have none of her own.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE MOTHERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have borne in memory what has tamed
Last Line: Felt for thee as a lover or a child!
Subject(s): Courage; Freedom; Valor; Bravery; Liberty


THE NEGRO BOATMAN'S SONG, by ANONYMOUS - AFRICAN AMERICAN    Poem Text                
First Line: "oh, praise and tanks! De lord he come"
Last Line: Or death-rune of our doom!
Subject(s): African Americans;american Civil War;freedom;slavery;u.s. - History; Negroes;american Blacks;liberty;serfs


THE NEW COLOSSUS, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Not like the brazen giant of greek fame
Last Line: "I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Subject(s): Americans; Art & Artists; Freedom; Immigrants; Religion; Statue Of Liberty; United States; Liberty; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; Theology; America


THE NEW DAY, by FENTON JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From a vision red with war
Last Line: Man's land.
Subject(s): Freedom; World War I; Liberty; First World War


THE NEW IDEA, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last fall I heard a candidate stand on a
Last Line: With broken backs.
Subject(s): Democratic Party (u.s.); Elections; Freedom; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Liberty


THE NIGHT OF THE LION, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Their day was at twelve of the night
Last Line: His freedom shall not end.
Subject(s): Admirals; Animals; Eyes; Freedom; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Lions; Night; Liberty; British Empire; England - Empire; Bedtime


THE OLD 'CONSTITUTION', by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before the wind that greets the sun
Last Line: A hundred years ago.
Subject(s): Constitution (ship); Freedom; New York City - Revolutionary Period; Sailing & Sailors; Liberty; Seamen; Sails


THE OLD CHARTIST, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whate'er I be, old england is my dam!
Last Line: I'll preach you to the british nation.
Subject(s): Chartism; England; Freedom; English; Liberty


THE OLD STOIC, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Riches I hold in light esteem
Last Line: With courage to endure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Immortality; Stoicism; Dead, The; Liberty


THE OPEN DOOR, by FREDERIC ROWLAND MARVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See, little bird, I open wide
Last Line: Awaits my song
Subject(s): Air; Birds; Freedom; Wings; Liberty


THE ORACLES, by ALFRED EDWARD HOUSMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis mute, the word they went to hear on high dodona mountain
Last Line: Their hair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Housman, A. E.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE OUTLAW'S SONG, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The chough and crow to roost are gone
Last Line: And use it as ye may.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE PANORAMA, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Through the long hall the shuttered windows shed
Last Line: And shame his poor word with your nobler deed.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; Serfs


THE PATH OF GOLD, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: Dawn on the world's new shores. The path
Last Line: O path of gold to human destiny!
Subject(s): Freedom; Sailing & Sailors; Seashore; Liberty; Seamen; Sails; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE PEOPLE'S PETITION, by WATHEN MARK WILKS CALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O lords! O rulers of the nation!
Last Line: Give us our daily bread!
Subject(s): Freedom; Great Britain - History; Liberty; English History


THE PEOPLE, YES: 86, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The people, yes, the people
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE PHILOSOPHIC FLIGHT, by GIORDANO BRUNO    Poem Text                
First Line: Now that these wings to speed my wish ascend
Last Line: If death so glorious be our doom at all!
Alternate Author Name(s): Il Nolano
Subject(s): Freedom; Italian Renaissance; Liberty


THE PIONEER, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What man would live coffined with brick
Last Line: But widens still the irretrievable space.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE PLACE WHERE MAN SHOULD DIE, by MICHAEL JOSEPH BARRY    Poem Text                
First Line: How little recks it where men lie
Last Line: Is where he dies for man!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE PLEASURES OF HOPE: 1, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At summer eve, when heaven's ethereal bow
Last Line: "love! -- mercy -- wisdom! -- rule for evermore!"
Variant Title(s): Hope;the Distant In Experience
Subject(s): Beauty; Freedom; Hope; Landscape; Nature; Politics & Government; Liberty; Optimism


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 207, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tientai mountains are my home
Last Line: The joys of roaming free are wonderful indeed
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Climbing; Freedom; Happiness; Mountains; Liberty; Joy; Delight; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 259, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love the joys of the mountains
Last Line: Looks like a lone-flying crane
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Freedom; Mountains; Quiet Life; Liberty; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 10, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: People who leave home want to be free
Last Line: I can't laugh at you
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Disappointment; Freedom; Home; Monks; Liberty


THE POEMS OF PICKUP: 7, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wine of wisdom is so cold
Last Line: Free of shame and glory
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Drinks & Drinking; Freedom; Wisdom; Wine; Liberty


THE POET, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The poet in a golden clime was born
Last Line: She shook the world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Freedom; Hate; Poetry & Poets; Liberty


THE POWER OF RUSSIA, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So all this gallant blood has gushe'd in vain
Last Line: Our setting star is your misfortunes' rising morn.'
Subject(s): Freedom; Russia; Liberty; Soviet Union; Russians


