Poems – Walter de la Mare

Someoneby Walter de la Mare Someone came knocking At my wee, small door; Someone came knocking, I’m sure — sure — sure; I listened, I opened, I looked to left and right, But nought there was a-stirring In the still, dark night; Only the...

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Poems – John Burroughs

Waiting Serene, I fold my hands and wait,Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;I rave no more ‘gainst time or fate,For lo! my own shall come to me. I stay my haste, I make delays,For what avails this eager pace?I stand amid the eternal...

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Poems – Francis William Bourdillion

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes The Night Has a Thousand Eyes THE NIGHT has a thousand eyes, And the day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, 5 And the heart but one; Yet the light of a...

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Poems – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Solitude Laugh, and the world laughs with you;Weep, and you weep alone;For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,But has trouble enough of its own.Sing, and the hills will answer;Sigh, it is lost on the air;The echoes bound to a joyful...

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Poems – Emily Dickson

Not in Vain Not in Vain If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain: If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.

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Poems – Rudyard Kipling

If BY RUDYARD KIPLING If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting...

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Poems – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

(Sonnet 43) How do I love thee? How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every...

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Poem – Leigh Hunt

Abou Ben AdhemBY LEIGH HUNT Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:— Exceeding...

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