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Sparkles from the WheelSparks
Walt Whitman
Where the city's ceaseless crowd moves on the livelong day...


The Secret of the MachinesTrain
Rudyard Kipling
We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine,
We were melted in the furnace and the pit--...


The Railway TrainTrain
Emily Dickinson
I like to see it lap the miles,
And lick the valleys up...


The Ghosts' High NoonSkeleton
William S. Gilbert
When the night wind howls in the chimney cowls, and the bat in the moonlight flies ...

My Ship and IHourglass
Robert Louis Stevenson
O it's I that am the captain of a tidy little ship ...

Yesterday is HistoryHourglass
Emily Dickinson
Yesterday is History,
'Tis so far away...

The Land of NodSleeping face
Robert Louis Stevenson
From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay...

Human Life's MysteryPregnant belly
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We sow the glebe, we reap the corn,
We build the house where we may rest ...

No Labor-Saving MachineMachine
Walt Whitman
No labor-saving machine,
Nor discovery have I made ...

Patience Taught by NatureNature
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"O DREARY life," we cry, "O dreary life!" ...

Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams...
Fireflies in the GardenFireflies
Robert Frost
Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies...
Epitaph On The WorldMap
Henry David Thoreau
Here lies the body of this world,
Whose soul alas to hell is hurled.
Beyond The SeaMask
Thomas Love Peacock
Beyond the sea, beyond the sea,
My heart is gone, far, far from me;
Sara Teasdale
I am the still rain falling,
Too tired for singing mirth -
Oh, be the green fields calling ...
The Worship of NatureNature
John Greenleaf Whittier
The harp at Nature's advent strung
Has never ceased to play...
Prometheus Amid Hurricane And EarthquakeGlass
Earth is rocking in space!
And the thunders crash up with a roar upon roar...
Anne Finch
O Man! what Inspiration was thy Guide,
Who taught thee Light and Air thus to divide ...
Henry David Thoreau
Low-anchored cloud,
Newfoundland air,
Fountain head and source of rivers ...
To AstronomersTelescope
Friedrich von Schiller
Prate not to me so much of suns and of nebulous bodies;
Seal LullabySeal
Rudyard Kipling
Oh! hush thee, my baby, the night is behind us
And black are the waters that sparkled so green.
Sara Teasdale
Every night I lie awake
And every day I lie abed
And hear the doctors, Pain and Death...
It Is Not Always MayMoon
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The sun is bright,--the air is clear,
The darting swallows soar and sing.
Song of the SeaMoon
Rainer Maria Rilke
Timeless sea breezes,
sea-wind of the night:
you come for no one...
D. H. Lawrence
Thought, I love thought.
But not the juggling and twisting of already existent ideas...
A SeedMoon
William Allingham
See how a Seed, which Autumn flung down,
And through the Winter neglected lay,
Face of the Spring MoonMoon
Kobayashi Issa
Face of the spring moon--

Rupert Brooke
Opposite me two Germans snore and sweat.
Through sullen swirling gloom we jolt and roar.

Velimir Khlebnikov
Wingletting with the golden scrawl
Of its finest sinews,
The grasshopper loaded its trailer-belly
Robert Frost
How countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,

Fall, Leaves, FallStars
Emily Bronte
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away;
Lengthen night and shorten day;

TransformationsYew leaf
Thomas Hardy
Portion of this yew
Is a man my grandsire knew,

Here, At A Meagre EarthBirch tree
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
Here, at a meagre earth, despondent
And listless stare the dull grey skies,

"Faith" is a fine inventionMicroscopic view
Emily Dickinson
"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see-

A Noiseless Patient SpiderSunflower
Walt Whitman
A NOISELESS, patient spider,
I mark'd, where, on a little promontory, it stood, isolated;
Ah! SunflowerSunflower
William Blake
Ah Sunflower, weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;

The Progress of the SparkFire and ice
Rudyard Kipling
This spark now set, retarded, yet forbears
To hold her light however so he swears

A science-so the Savants sayFire and ice
Emily Dickinson
A science—so the Savants say,
"Comparative Anatomy" -

Fire and IceFire and ice
Robert Frost
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.