THE PRAYER OF THE ROMANS, by JOHN MILTON HAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not done, but near its ending
Last Line: One republic in italy free!
Subject(s): Freedom; Italy; Liberty; Italians


THE PRESENT CRISIS, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When a deed is done for freedom, through the broad earth's aching breast
Last Line: Blood-rusted key.
Subject(s): Freedom; Justice; Religion; United States; Liberty; Theology; America


THE PRESS, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A worthy parson, once upon a time
Last Line: On freedom's shores a weak and venal press.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Books; Freedom; History; Libraries & Librarians; Literature; Newspapers; Poetry & Poets; Reading; Liberty; Historians; Journalism; Journalists


THE PRINCE AND THE CZAR, by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The prince and the czar ride into the streets
Last Line: Let the wild wars cease and the nations rest!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Alexander Ii, Czar Of Russia (1818-1881); Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; Edward Vii, King Of England (1841-1910); Freedom; History; Leadership; London; Liberty; Historians


THE PRISONER, by PO CHU-YI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tartars led in chains
Last Line: "a han heart and a han tongue set in the body of a turk."
Alternate Author Name(s): Bai Juyi; Bo Juyi; Po Chu-i; Lo T'ien; Jyu-yi
Subject(s): China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Freedom; Prisons & Prisoners; Soldiers; Tatars; Liberty; Tartars


THE PRISONER, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day I lie beneath the great pine tree
Last Line: Ah, freedom is but death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Dead, The; Liberty


THE PRISONERS OF NAPLES, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been thinking of the victims bound
Last Line: In love which is of thee, and which indeed thou art!
Subject(s): Freedom; Naples, Italy; Liberty


THE PROMISE, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You no more shall barefoot crawl
Last Line: And the worthy burgomaster.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


THE RACE OF ODIN, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud was the hostile clang of arms
Last Line: "she falls—and lo, the world again is free!"
Subject(s): Freedom; Mythology - Celtic; War; Liberty


THE REBEL, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a wall of which the stones
Last Line: Should break his hands, as I have done
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE REFORMER, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All grim and soiled and brown with tan
Last Line: With morning light!
Subject(s): Freedom; Reform & Reformers; Liberty


THE RENDITION, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the train's shrill whistle call
Last Line: I stood upon her grave!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE RETURN FROM THE CAPTIVITY, by MARION MOSS    Poem Text                
First Line: Arise! Sons of israel, arise!
Last Line: Raise the hymn of thanksgiving,—thou'rt free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Slavery; Liberty; Judaism; Serfs


THE RIGHT OF ASYLUM, by STEPHEN PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Easy the cry, while vengeance now is wrought
Last Line: This old sea-haven to world-misery?
Subject(s): Freedom; Jews; Right To Asylum; Liberty; Judaism


THE RIVALS, by ROBERT WHITAKER    Poem Text                
First Line: Freedom and faith went wooing for a soul
Last Line: "upon the track that runs from goal to goal."
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; Religion; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Theology


THE ROAD NOT TAKEN, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
Last Line: And that has made all the difference.
Subject(s): Fate; Freedom; Life; Life Change Events; Roads; Time; Destiny; Liberty; Paths; Trails


THE ROCK OF LIBERTY; A PILGRIM ODE, 1620-1920: 3. ACHIEVEMENT, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We have felled the forest and pierced the hill
Last Line: Amen.
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Pilgrim Fathers; Religion; Success; Liberty; Theology


THE ROCK OF LIBERTY; A PILGRIM ODE, 1629-1920: 1. VISION, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord god of hosts, defender of the weak
Last Line: Should through the ages ring!
Subject(s): Freedom; Mayflower (ship); Pilgrim Fathers; Prayer; Religion; Liberty; Theology


THE ROSE TREE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: O words are lightly spoken
Last Line: "can make a right rose tree."
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Connolly, James (1868-1916); Flowers; Freedom; Pearse, Patrick Henry (1879-1916); Roses; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 15, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And those who husbanded the golden grain
Last Line: As, buried once, men want dug up again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 16, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The worldly hope men set their hearts upon
Last Line: Lighting a little hour or two -- is gone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Time; Liberty; Theology


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 17, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Think, in this battered caravanserai
Last Line: Abode his destined hour, and went his way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 18, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say the lion and the lizard keep
Last Line: Stamps o'er his head, but cannot break his sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 48, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A moment's halt - a momentary taste
Last Line: The nothing it set out from -- oh, make haste!
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 49, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Would you that spangle of existence spend
Last Line: And upon what, prithee, may life depend?
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 50, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A hair perhaps divides the false and true
Last Line: And peradventure to the master too;
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 51, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose secret presence, through creation's veins
Last Line: They change and perish all--but he remains:
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE RUBAIYAT, 1879 EDITION: 52, by OMAR KHAYYAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A moment guessed - then back behind the fold
Last Line: He doth himself contrive, enact, behold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Khayyam, Omar
Subject(s): Freedom; Time; Liberty


