Learn More

Joseph Rodman Drake

(1795-1820 / United States)

Lines To A Lady, on Hearing Her Sing


Yes! heaven protect thee, thou gem of the ocean;
Dear land of my sires, though distant thy shores;
Ere my heart cease to love thee, its latest emotion,
The last dying throbs of its pulse must be o'er.

And dark were the bosom, and cold and unfeeling,
That tamely could listen unmoved at the call,
When woman, the warm soul of melody stealing,
Laments for her country and sighs o'er its fall.

Sing on, gentle warbler, the tear-drop appearing
Shall fall for the woes of the queen of the sea;
And the spirit that breathes in the harp of green Erin,
Descending, shall hail thee her "Cushlamachree."

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: ocean, woman, green, heaven, sea, dark, heart, women

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Lines To A Lady, on Hearing Her Sing by Joseph Rodman Drake )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Why Am I? ....., Michael P. McParland
  2. Your Hate, Michael P. McParland
  3. Lump, Michael P. McParland
  4. Retrace, Sunny Chopra
  5. Diversity-in-Unity*, Tushar Ray
  6. Nobody Home - 2. Passive Voice, Joseph Archer
  7. a written poem, animesh sapkota
  8. Nobody Home - 1. Forever We Roll, Joseph Archer
  9. Losing Interest, Dawson Walter Smith
  10. Thirteen Ways To Look at Flowers, Mason Liu
[Hata Bildir]