Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Louise Imogen Guiney Poems

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

A Song Of The Lilac

Above the wall that's broken,
And from the coppice thinned,
So sacred and so sweet
The lilac in the wind!
And when by night the May wind blows
The lilac-blooms apart,
The memory of his first love
Is shaken on his heart.

In tears it long was buried,
And trances wrapt it round;
O how they wake it now,
The fragrance and the sound!
For when by night the May wind blows
The lilac-blooms apart,
The memory of his first love
Is shaken on his heart.

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Summum Bonum

Waiting on Him who knows us and our need,
Most need have we to dare not, nor desire,
But as He giveth, softly to suspire
Against His gift, with no inglorious greed,
For this is joy, tho' still our joys recede;
And, as in octaves of a noble lyre,
To move our minds with His, and clearer, higher,
Sound forth our fate; for this is strength indeed.

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