Where-Away by James Whitcomb Riley

Where-Away by James Whitcomb Riley

  Where-Away by James Whitcomb Riley O the Lands of Where-Away! Tell us?tell us?where are they? Through the darkness and the dawn We have journeyed on and on? From the…
Whispers of Immortality by T. S. Eliot

Whispers of Immortality by T. S. Eliot

Whispers of Immortality by T. S. Eliot Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward with a lipless…
The Fathers by Siegfried Sassoon

The Fathers by Siegfried Sassoon

  The Fathers by Siegfried Sassoon Snug at the club two fathers sat, Gross, goggle-eyed, and full of chat. One of them said: "My eldest lad Writes cheery letters from…
Memorial Day by Joyce Kilmer

Memorial Day by Joyce Kilmer

Memorial Day by Joyce Kilmer "Dulce et decorum est" The bugle echoes shrill and sweet, But not of war it sings to-day. The road is rhythmic with the feet Of…
Tavern by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Tavern by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)   Tavern by Edna St. Vincent Millay I'll keep a little tavern Below the high hill's crest, Wherein all grey-eyed people May set them down…
Love and a Question by Robert Frost

Love and a Question by Robert Frost

Love and a Question by Robert Frost A STRANGER came to the door at eve, And he spoke the bridegroom fair. He bore a green-white stick in his hand, And,…
His Dream by W. B. Yeats

His Dream by W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) by George Charles Beresford His Dream by W. B. Yeats I swayed upon the gaudy stern The butt end of a steering oar, And everywhere that…
Wild Asters by Sara Teasdale

Wild Asters by Sara Teasdale

Wild Asters by Sara Teasdale In the spring I asked the daisies If his words were true, And the clever little daisies Always knew. Now the fields are brown and…
Indifference by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Indifference by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892?1950) Indifference by Edna St. Vincent Millay I said, for Love was laggard, O, Love was slow to come, "I'll hear his step and know his…
Inspiration by Aldous Huxley

Inspiration by Aldous Huxley

Inspiration by Aldous Huxley Noonday upon the Alpine meadows Pours its avalanche of Light And blazing flowers: the very shadows Translucent are and bright. It seems a glory that nought…
In a Library by Emily Dickinson

In a Library by Emily Dickinson

In a Library by Emily Dickinson A precious, mouldering pleasure 't is To meet an antique book, In just the dress his century wore; A privilege, I think, His venerable…
The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats

The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats

The Second Coming by W. B. Yeats Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is…
Poets by Joyce Kilmer

Poets by Joyce Kilmer

Poets by Joyce Kilmer  Vain is the chiming of forgotten bells That the wind sways above a ruined shrine. Vainer his voice in whom no longer dwells Hunger that craves…
Exposure by Wilfred Owen

Exposure by Wilfred Owen

Exposure by Wilfred Owen I Our brains ache, in the merciless iced east winds that knife us . . . Wearied we keep awake because the night is silent .…
Helen of Troy by Sara Teasdale

Helen of Troy by Sara Teasdale

Helen of Troy by Sara Teasdale Wild flight on flight against the fading dawn The flames' red wings soar upward duskily. This is the funeral pyre and Troy is dead…
Preludes by T. S. Eliot

Preludes by T. S. Eliot

Preludes by T. S. Eliot I The winter evening settles down With smell of steaks in passageways. Six o'clock. The burnt-out ends of smoky days. And now a gusty shower…
The Dream by Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Dream by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892?1950) The Dream by Edna St. Vincent Millay Love, if I weep it will not matter, And if you laugh I shall not care; Foolish am…
Beauty and Beauty by Rupert Brooke

Beauty and Beauty by Rupert Brooke

  Beauty and Beauty by Rupert Brooke When Beauty and Beauty meet All naked, fair to fair, The earth is crying-sweet, And scattering-bright the air, Eddying, dizzying, closing round, With…
Friends by W. B. Yeats

