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A CALIFORNIAN'S DREAMS, by EDWARD ROWLAND SILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thunder-storm of the olden days
Last Line: With the youth and life and love they held?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hedbrooke, Andrew
Subject(s): California; Storms; Landscape


A CAP OF LEAD ACROSS THE SKY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of winter and of hell
Subject(s): Storms


A CROSSTOWN BREEZE, by HENRY SPLAWN TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A drift of wind
Subject(s): Storms


A DAY IN MARCH, by DAYTON THOMAS GOULD    Poem Text                
First Line: A wraith - like mist drifts down the village street
Last Line: And let life's storms unheeded pass me by.
Subject(s): Storms; Winter


A GRECIAN THUNDER-STORM, by RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The thunder came not with one awful pulse
Last Line: But with no pause; the fruit is victory.
Alternate Author Name(s): Houghton, 1st Baron; Houghton, Lord
Subject(s): Greece; Storms; Greeks


A LINE-STORM SONG, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift
Last Line: And be my love in the rain.
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Storms


A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT'S STORM, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: Night, lightning, thunder, rain
Last Line: Of birds and blossoms.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Storms


A NIGHT-PIECE BY MILLET, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind and sea and cloud and cloud-forsaking
Last Line: Wind and sea.
Subject(s): Roundels; Sea; Storms; Wind; Ocean


A NORTHEASTER, by WILBERT SNOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For two bleak days the warning pennant red
Last Line: Scudding her way through space with every reef let out.
Alternate Author Name(s): Snow, Charles Wilber
Subject(s): Hospitality; Storms


A PRAYER FOR THE SAILOR, by EMMETT MALOY COUNTS    Poem Text                
First Line: Outside my window howls the wind
Last Line: May find his way to shore.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A RAINY NIGHT, by WILLARD DOUGLAS COXEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Softly the rain falls into the night
Last Line: As earth and the heavens meet.
Alternate Author Name(s): American
Subject(s): Rain; Storms


A REPLY TO STORMS IN NEW ORLEANS; FOR MY MOTHER IN SEATTLE, by CAROLYNE WRIGHT    Poem Text                
First Line: Nothing unholy about lightning where
Subject(s): New Orleans; Storms


A SNOWY MORN, by MARY D. WALLACE    Poem Text                
First Line: The storm king came to earth last night
Last Line: "need any help now over there?"
Subject(s): Morning; Storms


A SONG IN TIME OF ORDER, 1852, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Push hard across the sand
Last Line: The kingdoms are less by three.
Variant Title(s): A Song In Time Of Order: 1852
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Ocean


A SONG OF THE CRUISE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the sun and the rain, and the rain and the sun!
Last Line: But smile and be brave till the voyage is o'er.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Rain; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Sun; Ocean


A STORM, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The spirits of the mighty sea
Last Line: In our grave beneath the moon!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Storms


A STORM AT HASTINGS AND THE LITTLE UNKNOWN, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas august - hastings every day was filling
Last Line: Seized the last cast -- and nick'd him in the main!
Subject(s): Hastings, England; Storms


A STORM IN APRIL, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Some winters, taking leave
Last Line: And through chill air the puffs of milkweed hover
Subject(s): Storms


A STORM IN SUMMER, by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature that day a woman was in weakness
Last Line: Burst into tears.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Wind


A STORM IN THE DISTANCE (AMONG THE GEORGIAN HILLS), by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see the cloud-born squadrons of the gale
Last Line: To meet the healing kisses of the sun.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms


A STORY OF THE SEA, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Were you ever told the legend old
Last Line: "is alone the peace he craves."
Subject(s): Grief; Life; Sea; Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


A TEMPEST, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An awful tempest mashed the air
Last Line: And peace was paradise!
Variant Title(s): Poem: 198;poem: 224
Subject(s): Storms


A THUNDER-STORM (2ND VERSION), by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind begun to rock the grass / with threatening tunes and
Last Line: Just quartering a tree.
Subject(s): Storms


A WHIRL-BLAST FROM BEHIND THE HILL , by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Were dancing to the minstrelsy
Subject(s): Leaves; Storms


A WILD NIGHT, by JULIA WARD HOWE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm is sweeping o'er the land
Last Line: That struggle with the sea!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


A WINTER'S NIGHT, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind has reverenced the splendor of the night
Last Line: I would to-night the storms were all awake!
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Wind; Winter; Bedtime


ABBOTT'S LAGOON, by DENNIS SCHMITZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The storm's still everywhere I run [or, step]
Last Line: & trot into another morning's workout
Subject(s): Lagoons; Sea; Storms; Water


AFRICAN THUNDERSTORM, by DAVID RUBADIRI    Poem Source                
First Line: From the west %clouds come hurrying with the wind
Last Line: And the pelting march of the storm
Subject(s): Storms


AFTER A JUNE NIGHT'S STORM, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text                
First Line: O what a day of lovely light
Last Line: By a draught of her gladdening wine.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Wind


AFTER A TEMPEST, by WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day had been a day of wind and storm
Last Line: On all the peaceful world the smile of heaven shall lie.
Subject(s): Storms


AFTER STORM, by LOLA RIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Was there a wind?
Last Line: About a dream impaled.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawson, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Storms


AFTER THE LOSS, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A storm rips the leaves
Last Line: Litter of dead leaves
Subject(s): Storms


AFTER THE STORM, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Renewed by morning air now pouring in
Last Line: Clean arc from birth door to the grave
Subject(s): Death; Homosexuality; Life; Storms


AFTER THE STORM, by HENRIETTA CORDELIA RAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sol took his nightcap off and gazed
Last Line: And lo! The earth was filled with light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ray, Cordelia
Subject(s): Storms


AFTER THE STORM, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Long ere the sparkling raindrops
Last Line: Which cannot be undone.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Trees


AFTER THE STORM, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The duel of the warring clouds
Last Line: The smile of god shall glow.
Subject(s): God; Peace; Storms


AN AUTUMN VISION, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Is it midsummer here in the heavens that
Last Line: The limitless lightnings of vision and passion, the measureless music of love.
Subject(s): Autumn; Nature; Seasons; Storms; Vision; Fall


AN OLD MASTER, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: I saw a picture yesternight
Last Line: The white-pure moon looked out.
Subject(s): Beauty; Moon; Storms; Transience; Impermanence


APPROACH OF THE STORM, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: From the half %of the sky
Last Line: Is coming, makes a noise
Subject(s): Storms


APRIL, by MABEL WARREN ARNOLD    Poem Text                
First Line: Clouds and rain and gloom are ever
Last Line: Clouds and rain.
Subject(s): Storms


ARNOLD, MASTER OF THE SCUD, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's a schooner out from kingsport
Subject(s): Fundy, Bay Of; Sea; Storms


AT DIEPPE: 4. BEFORE THE SQUALL, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind is rising on the sea
Last Line: The sails that fly before the squall.
Subject(s): Dieppe, France; Storms


AYE THERE IT IS! IT WAKES TONIGHT, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Storms; Life


BAILING OUT-A POEM FOR THE 1970S, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The landings had gone wrong; white silk
Last Line: I can't help you, help me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Variant Title(s): Bailing Out -- A Poem For The 1970s
Subject(s): Accidents; Air; Storms


BEFORE THE STORM, by RICHARD DEHMEL    Poem Text                
First Line: The sky grew darker with each minute
Last Line: Then first the lightning broke.
Subject(s): Storms


BETWEEN HINGHAM AND BRAINTREE, by ARTHUR W. UPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Between braintree and hingham
Last Line: On the full flood tide!
Subject(s): Floods; Rain; Storms; Water


BIRD SONG IN BLIZZARD, by TERENCE MCGUIRE    Poem Source                
First Line: He wanted to walk the small field
Last Line: World spinning out of control
Subject(s): Birds; Nature; Storms; Weather


BLIZZARD ROPE, by DEBRA MARQUART    Poem Source                
First Line: I have not forgotten
Last Line: Go where you will
Subject(s): Aging; Storms; Weather


BOAT, by LENNART SJOGREN    Poem Source                
First Line: At 8:35 in the evening he drops the anchor
Last Line: He stands looking at what has happened
Subject(s): Boats; Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Storms


BONES, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It takes a long time to hear what the sands seem to bee saying
Last Line: They extend farther than a man can see
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Sailors And Sailing; Sea Gulls; Shipwrecks; Storms; Wind


BREACHING THE ROCK, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pacific, the true misnomer: around the columbia
Last Line: Ready to settle for less.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Pacific Ocean; Storms; Work; Workers


BY THE NORTH SEA, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sea, wind and sun, with light and sound and breath
Last Line: My song to the sea.
Subject(s): Death; North Sea; Sailing & Sailors; Storms; Travel; Dead, The; Journeys; Trips


CAPE DREAD, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For those who come after, that is how we named it
Last Line: But delectable, at least at that season
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sailors And Sailing; Shipwrecks; Storms; Weather; Wind


CEASING OF THE STORM, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm had well nigh gone; no fitful blast
Last Line: Or lurks in bye-paths for the observant eye.
Subject(s): Storms


CLASSIC OF POETRY: 30, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: First the wind, then the storm
Last Line: I lie awake and cannot sleep, %my heart is filled with yearning
Subject(s): China - Early Period (to 200 B.c.); Desire; Storms


CYRIL TOURNEUR, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sea that heaves with horror of the night
Last Line: And over all these one star -- chastity.
Subject(s): Death; Hell; Sea; Soul; Storms; Dead, The; Ocean


DANGER, by LYNNE MCMAHON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thunderhead boils up overhead
Last Line: From me, or our beautiful guest
Subject(s): Storms


DARIEN, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The waves swing hushed to the blue sky-line
Last Line: The double world grows one—at darien!
Subject(s): Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sea Voyages; Storms; Waves; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


DAWNS OF MOGUER, by JUAN RAMON JIMENEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The silver poplars
Last Line: The baffled moon
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms; Weather


DE RERUM NATURA: BOOK 2, SELECTION, by TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis pleasant, safely to behold from shore
Last Line: Their beames abroad, and bring the darksome soul to day.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucretius
Subject(s): Lucretius (99-55 B.c.); Nature; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Translating & Interpreting


