Henry Abbey

(11 July 1842 - 7 June 1911 / Kingston, NY)

Henry Abbey Poems

1. The Storm 4/26/2012
2. While The Days Go By 4/26/2012
3. The Singer's Alms 4/26/2012
4. The Roman Sentinal 4/26/2012
5. What Do We Plant? 9/21/2010
6. Winter Days 9/21/2010
7. To Baffle Time 4/26/2012
8. Trailing Arbutus 4/26/2012
9. The Troubadour 4/26/2012
10. Fanciebat 4/26/2012
11. The Sunken City 4/26/2012
12. The French Marshall 4/26/2012
13. Bellerophon 4/26/2012
14. The Picture 4/26/2012
15. Science And The Soul 4/26/2012
16. Eleusinia 4/26/2012
17. Emmanuel 4/26/2012
18. The Fisher-Maidens 4/26/2012
19. Flos Morti 4/26/2012
20. The Long Regret 4/26/2012
21. The Patriot's Courage 4/26/2012
22. Moro 4/26/2012
23. By Hudson's Tide 4/26/2012
24. To A Blue Hepatica 4/26/2012
25. The Age Of Good 4/26/2012
26. The Bedouin's Rebuke 4/26/2012
27. Faith’s Vista 9/21/2010
28. Agnes Hatot 4/26/2012
29. Ontiora 4/26/2012
30. In Memory Of General Grant 9/21/2010
31. The King And The Naiad 4/26/2012
32. The Statue 4/26/2012
33. Donald 9/21/2010
34. Invocation To The Sun 4/26/2012
35. Mary Magdalene 4/26/2012
36. Low Tide 4/26/2012
37. The Drawbridge Keeper 4/26/2012
38. On A Great Warrior 9/21/2010
39. Autumn Ballad 4/26/2012
40. Along The Nile 4/26/2012
Best Poem of Henry Abbey

Along The Nile

To G. W. C.
We journey up the storied Nile;
The timeless water seems to smile;
The slow and swarthy boatman sings;
The dahabëah spreads her wings;
We catch the breeze and sail away,
Along the dawning of the day,
Along the East, wherein the morn
Of life and truth was gladly born.

We sail along the past, and see
Great Thebes with Karnak at her knee.
To Isis and Osiris rise
The prayers and smoke of sacrifice.
'Mid rites of priests and pomp of kings
Again the seated Memnon sings.
We watch the palms along the shore,
And dream of what is here no ...

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What Do We Plant?

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the ship, which will cross the sea.
We plant the mast to carry the sails;
We plant the planks to withstand the gales -
The keel, the keelson, the beam, the knee;
We plant the ship when we plant the tree.

What do we plant when we plant the tree?
We plant the houses for you and me.

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