Friends by W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) by George Charles Beresford   Friends by W. B. Yeats Now must I these three praise Three women that have wrought What joy is in my…
Love’s Lantern by Joyce Kilmer

Love’s Lantern by Joyce Kilmer

Love's Lantern by Joyce Kilmer  (For Aline) Because the road was steep and long And through a dark and lonely land, God set upon my lips a song And put…
The Moods by W. B. Yeats

The Moods by W. B. Yeats

W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) by George Charles Beresford   The Moods by W. B. Yeats Time drops in decay, Like a candle burnt out, And the mountains and woods Have…
Chinese Poet Among Barbarians by Louis Untermeyer

Chinese Poet Among Barbarians by Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer by George Grantham Bain (Library of Congress) Chinese Poet Among Barbarians by Louis Untermeyer The rain drives, drives endlessly, Heavy threads of rain; The wind beats at the…
Anticipation by Amy Lowell

Anticipation by Amy Lowell

Anticipation by Amy Lowell I have been temperate always, But I am like to be very drunk With your coming. There have been times I feared to walk down the…
Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay

  Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) by Carl Vonvechten Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch…
Old Tunes by Sara Teasdale

Old Tunes by Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale by Arnold Genthe from the Library of Congress Old Tunes by Sara Teasdale As the waves of perfume, heliotrope, rose, Float in the garden when no wind blows,…
Spoils of the Dead by Robert Frost

Spoils of the Dead by Robert Frost

from Sun Newspapers and Library of Congress Spoils of the Dead by Robert Frost Two fairies it was On a still summer day Came forth in the woods With the…
The Letter by Amy Lowell

The Letter by Amy Lowell

The Letter by Amy Lowell Little cramped words scrawling all over the paper Like draggled fly's legs, What can you tell of the flaring moon Through the oak leaves? Or…
Upstream by Carl Sandburg

Upstream by Carl Sandburg

Upstream by Carl Sandburg The strong men keep coming on. They go down shot, hanged, sick, broken. They live on, fighting, singing, lucky as plungers. The strong men ... they…
March by H. P. Lovecraft

March by H. P. Lovecraft

March by H. P. Lovecraft Let other bards with nobler talents sing The beauties of the mild, maturer spring. My rustic Muse on bleaker times must dwell, When Earth, but…
The Send-off by Wilfred Owen

The Send-off by Wilfred Owen

The Send-off by Wilfred Owen Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way To the siding-shed, And lined the train with faces grimly gay. Their breasts were stuck all…
Storm by H.D.

Storm by H.D.

Storm ?by You crash over the trees, you crack the live branch? the branch is white, the green crushed, each leaf is rent like split wood. You burden the trees…
WIRERS by Siegfried Sassoon

WIRERS by Siegfried Sassoon

WIRERS by Siegfried Sassoon "Pass it along, the wiring party's going out"? And yawning sentries mumble, "Wirers going out." Unravelling; twisting; hammering stakes with muffled thud, They toil with stealthy…
COUNTER-ATTACK by Siegfried Sassoon

COUNTER-ATTACK by Siegfried Sassoon

COUNTER-ATTACK by Siegfried Sassoon ? We'd gained our first objective hours before While dawn broke like a face with blinking eyes, Pallid, unshaved and thirsty, blind with smoke. Things seemed…
Vespers by Amy Lowell

Vespers by Amy Lowell

? Vespers by Amy Lowell Last night, at sunset, The foxgloves were like tall altar candles. Could I have lifted you to the roof of the greenhouse, my Dear, I…
Wild with all Regrets by Wilfred Owen

Wild with all Regrets by Wilfred Owen

Wild with all Regrets by Wilfred Owen (Another version of "A Terre".) To Siegfried Sassoon ? My arms have mutinied against me?brutes! My fingers fidget like ten idle brats, My…
Stars by Robert Frost

Stars by Robert Frost

Stars by Robert Frost HOW countlessly they congregate O'er our tumultuous snow, Which flows in shapes as tall as trees When wintry winds do blow!? As if with keenness for…
Portrait of a Lady by T. S. Eliot