DE RERUM NATURA: BOOK 5, SELECTION, by TITUS LUCRETIUS CARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thus like a sailor by the tempest hurled
Last Line: And nature's lavish hand supplies their common wants.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucretius
Variant Title(s): The Infant
Subject(s): Lucretius (99-55 B.c.); Nature; Storms; Translating & Interpreting


DECEMBER, by LUMAN R. BOWDISH    Poem Text                
First Line: Keen is the clear deep vault of night
Last Line: Boreas molds the sullen storm.
Subject(s): December; Frost; Nature; Storms


DESERT STORM, by LORIS PICKARD WOOLERY    Poem Text                
First Line: Dark clouds boil up to fill the sky
Last Line: Of deafening sound -- the aftermath.
Subject(s): Deserts; Food & Eating; Storms


DEWEY AND DANCER, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cambises king, the mexican bandit
Subject(s): Mexico; Dancing & Dancers; Storms


DRIVING IN A BLIZZARD, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Fingerprints are treads on fingers
Last Line: Was crucified or killed at bunker hill
Subject(s): Driving And Drivers; Storms


DWARF JUNIPER, by HARRY EDMUND MARTINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nothing can more harshly interpret
Last Line: Swept into stiffened spirals by gale winds
Subject(s): Cyclones; Storms; Wind


E.J.B., by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Companions, all day long we've stood
Last Line: To guard their cabin room
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Variant Title(s): "companions, All Day Long We've Stood"";
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailers; Storms; Brotherhood


EDDY-GRAMS: 4. STORM AND TRAVAIL, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Trees may crash beneath a cyclone
Last Line: When he shall unlock the door.
Subject(s): Cyclones; Lightning; Storms; Tragedy; Wind; Lightning Rods


EL NINO, by CHERYL BOYCE TAYLOR    Poem Source                
First Line: We woke to the sharp edge
Last Line: And the land was generous %sweet in all its unexplained intentions
Subject(s): Storms


ELEGIAC SONNET: 59. WRITTEN DURING REMARKABLE THUNDER STORM, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What awful pageants crowd the evening sky!
Last Line: Smiles at the tumult of the troubled earth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Storms


ELEGIAC SONNET: 66. WRITTEN IN A TEMPESTUOUS NIGHT, by CHARLOTTE SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The night-flood rakes upon the stony shore
Last Line: And shuns the eyes, that only wake to weep!
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Charlotte Turner
Subject(s): Storms


EMERGENCY COMMISSION, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Self-tossed out of heart
Last Line: Carry the crush and shock?
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Storms; Wind


EROS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm of love has burst at last
Last Line: And billow and wallow and undulate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Cupid; Love; Storms; Eros


EVENING AFTER STORM, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Around these city towers there churns
Last Line: Passing over, glances in.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Storms; Wind


EVENING STORM - NIPIGON, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon the beach, with low, quick, mournful sob
Last Line: And so the day before its time is dead.
Subject(s): Seashore; Storms; Beach; Coast; Shore


FACING INTO IT; FOR LARRY LEVIS, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So it is here, then, after so long, and after all
Last Line: And winter in straw.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Autumn; Desolation; Disasters; October; Seasons; Storms; Fall


FACING THE STORM, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: The church made in the shape of a boat
Last Line: Finds it hard to stay afloat
Subject(s): Churches; Longevity; Ships And Shipping; Storms


FEAR, by HELENE THURSTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Do you see the gray mists twisting
Last Line: Weird music like lorn dirges o'er the dead ....?
Subject(s): Storms


FIRES, by HARRIET SEYMOUR    Poem Text                
First Line: Beside the orange spatterings of fire
Last Line: We turned to go, in silent, sudden pain.
Subject(s): Pain; Storms; Suffering; Misery


FIRST STORM, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was alabama. It was cold
Last Line: And that my feet had never touched the ground
Subject(s): Storms


FIRST STORMS, by JOHN REINHARD    Poem Source                
First Line: The snow comes too soon
Last Line: From its dark, close room
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


FOLLOWING A CABIN CRUISER IN A BLIZZARD, by LINDA M. HASSELSTROM    Poem Source                
First Line: Nose raised to the wind
Last Line: With salt sea water, %or blood
Subject(s): Cruise Ships; Snow; Storms; Travel


FOR A CRITIC WHO TRIES TO WRITE POEMS, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, well, little poet
Last Line: In the middle of a thunderstorm!
Subject(s): Criticism & Critics; Poetry & Poets; Storms; Writing & Writers


FOURTH OF JULY ELECTRICAL STORM, by HEID E. ERDRICH    Poem Source                
First Line: I take you on a family picnic
Last Line: White rock and people who belong to that earth
Subject(s): Fireworks; Fourth Of July; Storms; Thunder


FRIGHTENED TREES, by EDWIN CARLILE LITSEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw three trees against a stormy sky
Last Line: In solitude to moan themselves to rest.
Alternate Author Name(s): Litsey, E. Carl Edwin Carlile
Subject(s): Storms; Trees


FROM A BUS WINDOW IN CENTRAL OHIO, JUST BEFORE A THUNDER SHOWER, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cribs loaded with roughage huddle together
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Storms; Agriculture; Farmers


GALE, by W. F. SPICER    Poem Source                
First Line: The dark scud scowls at the shrinking moon
Last Line: We shame our course, and joyously %to western isles we sail
Subject(s): Navy - United States; Storms


GLEE - THE GREAT STORM IS OVER, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And only the waves reply
Subject(s): Storms; Survival


GOD'S CONCERT, by ISABEL STEWART MCMEEKIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night god's orchestra played
Last Line: God's concert was over.
Subject(s): Storms


GOD'S WEATHER: JUNE, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: In the west pile the stormclouds, and bluegrass and roses
Last Line: Beaten prone in the wet fragrant weather, god's weather.
Subject(s): Months; Storms; Weather


GRACE DARLING; OR THE WRECK OF THE 'FORFARSHIRE', by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As the night was beginning to close in one rough september day
Last Line: And for her equal in true heroism we cannot find another.
Subject(s): Disasters; Heroism; Pain; Sea; Shipwrecks; Steamboats; Storms; Survival; Wind; Heroes; Heroines; Suffering; Misery; Ocean


GREEN SQUALL, by JAY HOPLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Lighting -- %now there's a sexy machete: a pounce of sky electric
Last Line: This is the hurry
Subject(s): Storms


HAIL STORM, by JOHN COLMAN EVANS    Poem Text                
First Line: We stood knee-deep among the corn
Last Line: And found him hanging in the barn.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Harvest; Storms; Suicide; Agriculture; Farmers


HAILSTORM IN MAY, by GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strike, churl; hurl, cheerless wind, then; heltering hail
Last Line: Bid joy back, have at the harvest, keep hope pale.
Subject(s): Spring; Storms


HEALED, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The winds like a pack of hounds
Last Line: And its face was the face of a mother, and its voice was the voice of a child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Dust; Healing; Storms; Wind; Cures


HEAVED FROM THE EARTH, by BESMILR BRIGHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: After the tornado, a dead moccasin
Last Line: Pushing the fire thorns in
Subject(s): Disasters; Earth; Hurricanes; Storms; Thunder


HIGH O'ER THE POOP THE AUDACIOUS SEAS ASPIRE, by WILLIAM FALCONER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


HIS EXCELLENCY THE MASQUERADER, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He serves %to ford between swamp and sand
Last Line: What wind! What straw!
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Household Employees; Storms; Worship


HISTORY, by HANIEL (CLARK) LONG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The massif of the dahlias lay between
Last Line: Under the coming storm.
Subject(s): History; Storms; Time; Historians


HOW LOUD THE STORM SOUNDS ROUND THE HALL!, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Storms


HOW LOUDLY MOANS THE UNHAPPY WEST, by HENRY PATMORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: That soon shall show the east
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


I HAVE NOT KNOWN, by BEULA CHAMBERLAIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I have not known this thing you call the sea
Last Line: I should feel wonder ebb away from me.
Subject(s): Ghosts; Pirates; Sea Gulls; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Supernatural; Water; Piracy; Buccaneers


I LOVE A STORM, by GRACE TURNER SMITH    Poem Text                
First Line: I love a storm, yes, I, who all my life
Last Line: And bids faint hearts have courage and be strong.
Subject(s): Storms


ICE STORM, by UNA W. HARSEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Winter is in no happy mood today
Last Line: To build a wondrous fairyland of ice.
Subject(s): Ice; Storms; Winter


ICE STORM, by LAURIE J. LAMON    Poem Source                
First Line: I forget the cold bed's cargo of blankets, clothes
Last Line: I must crouch to enter and leave this house
Subject(s): Ice; Storms


IMITATIONS OF SHAKESPEARE: A STORM, by JOHN ARMSTRONG    Poem Text                
First Line: The sun went down in wrath
Last Line: Seven days it stormed, &c.
Subject(s): Shakespeare - King Henry V; Storms


IMPRESSIONS, by RUTH CLAY PRICE    Poem Text                
First Line: The virent salt-marsh tide is high to-night
Last Line: Sh!
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Tides; Weather; Ocean


IN A STORM (ON THE BARK 'PESTALLOZI'), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon this great ship's tilted deck
Last Line: O god, where art thou? ... Here am I!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


IN BALANCE, by ERIC PANKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A large torn branch, broken by wind
Subject(s): Snow; Storms


IN SARK, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Abreast and ahead of the sea is a crag's front cloven asunder
Last Line: Abreast and ahead?
Subject(s): Death; Roundels; Sea; Storms; Dead, The; Ocean


IN THE EYE OF STORM, by JACQUELINE JOHNSON    Poem Source                
First Line: I gather the calm of yesterdays wishes
Last Line: Moving deeper into the wide ark of truth
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Quarrels; Storms


IN THE PLACE DE LA BASTILLE, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On a clear day in paris, walking where
Last Line: The tragic tumbrils, hark! Go rumbling by!
Subject(s): Bastille (paris); Clouds; Paris, France; Prisons & Prisoners; Storms; Convicts


