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The Common Wealth The Common Wealth

The Common Wealth
O voices of the sea and land, How sweet upon my ear you fall! The curlew's cry, the heron's call, The grey gull's chatter on the strand, The robin on the mossy wall, The coal-tit almost at my hand-- How I thank Heaven for you all! O wonder of the hills and sky, How dear your beauty to my sight! The wintry noon, the sea's delight, The... Poems - Post by : LarryLNichols - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2879

November November

November
The grey clouds hide the sun now And the leaves flow down with the rain: The golden days are done now And Winter looms again. 'Tis bed-time for the seeds now For the earth is weary of green: She'll hide the very weeds now Till nothing gay be seen. Yet wait! it is not death now That strips the meadow and grove: The rose but holds her breath now... Poems - Post by : Glenn_T_Clark - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2471

Near Autumn Near Autumn

Near Autumn
Red apple in the leaves, Red robin on the bough, The oats are all in sheaves-- Where's summer now? White foam along the sea, White mist upon the dawn, No flower for the bee-- 'Tis summer gone. Black bird is silent, lone, Black berry decks the spray; And Autumn's breath has blown Upon the day. Longueil.(The... Poems - Post by : homenetsmartz - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 634

Summer Ending Summer Ending

Summer Ending
Over the world a breath Has fallen as of Spring; the tender sky Hangs tremulous, a shield through which the sun Shines as the heart smiles in a mist of tears. The trees are green still, but their branches bear The blossoms of the fall; each quivering birch Shakes golden coins upon her silver stem; The little rowan rears his corals gay, The purple sloes are thick upon the thorn, And every breeze new-scatters... Poems - Post by : 4imarketing - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1682

The Call Of The Green The Call Of The Green

The Call Of The Green
O who would dwell in the dingy town When June is fair and green? O who would stay in the chimneyed town Where brooks are never seen? Come! roses blow: sweet flower Will snow the virgin's-bower: The shaded lane, the woodland wild, Are better both for man and child. O who would live in the narrow street When... Poems - Post by : mnixon - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 3329

In A London Square In A London Square

In A London Square
The leaves are green, and in the grass Lie daisy-patches, white and sweet, That spring beneath the tender feet Of baby-girls at play: From ancient boughs, serenely tall, The chequered shadows length'ning fall, And town seems far away. Such rest is here as woodland yields: Here too are lambs in flowered fields-- Why heed the wheels that pass? Thought sinks beneath our fitful speech Into the tremor of... Poems - Post by : mynahbird - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2614

A Song In The Morning A Song In The Morning

A Song In The Morning
O sister! 'tis day-time, The world's happy May-time, Come out to the woods where the new nests are! 'Tis sin to be pining, The hedge-drops are shining, And the wild winds have fled to the snow-lands far. O come! and be merry, For white blows the cherry, The bluebells ring out on their stem so tall:... Poems - Post by : stwoodruff - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1231

The Cuckoo The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo
Sing, cuckoo, sing, Dear herald of the Spring! Minstrels in all ages born, Hearing thee on such a morn-- When the cowslips all around Waft their fragrance from the ground, And the blossom of the pear Quivers white in bluest air-- Such as I, in all the ages Thus have covered rapturous pages With thy praise, O loveliest bird Ear of man has ever heard!... Poems - Post by : slinger147 - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1316

Sunshine In February Sunshine In February

Sunshine In February
O winter Sun! How beautiful thy beams Upon the chainèd earth! The snows are melting and the gale Is hushed; thou shinest, soft and pale, O Winter Sun! Upon a world that dreams, And trembles with awakened hopes of birth. O Joyful Green! 'Mid snowy patches gay Thou peerest, and the sky Shines blue through twiggèd boughs; each tree... Poems - Post by : csexton - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 908

Without, You Seem Forgotten. Am I Sad Without, You Seem Forgotten. Am I Sad

Without, You Seem Forgotten. Am I Sad
Without, you seem forgotten. Am I sad Or happy? None can tell. The lonely days Recur, and draw me on the beaten ways Of all who strive and toil. The things I had Remain; all daily happenings, good or bad, Fall as they did: success and loss, delays That sweeten victory: the balance sways Unceasingly, makes heavy, or makes glad. And this is life, such as the world demands. Within, 'tis otherwise; for in... Poems - Post by : ram133 - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2625

Dearest Of All, And Nearest Though Most Far! Dearest Of All, And Nearest Though Most Far!