Portrait of a Lady by T. S. Eliot

Portrait of a Lady by T. S. Eliot Thou hast committed? Fornication: but that was in another country, And besides, the wench is dead. The Jew Of Malta   I…
Sunset by H.P. Lovecraft

Sunset by H.P. Lovecraft

Sunset Howard Phillips Lovecraft The cloudless day is richer at its close; A golden glory settles on the lea; Soft stealing shadows hint of cool repose To mellowing landscape, and…
Ghost House by Robert Frost

Ghost House by Robert Frost

Ghost House by Robert Frost I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago, And left no trace but the cellar walls, And a cellar…
THAT THE NIGHT COME by W. B. Yeats

THAT THE NIGHT COME by W. B. Yeats

THAT THE NIGHT COME by W. B. Yeats She lived in storm and strife. Her soul had such desire For what proud death may bring That it could not endure…
Witch-Wife by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Witch-Wife by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Witch-Wife by Edna St. Vincent Millay She is neither pink nor pale, And she never will be all mine; She learned her hands in a fairy-tale, And her mouth on…
Kin to Sorrow by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Kin to Sorrow by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Kin to Sorrow by Edna St. Vincent Millay Am I kin to Sorrow, That so oft Falls the knocker of my door? Neither loud nor soft, But as long accustomed,…
WORDS FOR AN OLD AIR by Sara Teasdale

WORDS FOR AN OLD AIR by Sara Teasdale

WORDS FOR AN OLD AIR by Sara Teasdale Your heart is bound tightly, let Beauty beware; It is not hers to set Free from the snare. Tell her a bleeding…
A BROOK IN THE CITY by Robert Frost

A BROOK IN THE CITY by Robert Frost

A BROOK IN THE CITY by Robert Frost The farm house lingers, though averse to square With the new city street it has to wear A number in. But what…
The Hippopotamus by T. S. Eliot

The Hippopotamus by T. S. Eliot

The Hippopotamus ?????? Similiter et omnes revereantur Diaconos, ut ?????? mandatum Jesu Christi; et Episcopum, ut Jesum ?????? Christum, existentem filium Patris; Presbyteros ?????? autem, ut concilium Dei et conjunctionem…
Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen

Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen  What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle Can patter…
Prime by Amy Lowell

Prime by Amy Lowell

Prime ?by Amy Lowell ? Your voice is like bells over roofs at dawn When a bird flies And the sky changes to a fresher color. ? Speak, speak, Beloved.…
Portent by William Carlos Williams

Portent by William Carlos Williams

Portent by William Carlos Williams Red cradle of the night, In you The dusky child Sleeps fast till his might Shall be piled Sinew on sinew. Red cradle of the…
Day That I Have Loved by Rupert Brooke

Day That I Have Loved by Rupert Brooke

Day That I Have Loved by Rupert Brooke Tenderly, day that I have loved, I close your eyes, And smooth your quiet brow, and fold your thin dead hands. The…
Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T. S. Eliot

Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T. S. Eliot

Rhapsody on a Windy Night by T. S. Eliot Twelve o'clock. Along the reaches of the street Held in a lunar synthesis, Whispering lunar incantations Disolve the floors of memory…
Sea Lily by H.D.

Sea Lily by H.D.

SEA LILY by H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) Reed, slashed and torn, but doubly rich? such great heads as yours drift upon temple-steps, but you are shattered in the wind. Myrtle-bark…
California City Landscape by Carl Sandburg

California City Landscape by Carl Sandburg

California City Landscape by Carl Sandburg On a mountain-side the real estate agents Put up signs marking the city lots to be sold there. A man whose father and mother…
Mending Wall By Robert Frost

Mending Wall By Robert Frost

Mending Wall By Robert Frost Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps…
Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling

Gunga Din by Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) Gunga Din You may talk o' gin and beer When you're quartered safe out 'ere, An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it; But when it comes…
Winter In The Boulevard by D.H. Lawrence