New Year's DayNew Year's Day
Kobayashi Issa
New Year's Day--
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.

The CometThe Comet by Anon
Oh, you Mistuh Comet,
Travelin' th'oo de sky....
You's got us all a-tremble
As you comes a-brushin' by.

Dust by Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
When the white flame in us is gone,
And we that lost the world's delight...

A Dream
William Blake
Once a dream did weave a shade
O'er my angel-guarded bed...

The Astronomer's Drinking Song
The Astronomer's Drinking SongAugustus de Morgan
Whoe'er would search the starry sky,
Its secrets to divine, sir,

The Star-Splitter
The Star-Splitter by Robert FrostRobert Frost
You know Orien always comes up sideways...

On Dreaming
John Newton
When slumber seals our weary eyes,
The busy fancy wakeful keeps...

The Eagle
The Eagle by James Gates PercivalJames Gates Percival
Bird of the broad and sweeping wing...

The Tree
The Tree by Anne FinchAnne Finch
Fair tree! for thy delightful shade
'Tis just that some return be made...

StarsJoyce Kilmer
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?...

The Passing of the Year
Robert W Service
My glass is filled, my pipe is lit, My den is all a cosy glow...

The Elephant in the Moon
The Elephant in the Moon by Samuel ButlerSamuel Butler
A learned society of late,
The glory of a foreign state,

The Butterfly
The Butterfly by Robert S HawkerRobert S Hawker
Bird of the moths! That radiant wing
Hath borne thee from thine earthly lair...

The Positivists
The Positivists by Edward CollinsEdward Collins
Life and the Universe show Spontaneity;
Down with ridiculous notions of Deity!..

from Of The Progress Of The Soul
Of The Progress Of The SoulJohn Donne
Poor soul, in this thy flesh what dost thou know?
Thou know'st thyself so little, as thou know'st not...

To the Memory of Sir Isaac Newton
To the Memory of Sir Isaac NewtonJames Thomson
The heavens are all his own, from the wild rule
Of whirling vortices and circling spheres

The Waterfall
The Waterfall by Henry Vaughan
Henry Vaughan
With what deep murmurs through time's silent stealth..

Hymn to Science
Hymn to ScienceMark Akenside
Science! thou fair effusive ray
From the great source of mental day..

Greatness in Little
Richard Leigh
In spotted globes, that have resembled all,
Which we or beasts possess to one great ball

The Phoenix
The Phoenix by George DarleyGeorge Darley
O Blest unfabled Incense Tree,
That burns in...

The Laboratory
The Laboratory by Robert BrowningRobert Browning
Now that I, tying thy glass mask tightly,
May gaze thro' these faint smokes curling whitely...

Sun Rhapsody
Sun Rhapsody by Harry CrosbyHarry Crosby
The Sun! The Sun!
a fish in the aquarium of sky...

Hymn before Action
Hymn before Action by Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
The earth is full of anger,
The seas are dark with wrath...

Snow by John DavidsonJohn Davidson
'Who affirms that crystals are alive?'
I affirm it, let who will deny:

The Art of Preserving Health
The Art of Preserving Health by John ArmstrongJohn Armstrong
The blood, the fountain whence the spirits flow,
The generous stream that waters every part...

Nature - The Gentlest Mother
Nature - The Gentlest Mother by Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child...

Barren Spring
Barren SpringDante Gabriel Rossetti
Once more the changed year's turning wheel returns:
And as a girl sails balanced in the wind...

from In Memoriam
from In Memoriam by Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
The wish, that of the living whole
No life may fail beyond the grave...

On the Universality and Other Attributes of the God of Nature
Philip Freneau
All that we see, about, abroad,
What is it all, but nature's God?

The dissolution of the world proovd from the mortallity of every part
Lucy HutchinsonLucy Hutchinson
And (Memmius) least you thinke I false grounds lay,
from The Enquiry
from The Enquiry by Mary Leapor
Mary Leapor
How near one Species to the next is join'd,
The due Gradations please a thinking Mind...
God Gave a Loaf to Every Bird
God Gave a Loaf to Every Bird by Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
God gave a loaf to every bird,
But just a crumb to me..

