Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

(20 April 1826 - 12 October 1887 / Stoke-on-Trent / England)

Dinah Maria Mulock Craik Poems

121. The Planting 4/13/2010
122. The Unfinished Book 4/13/2010
123. The Unknown Country 4/13/2010
124. The Voice Calling 4/13/2010
125. The Wind At Night 4/13/2010
126. The Wren’s Nest 4/13/2010
127. Thoughts In A Wheat-Field 4/13/2010
128. To A Beautiful Woman 4/13/2010
129. To My Godchild Alice 4/13/2010
130. Too Late 4/13/2010
131. Too Late 4/13/2010
132. Twilight In The North 4/13/2010
133. Until Her Death 4/13/2010
134. Violets 4/13/2010
135. Westward Ho! 4/13/2010
136. When Green Leaves Come Again 4/13/2010
137. Will Sail Tomorrow 4/13/2010
138. Winter Moonlight 4/13/2010
139. Year After Year: A Love Song. 4/13/2010
Best Poem of Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

Only A Woman

"She loves with love that cannot tire:
And if, ah, woe! she loves alone,
Through passionate duty love flames higher,
As grass grows taller round a stone."
Coventry Patmore.
SO, the truth's out. I 'll grasp it like a snake, --
It will not slay me. My heart shall not break
Awhile, if only for the children's sake.
For his too, somewhat. Let him stand unblamed;
None say, he gave me less than honor claimed,
Except -- one trifle scarcely worth being named --
The heart. That 's gone. The corrupt dead might be
As easily raised...

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"Poor heart, what bitter words we speak
When God speaks of resigning!"

Children, that lay their pretty garlands by
So piteously, yet with a humble mind;
Sailors, who, when their ship rocks in the wind,
Cast out her freight with half-averted eye,
Riches for life exchanging solemnly,
Lest they should never gain the wished-for shore;--

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