Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Louise Imogen Guiney Poems

1. Valse Jeune 4/15/2010
2. Tryste Noel 1/4/2003
3. The Wild Ride 1/3/2003
4. The Vigil-At-Arms 1/3/2003
5. The Lights Of London 1/3/2003
6. The Kings 1/4/2003
7. The Atoning Yesterday 1/3/2003
8. Sunday Chimes In The City 1/3/2003
9. Summum Bonum 1/3/2003
10. Sanctuary 4/15/2010
11. Saint Florent-Le-Vieil 1/3/2003
12. Peter Rugg The Bostonian 1/3/2003
13. Pax Paganica 4/15/2010
14. Open, Time 1/3/2003
15. On First Entering Westminster Abbey 1/3/2003
16. Of Joan's Youth 1/3/2003
17. Ode For A Master Mariner Ashore 4/15/2010
18. Nocturne 1/3/2003
19. Martyr’s Memorial 4/15/2010
20. Irish Peasant Song 1/4/2003
21. In The Reading-Room Of The British Museum 1/3/2003
22. Friendship Broken 1/3/2003
23. Brook Farm 1/3/2003
24. Among The Flags 1/3/2003
25. A Song Of The Lilac 1/3/2003
26. A Seventeenth-Century Song 1/3/2003
27. A Salutation 1/3/2003
28. A Friend's Song For Simoisius 1/3/2003
29. A Footnote To A Famous Lyric 4/15/2010
Best Poem of Louise Imogen Guiney

The Kings

A man said unto his Angel:
"My spirits are fallen low,
And I cannot carry this battle:
O brother! where might I go?

"The terrible Kings are on me
With spears that are deadly bright;
Against me so from the cradle
Do fate and my fathers fight."

Then said to the man his Angel:
"Thou wavering, witless soul,
Back to the ranks! What matter
To win or to lose the whole,

"As judged by the little judges
Who hearken not well, nor see?
Not thus, by the outer issue,
The Wise shall interpret thee.

"Thy will is the sovereign ...

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Among The Flags

In Doric Hall, Massachussetts State House

Dear witnesses, all-luminous, eloquent,
Stacked thickly on the tessellated floor!
The soldier-blood stirs in me, as of yore
In sire and grandsire who to battle went:
I seem to know the shaded valley tent,
The armed and bearded men, the thrill of war,
Horses that prance to hear the cannon roar,

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