Arthur Henry Adams

(6 December 1872 – 4 March 1936 / Lawrence / New Zealand)

Poems of Arthur Henry Adams

1. A Child 4/26/2012
2. A Pair Of Lovers In The Street 1/1/2004
3. A Portrait 4/26/2012
4. A Question 4/26/2012
5. A Song of Failure 4/26/2012
6. A Spring Sonnet 1/1/2004
7. A Woman's Farewell 4/26/2012
8. A.D. 19—? 4/26/2012
9. After Long Years 4/26/2012
10. Afterwards 4/26/2012
11. And Yet 4/26/2012
12. Antagonists 4/26/2012
13. Bayswater.W. 1/1/2004
14. Bereft 4/26/2012
15. Blossom 4/26/2012
16. Blossom of Life 4/26/2012
17. China 1899 1/1/2004
18. Civilisation 1/1/2004
19. Dawn 4/26/2012
20. Epitaph 4/26/2012

Civilisation

One moment mankind rides the crested wave,
A moment glorious, beyond recall;
And then the wave, with slow and massive fall,
Obliterates the beauty that it gave.
When discrowned king and manumitted slave
Are free and equal to be slaves of all,
Democracies in their wide freedom brawl,
And go down shouting to a common grave.
So one by one the petals of the rose

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