James Russell Lowell

(22 February 1819 – 12 August 1891 / Cambridge, Massachusetts)

James Russell Lowell Poems

1. What Is So Rare As A Day In June 3/26/2015
2. Slaves 1/5/2015
3. Song: To M.L. 5/10/2012
4. The Candidate's Creed 5/10/2012
5. May Is A Pious Fraud 5/10/2012
6. Winter Evening Hymn To My Fire 5/10/2012
7. Hakon's Lay 5/10/2012
8. For An Autograph 5/10/2012
9. Agro-Dolce 5/10/2012
10. Sonnet-Ii 5/10/2012
11. The Forlorn 5/10/2012
12. With A Pressed Flower 5/10/2012
13. Hebe 5/10/2012
14. The Birch-Tree 5/10/2012
15. Self-Study 5/10/2012
16. The Beggar 5/10/2012
17. To Miss D. T. On Her Giving Me A Drawing Of Little Street Arabs 5/10/2012
18. Jonathan To John 5/10/2012
19. Impartiality 5/10/2012
20. An Indian Summer Reverie 5/10/2012
21. An Ode Of Thanks For Certain Cigars 5/10/2012
22. An Autograph 5/10/2012
23. Without And Withiin 5/10/2012
24. Jeffries Wyman Died September 4, 1874. 5/10/2012
25. What Mr. Robinson Thinks 5/10/2012
26. The Shepherd Of King Admetus 5/10/2012
27. The Pregnant Comment 5/10/2012
28. The Fountain Of Youth 5/10/2012
29. The Washers Of The Shroud 5/10/2012
30. To Perdita, Singing 5/10/2012
31. The Rose: A Ballad 5/10/2012
32. An Incident In A Railroad Car 5/10/2012
33. The Fatherland 5/10/2012
34. Allegra 5/10/2012
35. Rhoecus 5/10/2012
36. Trial 5/10/2012
37. Sonnet Xi 5/10/2012
38. Abscence 5/10/2012
39. The Token 5/10/2012
40. To A Friend Who Gave Me A Group Of Weeds And Grasses, After A Drawing Of Dürer 5/10/2012
Best Poem of James Russell Lowell

The Search

I went to seek for Christ,
And Nature seemed so fair
That first the woods and fields my youth enticed,
And I was sure to find him there:
The temple I forsook,
And to the solitude
Allegiance paid; but Winter came and shook
The crown and purple from my wood;
His snows, like desert sands, with scornful drift,
Besieged the columned aisle and palace-gate;
My Thebes, cut deep with many a solemn rift,
But epitaphed her own sepulchred state:
Then I remembered whom I went to seek,
And blessed blunt Winter for his counsel bleak.
Back to the world I ...

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George Washington

Soldier and statesman, rarest unison;
High-poised example of great duties done
Simply as breathing, a world's honors worn
As life's indifferent gifts to all men born;
Dumb for himself, unless it were to God,
But for his barefoot soldiers eloquent,
Tramping the snow to coral where they trod,
Held by his awe in hollow-eyed content;
Modest, yet firm as Nature's self; unblamed

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