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A dozen poems

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What of the Night?, by Ada Cambridge



To you, who look below,
Where little candles glow --
Who listen in a narrow street,
Confused with noise of passing feet --

To you 'tis wild and dark;

Complete Poem


Graffiti, by Junior Burchall



nobody listens
to
us
so we scrawl
our troubled

Complete Poem


Song, by Aphra Behn



LOVE in fantastic triumph sate
Whilst bleeding hearts around him flow'd,
For whom fresh pains he did create
And strange tyrannic power he show'd:
From thy bright eyes he took his fires,

Complete Poem


Willie and Helen, by Hew Ainslie



'WHAREFORE sou'd ye talk o' love,
Unless it be to pain us?
Wharefore sou'd ye talk o' love
Whan ye say the sea maun twain us?'

'It 's no because my love is light,

Complete Poem


Non Nobis, by Henry Cust



NOT unto us, O Lord,
Not unto us the rapture of the day,
The peace of night, or love's divine surprise,
High heart, high speech, high deeds 'mid honouring eyes;
For at Thy word

Complete Poem


Fifty Years Spent, by Maxwell Struthers Burt



Fifty years spent before I found me,
Wind on my mouth and the taste of the rain,
Where the great hills circled and swept around me
And the torrents leapt to the mist-drenched plain;
Ah, it was long this coming of me

Complete Poem


You, by Ruth Guthrie Harding



Deep in the heart of me,
Nothing but You!
See through the art of me --
Deep in the heart of me
Find the best part of me,

Complete Poem


Dirge, by Felicia Dorothea Hemans



CALM on the bosom of thy God,
Fair spirit, rest thee now!
E'en while with ours thy footsteps trod,
His seal was on thy brow.

Dust, to its narrow house beneath!

Complete Poem


There's Rosemary, by Olive Tilford Dargan



O love that is not Love, but dear, so dear!
That is not love because it goes full soon,
Like flower born and dead within one moon,
And yet is love, for that it comes too near
The guarded fane where love alone may peer,

Complete Poem


Shadows, by Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton



THEY seem'd, to those who saw them meet,
The casual friends of every day;
Her smile was undisturb'd and sweet,
His courtesy was free and gay.

But yet if one the other's name

Complete Poem


May, by Edward Thurlow, Lord Thurlow



MAY! queen of blossoms,
And fulfilling flowers,
With what pretty music
Shall we charm the hours?
Wilt thou have pipe and reed,

Complete Poem


Untitled, by Jonathan Martin



See how one progresses, see how one falls
See how one can enter in, with hope on heart
Then learn their fate when time passes all
See how one fluctuates a life in art
And another of academic betrayal

Complete Poem

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