Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

(23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907)

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Poems

1. Where A Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg 4/1/2010
2. 'My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His' 3/12/2015
3. Vale` - Egypt's Might Is Tumbled Down 4/1/2010
4. Chillingham 4/1/2010
5. A Huguenot 4/1/2010
6. On Such A Day 4/1/2010
7. When My Love Did What I Would Not, What I Would Not 12/31/2002
8. An Insincere Wish Addressed To A Beggar 4/1/2010
9. Street Lanterns 4/1/2010
10. We Never Said Farewell 1/1/2004
11. The Train 4/1/2010
12. L'Oiseau Bleu 4/1/2010
13. After St. Augustine 1/1/2004
14. Punctilio 1/1/2004
15. A Moment 4/1/2010
16. Come Home! 12/31/2002
17. Good Friday In My Heart 1/1/2004
18. Larghetto 12/31/2002
19. Our Lady 1/1/2004
20. The Deserted House 4/1/2010
21. ‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’ 1/1/2004
22. Unwelcome 1/1/2004
23. Blue And White 1/1/2004
24. Death And The Lady 5/14/2001
25. I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief 12/31/2002
26. The Other Side Of A Mirror 1/1/2004
27. To Memory 12/31/2002
28. The Witch 1/1/2004
29. Gibberish 4/1/2010
30. Affection 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Affection

The earth that made the rose,
She also is thy mother, and not I.
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows
Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by.
I am as far below as heaven above thee.
Were I thine angel, more I could not love thee.

Bid me defend thee!
Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me,
A hand of iron and a heart of steel,
To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel.
But if you chide me,
I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee.

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Punctilio

O LET me be in loving nice,
Dainty, fine, and o’er precise,
That I may charm my charmàd dear
As tho’ I felt a secret fear
To lose what never can be lost,—
Her faith who still delights me most!
So shall I be more than true,
Ever in my ageing new.
So dull habit shall not be
Wrongly call’d Fidelity.

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