Abram Joseph Ryan

(1838-1886 / USA)

Abram Joseph Ryan Poems

1. Their Story Runneth 10/11/2010
2. Far Away 10/11/2010
3. Gone 10/11/2010
4. Yesterdays 10/11/2010
5. A Thought-Flower 10/11/2010
6. A Blessing 10/11/2010
7. A Christmas Chant 10/11/2010
8. A Death 10/11/2010
9. A Flower's Song 10/11/2010
10. A Land Without Ruins 10/11/2010
11. A Legend 10/11/2010
12. A Memory 10/11/2010
13. A Reverie 10/11/2010
14. A Song 10/11/2010
15. After Seeing Pius Ix 10/11/2010
16. After Sickness 10/11/2010
17. At Last 10/11/2010
18. At Night 10/11/2010
19. Confederate States Of America 10/11/2010
20. De Profundis 10/11/2010
21. Death 10/11/2010
22. Death Of The Flower 10/11/2010
23. Death Of The Prince Imperial 10/11/2010
24. Dreamland 10/11/2010
25. Epilogue 10/11/2010
26. Erin's Flag 10/11/2010
27. Feast Of The Assumption 10/11/2010
28. Feast Of The Presentation Of Mary In The Temple 10/11/2010
29. Feast Of The Sacred Heart 10/11/2010
30. Fifty Years At The Altar 10/11/2010
31. Follow Me 10/11/2010
32. Fragments From An Epic Poem 10/11/2010
33. In Memory Of Very Rev. J. B. Etienne 10/11/2010
34. In Remembrance 10/11/2010
35. In Rome 10/11/2010
36. Inevitable 10/11/2010
37. July 9th, 1872 10/11/2010
38. Lake Como 10/11/2010
39. Last Of May 10/11/2010
40. Life 10/11/2010
Best Poem of Abram Joseph Ryan

Better Than Gold

Better than grandeur, better than gold,
Than rank and titles a thousand fold,
Is a healthy body and a mind at ease,
And simple pleasures that always please
A heart that can feel for another's woe,
With sympathies large enough to enfold
All men as brothers, is better than gold.

Better than gold is a conscience clear,
Though toiling for bread in an humble sphere,
Doubly blessed with content and health,
Untried by the lusts and cares of wealth,
Lowly living and lofty thought
Adorn and ennoble a poor man's cot;
For mind and morals in nature's plan
Are ...

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Far Away

'Far Away!' what does it mean?
A change of heart with a change of place?
When footsteps pass from scene to scene,
Fades soul from soul with face from face?
Are hearts the slaves or lords of space?

'Far Away!' what does it mean?
Does distance sever there from here?
Can leagues of land part hearts? -- I ween

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