IN THE ST. GOTTHARDT PASS, by MATHILDE BLIND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm which shook the silence of the hills
Last Line: They kiss high heaven in all embracing light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lake, Claude
Subject(s): Alps; Mountains; Storms; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


IN THE STORM, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The shining moments are so far between!
Last Line: And this, too, ends. There is a certain end.
Subject(s): Life; Soul; Storms


INSIDE THE LIGHTNING, by DOUG MCNAMEE    Poem Source                
First Line: For hours now the night ignites with heat
Last Line: The self smokes and I don't want it to end
Subject(s): Storms


INSOUCIANCE IN STORM (ON THE ORE-BOAT 'HOWE'), by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in an ore-boat's hold
Last Line: Mid rushing hills of storm!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


INVOCATION; WRITTEN IN THE GULF OF LYONS DURING A STORM, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Play me a lulling tune, o flute-player of sleep
Last Line: Beyond the last, low, long, oblivious sigh.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Comfort; Lyons, France; Prayer; Sea; Sleep; Storms; Wind; Ocean


IT BLOWS A SNOWING GALE IN THE WINTER OF THE YEAR, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The passion of the gale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Winter; Storms


IT SNOWS AND IT BLOWS, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It snows and it blows, it is cold, stormy / weather
Last Line: For it snows, etc.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Sky; Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


JANUARY NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter; Bedtime; Beach; Coast; Shore


JANUARY NIGHT, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In front of me on my desk
Last Line: And climb towards the sun
Subject(s): January; Night; Seashore; Storms; Winter


KENT THUNDERSTORM RHYME, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: If it sinks from the north
Last Line: It will leave us in peace
Subject(s): Storms


LASHED BY GUSTS THE LEAFY WILLOWS, by UMARA OF MERV    Poem Source                
Last Line: Bloodied sword-points in the dawn
Subject(s): Storms


LAST NIGHT WE HAD A THUNDERSTORM IN STYLE, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The strenuous faithful buckled to their prayers
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Storms


LEAR, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: When the world takes over for us
Subject(s): Storms


LEAVING THE HARBOR, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At last the great, red sun sank low
Last Line: Lay on the shore of heaven.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Harbors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Wind; Ocean


LIFE ON THE LAKES: ALONGSHORE, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The storm swings over the waters wide
Last Line: "off the men—running high—going fast—getting thick."
Subject(s): Seashore; Storms; Beach; Coast; Shore


LIFE ON THE LAKES: REQUIEM, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: There's a far wet way to the journey's end
Last Line: Where the headboards show—sleep well, my friend!
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


LIFE ON THE LAKES: STORM, by ELIZABETH SEWELL HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: A chill creeps over the waters wide
Last Line: The hurt call sounds four!
Subject(s): Lightning; Rain; Storms; Weather; Lightning Rods


LINES WRITTEN AFTER A VERY SEVERE TEMPEST, by MERCY OTIS WARREN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When rolling thunders shake the skies
Subject(s): Storms


LINES WRITTEN AT MIDNIGHT DURING A THUNDER-STORM, by ELIZABETH CARTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let coward guilt, with pallid fear
Last Line: Of everlasting day!
Subject(s): Storms


LINES WRITTEN DURING A GREAT SNOWSTORM, YORKSHIRE, 1784, by ? PRATT    Poem Source                
First Line: I rise about ten to hear who's alive
Last Line: Till nine the next morning he gives me a call
Alternate Author Name(s): Pratt Of Peterborough, Mr.
Subject(s): Storms


LINES, WRITTEN IN A STORM AT SEA, by THOMAS MOORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That sky of clouds is not the sky
Last Line: No more shall move him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Little, Thomas
Subject(s): Storms


LISTENING TO STORMS, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis pleasant, by the cheerful hearth, to hear
Last Line: And thinks upon the suffering mariner!
Subject(s): Storms


LITTLE EXERCISE, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text     Poem Explanation         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
Subject(s): Mangroves; Storms


LITTLE EXERCISE, by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Think of the storm roaming the sky uneasily
Last Line: Think of him as uninjured, barely disturbed
Subject(s): Mangroves; Storms


LITTLE PATCH O' BLUE, by GAZELLE STEVENS SHARP    Poem Text                
First Line: Twas one o' them 'ere blusterin' days
Last Line: But I shan't soon forget.
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


LOCH CORUISK (SKYE), by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bleak and barren mountains keep
Last Line: The eagle's scream or wild swan's cry.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Sound; Storms; Wind


LOOK HE SAYS LOOK AT THIS, by DENNIS COOLEY    Poem Source                
Last Line: Look he says look
Subject(s): Death; Storms; Wind


LOST ON THE PRAIRIE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In one of the states of america, some years ago
Last Line: Because he saved them from being lost on the wild prairie.
Subject(s): Heroism; Storms; Survival; Heroes; Heroines


LOWER NEW YORK- A STORM, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: White wing'd below the darkling clouds
Last Line: To all but greed and gain?
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): New York City; Storms; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


LULL, by RHEA B. ZEHR    Poem Text                
First Line: The frightened night
Last Line: Crouched like a black cat waiting.
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Bedtime


LULLABY, by KATHRYN STRIPLING BYER    Poem Source                
First Line: Snow is lying on my roof
Last Line: And I wished the sky to fall
Subject(s): Roofing And Roofers; Storms


MARCH MADNESS ON EDGEWATER HILL, by BEULAH ALLYNE BELL    Poem Text                
First Line: High winds and a storm brewing
Last Line: Bedlam out of the dawn!
Subject(s): March (month); Storms


MARINER'S CAROL, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: So still the night swinging
Last Line: We keep the long watches. %o star, shine before us!
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Storms; Wind


MERCURY, by STEFAN HERTMANS    Poem Source                
First Line: Naked, we saw the lightning coming
Last Line: And the morning light blinded me
Subject(s): Storms


MERMILL RD., MILTON CENTER, by MARK DALEY    Poem Source                
First Line: We're watered down, this morning light diffuse
Last Line: Wearing down like weather does a rock
Subject(s): Floods; Rain; Storms; Weather; Wind


METEOROLOGY, by ALPAY ULKU    Poem Source                
First Line: A storm front wanders down from the mountains, gray and white
Last Line: The other riders wrapped in themselves like explorers lost in a blizzard %then they're gone, too, an
Subject(s): Rain; Storms; Weathervanes; Wind


MICHAEL IS AFRAID OF THE STORM, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lightning is angry in the night
Last Line: No one will laugh, I guess
Subject(s): Storms


MICHAEL IS AFRAID OF THE STORM, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lightning is angry in the night
Last Line: No one will laugh, I guess
Subject(s): Storms


MILKING THE COW, by MATTHEW LIPPMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I've been reading the paper all morning and can't get my eyes of the barn
Last Line: As it races over the brown wheat grass to meet me head on %between the pink udders of one brown cow
Subject(s): Cows; Farm Life; News; Storms; Winter


MONSOON, by DAVID WEVILL    Poem Source                
First Line: A snake emptied itself into the grass
Last Line: Deep, through stem and rot, and into the cave of stone %where the scorpion hungers, carrying his bru
Subject(s): Storms


MORNING JITTERS, by JOHN ASHBERY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And the storm re-established itself
Subject(s): Storms; Night; Bedtime


MOUNTAIN IN A STORM, by HERMAN J. D. CARTER    Poem Source                
First Line: The sky is angry
Subject(s): Mountains; Storms


MOUNTAIN STORM, by FRANCES DAVIS ADAMS    Poem Text                
First Line: The rain drags dripping finger-tips
Last Line: Rattles down the gorge.
Subject(s): Storms


MOUNTAIN WIND, by GERTRUDE B. GUNDERSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Watchful, in a canyon resting
Last Line: Hurtling to the sea.
Subject(s): Sea Monsters; Storms; Wind; Sea Serpents


MY BEAST, by SANDOR CSOORI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little beast is visiting me
Last Line: The scratching of black sedges
Subject(s): Anacreon (582-485 B.c.); Poetry And Poets; Storms; Wind


MY MOJAVE, by DONALD REVELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sha- / dow, / as of
Subject(s): Storms; Jealousy


MY THREE GUESTS: GRIEF, by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A storm is raging and a fierce wind blows
Last Line: Destroying rest at night and happy days.
Subject(s): Grief; Storms; Sorrow; Sadness


NEAP-TIDE, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Far off is the sea, and the land is afar
Last Line: In the sun and the wind and the sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Tides; Ocean


NEPTUNE'S STEEDS, by WILLIAM LAWRENCE CHITTENDEN    Poem Text                
First Line: Hark to the wild nor'easter!
Last Line: Will homeward come again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Chittenden, Larry
Subject(s): Mythology; Storms


NEWS, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the low west falls suddenly shining
Last Line: Is contented in faery land.
Subject(s): Discontent; News; Rain; Storms; Wind; Dissatisfaction


NIGHT OFF GALLIPOLI: 2. VOICE OF A YOUTHFUL TURK, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If only up the straits the tempest flew
Last Line: Dying again upon the mouth of you!
Subject(s): Cypress Trees; Death; Moon; Storms; Dead, The


NIGHT STORM, by WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This tempest sweeps the atlantic! - nevasink
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Storms


O GLORIOUS SEA THAT IN EACH CLIMBING WAVE, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Thou sayest to men: go back & come not hither
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ships & Shipping


O THE FIERCE DELIGHT, by HAMLIN GARLAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the fierce delight, the passion
Last Line: And shout and be glad.
Subject(s): Storms


ODE TO A STRAW, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whence comest thou o wandering elf
Last Line: There's but a name.
Subject(s): Names; Storms; Straw; Wandering & Wanderers


ODES 1, 9. VIDES UT ALTA, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep snow! Soracte stands solid under it
Last Line: Or from a finger an easy forfeit.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


ODES X, 2, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If o'er life's sea your bark you'd safely guide
Last Line: Learn wisely to contract the swelling sail.
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Fate; Life; Sea; Storms; Wisdom; Destiny; Ocean


OF POLITICS, & ART, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, on the farthest point of the peninsula
Last Line: God-rendering voice of a storm.
Subject(s): Melville, Herman (1819-1891); Nostalgia; Politics & Government; Storms; Teaching & Teachers; Tuberculosis; Women; Educators; Professors; Consumption (pathology)


