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A BIRD'S SONG, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadow of a bird
Last Line: But the soul-love is soaring out of reach forevermore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): Birds; Shadows; Hope


A BOOK OF AIRS: SONG 4, by THOMAS CAMPION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow!
Last Line: The sun still proud, the shadow still disdained.
Variant Title(s): Follow
Subject(s): Love; Shadows; Sun; Time


A CHRONICLE, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All about the blown wind's ways
Last Line: Are my shadows near it.
Subject(s): Shadows


A HEART-HAUNTED HOME, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At lisnamaine, since thither he comes no more
Last Line: Let so his eyes be dark, his heart be cold.
Subject(s): Absence; Haunted Houses; Mothers & Sons; Shadows; Solitude; Separation; Isolation; Loneliness


A LECTURE UPON THE SHADOW, by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand still, and I will read to thee
Last Line: And his first minute, after noone, is night.
Subject(s): Shadows; Sun


A MEMORY, by IRVILLE CHARLES LECOMPTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shadows up the hillside creeping
Last Line: Fluttered to the floor.
Subject(s): Shadows


A SHADOW, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I heard a noise and wished for a sight
Last Line: "shadow, or she, or both, or choose you whither: / blest be the thing that brought the shadow hither
Subject(s): Shadows


A TWILIGHT SONG, by EDWARD MASLIN HULME    Poem Text            
First Line: When swallows fly
Last Line: To me again.
Subject(s): Evening; Shadows; Sky; Stars; Sunset; Twilight


ABSENCE OF SHADOWS, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Beyond the shadows %where the wind dwells
Last Line: In the kingdom of absences
Subject(s): Disappeared Persons - Argentina; Human Rights - Argentina; Shadows


ABSENCES, by EUGENE GRINDEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dull delight and petty mystery
Last Line: And the shadows wait for me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eluard, Paul
Subject(s): Absence; Dreams; Shadows; Separation; Isolation; Nightmares


ACCUSATION, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If this is what you meant
Last Line: If this is what you meant?
Subject(s): Beauty; Faces; Moon; Rain; Shadows; Sky


ADUMBRATIO, by MICHAEL DENNIS BROWNE    Poem Source            
First Line: You were so strongly in the dream
Last Line: Which also can, in those small hours, %undo me
Subject(s): Shadows


ALL NIGHT THEY WILL SPEAK ABOUT LILACS, by GAYLE ELEN HARVEY    Poem Source            
First Line: Still burning %out of season. The sky flames, embracing all
Last Line: Await us %on the jericho road?
Subject(s): Emptiness; Night; Shadows


ALLIANCE, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: An alliance with fire is still possible, you used to say
Last Line: Black, reject? And so, to the shadow's suppliant mouth, I, inexorable, refuse all water
Subject(s): Shadows


ARIA, by ROBERT DE MONTESQUIOU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Appearances in hiding
Last Line: Echo, reflection of a sound.
Subject(s): Shadows


AT THE FOOT OF A CYCLOPEAN WALL, THE MAN IN THE BLUE WORKSUIT, by JOSEP VICENC FOIX    Poem Source            
First Line: In a fable and sleep I know that man who
Last Line: When the shadow of both is the single shadow'
Subject(s): Dreams; Sailors And Sailing; Shadows


ATONEMENT, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in a lonely garden on the hill
Last Line: O let my death atone!
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Shadows; Dead, The


BAD DREAMS, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The square is shadowy
Last Line: It wasn't you I was looking for
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows


CAROL, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady, the dew of years
Last Line: With grace carried a flower
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Shadows


CLOUD SHADOW, by MICHAEL T. YOUNG    Poem Source            
First Line: If it comes over me without my noticing
Last Line: And the last visitors are turned away
Subject(s): Death; Museums; Paintings And Painters; Shadows


COULD IT HAVE BEEN A SHADOW?, by MONICA SHANNON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: What ran under the rosebush?
Last Line: To guard a gleaming pot of gold %for a busy leprechaun
Subject(s): Shadows


COUNTERSHADOW, by PHILIP BOOTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: In daylight, even
Last Line: Light, dissolves %in dark cement
Subject(s): Shadows


CROWNS OF FIRE, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Autumn draws its crowns of fire %as in a wakeful sleep
Last Line: I am happy galloping in this autumn of reddish horses
Subject(s): Autumn; Hearts; Love; Seasons; Shadows; Solitude


CRUISERS' VERSE, by VICTOR NOEL    Poem Source            
First Line: Look at them
Last Line: Of salt and flesh
Subject(s): Blood; Death; Shadows; Warships


DEAD MEN, TO A METAPHYSICIAN, by WILLIAM HERVEY ALLEN JR.    Poem Text            
First Line: If they were shadows walking to and fro
Last Line: Of questions solved by posing an enigma.
Alternate Author Name(s): Allen, Hervey
Subject(s): Curiosities & Wonders; Shadows; Enigmas; Oddities


DEAD WAVES, by MANUEL GUTIERREZ NAJERA    Poem Source            
First Line: In the deep darkness underneath the ground
Last Line: O deep and silent currents of my soul!
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Rest; Shadows; Silence


DILEMMA, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows fall as the sun sinks down
Last Line: Or be lost on a midnight-road?
Subject(s): Night; Shadows; Sun; Travel; Bedtime; Journeys; Trips