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
The Owl and the Pussy-CatEdward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat...

The Wind
The Wind by Harold MonroHarold Monro
So wayward is the wind to-night
'Twill send the planets tumbling down...

The World - A Child's Song
The World - A Child's SongWilliam Brighty Rands
Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World !
With the wonderful water round you curl'd...

Two Rivers
Two Rivers by Ralph Waldo EmersonRalph Waldo Emerson
Thy summer voice, Musketaquit,
Repeats the music of the rain...
The Atom
The Atom by Thomas ThornelyThomas Thornely
Wake not the imprisoned power that sleeps
Unknown, or dimly guessed, in thee!...
The Paradox of Time
The Paradox of Time by Henry Austin DobsonHenry Austin Dobson
Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go...
On the Ice-Islands Seen Floating in the Germanic Ocean
William CowperWilliam Cowper
What portents, from what distant region, ride
Unseen, till now, in ours, th'astonish'd tide?...
The Mowers - An Anticipation of the Cholera
The Mowers - An Anticipation of the Cholera by Charles MackayCharles Mackay
Dense on the stream the vapours lay,
Thick as wool on the cold highway...
Sleep and Poetry
Sleep and Poetry by John KeatsJohn Keats
What is more gentle than a wind in summer?
What is more soothing than the pretty hummer...
The Star
The Star by Ann and Jane TaylorAnn and Jane Taylor
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are
To Summer
To Summer by William BlakeWilliam Blake
O thou, who passest thro’ our vallies in
Thy strength...
from My Childhood Home I See Again
from My Childhood Home I See Again by  Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
My childhood's home I see again,
And sadden with the view...
Lay of the Trilobite
Lay of the Trilobite by May KendallMay Kendall
A mountain's giddy height I sought,
Because I could not find...
To Mr John Moore, Author of the Celebrated Worm Powder by Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
How much, egregious Moore, are we
Deceiv'd by Shews and Forms!
The Spider and the Fly
The Spider and the Fly by Mary HowittMary Howitt
"Will you walk into my parlour?" said the Spider to the Fly, "...
The Glow Worm
The Glow Worm by Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith
When on some balmy-breathing night of Spring...
The Sluggard
The Sluggard by Isaac WattsIsaac Watts
'Tis the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain..
O Captain! My Captain!
Walt Whitman
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done...
A Dialogue between the Body and Soul
Dialogue between the Body and Soul by Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
O who shall, from this dungeon, raise
A soul enslav'd so many ways?
The Tyger
William Blake
The Tyger by William BlakeTyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forest of the night...
June Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
SHE behind yon mountain lives,
Who my love's...
'I am like a slip of comet'
I am like a slip of cometGerard Manley Hopkins
I am like a slip of comet,
Scarce worth discovery, in some corner seen...
from An Essay on Man
from An Essay on Man by Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan;
The proper study of Mankind is Man...

Of Many Worlds in this World
Of Many Worlds in this WorldMargaret Cavendish
Just like as in a Nest of Boxes round,
Degrees of Sizes in each Box are found:...

January, 1795
January, 1795 by Mary Darby RobinsonMary Robinson
Pavement slipp'ry, people sneezing,
Lords in ermine, beggars freezing...
The Magnet
The Magnet by Thomas StanleyThomas Stanley
Ask the Empresse of the night...
Earth The Healer, Earth The Keeper
Earth The Healer, Earth The Keeper by William MorrisWilliam Morris
So swift the hours are moving
Unto the time unproved...

The Country Doctor
The Country Doctor by Will CarletonWill Carleton
There's a gathering in the village, that has never been outdone..

