Barry Cornwall

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

Barry Cornwall Poems

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

Sit Down, Sad Soul

SIT down, sad soul, and count
The moments flying:
Come,—tell the sweet amount
That ’s lost by sighing!
How many smiles?—a score?
Then laugh, and count no more;
For day is dying.

Lie down, sad soul, and sleep,
And no more measure
The flight of Time, nor weep
The loss of leisure;
But here, by this lone stream,
Lie down with us, and dream
Of starry treasure.

We dream: do thou the same:
We love—for ever;
We laugh; yet few we shame,
The gentle, never.
Stay, then, till Sorrow dies; ...

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A Poet’s Thought

TELL me, what is a poet’s thought?
Is it on the sudden born?
Is it from the starlight caught?
Is it by the tempest taught,
Or by whispering morn?

Was it cradled in the brain?
Chain’d awhile, or nurs’d in night?
Was it wrought with toil and pain?

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