THE SHAN VAN VOCHT (THE POOR OLD WOMAN) (1), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh! The french are on the sea
Last Line: Then hurra for liberty! / says the shan van vocht
Subject(s): Freedom;ireland;navy - France; Liberty;irish;french Navy


THE SHAN VAN VOCHT (THE POOR OLD WOMAN) (2), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh boney's on the sea
Last Line: Says the shan van vocht
Subject(s): Freedom;ireland;navy - France; Liberty;irish;french Navy


THE SHEPHERD-POET OF THE ALPS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Singing of the free blue sky
Last Line: Sister! Thy brother is won by thee!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Liberty


THE SILVER HERONS, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within a home for captive beasts
Last Line: Is not to lose one's life, but save.
Subject(s): Freedom; Herons; Mercy; Liberty


THE SLAVE, by JAMES OPPENHEIM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They set the slave free, striking off his chains
Last Line: Free men set themselves free.
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Slavery; Liberty; Theology; Serfs


THE SOLDIER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The soldier! - meek the title, yet
Last Line: The captain's high command.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Freedom; Monuments; Soldiers; War; Liberty


THE SOLDIER BOY'S DREAM, by MARY TUCKER LAMBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A soldier boy lay dreaming
Last Line: Of liberty, new found.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tucker, Mary Eliza Perine
Subject(s): American Civil War; Dreams; Freedom; Soldiers; United States - History; Nightmares; Liberty


THE SONG OF 1876, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Waken, voice of the land's devotion!
Last Line: As pure as of old for a thousand years!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Freedom; Honor; Nations; Singing & Singers; Liberty


THE SONG OF THE FOREIGN-BORN, by ROBERT EMMET CARROLL    Poem Text                
First Line: We came, and you bade us welcome
Last Line: The stars and stripes unfurled.
Subject(s): Freedom; United States - Immigration & Emigtration; Liberty


THE SONG OF THE SHIRT, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With fingers weary and worn
Last Line: "she sang this ""song of the shirt!"
Subject(s): Adversity; Freedom; Labor & Laborers; Religion; Social Protest; Liberty; Work; Workers; Theology


THE SPANISH REVOLUTION, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Blow loud the silver trumpets, blow
Last Line: Let spain improve her golden hour.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Freedom; Government; Revolutions; Spain; Liberty


THE SPIRIT VOICE; OR, LIBERTY CALL TO THE DISENFRANCHISED, by CHARLES L. REASON    Poem Text                
First Line: Come! Rouse ye brothers, rouse! A peal now breaks
Last Line: From partial bondage to a life indeed.
Subject(s): African Americans; Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Toussaint L'ouverture (1743-1803); Negroes; American Blacks; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


THE STAMP ACT IN NEW YORK, 1765, by GEORGE LANSING RAYMOND    Poem Text                
First Line: The night before the stamp-act
Last Line: The stamp act was repeal'd.
Subject(s): Freedom; New York City - Colonial Period; Stamp Act (1765); Liberty


THE STAR OF LIBERTY, by LUCRETIA MARIA DAVIDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: There shone a gem on england's crown
Last Line: On thy calm breast, america!
Subject(s): Freedom; United States; Liberty; America


THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, by FRANCIS SCOTT KEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light
Last Line: Brave.
Variant Title(s): Final Curtain;defence Of Fort Mchenry
Subject(s): Flags - United States; Fort Mchenry, Battle Of (1814); Fourth Of July; Freedom; Napoleon I (1769-1821); National Song - United States; Patriotism; United States; War Of 1812; American Flag; Independence Day; Liberty; American National Anthem; America


THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This bronze to liberty is loftier
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


THE STATUE OF LIBERTY (NEW YORK HARBOUR, A.D. 2900), by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here once, the records show, a land whose pride
Last Line: A shattered torch held in a mighty hand.
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty


THE STRIPES AND THE STARS; APRIL, 1861, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O star-spangled banner! The flag of our pride!
Last Line: One country — one banner — the stripes and the stars!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Flags - United States; Freedom; Patriotism; U.s. - History; American Flag; Liberty


THE STUDENT'S SERENADE, by ANNE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have slept upon my couch
Last Line: Though that bliss be shared with me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Acton
Subject(s): Students; Winter; Freedom; Togetherness; Liberty


THE SUMMONS, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My ear is full of summer sounds
Last Line: And has no answer but god-speed!
Subject(s): Freedom; Summer; Liberty


THE SUN RISING, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Busy old fool, unruly sun
Last Line: This bed thy center is, these walls, thy sphere.
Subject(s): Dawn; Love - Erotic; Freedom; Love; Sun; Sunrise; Liberty


THE SYMPHONY, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O trade! O trade! Would thou wert dead!
Last Line: Baltimore, 1875.
Subject(s): Capitalism; Freedom; Liberty


