Adelaide Anne Procter

(30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864 / London)

Adelaide Anne Procter Poems

1. One By One The Sands Are Flowing 3/2/2012
2. My God, I Thank Thee Who Hast Made 3/2/2012
3. Per Pacem Ad Lucem 1/1/2004
4. The Requital 1/1/2004
5. Doubting Heart 1/1/2004
6. Fidelis 1/1/2004
7. A Woman’s Question 1/1/2004
8. Envy 1/1/2004
9. A Lost Chord 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Adelaide Anne Procter

A Lost Chord

SEATED one day at the Organ,
I was weary and ill at ease,
And my fingers wandered idly
Over the noisy keys.

I do not know what I was playing,
Or what I was dreaming then ;
But I struck one chord of music,
Like the sound of a great Amen.

It flooded the crimson twilight,
Like the close of an Angel's Psalm,
And it lay on my fevered spirit
With a touch of infinite calm.

It quieted pain and sorrow,
Like love overcoming strife ;
It seemed the harmonious echo
From our discordant life.

It linked all ...

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