James Thomson

[Bysshe Vanolis] (23 November 1834 - 3 June 1882 / Port Glasgow, Scotland)

James Thomson Poems

1. The City of Dreadful Night 1/3/2003
2. William Blake 1/3/2003
3. The Fire That Filled My Heart of Old 1/3/2003
4. Once in a Saintly Passion 1/3/2003
5. Art 1/3/2003
6. Approach to St. Paul's 1/3/2003
7. Two Sonnets 1/3/2003
8. Day 1/3/2003
9. Two Lovers 1/3/2003
10. Philosophy 1/3/2003
11. A Song of Sighing 1/3/2003
12. For I Must Sing of All I Feel and Know 1/3/2003
13. The Vine 1/3/2003
14. Night 1/3/2003
15. Suggested by Matthew Arnold's Stanzas 1/3/2003
16. L'Ancien Regime 1/3/2003
17. Mater Tenebrarum 1/3/2003
18. In the Train 1/3/2003
19. Gifts 1/3/2003
20. Mr. MacCall at Cleveland Hall 1/3/2003

Two Sonnets

I

"Why are your songs all wild and bitter sad
As funeral dirges with the orphans' cries?
Each night since first the world was made hath had
A sequent day to laugh it down the skies.
Chant us a glee to make our hearts rejoice,
Or seal in silence this unmanly moan."
My friend, I have no power to rule my voice --

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