John Hay

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

Poems of John Hay

41. Love and Music 1/4/2003
42. Love's Dawn 1/4/2003
43. Love's Doubt 1/4/2003
44. Love's Prayer 1/4/2003
45. Matins 1/4/2003
46. Miles Keogh's Horse 1/4/2003
47. Mount Tabor 1/4/2003
48. My Castle in Spain 1/4/2003
49. Night in Venice 1/4/2003
50. Northward 1/4/2003
51. Obedience 1/4/2003
52. On Pitz Languard 1/4/2003
53. On the Bluff 1/4/2003
54. Peace 1/4/2003
55. Postum 1/4/2003
56. Quand Meme 1/4/2003
57. Regardant 1/4/2003
58. Religion and Doctrine 1/4/2003
59. Remorse 1/4/2003
60. Reveille 1/4/2003

Accidents

A vision seen by Plato the divine:
Two shuddering souls come forward, waiting doom
From Rhadamanthus in the nether gloom.
One is a slave hunger has made him pine;
One is a king his arms and jewels shine,
Making strange splendor in the dismal room.
"Hence!" cries the judge, "and strip them! Let them come
With nought to show if they be coarse or fine."
Of garb and body they are swift bereft:

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