John Hay

(8 October 1838 – 1 July 1905 / Salem, Indiana)

John Hay Poems

41. Quand Meme 1/4/2003
42. Postum 1/4/2003
43. Peace 1/4/2003
44. On The Bluff 1/4/2003
45. On Pitz Languard 1/4/2003
46. Obedience 1/4/2003
47. Northward 1/4/2003
48. Night In Venice 1/4/2003
49. My Castle In Spain 1/4/2003
50. Mount Tabor 1/4/2003
51. Miles Keogh's Horse 1/4/2003
52. Matins 1/4/2003
53. Love's Prayer 1/4/2003
54. Love's Doubt 1/4/2003
55. Love's Dawn 1/4/2003
56. Love And Music 1/4/2003
57. Little Breeches 1/4/2003
58. Lise-Amor 1/4/2003
59. Liberty 1/4/2003
60. Lagrimas 1/4/2003
61. Jim Bludso Of The Prairie Belle 1/4/2003
62. Israel 1/4/2003
63. Is She Here? 1/4/2003
64. Infinite Variety 1/4/2003
65. In The Firelight 1/4/2003
66. In A Graveyard 1/4/2003
67. How It Happened 1/4/2003
68. Helen's Star Stone 1/4/2003
69. Golyer 1/4/2003
70. God's Vengeance 1/4/2003
71. Expectation 1/4/2003
72. Euthanasia 1/4/2003
73. Estrella 1/4/2003
74. Esse Quam Videri 1/4/2003
75. Eros Ephemeris 1/4/2003
76. Ernst Of Edelsheim 1/4/2003
77. Dreams 1/4/2003
78. Distichs 1/4/2003
79. Compensation 1/4/2003
80. Christine 1/4/2003
Best Poem of John Hay

A Prayer In Thessaly

A lover prayed to Eros in this wise:-

Since my love loves not me, Eros! I pray
That thou wilt take this torturing love away.
But since she is so fair, still let mine eyes
Unloving, joy in her, her beauty prize;
Still let her clear voice ring as pure and gay
To my calm heart as mating birds in May.
The words went up the blue Thessalian skies.

But ere they reached the high god's golden seat,
The lover to retract his prayer was fain:

Nay, let me keep the bitter with the sweet,
Better than placid bliss is love's dear pain.
My love I'll ...

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The Prairie

The skies are blue above my head,
The prairie green below,
And flickering o'er the tufted grass
The shifting shadows go,
Vague-sailing, where the feathery clouds
Fleck white the tranquil skies,
Black javelins darting where aloft
The whirring pheasant flies.

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