by Adam Lindsay Gordon
They are rhymes rudely strung with intent less
Of sound than of words,
In lands where bright blossoms are scentless,
And songless bright birds;
Where, with fire and fierce drought on her tresses,
Insatiable Summer oppresses
Sere woodlands and sad wildernesses,
And faint flocks and herds.
Where in drieariest days, when all dews end,
And all winds are warm,
Wild Winter’s large floodgates are loosen’d,
And floods, freed by storm;
From broken-up fountain heads, dash on
Dry deserts with long pent up passion–
Here rhyme was first framed without fashion,
Song shaped without form.
Whence gather’d?–The locust’s glad chirrup
May furnish a stave;
The ring os rowel and stirrup,
The wash of a wave.
The chauntof a marsh frog in rushes
That chimes through the pauses and hushes
Of nightfall, the torrent that gushes,
The tempests that rave.
In the deep’ning of dawn, when it dapples
The dusk of the sky,
With streaks like the redd’ning of apples,
The ripening of rye.
To eastward, when cluster by cluster,
Dim stars and dull planets, that muster,
Wax wan in a world of white lustre
That spreads far and high.
In the gathering of night gloom o’er head, in
The still silent change,
All fire-flush’d when forest trees redden
On slopes of the range.
When the gnarl’d knotted trunks Eucalyptian
Seemed carved like weird columns Egyptian
With curious device–quaint inscription,
And heiroglyph strange.
In the Spring, when the wattle gold trembles
‘Twixt shadow and shine,
When each dew-laden air draught resembles
A long draught of wine;
When the skyline’s blue burnished resistance
Makes deeper the dreamiest distance,
Some song in all hearts hath existence,–
Such songs have been mine.
A few random poems:
- King Stephen poem – John Keats poems
- Echo by Thomas Moore
- Recantation by Sylvia Plath
- English Poetry. Madison Julius Cawein. Indifference. Мэдисон Джулиус Кавейн.
- We Are As The Flute by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
- A Nativity by William Butler Yeats
- God lay dead in heaven by Stephen Crane
- Salut au Monde. by Walt Whitman
- Robert Burns: For The Sake O’ Somebody:
- The Eviction by William Allingham
- STONEWASHED by Satish Verma
- State Fair Time by Michael S Wilson
- The Coal Picker poem – Amy Lowell poems | Poems and Poetry
- The Dying Christian to His Soul poem – Alexander Pope poems | Poetry Monster
- Sonnet CXXII by William Shakespeare
Bat’s Poetry Page – more poetry by Fledermaus
Batty Writing – the bat’s idle chatter, thoughts, ideas and observations, all original, all fresh
Poems in English
- Putin, Our Savior and Dear Friend
- A Poem about Lemonade
- About Wedding Dress
- Spirituality of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins: a shepherd poet
- What Shall I Do For the Land that Bred Me poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- What Being in Rank-Old Nature poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- Tom’s Garland poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To What Serves Mortal Beauty? poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To Seem The Stranger Lies My Lot, My Life poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To R. B. poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To His Watch poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To Him Who Ever Thought with Love of Me poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- To a Young Child poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- Thou Art Indeed Just, Lord, If I Contend poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- Thee, God, I Come from poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- The Wreck Of The Deutschland poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- The Woodlark poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- The Windhover: To Christ Our Lord poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
- The Times Are Nightfall poem – Gerard Manley Hopkins poems
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