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Subject: SPINSTERS
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A SPINSTER, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Why have you come, o love, so near
Last Line: Whenever did you come to stay?
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Single People; Spinsters; Bachelors; Unmarried People; Old Maids


A SPINSTER'S STINT, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Six skeins and three, six skeins and three!
Last Line: And stop the bands, and stop the bands!
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings; Spinsters; Old Maids


ADVICE TO SOPHRONIA, by MARY LEAPOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When youth and charms have taken their wanton flight
Last Line: And bear her safely to her virgin grave.
Subject(s): Aging; Spinsters; Old Maids


AN OLD MAID, by CORA RANDALL FABBRI    Poem Text                
First Line: Gray hair softly, smoothly parting
Last Line: Love to read.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


BARBARA BLUE, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was an old lady named barbara blue
Last Line: Apples and all!
Subject(s): Spinsters; Avarice; Apples


DOROTHY IN THE GARRET, by JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the low-raftered garret, stooping
Last Line: And lifelong sorrow a breath on the pane.
Subject(s): Disappointment; Grief; Love; Spinsters; Sorrow; Sadness; Old Maids


ELLEN MASON AND HER ELEVEN CATS, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old ella mason keeps cats, eleven at last count
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Cats; Spinsters; Old Maids


EMILY HARDCASTLE, SPINSTER, by JOHN CROWE RANSOM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We shall come tomorrow morning, who were not to have her love
Last Line: Where the foreigner may take her for his gloomy halidom
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


EMILY HARDCASTLE, SPINSTER, by JOHN CROWE RANSOM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We shall come tomorrow morning, who were not to have her love
Last Line: And seal her to the stranger for his castle in the gloom
Subject(s): Spinsters


HARK, HARK! O'ER THE PLAINS, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hark, hark! O'er the plains how the merry bells
Last Line: O then let me die an old maid.
Subject(s): Marriage; Spinsters; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Old Maids


I'LL NOT MARRY AT ALL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm determined to live an old maid
Subject(s): Spinsters


I'M 'WIFE' - I'VE FINISHED THAT, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: "I'm ""wife""! Stop there!"
Subject(s): Spinsters; Youth


JENNY DUNLEATH, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jenny dunleath coming back to the town?
Last Line: Despised of the world's favored women -- and wait.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Spinsters; Old Maids


LABYRINTH, by KIM YOJONG    Poem Source                
First Line: My niece past marriageable age
Last Line: Her eyes opening brightly %like a gardenia in the moonlight
Subject(s): Spinsters


LEFTOVER BLESSINGS, by JULIA SPICHER KASDORF    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His dinner on the stove, grandpa smirked at our jar
Last Line: For just showing up, being young, being born %the granddaughter of a man someone married
Subject(s): Spinsters


LIZZIE, by NANCY VIEIRA COUTO    Poem Source                
First Line: A spinster with a mouth like a dam and a heart
Last Line: Or menstrual blood, or blood, %or whether it matters
Subject(s): Spinsters


LULLABY FOR A TIRED LADY, by ROBERT LEOPOLD WOLF    Poem Text                
First Line: Is there any need so deep
Last Line: Distant, sober, uniform.
Subject(s): Sleep; Spinsters; Old Maids


MEZZO CAMMIN, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Half of my life is gone, and I have let
Last Line: The cataract of death far thundering from the heights.
Subject(s): Middle Age; Spinsters; Old Maids


MISS GEE, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let me tell you a little story
Last Line: And a couple of oxford groupers %carefull dissected her knee
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Subject(s): Cancer (disease); Spinsters


MY AUNT, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My aunt! My dear unmarried aunt! / long years have over her flown
Last Line: On my ancestral tree.
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Old Maids


MY MOTHER'S SISTER, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see her against the pearl sky of dublin
Last Line: How can gthis be justified? How can it / be justified?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Old Maids


MY MOTHER'S SISTER, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see her against the pearl sky of dublin
Last Line: How can this be justified, how can it %be justified?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters


OLD LADIES, by COLIN ELLIS    Poem Source                
First Line: They walked in straitened ways
Last Line: Kept safe until they died %and handed on unbroken
Subject(s): Spinsters


OLD MAID, by FREDERICK FEIRSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: You're flirting with me, though I'm half-alive
Last Line: I've got to run. Have a good time tonight
Subject(s): Spinsters


OLD MAID, by AMELIA B. WELBY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why sits she thus in solitude?
Alternate Author Name(s): Coppuck, Amelia B.
Subject(s): Spinsters


