Helen Hunt Jackson

(18 October 1830 – 12 August 1885 / Amherst, Massachusetts)

Helen Hunt Jackson Poems

1. Faint And Weary Toiled A Pilgrim 4/25/2012
2. The Fountain Leaps As If Its Nearest Goal 4/25/2012
3. The Gospel Of Mystery 4/25/2012
4. How Was It 4/25/2012
5. The End Of Harvest 4/25/2012
6. Draxy's Hymn 4/25/2012
7. The Angel Of Pain 4/25/2012
8. Opportunity 4/25/2012
9. Unto One Who Lies At Rest 1/3/2003
10. Died 4/25/2012
11. The Poet's Forge 1/3/2003
12. Tryst 1/3/2003
13. Habeas Corpus 12/31/2002
14. Morn 1/3/2003
15. Forgiven 4/14/2010
16. Spinning 4/14/2010
17. Songs Of Battle 1/3/2003
18. The Victory Of Patience 1/3/2003
19. My Tenants 1/3/2003
20. Couleur De Rose 4/25/2012
21. Emigravit 4/14/2010
22. God's Light-Houses 12/31/2002
23. Tides 1/3/2003
24. Silence Again 4/14/2010
25. Where? 1/3/2003
26. Coronation 4/14/2010
27. Best 4/14/2010
28. My Bees: An Allegory 1/3/2003
29. Poppies On The Wheat 1/3/2003
30. To An Absent Lover 1/3/2003
31. My Strawberry 1/3/2003
32. Two Truths 1/3/2003
33. New Year's Morning 1/3/2003
34. Refrain 1/3/2003
35. The Fir-Tree And The Brook 1/3/2003
36. At Last 4/14/2010
37. Death 1/3/2003
38. A Last Prayer 4/14/2010
39. A Calendar Of Sonnets: May 1/3/2003
40. A Calendar Of Sonnets: June 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Helen Hunt Jackson

A Calendar Of Sonnets: January

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast. No fires can burn
The bridges thou dost lay where men desire
In vain to build.
O Heart, when Love's sun goes
To northward, and the sounds of singing cease,
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk ...

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Where?

My snowy eupatorium has dropped
Its silver threads of petals in the night;
No signal told its blossoming had stopped;
Its seed-films flutter silent, ghostly white:
No answer stirs the shining air,
As I ask, "Where?"

Beneath the glossy leaves of winter-green
Dead lilly-bells lie low, and in their place

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