Dearest Of All, And Nearest Though Most Far!
Dearest of all, and nearest though most far! My spirit follows you across both sea And land; all bounds, all spaces, are to me Erased; my heart upon its wingèd car Of thought outstrips you; nothing now shall mar My joy in you, O brother!--save that we Are of the earth and ask to touch and see The thing we love upon this yearning star. O world of strange desires! Have not we two... Poems - Post by : k_blake - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1753

Yes, Love Me, Love Me Well. You Need Not Fear Yes, Love Me, Love Me Well. You Need Not Fear

Yes, Love Me, Love Me Well. You Need Not Fear
Yes, love me, love me well. You need not fear To hurt me further. Like a careless knight That riding lonely, with averted sight, Has struck a passer unawares, so here Have you struck me amid the branches sere Of this dark forest. If you now alight, Give water to my lips and through the night Keep peril from me, with the morning's clear New dawn I'll rise again, and both will reap The... Poems - Post by : e-spired - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2961

Beloved! Are We Not Wanderers On A Road Beloved! Are We Not Wanderers On A Road

Beloved! Are We Not Wanderers On A Road
Beloved! are we not wanderers on a road Unknown, that grope their way among the rocks Together?--Yes, together; for these shocks Our hearts have borne and given, part not, goad Unto no hatred. Though I be your load Of care and you my anguish, something locks Our hands, my brother: Destiny, that mocks Man's thinkings, and here finds a new strange mode Of welding chance-divided loves, a link That's more than human, that is... Poems - Post by : ProfitAutomaton - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1463

If I Must Live Without You, I Must Learn If I Must Live Without You, I Must Learn

If I Must Live Without You, I Must Learn
If I must live without you, I must learn To love the earth and all that grows once more, With the old good love that satisfied before I saw you smile. Now, let me turn and turn, Your memory covers earth and sky; I yearn For you, and not for Spring; my heart is sore With absence, not with Winter's length. Of yore, When climbing noons began to softly burn, There seemed a tender joy in every... Poems - Post by : Cyberlines - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 3630

When Spring Awakens And No Spring Is There When Spring Awakens And No Spring Is There

When Spring Awakens And No Spring Is There
When Spring awakens and no Spring is there, None for the heart, it is a joyless thing. Yet Winter softens, and all breezes bring To the hard earth now tidings vague and fair. The lilac buds are swelling, the mild air Tempts forth the green; at dusk the thrushes sing Out in the garden, and their raptures wring The heart whose joy is of the past. I bear Remembrance in me of dear foliage gone,... Poems - Post by : keith1975 - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 3002

I Seek To Call You Near Me In The Dark I Seek To Call You Near Me In The Dark

I Seek To Call You Near Me In The Dark
I seek to call you near me in the dark And silent prison of my solitude, Where Memory with visions heaven-hued Now mocks the night, and Hope with timid spark Kindles vain torches. Lonely in my ark Of Faith, on battling waves I float, pursued By all those doubting monsters that delude Pain-sunken breasts, and bid the soul embark For perilous despair. I call you near That I may cheat the helmsman of his... Poems - Post by : 46424 - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 1548

Farewell! You Cannot Go From Me, My Dear Farewell! You Cannot Go From Me, My Dear

Farewell! You Cannot Go From Me, My Dear
Farewell! you cannot go from me, my dear, For I have closed you in my inmost heart, Beyond the reach of earthly things that part The loving from the loved. Now far or near Ceases to be; I am where you are; here Or there, no matter. Mild should be the smart Of leave-taking nothing stays apart But what is mortal, and where souls are clear. Beloved! I can but lose you earthly-wise;... Poems - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 963

Are We Not Happy? Though This Bond Of Ours Are We Not Happy? Though This Bond Of Ours

Are We Not Happy? Though This Bond Of Ours
Are we not happy? though this bond of ours Be strange and out of harmony with life As men accept it, in this world of strife Between the spirit and the flesh?--Dark hours Are in the doom of every love; no flowers Bloom rainless; wind and war and pain are rife Within us all.--Yet we are happy. Wife Or sister, these are earth-words; the soul showers Its gifts of love and seeks no earthly bond.... Poems - Post by : alanhere - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 3466

My Friend Of Friends! In You My Heart's At Rest My Friend Of Friends! In You My Heart's At Rest

My Friend Of Friends! In You My Heart's At Rest
My Friend of Friends! in you my heart's at rest, That wandered homeless as the ocean-wind Hither and thither, seeking still to find Some refuge. As a ship that east and west Roams havenless, and quits each shore distressed, So wandered I, so left each land behind, Bearing my soul as helmsman, sage but blind; And still we journeyed on at Fate's behest. But now I hold my harbour, and the ship Casts anchor... Poems - Post by : D.Newton - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 2615

I Will Not Close The Door, O Love, On Thee I Will Not Close The Door, O Love, On Thee

I Will Not Close The Door, O Love, On Thee
I will not close the door, O Love, on thee, Although I fear thee still. In days of old Thy magic echoes lured me on to be The slave of dreams; but now that I behold The earth again, and that my wings are gone, I will take refuge, simply, on thy breast. No miracle I seek, no rapturous dawn Of an unearthly day; I will but rest My weary eyes, and lay between thy hands... Poems - Post by : mlhays - Date : November 2011 - Author : Laurence Alma-tadema - Read : 3278