DO YOU REMEMBER?, by ENRIQUE GONZALEZ MARTINEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Do you recall that evening when for the first time clearly
Last Line: The clouds, the fields wide spreading, the seashore and %the sea
Subject(s): Shadows; Thought


DOUBTING ANGELS, by TIMOTHY GEIGER    Poem Source            
First Line: They follow me everywhere - %rain-streaked shadows
Last Line: Iridescent skin, shallow eyes %blue and sorry for nothing
Subject(s): Shadows


DRIVING ALONGSIDE THE HOUSANTONIC RIVER ALONE ON A RAINY APRIL NIGHT, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember asking
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Shadows; Automobiles; Cars


DUSK, SCIRCLEVILLE, by MARTIN WALLS    Poem Source            
First Line: Dust enters the coppice
Last Line: The hard life patiently grows quiet in the cottages
Subject(s): Dusk; Shadows


EAST OF THE SUN AND WEST OF THE MOON, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Say the year is the year of the phoenix
Last Line: Creates the image in which the world is
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Dreams; Fables; Fantasy; Masks; Shadows


ENIGMA: 17, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am the child of the brightest thing
Last Line: Till for ever away I flee.
Subject(s): Shadows


ESCAPE, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shadows, shadows
Last Line: Profound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Shadows


EVERNESS, by JORGE LUIS BORGES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: One thing does not exist: oblivion
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


FIELDS OF SORIA: 4, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lo, these are they that move 'twixt land and sky
Last Line: Their shadows slowly lengthen as they pass
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Fields; Shadows; Travel


FOOT-PRINTS, by ANNE MILLAY BREMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Shadows of lilac echo the form
Last Line: Unchanging, changing—you remain.
Subject(s): Footprints; Native Americans; Shadows; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


FRANCESCA / INFERNO, V, by JOSE ANTONIO MAZZOTTI    Poem Source            
First Line: You are seeing her again for the very first time, the tired eyes, the tiny hand
Last Line: Her corpse still arouses %desire in passersby
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Shadows; Supernatural


FRIDAY NIGHT, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: Friday night! Come draw the curtain
Last Line: On this peaceful sabbath night.
Subject(s): Dreams; Jews; Night; Sabbath; Shadows; Nightmares; Judaism; Bedtime; Sunday


FROM AN ANALYST'S NOTEBOOK: TEN A.M., by HENRY M. SEIDEN    Poem Source            
First Line: On the wall, over the hans hofmann poster
Last Line: Lying latent too, intimations of a coming spring
Subject(s): Shadows


GANG, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: His shadow looks stronger than he does
Last Line: His way of growing old
Subject(s): Shadows; Strength


GARDEN, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Standing at the window at night
Last Line: A lord of shadows.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Growth; Shadows; Strength


GHOST-BEREFT; A SCENE FROM BOGLAND IN WAR-TIME, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought by now for sure the sun was down
Last Line: A shadowy form begins to move up the path from the river.
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Shadows; Soldiers; Supernatural; War; Dead, The


GHOSTS OF THE PAST, by SARAH RUTH COLEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Meadows and streams
Last Line: "of ""never more!"
Subject(s): Death; Ghosts; Shadows; Supernatural; Dead, The


GLORY AND SHADOW, by GEORGE WILLIAM RUSSELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who art thou, o glory
Last Line: Is waiting for you.
Alternate Author Name(s): A. E.
Subject(s): Honor; Shadows


GRANNY'S LITTLE FLOCK, by CHARLES J. HANFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: The lamp's dim, the fire's low
Last Line: To her sleepy flock.
Subject(s): Grandparents; Shadows; Weaving & Weavers; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


HAIKU, by SONIA SANCHEZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am you loving
Last Line: Thisd noontime butterfly
Subject(s): Shadows; Love; Butterflies


HALLOWEEN, by ARTHUR GLYN PRYS-JONES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On bala lake the wind is high
Last Line: On bala lake.
Subject(s): Mortality; Shadows; Wales; Welshmen; Welshwomen


HOLLOW DAYDREAM, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source            
First Line: He who thinks of nothingness
Last Line: To hail a gloomy occupant
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows


I CHOSE THIS BRANCH, by HONGJANG    Poem Source            
First Line: I chose this branch of mountain willow
Last Line: In tht new leaf me
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Memory; Shadows


I DEFINE THE DARKNESS CORRECT: THE BRIGHTER FLESH, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where is the center of human
Last Line: Between dark between cities
Subject(s): Bodies; Labor & Laborers; Mankind; Shadows; Work; Workers; Human Race


I LOOKED FOR LIFE AND DID A SHADOW SEE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some little splinter
Last Line: In the hollows of her eyes
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


I MASCHI, by CEES NOOTEBOOM    Poem Source            
First Line: The masked rowers %came for him
Last Line: A sight he would never again see
Subject(s): Boats; Sailors And Sailing; Shadows; Solitude


I'VE SEEN SKIES, by GUY BENNETT    Poem Source            
Last Line: Their shadow an echo
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows; Sleep


IDEA: 13. TO THE SHADOW, by MICHAEL DRAYTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Letters and lines we see are soon defac'd
Last Line: May in my shadow my love's story read.
Subject(s): Love; Shadows


IF HE WERE NOT ENTHRALLED ...., by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her parasol's a mushroom turned a bowl
Last Line: And leave releasing to the nightingale.
Subject(s): Birds; Nightingales; Shadows


IN MY WINDOW-SEAT, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am sitting in my window-seat
Last Line: And the world is very still.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Rest; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


