Edith Nesbit

(15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924 / Kennington / Surrey / England)

Edith Nesbit Poems

41. Birthday Talk For A Child 4/19/2010
42. Bridal Eve 4/19/2010
43. By Faith With Thanksgiving 4/19/2010
44. Chagrin D'Amour 4/19/2010
45. Chains Invisible 4/19/2010
46. Children's Playground In The City 4/19/2010
47. Child's Song In Spring 8/18/2006
48. Chloe 4/19/2010
49. Christmas 4/19/2010
50. Christmas Hymn 4/19/2010
51. Christmas Roses 4/19/2010
52. Compensation 4/19/2010
53. Cul-De-Sac 4/19/2010
54. Day And Night 4/19/2010
55. De Profundis 4/19/2010
56. Death 4/19/2010
57. Despair 4/19/2010
58. Discretion 4/19/2010
59. Dream-Dew 4/19/2010
60. Ebb-Tide 4/19/2010
61. En Tout Cas 4/19/2010
62. England 4/19/2010
63. Entreaty 4/19/2010
64. Envoys 4/19/2010
65. Evening Prayer 4/19/2010
66. Evening Song 4/19/2010
67. Faith 4/19/2010
68. Faith Ii 4/19/2010
69. Faute De Mieux 4/19/2010
70. Fear 4/19/2010
71. February 4/19/2010
72. Flower Of Aloe 4/19/2010
73. For Dolly -- Who Does Not Learn Her Lessons 4/19/2010
74. For The New Year 4/19/2010
75. From The Italian 4/19/2010
76. From The Portuguese 4/19/2010
77. From The Tuscan 4/19/2010
78. Ghosts 4/19/2010
79. Gratitude 4/19/2010
80. Gretna Green 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Edith Nesbit

The Choice

PLAGUE take the dull and dusty town,
Its paved and sordid mazes,
Now Spring has trimmed her pretty gown
With buttercups and daisies!


With half my heart I long to lie
Among the flowered grasses,
And hear the loving leaves that sigh
As their sweet Mistress passes.


Through picture-shows I make my way
While flower-crowned maids go maying,
And all the cultured things I say
That cultured folk are saying.


For I renounce Spring's darling face,
With may-bloom fresh upon it:
My Mistress lives in Grosvenor-place
And wears...

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Appeal

Daphnis dearest, wherefore weave me
Webs of lies lest truth should grieve me?
I could pardon much, believe me:
Dower me, Daphnis, or bereave me,
Kiss me, kill me, love me, leave me,-
Damn me, dear, but don't deceive me!

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