Barry Cornwall

(21 November 1787 – 5 October 1874 / Leeds, England)

Barry Cornwall Poems

1. Golden-Tressed Adelaide 1/1/2004
2. The Hunter’s Song 1/1/2004
3. The Poet's Song To His Wife 1/1/2004
4. The Stormy Petrel 1/1/2004
5. Peace! What Do Tears Avail? 1/1/2004
6. Life 1/1/2004
7. King Death 3/6/2012
8. Song (Here's A Health To Thee, Mary...) 3/6/2012
9. The Song Of A Felon's Wife 3/6/2012
10. A Poet’s Thought 1/1/2004
11. Serenade (Inesilla! I Am Here...) 3/6/2012
12. The New-Born Baby's Song 1/1/2004
13. The Old Witch In The Copse 1/1/2004
14. A Petition To Time 1/1/2004
15. Sit Down, Sad Soul 1/1/2004
16. The Watch 1/1/2004
17. In France 1/1/2004
18. The Sea 1/1/2004
19. The Blood Horse 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Barry Cornwall

The Blood Horse

GAMARRA is a dainty steed,
Strong, black, and of a noble breed,
Full of fire, and full of bone,
With all his line of fathers known;
Fine his nose, his nostrils thin,
But blown abroad by the pride within!
His mane is like a river flowing,
And his eyes like embers glowing
In the darkness of the night,
And his pace as swift as light.

Look,—how ’round his straining throat
Grace and shifting beauty float!
Sinewy strength is on his reins,
And the red blood gallops through his veins;
Richer, redder, never ran
Through the ...

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The Watch

I wakened on my hot, hard bed;
Upon the pillow lay my head;
Beneath the pillow I could hear
My little watch was ticking clear.
I thought the throbbing of it went
Like my continual discontent;
I thought it said in every tick:
I am so sick, so sick, so sick:
O death, come quick, come quick, come quick,

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