Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

321. Two Poems To Harriet Beecher Stowe 4/6/2010
322. Two Sonnets: Harvard 4/6/2010
323. Under The Violets 12/31/2002
324. Under The Washington Elm, Cambridge 4/6/2010
325. Union And Liberty 12/31/2002
326. Unsatisfied 4/6/2010
327. Verses For After-Dinner 4/6/2010
328. Vestigia Quinque Retrorsum 4/6/2010
329. Voyage Of The Good Ship Union 4/6/2010
330. Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club 4/6/2010
331. Welcome To The Grand Duke Alexis 4/6/2010
332. Welcome To The Nations 4/6/2010
333. What I Have Come For 4/6/2010
334. What We All Think 4/6/2010
335. Wind-Clouds And Star-Drifts 4/6/2010
336. Youth 4/6/2010
Best Poem of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sun And Shadow

As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
Yon bark, that afar in the distance is seen,
Half dreaming, my eyes will pursue:
Now dark in the shadow, she scatters the spray
As the chaff in the stroke of the flail;
Now white as the sea-gull, she flies on her way,
The sun gleaming bright on her sail.

Yet her pilot is thinking of dangers to shun,--
Of breakers that whiten and roar;
How little he cares, if in shadow or ...

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The Two Streams

Behold the rocky wall
That down its sloping sides
Pours the swift rain-drops, blending, as they fall,
In rushing river-tides!
Yon stream, whose sources run
Turned by a pebble's edge,
Is Athabasca, rolling toward the sun
Through the cleft mountain-ledge.
The slender rill had strayed,

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