Henry Austin Dobson
Henry Austin Dobson Poems
|41.||The Paradox Of Time||4/14/2010|
|42.||The Passionate Printer To His Love||4/14/2010|
|46.||To A Greek Girl||4/14/2010|
|47.||To Richard Watson Gilder||4/14/2010|
|49.||When Burbadge Played||4/14/2010|
|50.||When There Is Peace||1/18/2012|
|51.||When This Old World Was New||4/14/2010|
|52.||'With Pipe And Flute'||1/18/2012|
|53.||You Bid Me Try||4/14/2010|
Just for a space I met her –
Just for a day in the train!
It began when she feared it would wet her,
That tiniest spurtle of rain:
So we tucked a great rug in the sashes,
And carefully padded the pane;
And I sorrow in sackcloth and ashes,
Longing to do it again!
Then it grew when she begged me to reach her
A dressing-case under the seat;
She was “really so tiny a creature,
That she needed a stool for her feet.! ”
Which was promptly arranged to her order
With a care that was even minute,
And a glimpse – of an open- worked ...
You Bid Me Try
You bid me try, blue-eyes, to write
A Rondeau. What! - forthwith? - tonight?
Reflect. Some skill I have, 'tis true; But thirteen lines! - and rimed on two! 'Refrain' as well. Ah, Hapless plight!
Still, there are five lines - ranged aright.
These Gallic bonds, I feared, would fright
My easy Muse. They did, till you - You bid me try!
That makes them eight. The port's in sight -