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A dozen poems

For February 27, 2015

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Exordium, by George Cabot Lodge



Speak! said my soul, be stern and adequate;
The sunset falls from Heaven, the year is late,
Love waits with fallen tresses at thy gate
And mourns for perished days.
Speak! in the rigor of thy fate and mine,

Complete Poem


Dead!, by Quedell Paramore



stranded in a sea of nihility
beyound mortal pellucid ocullus,
density,obdurated,and occlude
everything;oscillating abyss

Complete Poem


Old Song, by Edward Fitzgerald



TIS a dull sight
To see the year dying,
When winter winds
Set the yellow wood sighing:
Sighing, O sighing!

Complete Poem


Prayers, by Henry Charles Beeching



GOD who created me
Nimble and light of limb,
In three elements free,
To run, to ride, to swim:
Not when the sense is dim,

Complete Poem


Alexander Throckmorton, by Edgar Lee Masters



Spoon River Anthology

In youth my wings were strong and tireless,
But I did not know the mountains.
In age I knew the mountains
But my weary wings could not follow my vision --

Complete Poem


A Contemplation upon Flowers, by Henry King, Bishop of Chichester



BRAVE flowers--that I could gallant it like you,
And be as little vain!
You come abroad, and make a harmless show,
And to your beds of earth again.
You are not proud: you know your birth:

Complete Poem


Song Written at Sea, in the First Dutch War (1665), the night before an Engagement., by Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset



TO all you ladies now at land
We men at sea indite;
But first would have you understand
How hard it is to write:
The Muses now, and Neptune too,

Complete Poem


To Death, by Caroline Southey



COME not in terrors clad, to claim
An unresisting prey:
Come like an evening shadow, Death!
So stealthily, so silently!
And shut mine eyes, and steal my breath;

Complete Poem


Voyage a l'Infini, by Walter Conrad Arensberg



The swan existing
Is like a song with an accompaniment
Imaginary.

Across the grassy lake,
Across the lake to the shadow of the willows,

Complete Poem


Auld Robin Gray, by Lady Anne Lindsay



WHEN the sheep are in the fauld, and the kye at hame,
And a' the warld to rest are gane,
The waes o' my heart fa' in showers frae my e'e,
While my gudeman lies sound by me.

Young Jamie lo'ed me weel, and sought me for his bride;

Complete Poem


Sheep and Lambs, by Katharine Tynan Hinkson



ALL in the April morning,
April airs were abroad;
The sheep with their little lambs
Pass'd me by on the road.

The sheep with their little lambs

Complete Poem


Words In A Book, by TomsPoems



When I see you do you see me,
it's a simple thing to do.
Just don't squint for a moment,
until our gaze is through.
You may see landscapes in my eyes,

Complete Poem

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