Treasure Island

Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes

321. Under the Violets 12/31/2002
322. Under The Washington Elm, Cambridge 4/6/2010
323. Union and Liberty 12/31/2002
324. Unsatisfied 4/6/2010
325. Verses For After-Dinner 4/6/2010
326. Vestigia Quinque Retrorsum 4/6/2010
327. Voyage Of The Good Ship Union 4/6/2010
328. Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club 4/6/2010
329. Welcome To The Grand Duke Alexis 4/6/2010
330. Welcome To The Nations 4/6/2010
331. What I Have Come For 4/6/2010
332. What We All Think 4/6/2010
333. Wind-Clouds And Star-Drifts 4/6/2010
334. Youth 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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