ON A THUNDERSTORM (PRESERVED BY HIS SCHOOLMASTER), by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud o'er my head though awful thunders roll
Last Line: And harden'd sinners thy just vengeance fear.
Subject(s): Faith; Storms; Belief; Creed


ON THE BRIDGE, by ARTHUR REED ROPES    Poem Text                
First Line: All the storm has rolled away
Last Line: Down the ladders of the leaves.
Alternate Author Name(s): Roos, Adrian
Subject(s): Bridges; Storms


ON THE MASSACHUSETTS COAST: NIGHT, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O the gloom of the night with the wind and the rain
Last Line: Howling in, beating in from the desolate main.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Night; Storms; Bedtime


ON THIS LONG STORM THE RAINBOW ROSE, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Must awaken her!
Subject(s): Storms; Death


OPTIMISM, by MOLLY PEACOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A freak spring snow storm made us take the old
Subject(s): Storms; Optimism


OUTDOOR CAFE APPROACHING STORM, by KEVIN PRUFER    Poem Source                
First Line: My mouth wants a handful of coins to fill it
Last Line: To bring a storm everything has been said so well %I cannot do better
Subject(s): Environment; Noises; Storms


OUTSIDE IT IS BLOWING AND RAINING, by ALEXEY (ALEKSEY) KONSTANTINOVICH TOLSTOY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: While it blows and rains in the night
Alternate Author Name(s): Prutkov, Koz'ma Petrovich
Subject(s): Storms; Houses, Deserted; Death; Transience


PALACE OF THE WORLD, by LOUIS HENRI JEAN FARIGOULE    Poem Text                
First Line: The sky opened unresistingly
Last Line: The storm that calls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Romains, Jules
Subject(s): Clouds; Sky; Storms


PARADOX, by MAGDELEN EDEN BOYLE    Poem Text                
First Line: It seemed a paradox,that she whose placid day
Last Line: Shone from her eyes!
Subject(s): Storms


PATROLING BARNEGAT, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild, wild the storm, and the sea high running
Last Line: That savage trinity warily watching.
Variant Title(s): Patrolling Barnegat
Subject(s): Barnegat Bay, New Jersey; Sea; Storms; Ocean


PEACE, BE STILL, by JAMES C. HAUPT    Poem Text                
First Line: Brave men go out to sea / in ships of wood
Last Line: They worship him -- rejoice!
Subject(s): Storms


PICTURES FROM APPLEDORE: 5, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How looks appledore in a storm?
Last Line: And such in a storm is appledore.
Subject(s): Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire; Storms


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 1: 8. STORM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tempest is raging
Last Line: Over the wide and tempest-toss'd sea.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


PICTURES OF TRAVEL: THE BALTIC, PART 2: 2. THUNDERSTORM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavily lies on the ocean the storm
Last Line: "and thou, knight of the ring, polydeuces!"
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


POPLAR: 2, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No gale that heaven could send her
Last Line: Who hears exalt her art.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Noises; Poplar Trees; Storms


POST NUBES LUX, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sink, sullen rear-guard of the storm
Last Line: I half adore thee as divine.
Subject(s): Beauty; Life; Storms; Winter


PRACTICING FOR THE RAPTURE, by JAN LEE ANDE    Poem Source                
First Line: In the grainy frames of an early film, a man straps on
Last Line: To rise, and enter a realm of creatures %lighter than air
Subject(s): Storms; Water; Wind


PREDICTIONS ABOUT A BLACK CAT, by MARK WUNDERLICH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Four boys have been arrested for killing geese. This is how it
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Automobile Accidents; Storms


PROCESS AND SPACE, by CLARENCE MAJOR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You never have to know the whole story
Last Line: Like a broken jalousies %in a halfhearted storm
Subject(s): Horseback Riding; Storms


PROUD MUSIC OF THE STORM, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Which let us go forth in the bold day and write
Subject(s): Storms; Music & Musicians


QUATRAIN: STORM IN THE HIGHLANDS, by FREDERIC FAIRCHILD SHERMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Half-hidden in the darkness of the night
Last Line: And far away the guns of thunder roar.
Subject(s): Storms


REEFING TOPSAILS, by WALTER MITCHELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Three hand-spike raps on the forward hatch
Subject(s): Sea; Storms


REFUSING THE SEA, by PHILIP BOOTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As headlands weather a gale
Subject(s): Storms


RIFLEMAN FORM!, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a sound of thunder afar
Last Line: Riflemen, riflemen, riflemen form!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): The War
Subject(s): Fights; Prudence; Rifles; Soldiers; Sound; Storms; Caution


ROGUE WAVE, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: This morning near my house, a wave swept up
Last Line: Struck, lit only by a klieg-lamp's narrow gaze
Subject(s): Death - Children; Disappeared Persons; Grief; Sea Gulls; Seashore; Storms; Waves


ROUNDEL FOR THESE TIMES, by ADELIA DOOLITTLE BAUER    Poem Text                
First Line: Resume your knitting, friend, drop useless care
Last Line: The storm tonight brings havoc in its track.
Subject(s): Knitting; Storms


SAD MADRIGAL, SELECTION, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What care I that you be wise?
Last Line: With the storm the bloom appears.
Subject(s): Eyes; Grief; Storms; Tears; Sorrow; Sadness


SAILOR ASHORE, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What unsteady ways the solid earth has
Last Line: Bitch-sea. Which is what they gave you legs for
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Disasters; Drowning; Sailors And Sailing; Shipwrecks; Storms


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 1. THE GALE, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale green-white, in a gallop across the sky
Last Line: His transient tragic destiny.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


SAND & SPRAY: SEA-SYMPHONY. 3. VARIATIONS: 5. TIDE OF STORMS, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crooked, crawling tide with long wet fingers
Last Line: Night-winds shall brokenly whisper our bitter, tragic story.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


SAVING A TRAIN, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A poor old woman lived on the line of the ohio railway
Last Line: Which should be written on her tombstone in letters of gold.
Subject(s): Accidents; Death; Disasters; Heroism; Memory; Railroad Wrecks; Storms; Dead, The; Heroes; Heroines; Train Wrecks


SEA IN MY WORDS, by FOLKE ISAKSSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The sea is alwayst in my words
Last Line: Into a triumphant arch
Subject(s): Birds; Gulls; Memory; Sea Voyages; Storms


SEA SONG, by WILLIAM ELLERY CHANNING (1817-1901)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our boat to the waves go free
Last Line: Fear not we the whirl of the gale.
Alternate Author Name(s): Channing Ii, William Ellery
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Ocean


SEA STORM, by RICHARD GHORMLEY EBERHART    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Evening at the calm
Last Line: To fortune, %that happened to turn out good that day
Subject(s): Storms


SEA'S / BOILING -- THE LAND'S, by CHARLES OLSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Snow and hissing %waters
Subject(s): Storms


SEAWEED, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When descends on the atlantic
Last Line: Household words, no more depart.
Variant Title(s): The Equinox
Subject(s): Atlantic Ocean; Sea; Seaweed; Storms; Ocean


SEDGE SONGS: 2, by NIKOLAUS FRANZ NIEMBSCH VON STREGLENAU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oft at eve I love to saunter
Last Line: Sinks into the silent mere.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lenau, Nikolaus
Subject(s): Evening; Nature; Storms; Sunset; Twilight


SENLIS: THE LITTLE SILENT STREET, by PAUL FORT    Poem Text                
First Line: The stormy silence stirs and hums. Will there be none that this way comes?
Last Line: The stormy silence stirs and hums. Will there be none that this way comes?
Subject(s): Silence; Storms; Streets; Avenues


SHADOW AND SHINE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Storms of the winter, and deepening
Last Line: And the world was dear to me.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Sea; Soul; Storms; Winter; Ocean


SHE HEARS THE STORM, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a time in former years
Last Line: Which earth grants all her kind.
Subject(s): Storms


SHELTERED FROM HARM, by JOSE FONTINHAS    Poem Source                
First Line: With what word should I begin, with what disorder? The
Last Line: The boy, accomplice to the wind, moves on, sheltered from harm
Subject(s): Danger; Houses; Storms; Wind


SIGN ON THE NEW BRIDGE, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: (one place at least) %to heal
Subject(s): Arabs; Jerusalem; Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Palestine; Ruins; Storms; Wind


SIGNS OF STORM, by JAMES THOMSON (1700-1748)    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With broadened nostrils to the sky upturned
Last Line: And forest-rustling mountain comes a voice %that, solemn-sounding, bids the world prepare
Subject(s): Animals; Storms


SKATE, by NANCY VIEIRA COUTO    Poem Source                
First Line: What she has gotten herself into is a boat
Last Line: As if nothing had happened
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea Voyages; Skating And Skaters; Sports; Storms; Women


SLEET STORM, by GLENNYS RIVOLA    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a thought that haunts me in the night
Last Line: Is pain the only soil where splendor grows?
Subject(s): Affliction; Beauty; Ice; Night; Storms; Bedtime


SNOW GEESE, by ALAN+(2) SULLIVAN    Poem Source                
First Line: When the last asters have withered
Last Line: The blizzard comes swiftly behind
Subject(s): Geese; Snow; Storms


SNOW-STORM, by GIOSUE CARDUCCI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Large, slow snowflakes fall from an ashen heaven: the noisy
Last Line: Shall to the silence descend, lay me to rest in the gloom
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


SNOWSTORM IN THE DUSK, by EDWARD SAPIR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Great dabs of gray
Last Line: And there's a moaning, moaning, in the gloom.
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Weather; Winter


SOFT HAIL, by KEITH WALDROP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Afterward, to tell how it was possible to
Subject(s): Motion; Storms; Ships & Shipping


SONG A SCHOLAR AND HIS MISTRESS, by JOHN DRYDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Look, look! I see - I see my love appear!
Last Line: [they run out together hand in hand.
Subject(s): Love; Plays & Playwrights ; Sailing & Sailors; Storms; Dramatists; Seamen; Sails


SONG OF THE ARAUCANS DURING A THUNDER STORM, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm cloud grows deeper above
Last Line: Waft thither the song of your praise.
Subject(s): Chile; Messengers; Reunions; Singing & Singers; Spiritual Life; Storms