To a little invisible...
To a Little Invisible  Being Who is Soon Expected to Become Visible by Anna BarbauldAnna Barbauld
Germ of new life, whose powers expanding slow
For many a moon their full perfection wait
Christ in the Universe
Christ in the Universe by Alice MeynellAlice Meynell
With this ambiguous earth...
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Part 3Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Part 3)
There passed a weary time. Each throat
Was parched, and glazed each eye.
Edgar Fawcett
I saw, one sultry night above a swamp,
The darkness throbbing with their golden pomp!
The Tides
William Cullen Bryant
The moon is at her full, and, riding high...
An Aquarium
Amy Lowell
Streaks of green and yellow iridescence,
Silver shiftings...
Sea Fever
John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky...
The Light of Stars
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The night is come, but not too soon...
A Ballade of Evolution
A Ballade of Evolution by Grant AllenGrant Allen
In the mud of the Cambrian main
Did our earliest ancestor dive...
The Tables Turned
The Tables Turned by William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books...
I Have Never Seen "Volcanoes"
I Have Never seen Volcanoes by Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
I have never seen "Volcanoes"
But, when Travellers tell...
The Daffodils
The DaffodilsWilliam Wordsworth
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills...
The Wind
The Wind by Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
I saw you toss the kites on high...
The Inward Morning
The Inward Morning by Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
Packed in my mind lie all the clothes...
The Raven
The Raven by Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...
I Remember, I Remember
I Remember, I Remember by Thomas HoodThomas Hood
I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born...
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert FrostRobert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know...
Full Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen
Full Many a Glorious Morning Have I Seen by William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
Full many a glorious morning have I seen...
The Botanic Garden
The Botanic Gardens by Erasmus DarwinErasmus Darwin
Stay your rudeness steps!
Man by George HerbertGeorge Herbert
My God, I heard this day
That none doth build a stately habitation...
Sandcastle by AK EnglishA K English
molded by hands strong,
but with a loving touch...
The Promise of the Morning Star
The Promise of the Morning StarAmy Lowell
Thou father of the children of my brain
By thee engendered in my willing heart...
At a Lunar Eclipse
At a Lunar Eclipse by Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine...
Sleep! Sleep! Beauty Bright
Sleep! Sleep! Beauty Bright by William BlakeWilliam Blake
Sleep, sleep, beauty bright,
Dreaming o'er the joys of night...
Nature by Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
As a fond mother, when the day is o'er...
To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence
James Elroy Flecker
I who am dead a thousand years...
Edgar Allan Poe
From childhood's hour I have not been...
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful...
Lord Byron
I had a dream, which was not all a dream...
Anne C Lynch
Darkness sat brooding o'er the infant world,
That in chaotic gloom and silence lay...
A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky
Lewis Carroll
A boat beneath a sunny sky,
Lingering onward dreamily...
Benzene by Paul BoardPaul Board
Benzene! Benzene! Burning bright
Belching engines day and night
A Chrysalis
Mary Bradley
My little Madchen found one day
A curious something in her play...
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags...
Young and Old
Charles Kingsley
When all the world is young, lad,
And all the trees are green...
The Moon
Percy Bysshe Shelley
And, like a dying lady lean and pale...
A Psalm of Life
Henry W. Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!
The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
Sir Walter Raleigh
Give me my scallop-shell of quiet, My staff of faith to walk upon...
Sonnet to Science
Sonnet to Science Edgar Allan Poe
Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes...
The Sugar-Plum Tree
The Sugar-Plum Tree by Eugene FieldEugene Field
Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'Tis a marvel of great renown!
James Elroy Flecker
When the words rustle no more,
And the last work's done...
The Snowstorm
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow...

Work Without Hope
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
All Nature seems at work, Slugs leave their lair...

The Reaper and the Flowers
Henry Wadsworth

There is a Reaper whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen...

Ginkgo Biloba
Johann Goethe
The leaf of this Eastern tree,
Which has been entrusted to my garden...

Time Long Past
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Like the ghost of a dear friend dead
Is Time long past...

Alice Meynell
Farewell to one now silenced quite,
Sent out of hearing, out of sight...

She Walks In Beauty
Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night,
Of cloudless climes and starry skies...

The Cloud
Percy Shelley
I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams..

