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  • 337.
    Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences

    To Mr. Graves, 1745.


    Ah me! what envious magic thins my fold?
    What mutter'd spell retards their late increase?
    Such lessening fleeces must the swain behold,
    That e'er with Doric pipe essays to please.

    I saw my friends in evening circles meet;
    I took my vocal reed, and tuned my lay;
    I heard them say my vocal reed was sweet:
    Ah, fool! to credit what I heard them say.

    Ill-fated Bard! that seeks his skill to show,
    Then courts the judgment of a friendly ear;
    Not the poor veteran, that permits his foe
    To guide his doubtful step, has more to fear.

    Nor could my Graves mistake the critic's laws,
    Till pious Friendship mark'd the pleasing way:
    Welcome such error! ever bless'd the cause!
    E'en though it led me boundless leagues astray.

    Couldst thou reprove me, when I nursed the flame,
    On listening Cherwell's osier banks reclined?
    While, foe to Fortune, unseduced by Fame,
    I soothed the bias of a careless mind?

    Youth's gentle kindred, Health and Love, were met;
    What though in Alma's guardian arms I play'd?
    How shall the Muse those vacant hours forget?
    Or deem that bliss by solid cares repaid?

    Thou know'st how transport thrills the tender breast
    Where Love and Fancy fix their opening reign;
    How Nature shines, in livelier colours drest,
    To bless their union, and to grace their train.

    So first when Phœbus met the Cyprian queen,
    And favour'd Rhodes beheld their passion crown'd,
    Unusual flowers enrich'd the painted green,
    And swift spontaneous roses blush'd around.

    Now sadly lorn, from Twitnam's widow'd bower
    The drooping Muses take their casual way,
    And where they stop, a flood of tears they pour;
    And where they weep, no more the fields are gay.

    Where is the dappled pink, the sprightly rose?
    The cowslip's golden cup no more I see:
    Dark and discolour'd every flower that blows,
    To form the garland, Elegy! for thee.

    Enough of tears has wept the virtuous dead;
    Ah! might we now the pious rage control!
    Hush'd be my grief ere every smile be fled,
    Ere the deep-swelling sigh subvert the soul!

    If near some trophy spring a stripling bay,
    Pleased we behold the graceful umbrage rise;
    But soon too deep it works its baneful way,
    And low on earth the prostrate ruin lies. read more »

  • 338.
    On the Death of a Cat

    Who shall tell the lady's grief
    When her Cat was past relief?
    Who shall number the hot tears
    Shed o'er her, beloved for years? read more »

  • 339.
    Love I have served, for such length of time

    Love I have served, for such length of time
    If I forsake Him no man should blame me,
    Now I go, and commend him to God in rhyme, read more »

  • 340.
    The War-Elegies Of Tyrtæus, Imitated: Elegy IV.

    On him shall fame, shall endless glory wait,
    Him future ages crown with just applause,
    Who boldly daring in the field of fate read more »

  • 341.
    Elegy In A Flower Garden

    each petal that falls even
    from the homeliest blossom
    is grieved by the congregation
    of blooms in the garden read more »

  • 342.
    The River~

    Pine river snakes itself through the hills
    An unappealing stretch of dried beds and rock
    Drought infested-near dry to the bone
    A terminal slow death upon Mother Nature's clock; read more »

  • 343.
    Way too soon …

    Way too soon YOU needed this lovely rose.
    Way too quick went this script of a prose.
    So many things were left unspoken.
    So much pain and hearts so broken. read more »

  • 344.
    Sympathy

    Lately alas I knew a gentle boy,
    Whose features all were cast in Virtue's mould,
    As one she had designed for Beauty's toy,
    But after manned him for her own strong-hold. read more »

  • 345.
    The Doomed—regard the Sunrise

    294

    The Doomed—regard the Sunrise
    With different Delight— read more »

  • 346.
    Venice, November, 1966

    With his head full of Shakespearean tempests
    and old notions of poetic justice,
    he was ready with his elegies
    the day the ocean sailed into the square. read more »

  • 347.
    The War-Elegies Of Tyrtæus, Imitated: Elegy I.

    Not mine to sing the racer's rapid flight,
    Or the athletic wrestler's sinewy force,
    Not tho' his limbs are strung with giant might, read more »

  • 348.
    An Elegy on the Death of Montgomery Tappen

    An elegy on the death of MONTGOMERY TAPPEN who dies at Poughkeepsie on the 20th of Nov. 1784 in the ninth year of his age.


    The sweetest, gentlest, of the youthful train, read more »

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  13. ASPHYXIA, Satish Verma
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  17. Autumn Music, Reason A. Poteet
  18. Bird, Bharat Mehru
  19. Denial, Michael Nikoletseas
  20. Queen of my heart., samuel aziekwe
  21. Détente, Jonathan ROBIN
  22. Elegy on Jigar Moradabadi, Aziz Ahmad 'Aziz Moradabadi'
  23. Helen Of Troy, Buddy Bee Anthony
  24. Poem, Marvin Brato Sr
  25. The Poet, Kenneth Umunna
  26. Elegy to a Kurdish father, Leo Briones
  27. Fading tale, lucius ndimele
  28. bonne nuit, Desmond Blaine
  29. March, Kevin East
  30. divine perception of a broken mind, Desmond Blaine
  31. What Possibilities!, Daniel Trevelyn Joseph
  32. for those who wish to die younger..., RIC S. BASTASA
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  34. DEATH, Rasaq Malik
  35. The Death of Love 3, Edmund Calleja
  36. Stand And Watch, Naveed Akram
  37. Lethal love, Marcus McKinley
  38. SHadowings, Samuel Greenberg
  39. An Elegy Of The Earth, Muhammad Shanazar
  40. Elegy, Randy Resh
  41. ... In the silent wind, Priyanka Bhowmick
  42. The World Outside My WIndow, Claudia Krizay
  43. there is this pain..., RIC S. BASTASA
  44. SMELL OF NOTHING, Satish Verma
  45. measuring his life, RIC S. BASTASA
  46. you must understand the mockingbird, RIC S. BASTASA
  47. Her Eyes Are Bluebells Now, Richard Le Gallienne
  48. Lines, Samuel Johnson
  49. The Three Poets, Ezra Pound
  50. a bartender's good-night (part 1), Mikael Ejdemyr
  51. Structure, tim woodhouse
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  55. Night, Onyenankeya Nzubejah
  56. Margrit's Words....Addressing Jim, James B. Earley
  57. Rwandan Elegy, Ross DixPeek
  58. NIGHT…., Elorm Dogbo
  59. My love, Lazarus Knix
  60. along the busy streets of the 6th avenue, Franciel John Doe
  61. Moods of the Macabre, Titus Llewellyn
  62. Elegy of a poet, Sandesh Shinde
  63. An Elegy, Dr Kamran Haider Bukhari
  64. * * * The Swallow, Tsira Gogeshvili
  65. Élégie pour les papillons, Ahmad Shiddiqi
  66. Elegy In A Flower Garden, Eddie Roa
  67. sri lankan soldiers, nuwan silva
  68. There's no stopping true love, Waqas Naeem
  69. Death Of A Crow, Suchoon Mo_
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  71. Horrific News (on the death of a Friend), MAGNUS AMUDI
  72. Rilke's First Duino Elegy, rewritten for.., Rob Dyer
  73. Soad, Saleh Badrah
  74. EQUILIBRIUM: PART III, Gregory Wm. Gunn
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