SONG OF THE STORM, by SONG CH'UNBOK    Poem Source                
First Line: It was a wind, a peal of thunder
Last Line: Nor is my way found on the seas %that ebb in and out
Subject(s): Storms


SONG: 17, by THOMAS WYATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After great storms the calm returns
Last Line: And me also the most happy.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wyat, Thomas
Subject(s): Fortune; Hearts; Hope; Pain; Storms; Optimism; Suffering; Misery


SONGE OF THE SCHIPPE, by WILLIAM MOTHERWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When surly windes and grewsome cloudes
Last Line: The sun may rise upon the morn and guide us to a home!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Isaac
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Storms


SONGS OF THE SEA CHILDREN: 10, by BLISS CARMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As sudden winds that freak
Last Line: Will tell when love is done.
Subject(s): Storms; Love


SONNET, by NATHANIEL PARKER WILLIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Storm had been on the hills. The day had worn
Last Line: Will light upon the dying christian pour.
Subject(s): Storms


SONNET: 10, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How darkly o'er yon far-off mountain frowns
Last Line: Sigh for the crimes and miseries of mankind!
Subject(s): Grief; Humanity; Mountains; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


SONNET: 18. AN EVENING IN NOVEMBER, WHICH HAD BEEN STORMY ..., by ANNA SEWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ceas'd is the rain; but heavy drops yet fall
Last Line: The vale's blue rills, and glitter as they flow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Seward, Nancy
Subject(s): Storms; Weather


SONNETS TO LAURA IN LIFE: 156, by PETRARCH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: My galley charged with forgetfulness
Last Line: And I remain despairing of the port.
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Variant Title(s): "sonnet: 19;the Lover Compareth His State To A Ship In Perilous Storm;the Lover Like To A Ship Tossed On The Sea;sonnet;sonnet: 189;rime 189;""my Galy Charged With Forgetfulnes"";
Subject(s): Grief; Love - Complaints; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Sorrow; Sadness; Ocean


SPIRIT OF THE STORM, by LOUISA S. MCCORD    Poem Text                
First Line: Wild spirit of the storm, who rid'st the blast
Last Line: Wild spirit of the storm! Like thee, I would be free.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cheves, Louisa S.
Subject(s): Storms


SPRING STORM, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sky has given over
Last Line: Of the overhanging embankment.
Subject(s): Spring; Storms


SPRING THUNDER, by FEODOR (FYODOR) IVANOVICH TYUTCHEV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I like a storm at may's beginning
Last Line: All gaily echo the thunder's roar.
Subject(s): Storms


SQUALL, by GEORGE OPPEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Coming about, / when the squall knocked her
Subject(s): Storms; Sea; Ocean


STANZAS COMPOSED DURING A THUNDERSTORM, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chill and mirk is the nightly blast
Last Line: And mourns in search of thine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by ROBERT DAVID COHEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Because you have increased my hurt
Last Line: Which make me mad in the stark, raving moonlight?
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by HILDA DOOLITTLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You crash over the trees
Last Line: A green stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): H. D.; Aldington, Richard, Mrs.
Subject(s): Bible; Storms


STORM, by THOMAS DUNCAN    Poem Text                
First Line: The rain beats dark against the glass
Last Line: A roof above your head.
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by QUINTON DUVAL    Poem Source                
First Line: The rain begins knocking
Last Line: They'll go great with this port, %our port, this storm
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by EMMA LAZARUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Serene was morning with clear, winnowed air
Last Line: And over ruined fields the storm hath come!
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA    Poem Source                
First Line: There was little to tell it from
Last Line: Lay on the ground for weeks afterwards
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by ADAM MICKIEWICZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sails shred, the steering goes, and waves roar doom
Last Line: Who still knows how to pray, who still has somebody to die with
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by RAYMOND QUENEAU    Poem Source                
First Line: Suddenly the storm comes running
Last Line: And then goes away %full of himself
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by KATHLEEN JESSIE RAINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God in me is the fury on the bare heath
Last Line: Outside the barred doors of my goneril heart.
Subject(s): God; Hearts; Storms


STORM, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The narrow lanes are vacant and wet
Last Line: Mad and destructive.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by TOMAS TRANSTROMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man on a walk suddenly meets the old
Subject(s): Storms


STORM, by ROBERT WALLACE    Poem Source                
First Line: Noonlight is sudden full of the spirits
Last Line: In these deep, bright ashes
Subject(s): Storms


STORM AND CALM, by HENRY TIMROD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet are these kisses of the south
Last Line: And rust or rot in idle joy!
Subject(s): Arctic; Avalanches; Disasters; Storms


STORM AND CALM; FROM THE ALBUM OF THE DUCHESS OF RUTLAND, by GEORGE CRABBE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At sea when threatening tempests rise
Last Line: And bring me back the storm again.
Subject(s): Storms


STORM AT HOPTIME, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hoptime came with sun and shower
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Harvest; Storms; Hop Gardens


STORM AT SEA, by SON OF COLMAN RUMANN    Poem Source                
First Line: Tempest on the plain of lir
Last Line: Spare me from the blast of hell
Subject(s): Storms


STORM AT SEA (1), by ALCAEUS OF MYTILENE    Poem Text                
First Line: The quarrelling winds perplex me. On this side
Last Line: With great holes gaping, rent and torn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM AT SEA (2), by ALCAEUS OF MYTILENE    Poem Text                
First Line: On top of all the rest comes on a new
Last Line: We suffered, prove our manhood now!
Alternate Author Name(s): Alkaios
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM CENTRE, by GENEVIEVE TAGGARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Past noon, past the strong
Last Line: Wrestles the air.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wolf, Robert Leopold, Mrs.
Subject(s): Storms


STORM DANCE, by FANNIE STEARNS DAVIS GIFFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The water came up with a roar
Last Line: And the great gulls laugh, and the sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Fannie Stearns
Subject(s): Storms


STORM ENDING, by JEAN TOOMER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads
Subject(s): Storms


STORM FEAR, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the wind works against us in the dark
Last Line: And save ourselves unaided.
Subject(s): Storms


STORM FROM THE EAST, by REED WHITTEMORE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Their house faces east, is protected by trees
Last Line: Oh, when will the wind die down, weatherman, and let %what is so be so, what prevails prevail?
Subject(s): Storms


STORM IN APRIL, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some winters, taking leave
Last Line: And through chill air the puffs of milkweed hover
Subject(s): Storms


STORM IN HAWAII, by MAURICE HILL    Poem Text                
First Line: The fiery javelins of heaven are hurled
Last Line: Its welcome notes to a golden dawn.
Subject(s): Storms


STORM IN MID-ATLANTIC, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Many have sung of the terrors of storm
Last Line: Storm, the matchless artist, lord of colour and line.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Sea Voyages; Storms


STORM IN THE HILLS, by FRANCES DICKENSON PINDER    Poem Text                
First Line: Close on the heel of night there came
Last Line: I saw the moonlight on her tears!
Alternate Author Name(s): Pindar, Frances Dickenson; Pinder, F. D.
Subject(s): Mountains; Storms; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


STORM IN THE NIGHT, by HENRI CAZALIS    Poem Text                
First Line: Up leapt the wave as a wild unbroken stallion
Last Line: In thine own image, prone to darkness are we made.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lahor, Jean
Subject(s): Storms


STORM IS OVER, THE LAND HUSHES TO REST, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The night is come. The land is wrapt in sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Storms


STORM LINES, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When the rains of november are dark on the hills
Last Line: Years!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Storms


STORM LULLABY, by JEANNETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Held in the refuge of your arms
Last Line: Deep is the breast of love to me.
Subject(s): Dreams; Sanctuaries; Storms; Nightmares


STORM ON LAKE ASQUAM, by JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A cloud, like that the old-time hebrew saw
Last Line: Spent broken clouds the rainbow's angel spanned.
Subject(s): Asquam, Lake; Lakes; Storms; Pools; Ponds


STORM ON SEACONNET, by GEORGE SHEPARD BURLEIGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Round and red in a golden haze
Last Line: Of the island cliff as they backward rolled.
Subject(s): Seaconnet Point, Rhode Island; Storms


STORM POEM, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind is eating
Last Line: For you %let the windteeth break
Subject(s): Storms; Weather; Wind


STORM SIGNALS, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cloud-wreath, mist-sheath
Last Line: The foam is bound to fly!
Subject(s): New York City - Dutch Period; Sea; Storms; Ocean


STORM'S PAST, by ALICE FERRIN HENSEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Whirl of wet rose leaves on the gravelled path
Last Line: "these sing to summer dusk, ""storm's past! Storm's past!"
Subject(s): Nature; Rain; Storms


STORM-FRAGMENTS, by PAUL HAMILTON HAYNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The storm had raved its furious soul away
Last Line: Through new infernos, shifted to -- the sky!
Subject(s): Storms


STORM-LOVER, by MAUD LUDINGTON CAIN    Poem Text                
First Line: Bid me not stay within! I must go out to meet the wild
Last Line: Will never hear ... Will answer not at all ...
Subject(s): Storms


STORM-MUSIC, by HENRY VAN DYKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O music has thou only heard
Last Line: And harmony the rose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Civis Americanus
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Storms


STORM-SONG, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds are scudding across the moon
Last Line: Be it still with a cheery heart!
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Storms


STORM-WAVES AND FOG ON DORR'S POINT, BAR HARBOR, by SILAS WEIR MITCHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fog's gray curtain round me draws
Last Line: And then no more.
Subject(s): Fog; Harbors; Sea; Storms; Waves; Haze; Ocean


STORM; MINERVA'S PETITION, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pallas, a goddess chaste and wise
Last Line: She left him virtue for a guard
Subject(s): Storms


STORMS, by ANDREA HOLLANDER BUDY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After her tired dogs
Subject(s): Rain; Storms


STORMS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: She fears not me
Last Line: Back to my breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Storms; Worship


STORMS, by JOSEPH UPPER HARRIS    Poem Text                
First Line: In the basin of the fountain, after the storm
Last Line: There is no such peace.
Alternate Author Name(s): Upper, Joseph
Subject(s): Anger; Emotions; Storms


