Coventry Patmore

(23 July 1823 - 26 November 1896 / Essex, England)

Coventry Patmore Poems

1. Tamerton Church-Tower, Or, First Love 4/14/2010
2. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto X. 4/14/2010
3. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. The Epilogue 4/14/2010
4. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Vi. 4/14/2010
5. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Iv. 4/14/2010
6. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto V. 4/14/2010
7. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Xii. 4/14/2010
8. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Ii. 4/14/2010
9. The Angel In The House. Book I. The Prologue. 4/14/2010
10. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Viii. 4/14/2010
11. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto V. 4/14/2010
12. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Ix. 4/14/2010
13. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Iii. 4/14/2010
14. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Xi. 4/14/2010
15. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Vi. 4/14/2010
16. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Vii. 4/14/2010
17. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Vii. 4/14/2010
18. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto X. 4/14/2010
19. The Falcon 4/14/2010
20. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Iv. 4/14/2010
21. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Xi. 4/14/2010
22. The Storm 4/14/2010
23. The River 4/14/2010
24. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Viii. 4/14/2010
25. The Barren Shore 4/14/2010
26. The Open Secret 4/14/2010
27. The Circles 4/14/2010
28. Venus And Death 4/14/2010
29. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto I. 4/14/2010
30. The Victories Of Love. Book Ii 4/14/2010
31. The Rosy Bosom’d Hours 4/14/2010
32. The Azalea 4/14/2010
33. The Three Witnesses 4/14/2010
34. Regina Cœle 4/14/2010
35. Ma Belle 4/14/2010
36. The Wedding Sermon 4/14/2010
37. The Victories Of Love. Book I 4/14/2010
38. The Yew-Berry 4/14/2010
39. Night And Sleep 4/14/2010
40. Mignonne 4/14/2010
Best Poem of Coventry Patmore

The Toys

My little Son, who look'd from thoughtful eyes
And moved and spoke in quiet grown-up wise,
Having my law the seventh time disobey'd,
I struck him, and dismiss'd
With hard words and unkiss'd,
—His Mother, who was patient, being dead.
Then, fearing lest his grief should hinder sleep,
I visited his bed,
But found him slumbering deep,
With darken'd eyelids, and their lashes yet
From his late sobbing wet.
And I, with moan,
Kissing away his tears, left others of my own;
For, on a table drawn beside his head,
He had put, within his reach,
A ...

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The Married Lover

Why, having won her, do I woo?
Because her spirit's vestal grace
Provokes me always to pursue,
But, spirit-like, eludes embrace;
Because her womanhood is such
That, as on court-days subjects kiss
The Queen's hand, yet so near a touch
Affirms no mean familiarness;
Nay, rather marks more fair the height

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