Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

(23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907)

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Poems

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

MOTHER of God! no lady thou:
Common woman of common earth
Our Lady ladies call thee now,
But Christ was never of gentle birth;
A common man of the common earth.

For God’s ways are not as our ways:
The noblest lady in the land
Would have given up half her days,

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