Treasure Island

Julia Ward Howe

(1819 - 1910 / United States)

Poems of Julia Ward Howe

1. Battle Hymn of the Republic 1/1/2004
2. Coquette et Froide 1/1/2004
3. Limitations Of Benevolence 4/20/2010
4. Mother Mind 1/1/2004
5. Mother's Day Proclamation 1/1/2004
6. My Last Dance 1/1/2004
7. Our Orders 4/20/2010
8. Robert E. Lee 4/20/2010
9. The Bee's Song 4/20/2010
10. The Dead Christ 4/20/2010
11. The Flag 4/20/2010
12. Tribute To Oliver Wendell Holmes 4/20/2010

My Last Dance

The shell of objects inwardly consumed
Will stand, till some convulsive wind awakes;
Such sense hath Fire to waste the heart of things,
Nature, such love to hold the form she makes.
Thus, wasted joys will show their early bloom,
Yet crumble at the breath of a caress;
The golden fruitage hides the scathèd bough,
Snatch it, thou scatterest wide its emptiness.
For pleasure bidden, I went forth last night

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