THE TENDENCY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: German bard! Extol our glorious
Last Line: To the common public's level.
Subject(s): Freedom; Germany; Liberty; Germans


THE THIRD OF FEBRUARY, 1852, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My lords, we heard you speak; you told us all
Last Line: And hold against the world this honor of the land.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Napoleon Iii (1808-1873); Liberty


THE TOMB OF DE BRUCE, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And liest thou, great monarch, this pavement below?
Last Line: By the chisel of fame on the tablet of time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Freedom; Graves; Honor; Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Liberty; Tombs; Tombstones; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce


THE TRAGIC CONDITION OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give me your tired, your poor
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty; Social Commentaries; Popular Culture - United States


THE TRULY GREAT, by STEPHEN SPENDER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: I think continually of those who were truly great
Alternate Author Name(s): Spender, Stephen (harold), Sir
Subject(s): Freedom; Greatness; Heroism; Life Change Events; Men; War; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


THE TRUMPET OF LIBERTY, by JOHN TAYLOR (1750-1826)    Poem Text                
First Line: The trumpet of liberty sounds through the world
Last Line: Fall, tyrants, fall! Etc.
Subject(s): Freedom; Mankind; Trumpets; Tyranny & Tyrants; Liberty; Human Race


THE UNFINISHED WORK, by JOSEPH FULFORD FOLSOM    Poem Text                
First Line: The crowd was gone, and to the side
Last Line: And sank beside him on the bench.
Subject(s): Freedom; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Presidents, United States; Statues; Liberty


THE UNION, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You that have gathered together the sons of all races
Last Line: One singing star of the world.
Subject(s): Dreams; Flags; Freedom; Mankind; Nations; Tears; Nightmares; Liberty; Human Race


THE UNITED STATES TO THE FILIPINOS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We come to give you liberty
Last Line: If you venture to refuse.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Freedom; Philistines; Liberty


THE UNSUNG HEROES, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A song for the unsung heroes who rose in the country's need
Last Line: Who fought their way from night to day and struggled up to god.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; United States - History; Liberty


THE VALLEY OF REMORSE, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There goes a wandering soul in desert places
Last Line: And broad the dawn-light widens o'er the lea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Love; Freedom; Liberty


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


THE VOICE OF PEACE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though now forever still
Last Line: Of love and liberty!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Independence; Liberty Bell; Peace


THE WANDERER: 2. IN FRANCE: PROGRESS, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When liberty lives loud on every lip
Last Line: Even to thyself?
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): France; Freedom; Travel; Liberty; Journeys; Trips


THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Have you seen, by potomac, that shaft in the skies
Last Line: The noble, the peerless, the many in one!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Freedom; Potomac River; Rivers; Washington Monument; Washington, D.c.; Liberty


THE WASTE PLACES, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As a naked man I go
Last Line: The lion out to lick my hand!
Variant Title(s): In Waste Places
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


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 WAY, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By wisdom that cometh at night and by stealth
Last Line: To live in the unconfined.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Freedom; Greed; Liberty; Avarice; Cupidity


THE WEARIN' O' THE GREEN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "o paddy dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round?"
Last Line: "and where, please god, I'll stick to wearin' o' the green"
Subject(s): Freedom;ireland;patriotism;st. Patrick's Day; Liberty;irish


THE WHITE SLAVES; 1860, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The household of a roman, in rome's luxurious time
Last Line: Let every soul cry, 'liberty!' and 'liberty for all!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; Household Employees; Rome, Italy; Slavery; U.s. - History; Liberty; Servants; Domestics; Maids; Serfs


THE WIND AND THE WHIRLWIND, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a thing to say. But how to say it?
Last Line: I had a thing to say. And it is said.
Subject(s): Egypt; Freedom; Nations; Patriotism; Peace; Politics & Government; War; Liberty


THE WINGED VICTORY, by LORAINE S. BRADFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: Headless, the nike dominates the hall
Last Line: Her vital body's there to claim our trust!
Subject(s): Freedom; Strength; Victory; Liberty


THE WOLF AND THE DOG, by JEAN DE LA FONTAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A prowling wolf, whose shaggy skin
Last Line: So ran sir wolf, and runneth yet.
Subject(s): Fables; Freedom; Allegories; Liberty


THE WORD OF THE WIND, by LOUISE DRISCOLL    Poem Text                
First Line: Wind that carries the sound of bells
Last Line: And one white word for peace!
Subject(s): Freedom; Grief; Peace; War; Wind; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


THE WORLD (1), by HENRY VAUGHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw eternity the other night
Last Line: But for his bride.
Alternate Author Name(s): Silurist
Variant Title(s): A Vision
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Earth; Freedom; Future Life; Mankind; Religion; World; Liberty; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Human Race; Theology


THINKING, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am caught in the body of a fish
Last Line: Caught in the body of a fish
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Freedom; Anglers; Liberty