OLD MAID'S REVERIE, by NATHALIA CRANE    Poem Text                
First Line: I'm tired of mirthless mirrors and their hostile heresies
Last Line: As one who missed the rubrics in the litanies of youth.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


OLD MAIDS, by LUIS CARLOS LOPEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Come susanna: I want
Subject(s): Spinsters


PASSPORT BLUES, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I was a virgin
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


POOR MARGARET, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We always called her 'poor margaret'
Last Line: She is rich in her father's house at last.
Subject(s): Heaven; Spinsters; Paradise; Old Maids


SOLILOQUY OF A MAIDEN AUNT, by DOLLIE CAROLINE MAITLAND RADFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ladies bow, and partners set
Last Line: Than when I wore it.
Alternate Author Name(s): Radford, Ernest, Mrs.
Subject(s): Aunts; Dancing & Dancers; Spinsters; Old Maids


SOME FOREIGN LETTERS, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew you forever and you were always old
Subject(s): God; Religion; Spinsters; Theology; Old Maids


SOME FOREIGN LETTERS, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I knew you forever and you were always old
Last Line: To mumble your guilty love while your ears die
Subject(s): God; Religion; Spinsters


SONG, by NATHANIEL COTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tell me, my caelia, why so coy
Last Line: Nor know a second spring.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Spinsters; Youth; Male-female Relations; Old Maids


SONG OF A SPINSTER, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah me, life is so short
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Mortality; Spinsters; Old Maids


SONG OF A SPINSTER, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah me, life is so short
Last Line: While I ...
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Mortality; Spinsters


SPINSTER, by ELEANOR DAVIDSON CALENDA    Poem Source                
First Line: Pearl hair %undone
Last Line: Waiting %in this house
Subject(s): Spinsters


SPINSTER, by GREG JOHNSON    Poem Source                
First Line: I didn't plan this, you know. The greening
Last Line: Ears, my reddened eyes. So keep your pity, stranger. %my bed was narrow, but now you lie in it
Subject(s): Spinsters


SPINSTER, by HANNAH KAHN    Poem Source                
First Line: The room is quiet. I alone
Last Line: Seeks cloister in the depths of sleep, %sobs penance like a child
Subject(s): Spinsters


SPINSTER, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now this particular girl
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


SPINSTER, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now this particular girl
Last Line: With curse, fist, threat %or love, either
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Spinsters


SPINSTER'S LULLABY, by VASSAR MILLER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Clinging to my breast, no stronger
Last Line: Both our hearts, imperiled petals %trembling on the pulse of god
Subject(s): Spinsters


THE HARVEST-SUPPER (CIRCA 1850), by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nell and the other maids danced their best
Last Line: "mourned nell; ""and never wed!"
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Spinsters; Old Maids


THE LADY DOCTOR, by CONSTANCE CAROLINE WOODHILL NADEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Saw ye that spinster gaunt and grey
Last Line: Disconsolate and lonely.
Subject(s): Physicians; Spinsters; Women; Doctors; Old Maids


THE OLD MAID, by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)    Poem Text                
First Line: She gave her life to love. She never knew
Last Line: She loves him now her hair is growing gray.
Subject(s): Love; Spinsters; Old Maids


THE OLD MAID, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw her in a broadway car
Last Line: The woman I shall never be.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


THE OLD MAID'S STORY, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ay, many and many a year's gone by
Last Line: But it was too late to weep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Love Loss Of; Spinsters; Grief


THE ORPHANED OLD MAID, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wanted to marry, but father said, 'no
Last Line: And nobody flings me a thought or a care.
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


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


THE SPINSTER'S SWEET-ARTS, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Milk for my sweet-arts, bess! Fur it mun be the time about now
Last Line: Till robby an' steevie 'es 'ed their lap -- an' it sarves ye right.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


TO A PRODIGAL OLD MAID, by JOHN ORLEY ALLEN TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing now no hymn nor chant a dirge
Last Line: To have come a springtime since.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tate, Allen
Subject(s): Spinsters; Old Maids


TUNNEL, by NICANOR PARRA    Poem Source                
First Line: In my youth I lived for a time in the house of some aunts
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Youth


TWO HEADMISTRESSES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Miss buss and miss beale / cupid's darts do not feel
Last Line: How different from us / are miss beale and miss buss
Subject(s): Schools;spinsters; Students;old Maids


UPON HIMSELF (2), by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I could [co'd] never love indeed
Last Line: Neither broke I'th whole, or part.
Subject(s): Self; Spinsters; Women; Old Maids