Treasure Island

Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes

281. The Ship Of State 4/6/2010
282. The Silent Melody 12/31/2002
283. The Smiling Listener 4/6/2010
284. The Spectre Pig 4/6/2010
285. The Star And The Water Lily 6/21/2005
286. The Statesman’s Secret 4/6/2010
287. The Steamboat 4/6/2010
288. The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad 4/6/2010
289. The Strong Heroic Line 4/6/2010
290. The Study 4/6/2010
291. The Sweet Little Man 4/6/2010
292. The Toadstool 4/6/2010
293. The Treadmill Song 4/6/2010
294. The Two Armies 4/6/2010
295. The Two Streams 1/1/2004
296. The Voiceless 12/31/2002
297. The Wasp And The Hornet 4/6/2010
298. To A Blank Sheet Of Paper 4/6/2010
299. To A Caged Lion 4/6/2010
300. To A Portrait Of 4/6/2010

The Opening of the Piano

IN the little southern parlor of tbe house you may have seen
With the gambrel-roof, and the gable looking westward to the green,
At the side toward the sunset, with the window on its right,
Stood the London-made piano I am dreaming of to-night!

Ah me! how I remember the evening when it came!
What a cry of eager voices, what a group of cheeks in flame,
When the wondrous box was opened that had come from over seas,
With its smell of mastic-varnish and i

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