THIRTY BOB A WEEK, by JOHN DAVIDSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I couldn't touch a stop and turn a screw
Last Line: And we fall, face forward, fighting, on the deck.
Subject(s): Class Struggle; Freedom; Office Employees; Liberty; Clerks


THOMAS AND NANCY LINCOLN, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fit us for humblest service,' prayed
Last Line: Will hallow their repose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Freedom; Indiana; Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865); Lincoln, Nancy Hanks (1784-1818); Lincoln, Thomas (1778-1851); Parents; Presidents, United States; Liberty; Parenthood


THOUGHT OF A BRITON ON THE SUBJUGATION OF SWITZERLAND, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two voices are there; one is of the sea
Last Line: And neither awful voice be heard by thee!
Variant Title(s): Switzerland;on The Subjugation Of Switzerland;england And Switzerland, 1802
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Napoleon I (1769-1821); Switzerland; English; Liberty; Swiss


THREE SONNETS WRITTEN IN MID-CHANNEL: 2, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And wherefore feels he thus? Because its shore
Last Line: And fling the foam defiant in his face.
Subject(s): England; Liberty; English


THREE SONNETS WRITTEN IN MID-CHANNEL: 3, by ALFRED AUSTIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And can it be, - when heaven this deep moat made
Last Line: And perish smothered in a grave of gold!
Subject(s): England; Liberty; English


TO A CATERPILLAR, by ERMA KENYON RAEBURN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, tiny crawling thing upon the vine
Last Line: Be mine the transformation so divine.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TO A FOIL'D EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONAIRE, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Courage yet, my brother or my sister!
Last Line: And that death and dismay are great.
Subject(s): Europe; Freedom; Revolutions; Liberty


TO A FRENCH GIRL IN AMERICA, by MABEL KINGSLEY RICHARDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: I cannot tell just where the difference lies
Last Line: —mabel kingsley richardson
Subject(s): Freedom; History; U.s. - Immigration And Emigration; United States; Liberty; Historians; America


TO A REPUBLICAN FRIEND, 1848, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God knows it, I am with you. If to prize
Last Line: Then am I yours, and what you feel, I share.
Subject(s): Clough, Arthur Hugh (1819-1861); Freedom; Liberty


TO A YOUNG LADY DESIRED A VERSE ... SERVANT ONE DAY, MISTRESS ANOTHER, by ELIZABETH TIPPER    Poem Text                
First Line: More than a king's my word does rule to day
Last Line: When all the world's a riddle, why not I?
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Freedom; Riddles; Liberty


TO ALTHEA, FROM PRISON, by RICHARD LOVELACE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: When love with unconfined wings
Last Line: Enjoy such liberty.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Prisons & Prisoners; Liberty; Convicts


TO DELIA: 25, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Reign in my thoughts, fair hand, sweet eye, rare voice
Last Line: And serve all three, and yet they spoil me too.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Liberty


TO EDWARD JOHN TRELAWNY, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sea-mew on a sea-king's wrist alighting
Last Line: Once, ere the flame received him from the sea.}/it
Subject(s): Freedom; Life; Sea; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Ocean


TO FRIENDS BEHIND A FRONTIER, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wrote so meagerly to you. But what I couldn't write
Subject(s): Freedom; Letters; Liberty


TO KOSCIUSKO, by JOHN KEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Good kosciusko! Thy great name alone
Last Line: To where the great god lives for evermore.
Subject(s): Freedom; Kosciuszko, Thaddeus (1746-1817); Liberty


TO LIBERTY, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bird, my bird, unwearied flying
Last Line: God that is not, yet shall be!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Birds; Freedom; Liberty


TO LUCASTA, FROM PRISON, by RICHARD LOVELACE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long in thy shackles, liberty
Last Line: How to serve you, and you trust me!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TO MR IOSUAH SYLUESTER, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I dare confesse; of muses, more then nine
Last Line: One bartas speaks in tongues, in nations, twayn.
Subject(s): Confessions; Freedom; Muses; Nations; Singing & Singers; Liberty; Songs


TO PERCY SHELLEY, ON THE DEGRADING NOTIONS OF DEITY, by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What wonder, percy, that with jealous rage
Last Line: Which his own lanthorn throws up from himself.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Liberty


TO PERSCEUTED FOREIGNERS, by PENINA MOISE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fly from the soil whose desolating creed
Last Line: Come to the homes and bosoms of the free.
Subject(s): Anti-semitism; Freedom; Immigrants; United States; Liberty; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration; America


TO SILVIO PELLICO, ON READING HIS 'PRIGIONE', by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are who climb the mountain's heathery side
Last Line: There throned in peace divine is liberty!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Pellico, Sivio (1789-1854); Prisons & Prisoners; Liberty; Convicts