IN THE SHADOW, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We walk within the shadow, and we feel its
Last Line: But the shadow fades at dawning, and the east is flecked with gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Echoes; Memory; Rest; Shadows


IN THE SHADOW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O she will have the deep dark heart, for all her face is fair
Last Line: A heaven of peace it is beside this mockery of a grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Advice; Despair; Love Affairs; Man-woman Relationships; Shadows; Unfaithfulness; Male-female Relations; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


IN THE SHADOWS, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As the shadows filled the room with peace
Last Line: Missed some beloved face.
Subject(s): Faces; Hearts; Peace; Shadows


IN THE SHADOWS, by FLORENCE COPLEY WHITE    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night the wind went singing
Last Line: Upon the harp.
Subject(s): Grief; Shadows; Sorrow; Sadness


INCOMPLETENESS, by DORIS ELFRIDA ESTCOURT    Poem Text            
First Line: Through the clean silence of the wakening / day
Last Line: We glimpse it, but it melts to mist again.
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows; Nightmares


INTO THE SHADOW, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Back again into the shadow-after the sun!
Last Line: But the gradual gloom grows less as god's daylight breaks afar.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Nightmares; Bedtime


INTRUDER, by JOAN OLIVER    Poem Source            
First Line: You enter my dream with a torch
Last Line: In whirlwinds
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows; Sleep


JUST ANOTHER PARADIGM SHIFT, by PAUL GRANT    Poem Source            
First Line: Just a shadow. Hardly that. But audible
Last Line: Back down into the woods, whispering %once upon a time
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Memory; Shadows


KATHLEEN O'DARE, by DOROTHY B. YOST    Poem Text            
First Line: The evening shades are falling within the orchard grove
Last Line: While the shadows gather in the sky.
Subject(s): Evening; Orchards; Shadows; Sunset; Twilight


LAST AUTUMN, by GEORGE H. DILLON    Poem Text            
First Line: Sparrows flock into a tree out of the gutter
Last Line: And it is shadows I keep.
Subject(s): Shadows; Sparrows


LEAVES, SHADOWS, AND DREAMS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have seen all things pass and all men go
Last Line: Grey shadows in the grass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Gray (color); Green (color); Leaves; Shadows; Dead, The; Nightmares; Grey (color)


LETRILLA, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: When the wind, mother %rustles the leaves
Last Line: I am cradled in sleep %under shadowy trees
Subject(s): Shadows; Sleep


LIGHT & SHADOW, by ANNE WALDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rest you by this various planet
Last Line: Swaying in the tender light & shadow
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Shadows


LIGHTS AND SHADOWS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See how the shifting lights and shadows fall
Last Line: Whether with shine or shade the hours we fill.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Life; Light; Shadows


LIVING SHADOW, by BORIS NOVAK    Poem Source            
First Line: Shadowy ancestor, I seek you everywhere
Last Line: I have been relieved from my shadow
Subject(s): Shadows


LONG SHADOW, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crossing from a chore as the day
Last Line: Makes a path from my feet; I am my path
Subject(s): Shadows


LONG SHADOW, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crossing from a chore as the day
Last Line: Makes a path from my feet; I am my path
Subject(s): Shadows


LONG SHADOWS, by TERRI L. JEWELL    Poem Source            
First Line: There are shades of day
Last Line: Not knowing those long shadows %bear you through all the sorrow
Variant Title(s): Felled Shadow
Subject(s): Shadows


LONG SHADOWS, by JILL MAUGHAN    Poem Source            
First Line: Our shadows lean across
Last Line: That long shadows fall on
Subject(s): Shadows


LOOKING AT YOUR HAND, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This shadow passing over your hand
Last Line: For a moment it can shape itself into a cup of water.
Subject(s): Hands; Mankind; Shadows; Human Race


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


MATINS: 4, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shadow painted where
Subject(s): Shadows


MEMORY'S DREAM, by WILLIAM STEWARD GORDON    Poem Text            
First Line: I dreamed a dream-but who can tell
Last Line: They both were mine and must not go!
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


MIDDAY WITHOUT SHADOW, by YANN LOVELOCK    Poem Source            
First Line: I say sun and mean %ripening fields, bread's wheel
Last Line: Midday shimmers %beneath ashen mountains
Subject(s): Shadows; Sun


MIDNIGHT CEREMONY, by LISA FURMANSKI    Poem Source            
First Line: Rains end, the season to ascend
Last Line: A ripple in distant, pillowed thoughts
Subject(s): Night; Shadows; Sleep


MY ANTIQUE LAMP, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: My antique lamp from old japan
Last Line: And take myself to bed.
Subject(s): Antiques; Lamps; Light; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Bedtime


MY DREAM, by MANUEL MARIA FLORES    Poem Source            
First Line: By night a dream was with me. Beneath a gloomy
Last Line: Left sweet and glowing kisses upon my lifted brow
Subject(s): Dreams; Love; Shadows


MY INTERIOR, by JEFF CLARK    Poem Source            
First Line: One bordello, three suites in the buttock
Last Line: I go to it like a callboy to a c-note
Subject(s): Night; Self; Shadows


MY SHADOW, by W. HODGSON BURNETT    Poem Text            
First Line: I have a sort of shadow that goes out sometimes with me
Last Line: Had forgotten all about me and had gone to vote instead!
Subject(s): Great Britain - Parliament; Shadows; Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)


