Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

81. The Mind’s Diet 4/6/2010
82. The Meeting Of The Dryads 4/6/2010
83. The Lyre Of Anacreon 4/6/2010
84. The Lover’s Secret 4/6/2010
85. The Living Temple 12/31/2002
86. The Last Survivor 4/6/2010
87. The Last Reader 4/6/2010
88. The Last Prophecy Of Cassandra 4/6/2010
89. The Last Look 4/6/2010
90. The Last Leaf 12/31/2002
91. The Last Charge 4/6/2010
92. The Last Blossom 4/6/2010
93. The Island Hunting-Song 4/6/2010
94. The Iron Gate 12/31/2002
95. The Hudson 4/6/2010
96. The Hot Season 4/6/2010
97. The Height of the Ridiculous 12/31/2002
98. The Gray Chief 4/6/2010
99. The Girdle Of Friendship 4/6/2010
100. The Fountain Of 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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