TO SILVIO PELLICO, RELEASED, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How flows thy being now?
Last Line: Of love to man, and quenchless trust in god!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Freedom; Pellico, Sivio (1789-1854); Liberty


TO SOAR IN FREEDOM AND IN FULNESS OF POWER, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have not so much emulated the birds that musically sing
Last Line: Power, joy, volition.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TO THE BARTHOLDI STATUE, by AMBROSE BIERCE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O liberty, god-gifted
Last Line: And marry henry george.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Freedom; Statue Of Liberty; Liberty


TO THE BEAUTIFUL ELIZA J - N, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How, liberty! Girl, can it be by thee named
Last Line: And over their hearts a proud despot so reignest.
Subject(s): Freedom; Women's Rights; Liberty; Feminism


TO THE FIRST OF AUGUST, by ANN PLATO    Poem Text                
First Line: Britannia's isles proclaim
Last Line: That they may not depart.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Great Britain - Commonwealth & Colonies; Slavery; Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty; British Empire; England - Empire; Serfs


TO THE GODDESS OF LIBERTY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: For many years I have had a dream
Last Line: Your mask will find profound inscription: %yours will be the very stuff of remembrance
Subject(s): Statue Of Liberty; Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989


TO THE GODDESS OF LIBERTY (NEW YORK HARBOR), by GEORGE STERLING    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Is it bale-fire in thy brazen hand
Last Line: The shadow of the sceptre and the sword
Subject(s): Freedom; Statue Of Liberty


TO THE PUPPET, WIND, by GORDON JOWERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Blow, blow, I defy you, wind
Last Line: From going where my fancy wishes.
Subject(s): Bodies; Freedom; Puppets; Wind; Liberty; Marionettes


TO THE QUEEN OF BOHEMIAH, by ELIZA [PSEUD.]    Poem Text                
First Line: "long since, it was by me desir'd"
Last Line: And with bright angels compasy round
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliza+1
Subject(s): "courts & Courtiers;earth;elizabeth, Queen Of Bohemia;freedom;heaven;" World;liberty;paradise


TO THE RIGHT HON! WILLIAM EARL OF DARTMOUTH, by PHILLIS WHEATLEY    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail! Happy day! When smiling like the morn
Last Line: Where, like the prophet, thou shalt find thy god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Peters, Phillis
Subject(s): Americans; Freedom; Legge, William. 2d Earl Of Dartmouth; Love - Loss Of; Mortality; United States; Liberty; America


TO THE SAME (PERCY SHELLEY, ON THE DEGRADING NOTIONS OF DEITY), by JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet, percy, not for this, should he whose eye
Last Line: Be still with thine own task in unison.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hunt, Leigh
Subject(s): Freedom; God; Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822); Liberty


TO THE UNKNOWN EROS: BOOK 1: 13. 1867, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the year of the great crime
Last Line: To the gray secret lingering in the east.
Subject(s): Disraeli, Benjamin (1804-1881); Freedom; Great Britain - Parliament; Liberty


TO THE VETERANS OF THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN BRIGADE, by GENEVIEVE TAGGARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Say of them they knew no spanish
Alternate Author Name(s): Wolf, Robert Leopold, Mrs.
Subject(s): Freedom; Holidays; Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); Liberty


TO THE VICTOR, by WILLIAM ELLERY LEONARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Man's mind is larger than his brow of tears
Last Line: And sun and moon and all that made me strong.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TO THE VIRGINIAN VOYAGE [1611], by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You brave heroic [heroique] minds
Last Line: To after-times thy wit.
Variant Title(s): Ode: 11
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Virginia (state); Liberty


TO WALT WHITMAN IN AMERICA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Send but a song oversea for us
Last Line: Lives, and that only is god
Subject(s): Freedom; Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); Liberty


TO YOUNG ISRAEL, by MAX OSIAS    Poem Text                
First Line: How cloudy is the sky!
Last Line: "the world's gem."
Subject(s): Freedom; Israel; Jews; Liberty; Judaism


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 1, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Freedom at last!
Last Line: Written—and of this book.
Subject(s): Democracy; Expressionism - Poets; Freedom; Life; Nations; Politics & Government; Self-consciousness; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. BY LAKE WACHUSETT, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night-breeze murmurs odorous through the wild
Last Line: Souls winged and equipped for freedom.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Freedom; Wachusett (mountain), Massachusetts; Anglers; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. LO! I OPEN A DOOR, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo! I open a door
Last Line: Who shall not pass by me into joy eternal?
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. O MIGHTY MOTHER, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O mighty mother - in silence receive thy child
Last Line: The earth, and thou shalt learn me to fly through heaven.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. WINGS, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wings, wings
Last Line: And I understood the meaning of the wings.
Subject(s): Birds; Eagles; Freedom; Speech; Wings; Liberty; Oratory; Orators


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. AS IT HAPPENED, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cross-legged in a low tailor's den, gasping for breath
Last Line: Sings all day to its friend whether present or absent.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Complaints; Liberty