STORMY NIGHTS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cry out war to those who spend their utmost
Last Line: And show you st francis of assisi.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Storms


STORMY PETRELS, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When down the gray atlantic drives the flaw
Last Line: The clarion lips of storm!
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER STORM, by ANN S. GOLDSMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Heaviness explodes in the trees
Last Line: Body singing the word
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER STORM, by THELMA GREEN    Poem Text                
First Line: The cloud, like a raging demon
Last Line: Soft and fair and laughing.
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER STORM, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day the storm's
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER STORM, by JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Untremulous in the river clear
Last Line: Silent and few, are drifting over me.
Subject(s): Nature; Storms; Summer


SUMMER STORM, by JANE RICHTER    Poem Text                
First Line: Swiftly rush the storm clouds
Last Line: Silence, sunlight glinting on wet roof-tops.
Subject(s): Clouds; Rain; Storms; Summer


SUMMER STORM, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The panther wind
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Storms


SUMMER STORM IN LOS ANGELES, by ETHELEAN TYSON GAW    Poem Text                
First Line: When a july storm sweeps down the blue black
Last Line: "diverting."
Subject(s): Los Angeles; Storms; Summer


SUMMER STORM IN SICILY, by LAURA ANNA STORTONI    Poem Source                
First Line: After the summer storm
Last Line: Hiding %in the palace of the wind
Subject(s): Italy; Rain; Storms


SUN STORM, by TSERING WANGMO    Poem Source                
First Line: Like brides behind veils, my people peep from drawn curtains and feel the air
Last Line: With it all. It was all fate
Subject(s): Storms; Sun


SUNRISE WITH SEA MONSTER, by CHARLES LAURENCE NORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, we either do it or we don't, as the pigeon said to the loaf
Last Line: But no diminishment, as in 'fancy' and 'open fifths' and environmental sweepstakes'
Subject(s): Clouds; Environment; Sea Monsters; Storms; Weather


SURFEIT, by LINDA LAETSCH    Poem Text                
First Line: Rage, storm; and howl, winds
Last Line: "you told me nothing I did not know."
Subject(s): Storms


TAKE HEART!, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All day the stormy wind has blown
Last Line: To greet thee in immortal year!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Autumn; Seasons; Storms; Fall


TEMPEST, by ANITA CONCHITA ALLMON    Poem Text                
First Line: Black night of chaos
Last Line: To them all.
Subject(s): Storms


TEMPEST, by PAUL CLAUDEL    Poem Source                
First Line: In the morning, leaving a shore the color
Last Line: Our prow like a body made of tears
Subject(s): Sailors And Sailing; Sea; Storms


TEMPEST AND THE CALM, by JUAN DE ARGUIJO    Poem Source                
First Line: Sudden I saw the ruddy sun to turn
Last Line: Wherein the image of my fortune lies
Subject(s): Storms; Thunder; Weather


TEMPEST NIGHT, by JOEL T. ROGERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Wind in the void, where the white stars shake
Last Line: And the night hangs heavily years and years?
Subject(s): Sea; Sea Voyages; Storms; Weather; Wind; Ocean


TEMPEST-TOST, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: In a flash the rain roars down
Last Line: There's a whispering promise-refrain.
Subject(s): Love; Prayer; Rain; Salvation; Storms


THE 'DISASTER', by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Without rudder, without sail
Last Line: Lost -- exultant, desolate!
Subject(s): Disasters; Night; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Soul; Storms; Wind; Bedtime; Ocean


THE ANACREONTICS: 7, by JACOPO VITTORELLI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O happy plane, thou prosperous tree!
Last Line: Still rages in my troubled breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Vittorelli, Iacop
Subject(s): Storms; Trees


THE BOMBARDMENT, by AMY LOWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Slowly, without force, the rain drops into the city
Last Line: Roars and mutters. Boom!
Subject(s): Bombs; Rain; Storms


THE CALM [CALME], by JOHN DONNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our storm is past, and that storm's tyrannous rage
Last Line: I should not then thus feele this miserie.
Variant Title(s): Early Verse Letters: The Calm
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


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 CLOUDS ABOVE THE OCEAN, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The clouds above the ocean of mexico how palable they are
Last Line: With his surrender a minor event already lost from memory
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


THE COLLISION IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on a sunday morning, and in the year of 1888
Last Line: When on the briny deep, far, far away!
Subject(s): Disasters; English Channel; Shipwrecks; Storms


THE COMING OF THE STORM. TWO PICTURES: 1, by CORNELIA ELIZABETH GREEN    Poem Text                
First Line: The far off clouds are one dark purple mass
Last Line: In yellow splendor on the river grass.
Subject(s): Storms; Wellesley College


THE COMING OF THE STORM. TWO PICTURES: 2, by CORNELIA ELIZABETH GREEN    Poem Text                
First Line: The golden glory fades from grass and tree
Last Line: That shaking flash of light! The storm is here.
Subject(s): Storms; Wellesley College


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSIDE AND OUTSIDE, by MINNIE BRUCE PRATT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At dawn the sky is chrome yellow. We turn over
Subject(s): Storms; Love


THE END OF VIGIL, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All night I am held in the sound
Subject(s): Storms


THE FALL WIND, by JOHN STUART THOMSON    Poem Text                
First Line: The wind has stalked adown the garden path
Last Line: Wing south or somewhere; mute, discouraged band.
Subject(s): Autumn; Leaves; Seasons; Storms; Wind; Fall


THE FARTHEST THUNDER THAT I HEARD, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Its explanation found
Subject(s): Storms


THE FIFTEEN DAYS OF JUDGEMENT, by SEBASTIAN EVANS    Poem Text                
First Line: Then there shall be signs in heaven
Last Line: Mark yon shadow on the dial!
Subject(s): God; Heaven; Judgment Day; Ruins; Storms; Paradise; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


THE GARDEN UNDER LIGHTNING, by LEONORA SPEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the storm that muffles shining night
Last Line: And vanishes!
Subject(s): Gardens & Gardening; Lightning; Storms; Lightning Rods


THE HIGHLAND STORM, by ANNE LINDSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, my love, where art thou going?
Last Line: Cruven elin, evin oge.
Alternate Author Name(s): Barnard, Lady Anne
Subject(s): Love; Storms


THE HOMEWARD-BOUND PASSENGER SHIP: DISASTER AT SEA, by EDWARD EDWIN FOOT    Poem Text                
First Line: The captain scans the ruffled zone
Last Line: ^1^ a figurative expression, intended by the author to signify the horizon.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Wind; Ocean


THE IMPROVISATORE: ALBERT AND EMILY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the evening of a summer day
Last Line: A downy perfume whispers in the air.
Subject(s): Death; Despair; Insanity; Lightning; Love; Nature; Rain; Sleep; Storms; Summer; Dead, The; Madness; Mental Illness; Lightning Rods


THE JOB, by CHARLES BADGER CLARK JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: But, god, it won't come right! It won't come right!
Last Line: —from sky lines and wood smoke.
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark, Badger
Subject(s): Creation; Lightning; Rain; Storms; Thought; Thunder; Lightning Rods; Thinking


THE KESSACK FERRY-BOAT FATALITY, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on friday the 2nd of march in the year of 1894
Last Line: While the storm fiend did laugh and angry did rave.
Subject(s): Accidents; Death; Storms; Survival; Tragedy; Dead, The


THE LADY'S LOOKING-GLASS, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Celia and I the other day
Last Line: I with thee, or without thee, die!
Subject(s): Fate; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Destiny; Ocean


THE LINES OF HER WARY BODY..., by ALFRED FRANCIS KREYMBORG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lines of her wary body lure the eye
Last Line: Till love clear cool of passion and of hate!
Subject(s): Bodies; Storms; Thought; Thinking


THE MAN IN THE CAB, by NIXON WATERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Safe and snug in the sleeping-car
Last Line: Of the man in the greasy overalls.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martin, Peter
Subject(s): Disasters; Railroad Wrecks; Storms; Train Wrecks


THE MARINER, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O god! Have mercy in this dreadful hour
Last Line: O god! Have mercy on the mariner!
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 14. During A Tempest
Subject(s): God; Mercy; Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Sonnet (as Literary Form); Storms; Ocean


THE MARRIAGE OF EARTH AND HEAVEN, by RHYS CARPENTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hera, tall and fair and young, / walked on ida's hill
Last Line: Sung their silver marriage song.
Subject(s): Birds; Cuckoos; Greece; Marriage; Mythology; Spring; Storms; Greeks; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE MOONLIGHT STORM, by CARROLL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A lovely night! Serenely clear the sky
Last Line: For I'm akin to it—our spirits are the same.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ryan, William Thomas Carroll
Subject(s): Storms; Weather


THE MOTHER'S SACRIFICE, by SEBA SMITH    Poem Text                
First Line: The cold winds swept the mountain's height
Last Line: The babe looked up and sweetly smiled!
Alternate Author Name(s): Downing, Major Jack
Variant Title(s): The Mother In The Snow-storm
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Sacrifices; Storms; Childhood


THE MOUNTAIN STORM, by MILLARD FILLMORE BUMGARNER    Poem Text                
First Line: Stand up on high, ye crags and peaks
Last Line: And sunshine paints the crags again.
Subject(s): Mountains; Storms; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE OMINOUS TIMES, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: Ominous are the times. They seem to be
Last Line: And pious lips to pray unto their lord.
Subject(s): Lightning; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Lightning Rods; Ocean


THE OPEN WORLD, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am swept with the storm of life
Last Line: Where tempests are bred.
Subject(s): Storms


THE QUARREL, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They faced each other: topaz
Last Line: Like drowning gems were turned on him.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Faces; Hate; Quarrels; Sea; Storms; Arguments; Disagreements; Ocean


THE RAIN COMES, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wind and rain and lightest snow
Last Line: Still she sits unheeding there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Lightning; Rain; Storms; Water; Lightning Rods


THE RIDE, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The horse beneath me seemed
Subject(s): Dreams; Horseback Riding; Storms; Nightmares