MY SHADOW, by AILI JARVENPA    Poem Source            
First Line: I'm not my shadow, %my shadow's not me
Last Line: Laughs when I laugh %and dances divinely
Subject(s): Shadows


MY SHADOW, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me
Last Line: Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Variant Title(s): A Child's Garden Of Verses: 18
Subject(s): Children; Imagination; Shadows; Childhood; Fancy


MY SHADOW, by ORHAN VELI    Poem Source            
First Line: I am through
Last Line: My shadow %at someplace, %I %someplace else
Subject(s): Shadows


MY SHADOW'S STATURE, by JOHN JAMES PIATT    Poem Source            
First Line: Whene'er, in morning airs, I walk abroad
Last Line: Crown'd with the sun and all the heaven's smile - %my head is in the shade and valley too
Subject(s): Shadows


NIGHT AND SHADOWS, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text            
First Line: But yesterday I watched the shadows play
Last Line: If I remember morning speeds the night.
Subject(s): Light; Moon; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


NIGHT OF SHADOWS, by CHARLES GUERIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Night of shadows, tragic, helpless night!
Last Line: The sleep of the conquered and the sleep of the dead.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Stars; Nightmares; Bedtime


NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR, by MARJORIE AGOSIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Night like a velvet screen of winged smoke, the limpid
Last Line: In the night of the jaguar %swift as a %deep song
Subject(s): Jaguars; Paintings And Painters; Shadows


NIGHT SERENE, by LUIS DE LEON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I contemplate o'er me
Last Line: Re-echoing vales where every balm %distils!
Alternate Author Name(s): Fray Luis
Subject(s): Night; Serenity; Shadows


NIGHT-BORN, by MARY LANIER MAGRUDER    Poem Text            
First Line: You loved the wind at twilight, and the snow
Last Line: Beyond the door to which we have no key.
Subject(s): Shadows


NIGHTFALL, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eve goes slowly
Last Line: Bold then beaten—now long lost, and here!
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Shadows; Silence; Dead, The; Paradise


NIGHTFALL, by LAURIE KUTCHINS    Poem Source            
First Line: I blink, and the sun has swept up the last shadows
Last Line: The silence taking all of me %into its mouth
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Silence; Sleep


NIGHTFALL ON THE LYNNHAVEN, by MARY SINTON LEITCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love lynnhaven river at this hour
Last Line: Slowly to darkness and oblivion.
Subject(s): Night; Rivers; Shadows; Bedtime


NILE SHADOWS, by OLIVE SCOTT STAINSBY    Poem Text            
First Line: Soft shadows slipping from the dark'ning sand
Last Line: Or cry of lonely beast could now be heard.
Subject(s): Hearts; Shadows


NO SIGN OF LIFE, by JORGE TEILLIER    Poem Source            
First Line: Why give signs of life? %I could hardly send you a message
Last Line: And that our children can dream of being economists or dictators
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Shadows


NOCTURNE, by XAVIER VILLAURRUTIA    Poem Source            
First Line: All that the night
Last Line: Dies on my hard lips
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Shadows; Silence


NOCTURNE IN A MINOR KEY, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I will say: I walked alone in whistling darkness
Last Line: The lover, ridiculous; the loved, sublime.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Nightmares; Bedtime


NOCTURNE VARIAL, by LEWIS ALEXANDER    Poem Source            
First Line: I came as a shadow
Last Line: There's a warmth in the light. %I came as a shadow, %to dazzle your night!
Subject(s): Shadows


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NIGHT (STRAITS OF CARQUINEZ), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like miraculous shining electrum / this wide amber light
Last Line: Hushes heaven, whence radiance is drifting!
Subject(s): Calm; Moon; Night; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Placid; Undisturbed; Tranquility; Bedtime


NOVEMBER, by JOZE UDOVIC    Poem Source            
First Line: The house shrank into itself
Last Line: Turned up to the rotten ceiling
Subject(s): Ghosts; Houses, Deserted; Shadows; Supernatural


OBJECT AND ITS SHADOW, by JORGE CARRERA ANDRADE    Poem Source            
First Line: Reality, faithful architecture of the world
Last Line: Let the eye prepare its vessel %for a new discovery
Subject(s): Architecture And Architects; Shadows


OBSERVATION, by LARS LUNDKVIST    Poem Source            
First Line: The shadows of the trees
Last Line: Primeval, unfathomable
Subject(s): Aging; Childhood Memories; Shadows


ON A SHADOW IN A GLASS (RIDDLE), by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: By something form'd, I nothing am
Subject(s): Riddles; Shadows


ON HIS SHADOW, by HENRY KING (1592-1669)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, my shadow, constant, true
Last Line: Unless I fall upon her.
Subject(s): Shadows


ON THE GARDEN WALL, by HELEN FIELD WATSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Sometimes shadows seem to me
Last Line: Better than reality.
Subject(s): Reality; Shadows


PENETRALIA, by ELFRIDA DE RENNE BARROW    Poem Text            
First Line: Blurred formations
Last Line: Of shadow-stirring twilights.
Subject(s): Evening; Shadows; Sunset; Twilight


PENUMBRAE, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows have their seasons, too
Last Line: Like a stairway that does not rise
Subject(s): Shadows


PENUMBRAE, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows have their seasons, too
Last Line: Like a stairway that does not rise
Subject(s): Shadows


PHANTOM LIFE, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My days are phantom days, each one
Last Line: Among my shadows to and fro.
Subject(s): Phantom Of The Opera (movie, 1925), The; Shadows