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. ELDER SOLDIER IN BROTHERHOOD TO THE YOUNGER, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear comrade, at whose feet thus now I kneel
Last Line: All that I have said I confirm.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Freedom; Heroism; Love; Liberty; Heroes; Heroines


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not by running out of yourself after it comes the love
Last Line: Two voices added to the eternal choir.
Subject(s): Freedom; Man-woman Relationships; Liberty; Male-female Relations


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. WHO WILL LEARN FREEDOM?, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who will learn freedom?
Last Line: You were my christ to me.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TRAMP, TRAMP, TRAMP, by GEORGE FREDERICK ROOT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the prison cell I sit
Last Line: Of freedom in our own beloved home.
Subject(s): Adversity; Freedom; Holidays; Memorial Day; Prisons & Prisoners; War; Liberty; Declaration Day; Convicts


TRANSLATION, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy counsel sage, maria fair
Last Line: I bid adieu to thee!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TRESSPASS! MURDER!, by JUDITH L. C. GARNETT    Poem Text                
First Line: O trespass in the air - world
Last Line: Lift your guns from me!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TURN O LIBERTAD, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Turn o libertad, for the war is over
Last Line: Is swiftly, surely preparing for you.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Freedom; United States - History; Liberty


TURNING, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Turning into my own
Last Line: Only here. Only now
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


TWO MOUNTAINS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Monadnock looms against the pale blue dome
Last Line: Like emerson midst shifts of humankind.
Subject(s): Earth; Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882); Freedom; Mountains; New England; Sky; World; Liberty; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


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


TWO: 3, by EDWARD ESTLIN CUMMINGS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Next to of course god america I
Alternate Author Name(s): Cummings, E. E.
Subject(s): Americans; Freedom; Hypocrisy; Patriotism; Politics & Government; United States; World War I; Liberty; America; First World War


TYRANNICIDE, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Danger is not in action, but in sloth
Last Line: And majesty and praise!
Subject(s): Freedom; Tyrannicide; Liberty


UNITA ITALIA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "'twas rich, red wine that our fathers quaffed"
Last Line: "'to italy, / union, love and liberty!'"
Subject(s): Freedom;national Song - Italy;patriotism; Liberty;italian National Anthem


UNMANIFEST DESTINY, by RICHARD HOVEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To what new fates, my country, far
Last Line: July, 1'98.
Subject(s): Freedom; Patriotism; Religion; Liberty; Theology


UNREST, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A fierce unrest seethes at the core
Last Line: That leaps from star to star!
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Liberty; Theology


UPON KINGS, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kings must be dauntless; subjects will condemn
Last Line: Those, who want hearts, and weare a diadem.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


UPON THE DEATH OF THE VISCOUNT OF DUNDEE, by ARCHIBALD PITCAIRN    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh last and best of scots! Who did'st maintain
Last Line: And coud'st not fall but with thy country's fate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Pitcairne, Archibald
Subject(s): Freedom; Graham Of Calverhouse, John (1648-1689); Scotland; Liberty


UPSTREAM, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The strong men keep coming on
Last Line: The strong men keep coming on.
Subject(s): Death; Freedom; Men; Dead, The; Liberty


VAGRANT, by WITTER BYNNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I come and go
Last Line: I lie alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Morgan, Emanuel
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Liberty


VAIN FREEDOM, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So I am free whom love held thrall so long!
Last Line: With the old dreams, old tortures, for love's sake.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Freedom; Love - Loss Of; Liberty


VERMONT WILL DO HER PART, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who would be free himself must strike
Last Line: Will do her glorious part.
Subject(s): Freedom; Vermont; World War I; Liberty; First World War


VERSES WRITTEN BY MRS. HUTCHINSON, by LUCY HUTCHINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All sorts of men through various labours presse
Last Line: Or where is man soe uncontroul'd a lord?
Subject(s): Dreams; Freedom; Grief; Life; Nightmares; Liberty; Sorrow; Sadness


VITTORIA'S LAST SONG IN THE OPERA OF CAMILLA, MILAN, 1847, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot count the years
Last Line: Italia, italia shall be free!
Subject(s): Faith; Freedom; Italy; Belief; Creed; Liberty; Italians


VOLUNTARIES, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low and mournful be the strain
Last Line: All are ghosts beside.
Subject(s): Freedom; Religion; Liberty; Theology


WAKE, MASSACHUSETTS, by MARION PERHAM GALE    Poem Text                
First Line: This place has known a sturdy growth of men
Last Line: Set the glance backward! To our grandsires, hail!
Subject(s): Army - United States; Freedom; Gratitude; Statesmen; Liberty


WALLACE STEVENS' LETTERS, by ROBERT BLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wallace stevens comes hurrying down from the mountain
Last Line: Hurries in, stiff and stern and almost like a hero.
Subject(s): Doubt; Freedom; Immortality; Stevens, Wallace (1879-1955); Skepticism; Liberty


