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A dozen poems

For November 1, 2014

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Jock O'Hazeldean, by Walter Scott



Child Ballad 293

Why weep ye by the tide, lady
Why weep ye by the tide?
I'll wed ye to my youngest son
And ye shall be his bride

Complete Poem


Expired Dream, by Turki Amer



I have an old expired dream
Beneath immortal snow is buried
And calling out

Hey you who could hear
Space is suffocating me

Complete Poem


St. Agnes' Eve, by Alfred Tennyson, Lord Tennyson



DEEP on the convent-roof the snows
Are sparkling to the moon:
My breath to heaven like vapour goes:
May my soul follow soon!
The shadows of the convent-towers

Complete Poem


The Sea Gypsy, by Richard Hovey



I am fevered with the sunset,
I am fretful with the bay,
For the wander-thirst is on me
And my soul is in Cathay.

There's a schooner in the offing,

Complete Poem


To Mistress Margery Wentworth, by John Skelton



WITH margerain gentle,
The flower of goodlihead,
Embroidered the mantle
Is of your maidenhead.
Plainly I cannot glose;

Complete Poem


The Shepherd Boy sings in the Valley of Humiliation, by John Bunyan



HE that is down needs fear no fall,
He that is low, no pride;
He that is humble ever shall
Have God to be his guide.

I am content with what I have,

Complete Poem


The Wanderer, by Zoe Akins



The ships are lying in the bay,
The gulls are swinging round their spars;
My soul as eagerly as they
Desires the margin of the stars.

So much do I love wandering,

Complete Poem


The Phoenix, by Arthur Christopher Benson



BY feathers green, across Casbeen
The pilgrims track the Phoenix flown,
By gems he strew'd in waste and wood,
And jewell'd plumes at random thrown.

Till wandering far, by moon and star,

Complete Poem


A Child, by Mary Lamb



A CHILD 's a plaything for an hour;
Its pretty tricks we try
For that or for a longer space--
Then tire, and lay it by.

But I knew one that to itself

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


A Lover's Lullaby, by George Gascoigne



SING lullaby, as women do,
Wherewith they bring their babes to rest;
And lullaby can I sing too,
As womanly as can the best.
With lullaby they still the child;

Complete Poem


Hope, by Tom Ramsey



Hope swirls around the little boy's head
Jumping on the bed Christmas morning
Giddy and laughing

Hope carries him on fairy wings
Down the stairs to the den at six a.m.

Complete Poem

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