POEM 2, by ABELARDO SANCHEZ LEON    Poem Source            
First Line: Why did that have to be the only answer? It's true
Last Line: Without being afraid of my body, without lowering the eyes
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


POEM FOR MARIANA'S SHADOW, by PAUL ANTSCHEL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Love's spearmint grew like an angel's finger
Last Line: We love each other or we don't
Alternate Author Name(s): Celan, Paul; Anczel, Paul
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Shadows


PRELUDE TO 'WALKING SHADOWS', by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of those who fought and died
Last Line: Then let them sleep, at dawn, with the forgotten.
Subject(s): History; Shadows; Truth; Historians


PUTTING ON MY FATHER'S SHADOW, by LINDA RAMEY    Poem Source            
First Line: As a girl I'd dress in its lengthy shape
Last Line: As a girl I'd dress in its lenghty shape
Subject(s): Daughters; Fathers; Shadows


QUATRAIN: THE SHADOW, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O shadow, in thy fleeting form I see
Last Line: In darkness, thou wilt leave me all alone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Shadows


QUERY, by ALICE MONKS MEARS    Poem Text            
First Line: What holds the swift enquiring mind
Last Line: Murmured a spell to guard the soul.
Subject(s): Insanity; Reason; Shadows; Wandering & Wanderers; Madness; Mental Illness; Intellect; Rationalism; Brain; Mind; Intellectuals


QUERY, by HELEN YOUNG    Poem Text            
First Line: Because I am / so short and fat
Last Line: Tall!
Subject(s): Shadows


RAIN IN BIELSKO, by LINDA NEMEC FOSTER    Poem Source            
First Line: Men working
Last Line: The rain gets lost. %its shadow marries sidewalk.'
Subject(s): Rain; Shadows


REFLECTION (1), by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like stars that in the waves below
Last Line: Are shadows of a fairer light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Flowers; Shadows


REFLETS, by BENET ROSNY    Poem Text            
First Line: Young green planets of jade
Last Line: Teeth meet within it.
Subject(s): Fantasy; Memory; Shadows


REMEMBRANCE, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It lies on our life like the stars on the sea
Last Line: Life's woe from our weariful faces.
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


REMOTE LUNAR LIGHT OF MEMORY, by OSTEN SJOSTRAND    Poem Source            
Last Line: Like fish scales near the airy film of the sea
Subject(s): Acropolis Of Athens; Memory; Shadows


RISE NOW, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rise now, an end to rest. The wind sighs / from the west
Last Line: On boughs that tap the pane thy soft farewell to speak.
Subject(s): Memory; Past; Shadows


ROADSIDE POEMS: THE SHADOWS, by GEORGE MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My little boy, with smooth, fair cheeks
Last Line: Those shadows, lord, for thee!
Subject(s): Children; God; Religion; Shadows; Childhood; Theology


ROMAN, by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The new moon
Last Line: Of the superstition!
Subject(s): Moon; Rome, Italy; Shadows


SHADOW, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A shadow makes us think twice, thus we link it with doubt and
Last Line: In-the-making, half half-told-story, a sweet balance between style %and disclosure
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOW, by C. HATAKEYAMA    Poem Source            
First Line: It caught my eye, my shadow, as it ran
Last Line: Come from the hills and fields and the far skies
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOW, by ANTOINETTE MORRIS    Poem Text            
First Line: Shadow in the moonlight / beautiful whirling
Last Line: Beauty never should be such.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOW, by LIA PURPURA    Poem Source            
First Line: Drama in which a rose
Last Line: Darkness becomes you. %and that plunging
Subject(s): Art And Artists; Shadows


SHADOW, by LOLA RIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though -- statued to a savage innocence
Last Line: Night stretching a vast cross of ebony.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawson, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Night; Shadows; Bedtime


SHADOW, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source            
First Line: Night fell once you had forded the stream
Last Line: God, talk and breathe and laugh and be your shadow is much difference between footprints
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep


SHADOW, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows lie soft on the grass
Last Line: The shadow apart from the light!
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOW, by OPAL WHITELEY    Poem Source            
First Line: And this I have learned
Last Line: Grownups do not know the language of shadows
Subject(s): Language; Shadows


SHADOW IN THE OTHER'S HEART, by DABNEY STUART    Poem Source            
First Line: He has none, of course
Last Line: Like a mute veil from the world
Subject(s): Hearts; Relationships; Shadows


SHADOW OF MY HAND, by MARY GRAY    Poem Source            
First Line: When the sun rolls up, orange
Last Line: The twining sinews of bark my hand so loves
Subject(s): Nature; Shadows


SHADOW OF TRUTH, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source            
First Line: At a reading she
Last Line: His existance but %not for his art
Subject(s): Shadows; Truth


SHADOWLAND, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text            
First Line: One by one the flakes are falling
Last Line: "vacant will be shadowland."
Subject(s): Ghosts; Shadows; Spirituality; Supernatural


SHADOWS, by ISABEL R. BOYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Last night, the shadows dark'ning in my room
Last Line: "of peace on earth good will to every man."
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I see the long wild briers
Last Line: Wrap my heart up in her shroud.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Text            
First Line: I am here, the other elsewhere, the silence seems to live
Last Line: I must pray, for it is the hour of the sovereign of the world.
Subject(s): Night; Prayer; Religion; Shadows; Silence; Bedtime; Theology


