Eliza Cook

(24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889 / London Road / Southwark / England)

Poems of Eliza Cook

1. Be Kind When You Can 3/24/2012
2. Black Bess 3/24/2012
3. Buttercups and Daisies 4/19/2010
4. Don't Tell the World that You're Waiting for Me 1/1/2004
5. Grey-eyed mabel 4/19/2010
6. I Leave Thee for Awhile 4/19/2010
7. Song of the Sailor Boy 3/24/2012
8. Song of the Worm 1/1/2004
9. Teddy O'Neale 4/19/2010
10. The Banner of Union 3/24/2012
11. The Flag of the Free 3/24/2012
12. The Old Arm-chair 1/1/2004
13. The Quiet Eye 1/1/2004
14. The Sea-Child 1/1/2004
15. Winter the Season For the Exercise of Charity 4/19/2010

The Quiet Eye

THE ORB I like is not the one
That dazzles with its lightning gleam;
That dares to look upon the sun,
As though it challenged brighter beam.
That orb may sparkle, flash, and roll;
Its fire may blaze, its shaft may fly;
But not for me: I prize the soul
That slumbers in a quiet eye.

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