Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes

301. To An English Friend 4/6/2010
302. To Canaan 4/6/2010
303. To Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg 4/6/2010
304. To Frederick Henry Hedge 4/6/2010
305. To George Peabody 4/6/2010
306. To Governor Swain 4/6/2010
307. To H. W. Longfellow 4/6/2010
308. To James Freeman Clarke 4/6/2010
309. To James Russell Lowell 4/6/2010
310. To John Greenleaf Whittier 4/6/2010
311. To My Old Readers 4/6/2010
312. To My Readers 4/6/2010
313. To Rutherford Birchard Hayes 4/6/2010
314. To The Eleven Ladies 4/6/2010
315. To The Poets Who Only Read And Listen 4/6/2010
316. To the Portrait of 4/6/2010
317. To The Teachers Of America 4/6/2010
318. Too Young For Love 4/6/2010
319. Two Poems To harriet Beecher Stowe 4/6/2010
320. Two Sonnets: Harvard 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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