SHADOWS, by PADRAIG J. DALY    Poem Source            
First Line: I have come indoors again to shadow
Last Line: With flowers in tusb and water falling %and the radiant company of the dead
Subject(s): Death; Shadows


SHADOWS, by RAFAEL ESTRADA    Poem Source            
First Line: Shadows are inverted souls
Last Line: The shadow of a word is an echo
Subject(s): Death; Shadows; Soul; Spirituality


SHADOWS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadow of the lantern on the wall
Last Line: Restlessly dancing on a cloudy wall.
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


SHADOWS, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: We run, %we run
Last Line: We must break through these shadows, %we must find the sun
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Shadows


SHADOWS, by ARTHUR F. KRAMER    Poem Text            
First Line: Shadows walk the world and leave a stain
Last Line: Till darkness drops upon them and they die.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by HENRIK NORDBRANDT    Poem Source            
First Line: I have been thinking so much about you
Last Line: Leaving the shadows doubly deep and cold
Subject(s): Relationships; Shadows


SHADOWS, by VICTOR GUSTAVE PLARR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A song of shadows: never glory was
Last Line: The shadow of thy beauty over me.
Subject(s): Beauty; Shadows


SHADOWS, by LAWRENCE RUSS    Poem Source            
First Line: What do we know about the race of shadows
Last Line: And in that moment, without my knowing, %my soul grew darker
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by ELIZABETH S. SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun is sinking in the west
Last Line: My love still calls for thine.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye shrink not wholly from us when the morn
Last Line: The pledges of returning night and rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We saw our shadows walking before us
Last Line: With the dark sea booming into the night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS, by ZARO WEIL    Poem Source            
First Line: Moon %last evening you
Last Line: Until morning
Subject(s): Moon; Shadows


SHADOWS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gloomy the earth on the shadowless days
Last Line: For the darker the shadows, the brighter the sun.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS AT CLOSE OF DAY, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text            
First Line: A pekinese lay dreaming
Last Line: Shadows at close of day.
Subject(s): Night; Peace; Shadows; Silence; Sleep; Soul; Bedtime


SHADOWS OF RECOLLECTION, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is no dream! Yet haunting visions come
Last Line: To quench all memory of a former state?
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows; Vision


SHADOWS THERE ARE, by ARTHUR JAMES MARSHALL SMITH    Poem Text            
Last Line: They grow transparent, and as sharp, as glass.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, A. J. M.
Subject(s): Shadows


SHADOWS TO-DAY, WHILE SHADOWS SHOW GOD'S WILL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In darkness for the city luminous
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Darkness; Shadows; God


SHAPES AND SHADOWS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: We are but shapes and shadows
Last Line: But the screen remains unchanged!
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Life; Shadows; Time; Dead, The; World


SILHOUETTES, by ANNIE KNOWLTON PILLSBURY    Poem Text            
First Line: Grandma's shadow on the wall
Last Line: Fifty years ago, -- that's all?
Subject(s): Shadows


SLEEPING AND WAKING, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She said to herself - 'twas a girl ranging / pleasaunce and lawn
Last Line: Where desire of all hearts dwelleth deep in a dream of the dream.
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Sleep; Waking; Nightmares; Bedtime


SOMETHING, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sitting by the glimmer
Last Line: Something after all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Fireplaces; Shadows; Soul


SONATA IN PATHOS, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, I am tired; tired of all these years
Last Line: I shall remember till I die.
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Shadows; Dead, The


SONG FOR MY SHADOW, by KIM PYONGYON    Poem Source            
First Line: You follow me as I come and go
Last Line: You leave without a trace!
Subject(s): Shadows


SONG: SUNBEAM AND DEWDROP, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sunbeam, o sunbeam
Last Line: Sparkling, starlike, everywhere.
Subject(s): Dreams; Shadows; Nightmares


SOUL SHADOW, by FREDERIC LAWRENCE KNOWLES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If the shadow this body casts
Last Line: The shadow of a soul!
Alternate Author Name(s): Paget, R. L.
Subject(s): Shadows; Soul


SOWER OF STARS, by ENRIQUE GONZALEZ MARTINEZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Thou shalt pass by, and men will say, 'what pathway
Last Line: Will keep on scattering through life the stars from out the %sky
Subject(s): Death; Night; Shadows; Stars


SPHINX MOTH, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source            
First Line: A moth the size of a hummingbird
Last Line: And a silky smear from another world
Subject(s): Fate; Poetry And Poets; Shadows


SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY, by ELAINE EQUI    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where do we reside
Last Line: We can no longer see
Subject(s): Memory; Photography And Photographers; Pictures; Shadows; Vision


STARLIGHT THROUGH THE SHADOWS, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thy dear one is with jesus now
Last Line: With thee all the way.
Subject(s): Memory; Shadows


STRANGE, by MRS. L. B. SARTAIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Strange - the darkest shadows
Last Line: Delight in hurting me.
Subject(s): Happiness; Moon; Shadows; Joy; Delight


SUNDAY A.M. NOT IN MANHATTAN, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Across the street, closed shops
Last Line: It all, the scene, the whole
Subject(s): Hopper, Edward (1882-1967); Shadows


SWAN AND SHADOW, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk / above the / water hang the
Subject(s): Birds; Shadows; Swans


SWAN AND SHADOW, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk %above the %water hang the
Last Line: Sudden dark as %if a swan %sang
Subject(s): Birds; Shadows; Swans


