Henry Abbey

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

Henry Abbey Poems

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