THE RISING OF THE STORM, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lake's dark breast
Last Line: As the storm went raging by!
Subject(s): Storms


THE SEA'S WITHHOLDING, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ladye's bower faced the sea
Last Line: "can it be dawn and love away?"
Subject(s): Disasters; Love - Loss Of; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Gulls; Shipwrecks; Storms; Wind


THE SHOWER, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The landscape, like the awed face of a child
Last Line: Drenched with the love of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Nature; Rain; Soul; Storms


THE SIGHING OF THE BOEHMER WALD, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One morn I read the brief memorial lines
Last Line: The forest's dying voice across the seas.
Subject(s): Bohemian Forest, Europe; Storms


THE SNOW-STORM, by RALPH WALDO EMERSON    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Announced by all the trumpets 0f the sky, / arrives the snow
Last Line: The frolic architecture of the snow.
Variant Title(s): The Snowstorm
Subject(s): Nature; Snow; Storms; Wind


THE SOUL'S STORM, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It struck me every day / the lightning was as new
Last Line: And left it in the sky.
Variant Title(s): Poem: 362
Subject(s): Soul; Storms


THE SOUTH-WESTER, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Day of the cloud in fleets! O day
Last Line: A morning in the eyes of eve.
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


THE SOWERS, by MARGARET LOUISA WOODS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Woe to the seed
Last Line: It finds a grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Woods, Mrs. Margaret Louisa Bradley
Subject(s): Rain; Sea; Storms; Water; Ocean


THE SQUALL, by LEONORA SPEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It swoops gray-winged across the obliterated hills
Last Line: Forgiven!
Subject(s): Storms


THE STAMPEDE, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lightning tossed its tangled boughs
Last Line: Lest they should rise again.
Subject(s): Cattle; Lightning; Storms; Lightning Rods


THE STAR OF THE SEA, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How many a mighty ship
Last Line: Star of the sea!
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Death; Life; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Stars; Storms; Dead, The; Ocean


THE STORM, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "blow, boreas, blow, and let thy surly winds"
Last Line: "no, never to drown a good fellow"
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by ANNA A. ARMBRUSTER    Poem Text                
First Line: A storm rides in the sky
Last Line: Of nature, man, and god.
Subject(s): Nature; Nature - Religious Aspects; Storms


THE STORM, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sky beyond words! Elysian-field
Last Line: Our hopes ran out for sympathy?
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by ANNA HEMPSTEAD BRANCH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind was a crowd
Last Line: In my mother's warm hand.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How with ill nature does this world abound!
Last Line: I'll thence ride post to kiss your lordship's hand.
Subject(s): Ships & Shipping; Storms


THE STORM, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There came a wind like a bugle
Last Line: And yet abide the world!
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by DANIEL HALPERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The italian police stopped us today
Subject(s): Italy; Storms; Automobiles; Italians; Cars


THE STORM, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A howling storm is brewing
Last Line: She stares into the night.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by GEORGE HERBERT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If as the windes and waters here below
Last Line: They purge the aire without, within the breast.
Subject(s): Repentance; Storms; Penitence


THE STORM, by DOROTHY W. JANS    Poem Text                
First Line: Mad swirling wind
Last Line: As the storm wind dies.
Subject(s): Rain; Storms; Thunder; Wind


THE STORM, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I ran to the forest for shelter
Last Line: And the trees swung together and delicately laughed.
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I lie in bed and hear the storm cavorting on
Last Line: Weather misbehaves, a whoop-la he can raise.
Subject(s): Snow; Storms; Winter


THE STORM, by COVENTRY KERSEY DIGHTON PATMORE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Within the pale blue haze above
Last Line: Brought thither from the blossom'd limes.
Subject(s): Love; Storms


THE STORM, by ADELAIDE ANNE PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tempest rages wild and high
Last Line: Gloria tibi domine.
Alternate Author Name(s): Berwick, Mary
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Ocean


THE STORM, by AMY RANDALL    Poem Text                
First Line: On the high-road
Last Line: As each bullet strikes a leaf.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: The sun sank in a sheer abyss of cloud
Last Line: Upon the fallen tree, shout as they play.
Subject(s): Lightning; Sea Voyages; Storms; Weather; Wind; Lightning Rods


THE STORM, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They say it is the wind in midnight skies
Last Line: Leaves us half blinded by god's element.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM, by GEORGE ALEXANDER STEVENS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cease, rude boreas, blustering railer!
Last Line: She rights! She rights, boys! We're off shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevens, G. A.
Subject(s): Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Ocean


THE STORM, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought of you when I was wakened
Last Line: You were the wind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM - A HARVEST MEMORY, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The specialities of that dark hour of grief
Last Line: And shall thy loving kindness have less power?
Subject(s): Harvest; Storms


THE STORM HUSHED, by JOHN NEWTON    Poem Text                
First Line: Tis past -- the dreadful stormy night
Last Line: My heart, my all, to thee.
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


THE STORM IS OVER, by GRAYCE FERBITZ KNUDSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Low in the west, the sun imparts a glow
Last Line: Is ever followed by tranquility.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM KING TRAIL, by GRACE PATCHEN LEGGETT    Poem Text                
First Line: Looming dark against the sky
Last Line: Leaving it fresh and gleaming.
Subject(s): Storms


THE STORM SHIP, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Her sails are wove of the fogs that flee
Last Line: For the waves wax rich where the storm ship rides.
Subject(s): New York City - Colonial Period; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Ships & Shipping; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE STORM-KING, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stand back! Stand back / from my giant track!
Last Line: I am monarch, and earth must obey!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Earth; Storms; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; World


THE STORM-PAINTER IN HIS DUNGEON, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Midnight, and silence deep!
Last Line: Answer, my spirit! -- answer, storm and night!
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters; Prisons & Prisoners; Storms; Convicts


THE STORMY EVENING CLOSES NOW IN VAIN, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: My rescued sailor shares the fire with me
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Storms; Sea; Home; Love


THE SUMMER STORM, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At noon-time I stood in the door-way to see
Last Line: And talked of their homesteads instead of their hay.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Storms; Agriculture; Farmers


THE TAY BRIDGE DISEASTER, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beautiful railway bridge of the silv'ry tay!
Last Line: The less chance we have of being killed.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Railroad Wrecks; Storms; Dead, The; Train Wrecks


THE TEMPEST, by HUMPHRY DAVY    Poem Text                
First Line: The tempest has darken'd the face of the skies
Last Line: And rise to the morning of heavenly day.
Subject(s): Storms


THE TEMPEST, by JAMES THOMAS FIELDS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were crowded in the cabin
Last Line: When the morn was shining clear.
Variant Title(s): Ballad Of The Tempest;the Captain's Daughter
Subject(s): Storms; Trust


THE THUNDER STORM, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Above the heavens are flaming
Last Line: I would know that thou art near.
Subject(s): Earth; Lightning; Storms; Weather; World; Lightning Rods


THE THUNDER-STORM, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep, fiery clouds o'ercast the sky
Last Line: And be with him at last?
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Storms; Thunder


THE THUNDER-STORM, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I came with a roar from the western sky
Last Line: Till he beckons me forth again.
Subject(s): Storms


THE TWO HOMES, by BAYARD TAYLOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My home was seated high and fair
Last Line: "and the weary life of the valley!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Beauty; Dreams; Home; Storms; Nightmares


THE WANDERER, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have grown weary of the open sea
Last Line: A little hour of peace, a little sun!
Subject(s): Poseidon (mythology); Sea; Singing & Singers; Storms; Wandering & Wanderers; Ocean


THE WANDERER: 1. IN ITALY: THE STORM, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Both hollow and hill were as dumb as death
Last Line: With the dew on its delicate sheath!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Italy; Storms; Travel; Italians; Journeys; Trips


THE WEST WIND, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I come from out the west
Last Line: Wild tempests to each shore.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Spring; Storms; Wind; Winter


THE WHITE BIRCH, by GLADYS GUILFORD SCOTT    Poem Text                
First Line: The young white birch was slender and frail
Last Line: Splashing her leaves at the sky.
Subject(s): Storms


THE WHITE SQUALL, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea was bright, and the bark rode well
Last Line: And the bark is 'gulfed in an ocean grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Disasters; Sea; Shipwrecks; Storms; Ocean


THE WIFE, by EDWARD BLISS REED    Poem Text                
First Line: The day was fair, the wind blew steadily
Last Line: Stunned by the thought of our own littleness.
Subject(s): Death; Farewell; Nature; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Dead, The; Parting; Ocean


THE WIND, by LOUIS MERCIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All last night and all day long
Last Line: He moves off. They can hear him in the leaves.
Subject(s): Homeless; Storms; Weather; Wind


THE WINDY DAY, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: The wind was very bad that day
Last Line: And never came again that day.
Subject(s): March (month); Storms; Wind


THE WRAITH, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The mist commingled with her tears
Last Line: Forsakes the watery grave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Sea; Storms; Ocean


THE WRECK OF HE COLUMBINE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Kind christians, all pay attention to me
Last Line: And conveyed to aalesund and there taking steamer to fair england.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Shipwrecks; Storms; Tragedy; Dead, The


THE WRECK OF THE 'INDIAN CHIEF', by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the 8th of january 1881
Last Line: The people's joy was very great.
Subject(s): Disasters; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Storms


THE WRECK OF THE STEAMER 'LONDON'; WHILE ON HER WAY TO AUSTRALIA, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in the year of 1866, and on a very beautiful day
Last Line: And they thanked god and captain cavassa, who did their lives save.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Drowning; Shipwrecks; Steamboats; Storms; Dead, The


THE WRECK OF THE WHALER 'OSCAR', by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on the 1st of april, and in the year of eighteen thirteen
Last Line: Unsure.
Subject(s): Death; Disasters; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Shipwrecks; Storms; Tragedy; Dead, The


THE YOUNG MYSTIC, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat together close and warm
Last Line: "I saw him strike a match!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Lightning; Storms; Youth; Lightning Rods


THERE IS A SOLEMN WIND TONIGHT, by KATHERINE MANSFIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Shakes on the quiet ground
Alternate Author Name(s): Murry, John Middleton, Mrs.; Beauchamp, Kathleen
Subject(s): Storms