Evening Star
Edgar Allan Poe
'Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night..

The Character of a Happy Life
Sir Henry Wotton
How happy is he born or taught
That serveth not another's will...

An English Breeze
Robert Louis Stevenson
Up with the sun, the breeze arose...

The World
John Newton
See, the world for youth prepares,
Harlot-like, her gaudy snares

On The Beach At Night
Walt Whitman
On the beach at night,
Stands a child with her father...

Naturalist's Summer Evening Walk
The Naturalist's Summer Evening Walk by Gilbert WhiteGilbert White
When day declining sheds a milder gleam,
What time the may-fly haunts the pool or stream..

A Light Exists In Spring
Emily Dickinson
A light exists in spring
Not present on the year..

Maidenhair by Edgar FawcettEdgar Fawcett
When deep in some dim glade we pause,
Perchance we mark how winds caress...

To The Moon
Pierre Ronsard
Hide this one night thy crescent, kindly Moon...

The Glass On The Bar
Henry Lawson
Three bushmen one morning rode up to an inn...

Hiawatha's Photographing
Lewis Carroll
From his shoulder Hiawatha
Took the camera of rosewood...

The Fish
Rupert Brooke
In a cool curving world he lies
And ripples with dark ecstasies...

The Magnet and the Churn
W S Gilbert
A magnet hung in a hardware shop,
And all around was a loving crop..

Escape at Bedtime
Robert Louis Stevenson
The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out...

On the Future of Poetry
Henry Dobson
Bards of the Future! You that come,
With striding march, and roll of drum...

To A Cloud
William Cullen Bryant
Beautiful cloud! with folds so soft and fair...

Break Of Day
John Donne
'Tis true, 'tis day; what though it be?...

On a Honey Bee
Philip Freneau
Thou born to sip the lake or spring,
Or quaff the waters of the stream...

John Clare
Come we to the summer, to the summer we will come...

The Flower
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Once in a golden hour
I cast to earth a seed...

The Junior God
Robert W Service
The Junior God looked from his place
In the conning towers of heaven...

Anna Barbauld
LIFE! I know not what thou art,
But know that thou and I must part..

Light Shining Out Of Darkness
William Cowper
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform...

The Two-Sided Man
Rudyard Kipling
Much I owe to the Lands that grew -
More to the Lives that fed...

The Fallen Star
George Darley
A star is gone! A star is gone!

Sad-Eyed and Soft and Grey
William Morris
Sad-Eyed and soft and grey thou art, o morn!
Across the long grass of the marshy plain...

Thomas Hood
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening...

The Jolly Company
Rupert Brooke
The Stars, a jolly company,
I envied, straying late and lonely...

To The Terrestrial Globe
W S Gilbert
Roll on, thou ball, roll on!
Through pathless realms of Space...

John Davidson
There is a dish to hold the sea,
A brazier to contain the sun...

The Night Wind
Eugene Field
Have you ever heard the wind go "Yooooo"?
'T is a pitiful sound to hear!

First Love
John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet...

My Star
Robert Browning
All, that I know
Of a certain star
Is, it can throw...

The End
Milk for the CatWilfred Owen
After the blast of lightning from the east...

Her Immortality
Milk for the CatThomas Hardy
Upon a noon I pilgrimed through
A pasture, mile by mile...

Human Life
Samuel Coleridge
If dead, we cease to be ; if total gloom
Swallow up life's brief flash for aye, we fare

Milk for the Cat
Milk for the CatHarold Monro
When the tea is brought at five o'clock,
And all the neat curtains are drawn with care...

I am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied
Henry Thoreau
I am a parcel of vain strivings tied
By a chance bond together...

The Microbe
Hilaire Belloc
The Microbe is so very small
You cannot make him out at all...

Men Improve With The Years
W B Yeats
I am worn out with dreams;
A weather-worn, marble triton...

Hospital Barge
Wilfred Owen
Budging the sluggard ripples of the Somme...

The Night
Hilaire Belloc
Most Holy Night, that still dost keep
The keys of all the doors of sleep..