WARREN'S ADDRESS [TO THE AMERICANS] [AT BUNKER HILL] [JUNE 17, 1775], by JOHN PIERPONT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand! The ground's your own, my braves!
Last Line: Of his deeds to tell?
Variant Title(s): Warren's Address To The American Soldiers
Subject(s): American Revolution; Bunker Hill, Battle Of; Fourth Of July; Freedom; History; Patriotism; United States - History; War; Warren, Joseph (1741-1775); Independence Day; Liberty; Historians


WASHINGTON'S HEADQUARTERS, by HENRY NEHEMIAH DODGE    Poem Text                
First Line: These halls, so venerable grown
Last Line: And this is freedom's land.
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


WENDELL PHILLIPS, by AMOS BRONSON ALCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: People's attorney, servant of the right
Last Line: Impartial history dare not leave thee out.
Subject(s): Emancipation Movement & Proclamation; Freedom; Phillips, Wendell (1811-1884); Antislavery Movement - United States; Liberty


WEST LONDON, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crouched on the pavement, close by belgrave square
Last Line: And points us to a better time than ours.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Freedom; London; Liberty


WHEN FREEDOM FAILS, by NINA WILLIS WALTER    Poem Text                
First Line: The wild wind raging in the pepper trees
Last Line: And dies a thousand deaths when freedom fails.
Subject(s): Freedom; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Liberty


WHO, by GAMALIEL BRADFORD    Poem Text                
First Line: The long and melancholy wind
Subject(s): Freedom; Sea; Liberty; Ocean


WHO IS FREE?, by PHILEMON    Poem Text                
First Line: I serve my master: you and countless others
Last Line: By nature's law made subject to the greater.
Alternate Author Name(s): Philemon (athenian Comic Poet B.c. 330
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


WHO'S READY?; JULY, 1862, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God help us! Who's ready? There's danger before!
Last Line: All forward! We're ready, and conquer we will!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): American Civil War; Enemies; Freedom; Soldiers; U.s. - History; Liberty


WHY I AM A LIBERAL, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why?' because all I haply can and do
Last Line: "a brother's right to freedom. That I ""why."
Variant Title(s): An Answer
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


WILLIAM MORRIS, by NEWMAN HOWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Weep, eyes that beauty brightens!
Last Line: In chaucer's heir.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Death; Freedom; Life; Love; Muses; Soul; Dead, The; Liberty


WILLIAM TELL, by JOHANN CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH VON SCHILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The smile-dimpled lake woo'd to bathe in its deep
Last Line: [music, and the curtain falls.]
Alternate Author Name(s): Schiller, Friedrich Von
Subject(s): Alps; Freedom; Mountains; Switzerland; Tell, William; Liberty; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Swiss


WINDSOR FOREST, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy forests, windsor! And thy green retreats
Last Line: First in these fields I sung the sylvan strains.
Subject(s): Cowley, Abraham (1618-1667); Denham, Sir John (1615-1669); Freedom; Great Britain - History; Howard, Henry, Earl Of Surrey (1517-47); Landscape; Windsor Forest, England; Liberty; English History


WITH A GOLDEN NECKLACE, by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Accept, dear maid, this little token
Last Line: For there are chains will not unbind.
Subject(s): Freedom; Jewelry & Jewelers; Liberty; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces


WOMAN; A FRAGMENT, by FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within a frame, more glorious than the gem
Last Line: Why let the docile darling have -- her way!
Alternate Author Name(s): Vane, Violet
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Memory; Truth; Women; Liberty


WOMENS' SUFFRAGE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fellow men! Why should the lords try to despise
Last Line: And ye will gain the parliamentary franchise before very long.
Subject(s): Elections; Freedom; Wages; Women - Employment; Women's Rights; Voting; Voters; Suffrage; Liberty; Salaries; Professional Women; Women In Business; Women's Careers; Feminism


WORDS FOR THE 'HALLELUJAH CHORUS', by HENRY HOWARD BROWNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: John brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave
Last Line: His soul is marching on.
Variant Title(s): John Brown's Body
Subject(s): Abolitionists; Brown, John (1800-1859); Freedom; Slavery; Anti-slavery; Liberty; Serfs


WRITTEN AT AN INN AT HENLEY, by WILLIAM SHENSTONE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To thee, fair freedom! I retire / from flattery, cards, and dice, and din
Last Line: The warmest welcome at an inn.
Subject(s): Freedom; Hotels; Liberty; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


YEARNING, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: My soul has a sigh to be free
Last Line: In the happiest moments of yearning.
Subject(s): Freedom; Soul; Spirituality; Liberty


YOUNG HORSES, by E. R MURRAY    Poem Text                
First Line: Over the river by gravel and gum
Last Line: On hearts that will never know freedom again.
Subject(s): Animals; Freedom; Horses; Liberty