THEY HAVE A NAME FOR IT, by ANDREW FELD    Poem Source                
First Line: Of course. So when the season was called off
Last Line: Costs more than you could ever afford
Subject(s): Memory; Seashore; Storms


THIS-THAT, by ELISABETH RYNELL    Poem Source                
First Line: It scratches on the door
Last Line: Rocked in the wind's cradle
Subject(s): Emptiness; Grief; Rain; Storms; Water; Wind


THUNDER MUTTERS LOUDER AND MORE LOUD, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: In the sweet hay yet dry the hay folks cower %& some beneath the waggon shun the shower
Subject(s): Storms


THUNDER STORM, by MARY F. JOHNSON    Poem Text                
First Line: Loud, louder still, resounds the thundering peal
Last Line: And let my soul from grandeur's fountain drink.
Alternate Author Name(s): Moncrieff, Mary F. Johnson
Subject(s): Storms


THUNDERSTORM, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The smiths of the heavens are mending the weather
Last Line: Proclaims to the world that the weather is mended.
Subject(s): New York City - Dutch Period; Storms


THUNDERSTORM, by ARCHIBALD LAMPMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A moment the wild swallows, like a flight
Last Line: Column on column comes the drenching rain
Subject(s): Storms


THUNDERSTORM VERSE FROM SUSSEX, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Beware of the oak; it draws the stroke
Last Line: Avoid the ash; it courts the flash; %creep under a thorn; it can save you from harm
Subject(s): Storms


THUNDERSTORMS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: My mind has thunderstorms
Last Line: And joyful singing birds.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Storms


TIS EVENING NOW, THE SUN DESCENDS, by EMILY JANE BRONTE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Morning; Evening; Storms; Sunset; Twilight


TO A SEAMEW, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I had wings, my brother
Last Line: Beachy head, september, 1886.
Subject(s): Dreams; Life; Sailing & Sailors; Storms; Wings; Nightmares


TO LADY AUSTEN, WRITTEN IN RAINY WEATHER, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To watch the storms, and hear the sky
Last Line: And no ambition to have more.
Subject(s): Floods; Storms


TO LICINIUS (HORACE PARAPHRASED), by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Licinius, wouldst thou wisely steer
Last Line: And timely reef thy sails.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Horace (65-8 B.c.); Storms


TO THE CONQUERORS OF THE AIR, by WILNA WIGGINTON    Poem Text                
First Line: I am the great adventurer-the geni of all romance
Last Line: I climb or fall ten thousand feet into the arms of god.
Subject(s): Adventure And Adventurers; Explorers; Storms; Thunder; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


TO THE MAN-OF-WAR-BIRD, by WALT WHITMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou who hast slept all night upon the storm
Last Line: What joys! What joys were thine!
Subject(s): Birds; Hawks; Storms


TO THE TEMPEST, by WILLIAM MOTHERWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Chaunt on, ye stormy voices, loud and shrill
Last Line: As when man, from his hands, in his beauty came!
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, Isaac
Subject(s): Storms


TOKENS, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green mwold on zummer bars do show
Last Line: To eyezight's woone, but two to thought.
Subject(s): Grass; Seasons; Storms; Summer; Winter


TREMENDOUS WIND AND RAIN, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Now a resident of paradise
Subject(s): New York City; Storms


TRISTIA: WINTER AT TOMI, by PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Snow lies deep: nor sun nor melting shower
Last Line: And horses' hoofs ring loud where once their oarsmen plied.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ovid
Subject(s): Death; Snow; Storms; Winter; Dead, The


TRISTRAM OF LYONESSE: 1. THE SAILING OF THE SWALLOW, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: About the middle music of the spring
Last Line: And their four lips became one burning mouth.
Subject(s): God; Ireland; Love; Sailing & Sailors; Spring; Storms; Irish


TUMULT, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You came -- and like a stormy wind your love
Last Line: In troubled multitude, broken and blind.
Subject(s): Collective Behavior; Storms; Mobs; Crowds


TWILIGHT, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat at the hut of the fisher
Last Line: Swiftly the darkness fell.
Subject(s): Disasters; Dusk; Sailing & Sailors; Shipwrecks; Storms; Seamen; Sails


TWO HULAS: THE STORM, by WALKER WINSLOW    Poem Text                
First Line: Puna has paddled all night in the storm
Last Line: At the story he'll tell of his night in the hag's arms.
Subject(s): Storms


TWO POINTS OF VIEW, by FRANCES RIDLEY HAVERGAL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Terrible waves! In fierce, unearthly chorus
Last Line: The once-dark waves gleam bright—each loss appears a gain.
Subject(s): Death; Sea; Storms; Waves; Dead, The; Ocean


UNBENDING 'MIDST THE WINTRY SKIES, by PIETRO METASTASIO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: He proudly struggles there
Alternate Author Name(s): Trapassi, Pietro Antonio Domenico
Subject(s): Storms; Perseverance


UNCLE, by MARILYN KALLET    Poem Source                
First Line: It never rains in kauai,' the resort manager bragged
Last Line: Ready to explode, fire in the hold
Subject(s): Chaos; Rain; Storms


UNDAUNTED EVERGREENS, by MARY JANE CARR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The evergreens stand proudly now
Last Line: And sing triumphantly of spring!
Subject(s): Storms; Trees; Winter


UNDINE: THE SONG OF THE UNDINES OR WATER-SPIRITS, by CHARLES WHITWORTH WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: We dwell in the depths of the opaline sea
Last Line: Are but for a day!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cayzer, Charles
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Rest; Seashore; Storms; Beach; Coast; Shore


UNTITLED, by JIM KACIAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Stormcloudstor cloudstormcloudstormcloud
Last Line: Storm loudstormc ourdstormclo dst rmcloud
Subject(s): Clouds; Storms


VACUUM, by LEE WILSON DODD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That evening - wow! That evening
Last Line: "nearer my god to thee --"
Subject(s): Parties; Storms


VILLAGE SONG, by SAROJINI NAIDU    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full are my pitchers and far to carry
Last Line: Ram re ram! I shall die.
Subject(s): Folk Songs - Indian; Storms; Survival


VIOLENT STORM, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those who have chosen to pass the night
Subject(s): Pessimism; Storms


VIOLENT STORM, by MARK STRAND    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those who have chosen to pass the night
Last Line: That shared our wakefulness are dimming %and the dark brushes against our eyes
Subject(s): Pessimism; Storms


VISIONS: 2, by PETRARCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After, at sea a tall ship did appeare
Last Line: So great riches, as like cannot be found
Alternate Author Name(s): Petrarca, Francesco
Subject(s): Disasters; Drowning; Love - Loss Of; Shipwrecks; Storms


WAIT A WHILE!, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because my lightnings are so striking
Last Line: And many a steeple proud give way.
Subject(s): Storms


WAITING FOR THE STORM, by SHEROD SANTOS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The morning sun struck, like flint, the banked
Subject(s): Boats; Storms


WAR HERO, by GLYN MAXWELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Where recollections end,
Subject(s): Grandparents; Storms; Oak Trees; Children; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Childhood


WE TWO SHALL MOVE TO FAIRY PLACES, by HOWARD PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Claimed of gold heat
Last Line: "in a wind, like the trot of a red horse, on a walk, trotted for miles!"
Subject(s): Dawn; Fairies; Storms; Sunrise; Elves


WHEN SHE LEFT ME, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: It missed, first left, then right
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Farewell; Grief; Lightning; Love - Loss Of; Man-woman Relationships; Nature; Storms


WHERE ARMIES MET, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I heard the distant summons loud
Last Line: The silence of the shrouding snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Storms


WHITE SQUALL, by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On deck, beneath the awning
Subject(s): Storms


WILD WEATHER, by FANNIE STEARNS DAVIS GIFFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sea was wild. The wind was proud
Last Line: Oh, we ran far! Oh, we ran free!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Fannie Stearns
Subject(s): Storms


WILD WEATHER OUTSIDE, by MARGARET ELIZABETH MUNSON SANGSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild weather outside where the brave ships go
Last Line: Where the sweet wife smiles in the cottage door.
Alternate Author Name(s): Van Deth, Gerrit, Mrs.
Subject(s): Prayer; Sailing & Sailors; Sea Voyages; Ships & Shipping; Storms


WIND, by VENO TAUFER    Poem Source                
First Line: From the south you bring rain
Last Line: Plague breaaths flower seeds %blow blow
Subject(s): Rain; Sailors And Sailing; Storms; Weather; Wind


WIND BEGUN TO KNEAD THE GRASS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Just quartering a tree
Variant Title(s): A Thunder-storm (1st Version); Poem: 824 (1
Subject(s): Storms


WIND WILL COME FROM THE SOUTH, by CIRCE MAIA    Poem Source                
First Line: A wind will come from the south with unleashed rain
Last Line: Down the stairs, from the balconies, %calling to each other
Subject(s): Cleanliness; Human Rights; Rain; Storms; Wind


WINDY DAY AT KABEKONA, by THOMAS R. SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Only a picture window stands between us and the full force of gusts
Last Line: Torn from its place
Subject(s): Storms; Wind


WINSTANLEY, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Quoth the cedar to the reeds and rushes
Last Line: Winstanley lieth low.
Subject(s): Night; Sea; Singing & Singers; Sleep; Storms; Winstanley, Gerrard (1609-1660); Bedtime; Ocean; Songs


WRITTEN DURING A STORM OF WIND, by SUSAN EVANCE    Poem Text                
First Line: Cease your desolating sound
Last Line: —winds, in pity blow no more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hooper, Susan Evance
Subject(s): Storms; Wind


WRITTEN IN A THUNDERSTORM, 15 JULY 1841, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The heavens are wroth; the thunder's rattling peal
Subject(s): Apathy; Storms


WRITTEN TO A NEAR NEIGBOUR IN A TEMPESTUOUS NIGHT, 1748, by HENRIETTA (ST. JOHN) KNIGHT    Poem Text                
First Line: You bid my muse not cease to sing
Last Line: Th' intoxicated poet's bane.
Alternate Author Name(s): Luxborough, Lady
Subject(s): Solitude; Storms; Loneliness