A Song of Winter Weather
Robert W Service
It isn't the foe that we fear;
It isn't the bullets that whine...

Lines Composed In A Wood On A Windy Day
Lines Composed in a Wood On a Windy DayAnne Bronte
My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze...

You Don't Believe
William Blake
You don't believe - I won't attempt to make ye...

Love's Philosophy
Percy Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean...

You Meaner Beauties Of The Night
Sir Henry Wotton
You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes...

To The Sun
Anne Lynch
Thou glorious lamp of Space! Thou that dost flood
The void of heaven with brightness!

The Star
Henry Vaughan
Whatever 'tis, whose beauty here below
Attracts thee thus and makes thee stream and flow...

Anne Bronte
Brightly the sun of summer shone,
Green fields and waving woods upon...

Arthur J Stewart
I come down across stones lightly, a part of them. Sandstone, shale...

A Song of the Future
Sidney Lanier
I come down across stones lightly, a part of them. Sandstone, shale...

An Astrologer's Song
Rudyard Kipling
To the Heavens above us
O look and behold...

The Matrix
Amy Lowell
Goaded and harassed in the factory
That tears our life up into bits of days...

Dining-Room Tea
Rupert Brookes
When you were there, and you, and you,
Happiness crowned the night; I too...

The Park
Ralph W Emerson
The prosperous and beautiful
To me seem not to wear...

The Human Seasons
John Keats
Four Seasons fill the measure of the year;
There are four seasons in the mind of man...

At the round earth's imagin'd corners
John Donne
At the round earths imagin'd corners, blow
Your trumpets, Angells, and arise, arise...

The World
George Herbert
Love built a stately house, where Fortune came...

The Starlight Night
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Look at the stars! look, look up at the skies!

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As late I journey'd o'er the extensive plain

Venus Transiens
Transit of VenusAmy Lowell
Tell me,
Was Venus more beautiful
Than you are....

The Power of the Dog
AnnieRudyard Kipling
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day...

On Looking Up By Chance At The Constellations
Robert Frost
You'll wait a long, long time for anything much...

The Powers of Imagination
Mark Akenside
With what attractive charms this goodly frame
Of Nature touches the consenting hearts...

The Definition of Love
Andrew Marvell
My love is of a birth as rare As 'tis for object strange and high...

The Voice of the Lobster
Lewis Carroll
Tis the voice of the Lobster: I heard him declare...

Edgar Fawcett
A giant of awful strength, he dumbly lies
Far-prisoned among the solemn deeps of earth...

She Hears The Storm
Thomas Hardy
There was a time in former years -
While my roof-tree was his...

Harry Crosby
I exchange eyes with the Mad Queen...

In After Days
Henry Austin Dobson
In after days when grasses high...

Bright Star
John Keats
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art -
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night...

The Ballad of the Black Fox Skin
Robert Service
There was Claw-fingered Kitty and Windy Ike living the life of shame...

Robert Browning
Out of your whole life give but a moment!
All of your life that has gone before...

The Winners
Rudyard Kipling
What the moral? Who rides may read.
When the night is thick and the tracks are blind...

The Cockney Soul
Henry Lawson
From Woolwich and Brentford and Stamford Hill, from Richmond into the Strand...

The Earthly Paradise: Apology
William Morris
Of Heaven or Hell I have no power to sing,
I cannot ease the burden of your fears...

The Salt Flats
Charles G D Roberts
Here clove the keels of centuries ago...

Thomas Hood
No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon...

All The World's A Stage
William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players....

The Past
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The debt is paid,
The verdict said,
The Furies laid...

The Forgotten Grave
Henry Austin Dobson
Out from the City’s dust and roar, You wandered through the open door....

My Last Duchess
Robert Browing
That's my last Duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call...

The Rose
Pierre Ronsard
See, Mignonne, hath not the Rose,
That this morning did unclose...

The Wild Noney-Suckle
Philip Freneau
Fair flower, that dost so comely grow,
Hid in this silent, dull retreat...

