Rose Hartwick Thorpe

(1850 - 1939)

Rose Hartwick Thorpe Poems

1. Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight 7/18/2014
2. The Station Agent's Story 7/21/2014
3. In The Mining Town 7/21/2014
4. Down The Track 7/21/2014
5. The Soldier's Reprieve 7/21/2014
6. Remember The Alamo 7/21/2014
7. Two Pictures 7/21/2014
8. In Answer 7/21/2014
9. The Little Bells 7/21/2014
10. The Last Night 7/21/2014
11. A Brave Emperor 7/21/2014
12. Love's Avowal 7/21/2014
13. Lost At Sea 7/21/2014
14. Kisses 7/21/2014
15. Margaret 7/21/2014
16. How The Flowers Came 7/21/2014
17. The Queen And The Beggar's Child 7/21/2014
18. The Luck Of Muncaster 7/21/2014
19. Preface To Ringing Ballads 7/21/2014
Best Poem of Rose Hartwick Thorpe

Curfew Must Not Ring Tonight

Slowly England's sun was setting o'er the hilltops far away,
Filling all the land with beauty at the close of one sad day;
And its last rays kissed the forehead of a man and maiden fair―
He with steps so slow and weary; she with sunny, floating hair;
He with bowed head, sad and thoughtful, she, with lips all cold and white,
Struggling to keep back the murmur, 'Curfew must not ring tonight!'


'Sexton,' Bessie's white lips faltered, pointing to the prison old,
With its walls tall and gloomy, moss-grown walls dark, damp and cold ―
'I've a lover in the prison, doomed...

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Lost At Sea

I stood where the starlit heavens
Spread away over field and glen,
Like the hands of loving angels
Reaching down to the hearts of men.

And the sea, with a glow, reflected
The infinite lights above;
The quivering resplendent heavens
All smiling with peaceful love.

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