TEDIUM, by ANTONIO MACHADO RUIZ    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hours of tedium hang on
Last Line: What an eternity the dried-up foliage %has been sobbing!
Alternate Author Name(s): Machado, Antonio; Machado Y Ruiz, Antonio
Subject(s): Shadows; Sleep; Solitude


TENEBRIS, by ANGELINA WELD GRIMKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a tree, by day
Last Line: Or is it a shadow?
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Shadows


TETHYS' FESTIVAL: SHADOWS, by SAMUEL DANIEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Are they shadows that we see
Last Line: Thought must length it in the heart.
Variant Title(s): Eidola
Subject(s): Shadows


THE ANIMAL INSIDE THE ANIMAL, by JOSEPHINE JACOBSEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The short shadow
Last Line: Over the rooted bloom
Subject(s): Soul; Shadows


THE DEATH OF DAWN, by GERTRUDE RATHBUN    Poem Text            
First Line: Morning light on a quivering leaf
Last Line: The cold, gray shadow, hate.
Subject(s): Cold; Death; Shadows; Silence; Snow; Dead, The


THE DUEL, by HAROLD TROWBRIDGE PULSIFER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I fought a shadow
Last Line: Left blood on my sword hand.
Subject(s): Shadows


THE ELDRICH DARK, by CLARK ASHTON SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now as the twilight's doubtful interval
Last Line: Gathered beneath a greater shadow's wings.
Subject(s): Moon; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


THE FAIR WATERS OF DREAM, by MARIE DE REGNIER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the fair waters of asia, in a green countryside
Last Line: The stroke gone by.
Alternate Author Name(s): D'houville, Gerard; Heredia, Marie De
Subject(s): Dreams; Fountains; Shadows; Water; Waves; Nightmares


THE IMAM BARA: 1, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the sombre shadows
Last Line: Ali! Hassan! Hussain!
Subject(s): Death; Mourning; Shadows; Dead, The; Bereavement


THE LADY UNKNOWN, by ALEXANDER (ALEKSANDR) ALEXANDROVICH BLOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of evenings hangs above the restaurant
Last Line: I also know: truth lies in wine.
Variant Title(s): The Stranger
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Dreams; Friendship; Imagination; Shadows; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Nightmares; Fancy


THE LORDS OF SHADOW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the water whispers 'mid the shadowy rowan-trees
Last Line: And sealed my eyes with dew beneath the shadowy rowan-trees.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Comfort; Death; Fairies; Mythology - Celtic; Shadows; Vision; Dead, The; Elves


THE OUTGOING OF SABBATH, by ALTER ABELSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows have taken the place of the sun
Last Line: The last strain of sabbath's zemiroth is sung.
Subject(s): Heaven; Jews; Sabbath; Shadows; Paradise; Judaism; Sunday


THE PHANTOM COMPOSER, by IRENE DAKIN    Poem Text            
First Line: The round silver disk of a cold sun
Last Line: On the cold white keyboard of a winter's day.
Subject(s): Shadows; Snow; Sun; Winter


THE PRAYER OF ISLAM, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We praise thee, o compassionate!
Last Line: Ya rahman! Ya raheem!
Subject(s): Compassion; Death; Memory; Prayer; Shadows; Dead, The


THE PROPHETESS, by KATHERINE AGNES HUME    Poem Text            
First Line: I watched you o'er the tea-cloth's cool
Last Line: Of old, for still do life and stream seem one.
Subject(s): Absence; Shadows; Separation; Isolation


THE RETURN, by SAMUEL VALENTINE COLE    Poem Text            
First Line: The shadow far and wide
Last Line: Its home where great souls dwell.
Subject(s): Death, Return From; Shadows; Soul


THE RING-DOVE, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: Mid beechy umbrage, bosky dell
Last Line: Brief solace for my wounded mind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Dreams; Hearts; Love; Memory; Shadows; Nightmares


THE SHADOW, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tapping. On the window an insistent
Last Line: Those dark, kindly creatures, the summer my father died
Subject(s): Shadows; Mexican Americans


THE SHADOW, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Do you hear the calling, mary, down by the sea?
Last Line: Out in the darkness rose the calling of the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Shadows; Voices; Wind; Dead, The; Ocean


THE SHADOW LAND, by PEARL LENORE POLLARD CURRAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Sunlight dancing, and the earth
Last Line: May not be finished.
Alternate Author Name(s): Worth, Patience
Subject(s): Shadows; Sun


THE SHADOW ON THE STONE, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I went by the druid stone
Last Line: My head unturned lest my dream should fade.
Subject(s): Shadows


THE SHADOWED ROAD, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our shadows moved before us on the road
Last Line: "light falls about us from a surer sphere!"
Subject(s): Shadows; Death; Love; Dead, The


THE SHADOWMAN, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the backyard, I saw the shadow of a
Subject(s): Shadows


THE SINGING SHADOWS, by CLEMENT WOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These things that star a casual day's beholding
Last Line: With only death to seek your deathless face.
Subject(s): Beauty; Shadows


THE SONS OF HEAVEN, by GRANT HYDE CODE    Poem Text            
First Line: Deep in the shoreward crags of earth is cleft
Last Line: Sightless before the ruddy sons of heaven.
Subject(s): Heaven; Paintings & Painters; Shadows; Paradise


THE TREE'S DOUBLE, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How beautiful the tree shadows lie on
Last Line: Dances upon the grass to the same measure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Autumn; God; October; Seasons; Shadows; Trees; Fall