Christ's Nativity
Henry Vaughan
Awake, glad heart! get up and sing!
It is the birth-day of thy King...

One Day
Rupert Brooke
Today I have been happy. All the day
I held the memory of you, and wove...

Break, Break, Break
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!

Full Moon
Walter De La Mare
One night as Dick lay half asleep,
Into his drowsy eyes...

The Blue Mountains
Henry Lawson
Above the ashes straight and tall,
Through ferns with moisture dripping...

We'll go no more a-roving
Lord Byron
So, we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night...

The Dreams
Eugene Field
Two dreams came down to earth one night
From the realm of mist and dew...

A Letter from a Girl to Her Own Old Age
Alice Meynell
Listen, and when thy hand this paper presses...

On The Backwardness Of The Spring 1771
Anna Barbauld
In vain the sprightly sun renews his course...

A Garden Song
Henry Dobson
Here in this sequester'd close
Bloom the hyacinth and rose...

Thomas Hood
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold...

The West Wind
William Bryant Beneath the forest's skirts I rest,
Whose branching pines rise dark and high...

On the Excellence of Burgundy Wine
Hilaire Belloc
My jolly fat host with your face all a-grin,
Come, open the door...

Love Is Enough
William Morris
Love is enough: though the World be a-waning...

Success is Counted Sweetest
Emily Dickinson
Success is counted sweetest....

The Mad Gardener's Song
Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant,
That practised on a fife...

Only Roses
W S Gilbert
To a garden full of posies
Cometh one to gather flowers...

Singers to Come
Alice Meynell
New delights to our desire
The singers of the past can yield...

The Flea
John Donne
Mark but this flea, and mark in this,
How little that which thou deny'st me is...

Walter De La Mare
When music sounds, gone is the earth I know...

Anne Bronte
I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise...

The Gladness of Nature
William Bryant
Is this a time to be cloudy and sad, When our mother Nature laughs around...

Child of Dawn
Harold Monro
O gentle vision in the dawn:
My spirit over faint cool water glides...

Sudden Light
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell...

The Sentimentalist
James E Flecker
There lies a photograph of you
Deep in a box of broken things...

Long Ago
Eugene Field
I once knew all the birds that came
And nested in our orchard trees...

Happy is England
John Keat
Happy is England! I could be content
To see no other verdure than its own...

When Earth's Last Picture is Painted
Rudyard Kipling
When Earth's last picture is painted
And the tubes are twisted and dried...

When The Rose Is Faded
Walter De La Mare
When the rose is faded,
Memory may still dwell on...

The Lady of Shalott
Alfred Lord Tennyson
On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye...

The Rainy Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The day is cold, and dark, and dreary...

Mary Darby Robinson
LOVE, thou sportive fickle boy, Source of anguish, child of joy...

I Would I Were A Careless Child
Lord Byron
I would I were a careless child,
Still dwelling in my highland cave...

Love's Lantern
Joyce Kilmer
Because the road was steep and long
And through a dark and lonely land...

An October Evening
William Campbell
The woods are haggard and lonely,
The skies are hooded for snow...

Evening Primrose
John Clare
When once the sun sinks in the west,
And dewdrops pearl the evening's breast...

An Ode to the Rain
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I know it is dark; and though I have lain,
Awake, as I guess, an hour or twain,

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
Dust by Rupert BrookeWalt Whitman
When I heard the learn'd astronomer;
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me...
A Tragedy
A Tragedy by MarzialsTheophilus

Death! Flop.
The barges down in the
river flop.
Flop, plop...
Locksley Hall
Locksley Hall by Tennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Comrades, leave me here a little, while as yet ’tis early morn:
Doctor Faustus: Helen of Troy
Doctor Faustus: Helen of Troy by Marlowe Christopher Marlowe
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?

On first looking into
                  first looking into Chapman's Homer by KeatsChapman's Homer

John Keats
Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
And many goodly states and kingdoms seen...

Winter Winter by Skakespeare
William Shakespeare
When icicles hang by the wall,
And Dick the shepherd blows his nail...

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