Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

21. To The Eleven Ladies 4/6/2010
22. To Rutherford Birchard Hayes 4/6/2010
23. To My Readers 4/6/2010
24. To My Old Readers 4/6/2010
25. To John Greenleaf Whittier 4/6/2010
26. To James Russell Lowell 4/6/2010
27. To James Freeman Clarke 4/6/2010
28. To H. W. Longfellow 4/6/2010
29. To Governor Swain 4/6/2010
30. To George Peabody 4/6/2010
31. To Frederick Henry Hedge 4/6/2010
32. To Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg 4/6/2010
33. To Canaan 4/6/2010
34. To An English Friend 4/6/2010
35. To A Portrait Of 4/6/2010
36. To A Caged Lion 4/6/2010
37. To A Blank Sheet Of Paper 4/6/2010
38. The Wasp And The Hornet 4/6/2010
39. The Voiceless 12/31/2002
40. The Two Streams 1/1/2004

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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