Winter In The Boulevard by D.H. Lawrence

Lawrence (1885?1930) Winter In The Boulevard by Lawrence The frost has settled down upon the trees And ruthlessly strangled off the fantasies Of leaves that have gone unnoticed, swept like…
DESIGN by Robert Frost

DESIGN by Robert Frost

Design by Robert Frost I found a dimpled spider, fat and white, On a white heal-all, holding up a moth Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth? Assorted characters…
THE YOUNG MAN?S SONG W. B. Yeats

THE YOUNG MAN?S SONG W. B. Yeats

THE YOUNG MAN?S SONG I whispered, ?I am too young,? And then, ?I am old enough,? Wherefore I threw a penny To find out if I might love; ?Go and…
Those Who Love by Sara Teasdale

Those Who Love by Sara Teasdale

Those Who Love by Sara Teasdale Those who love the most Do not talk of their love; Francesca, Guenevere, Dierdre, Iseult, Heloise In the fragrant gardens of heaven Are silent,…
Old Poets by Joyce Kilmer

Old Poets by Joyce Kilmer

Old Poets If I should live in a forest And sleep underneath a tree, No grove of impudent saplings Would make a home for me. I'd go where the old…
Aunt Helen by T. S. Eliot

Aunt Helen by T. S. Eliot

Aunt Helen Miss Helen Slingsby was my maiden aunt, And lived in a small house near a fashionable square Cared for by servants to the number of four. Now when…
Ashes of Life by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ashes of Life by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ashes of Life Love has gone and left me and the days are all alike; Eat I must, and sleep I will,?and would that night were here! But ah!?to lie…
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost

Robert Frost (1874-1963) THE ROAD NOT TAKEN by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I…
A REBEL by John Gould Fletcher

A REBEL by John Gould Fletcher

A REBEL by John Gould Fletcher (1886-1950) Tie a bandage over his eyes, And at his feet Let rifles drearily patter Their death-prayers of defeat. Throw a blanket over his…
ON THE RIVER by William Vaughn Moody

ON THE RIVER by William Vaughn Moody

ON THE RIVER by William Vaughn Moody The faint stars wake and wonder, Fade and find heart anew; Above us and far under Sphereth the watchful blue. Silent she sits,…
The Blind by Sara Teasdale

The Blind by Sara Teasdale

The Blind by Sara Teasdale The birds are all a-building, They say the world's a-flower, And still I linger lonely Within a barren bower. I weave a web of fancies…
Fragment by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Fragment by Edwin Arlington Robinson

About Edwin Robinson: Born at Head Tide, Maine, Dec. 22, 1869. Educated at Harvard University. Mr. Robinson is a psychological poet of great subtlety; his poems are usually studies of…
PORTRAIT OF A MACHINE by Louis Untermeyer

PORTRAIT OF A MACHINE by Louis Untermeyer

PORTRAIT OF A MACHINE by Louis Untermeyer What nudity is beautiful as this Obedient monster purring at its toil; These naked iron muscles dripping oil And the sure-fingered rods that…
PRIME by Amy Lowell

PRIME by Amy Lowell

PRIME by Amy Lowell Your voice is like bells over roofs at dawn When a bird flies And the sky changes to a fresher color. Speak, speak, Beloved. Say little…
HOLY SATYR by HD

HOLY SATYR by HD

Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) HOLY SATYR by HD Most holy Satyr, like a goat, with horns and hooves to match thy coat of russet brown, I make leaf-circlets and a crown…
WINDFLOWER LEAF by Carl Sandburg

WINDFLOWER LEAF by Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) WINDFLOWER LEAF by Carl Sandburg This flower is repeated out of old winds, out of old times. The wind repeats these, it must have these, over and…
THE MOON by William H. Davies

THE MOON by William H. Davies

According to his own biography, William H. Davies was born in a public-house called Church House at Newport, in the County of Monmouthshire, April 20, 1870, of Welsh parents. He…