THE UNKNOWN WOMAN, by ALEXANDER (ALEKSANDR) ALEXANDROVICH BLOK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have foreknown thee! Oh, I have foreknown thee
Last Line: Yet terror clings to me. Thy image will be strange.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Facades; Shadows; Women; Dead, The; Nightmares; Appearances


THE VESPER CHIME, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a spirit comes to me
Last Line: And sounds the vesper chime.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Dreams; Night; Shadows; Nightmares; Bedtime


THE VICES OF THE EVENING, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The way the light and shadow
Subject(s): Evening; Shadows; Sunset; Twilight


THE VISION AND THE QUEST, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: A will-o-the-wisp that ever evades the sight
Last Line: Whilst over his sinking shadow it dances bright!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Shadows


THE WAKERS, by JOHN FREEMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The joyous morning ran and kissed the grass
Last Line: And there was the old scolding of the birds.
Subject(s): Angels; Birds; Death; Heaven; Rebirth; Shadows; Sleep; Dead, The; Paradise


THICK BLACK SHADOWS, by REBECCA ZEH    Poem Text            
First Line: The thick, black shadows
Last Line: And six feet of yellow clay!
Subject(s): Shadows


THROUGH THE DARK, by CHARLES VAN LERBERGHE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk's orisons / are sable swans
Last Line: It is morn.
Subject(s): Dusk; Night; Shadows; Bedtime


TICK-TICK, TICK-TICK, by ROLF JACOBSEN    Poem Source            
First Line: The sky all dark, clear
Last Line: On all the planets, here too -- in the wolves, the swans, %in the giraffes grazing high in the trees
Subject(s): Astronomy And Astronomers; Earth; Planets; Shadows; Universe


TIME OF SHADOW, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the hour marais told us about
Last Line: And singing again out of the dark trees
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Shadows; Time


TO MY BROTHER MIGUEL, by CESAR VALLEJO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Brother, today I sit on the brick bench outside the house
Last Line: Coming out. All right? Mama might worry
Subject(s): Brothers; Memory; Shadows; Soul


TO MY SHADOW, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend forever in the light
Last Line: "never thence wilt thou."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Shadows; Sympathy; Empathy


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 2. I COME FORTH FROM THE DARKNESS, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I come forth from the darkness to smite thee
Last Line: Joy, joy! The earth is thine.
Subject(s): Death, Return From; Shadows


TRIAD: 2. VISIT, by ALEJANDRO ESCALONA    Poem Source            
First Line: You invade the fullness of an afternoon
Last Line: The love that joined us...Never and always
Subject(s): Angels; Death; Shadows


TRIAD: 3. REQUIEM, by ALEJANDRO ESCALONA    Poem Source            
First Line: Be gone from my thoughts once and for all
Last Line: Written in your memory
Subject(s): Death; Memory; Shadows


TWILIGHT TERROR, by GEORGIANA RICE    Poem Text            
First Line: Evening comes with peace to some
Last Line: Oh, comfort me!
Subject(s): Evening; Grief; Shadows; Sunset; Twilight; Sorrow; Sadness


TWO PANELS: OR, by MARK IRWIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A kind of silence only possible at night and far away. Or
Last Line: The bloody stars of our teeth when we have spoken too much
Subject(s): Shadows; Silence


UNFAMILIAR SHORE, by ZHAO ZHENKAI    Poem Source            
First Line: These sails are slack
Last Line: A gull swoops down, but will not light %on your outstretched hand
Subject(s): China - Democracy; Shadows


VISIT OF THE PRINCE, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source            
First Line: I never know what the words will bring to me, they like
Last Line: Dampness of the rocks to the swamp of shadow, night entire in his boundless eyes
Subject(s): Guests; Night; Shadows


WEATHER, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Church steeple through gray mist
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Pictures; Shadows; Weather


WEATHER, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Church steeple through gray mist
Last Line: Direction then another, day after day
Subject(s): Photography And Photographers; Pictures; Shadows; Weather


WENDOVER, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uplifted and lone, set apart with our love
Last Line: Low lying on wendover town.'
Subject(s): Life; Love; Peace; Shadows


WHEN SHADOWS ARE CREEPING, by JENNIE E. HUSSEY    Poem Text            
First Line: When over the woods and the river
Last Line: The red and white clovers are sleeping.
Subject(s): Clover; Evening; Forests; Shadows; Sunset; Twilight; Woods


WHEN SHADOWS LENGTHEN, by LOIS MAHAVIER    Poem Text            
First Line: I am no longer young, and drifting fast
Last Line: No echo answers; yet serene, I go.
Subject(s): Old Age; Secrets; Shadows


WHERE HEROES SLEEP, by L. ELEANOR VOSWINKEL    Poem Text            
First Line: In picardy the shadows creep
Last Line: In picardy.
Subject(s): Death; Heroism; Shadows; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines


WITH MY FANCY, by KONSTANTIN DMITRIYEVICH BALMONT    Poem Text            
First Line: With my fancy I grasped at the vague shadows straying
Last Line: And the stairway was swaying underneath my light tread.
Subject(s): Shadows


WOMEN MEN'S SHADOWS, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Follow a shadow, it still flies you
Last Line: Styled but the shadows of us men!
Variant Title(s): Song: That Women Are But Men's Shadows;the Shadow
Subject(s): Courtship; Shadows; Women