Thomas Bailey Aldrich

(November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Poems

1. Memory 1/3/2003
2. Identity 1/1/2004
3. Andromeda 1/3/2003
4. A Touch of Nature 1/3/2003
5. A Mood 1/3/2003
6. At the Funeral of a Minor Poet 1/3/2003
7. At Stratford-Upon-Avon 1/3/2003
8. An Elective Course 1/3/2003
9. An Alpine Picture 1/3/2003
10. By the Potomac 1/3/2003
11. Echo Song 1/3/2003
12. At Bay Ridge, Long Island 1/3/2003
13. Books and Seasons 1/3/2003
14. Act V 1/3/2003
15. Alec Yeaton's Son 1/3/2003
16. Batuschka 1/3/2003
17. Before the Rain 1/1/2004
18. Corydon 1/3/2003
19. A Dedication 1/3/2003
20. At a Reading 1/3/2003

A Petition

To spring belongs the violet, and the blown
Spice of the roses let the summer own.
Grant me this favor, Muse--all else withhold--
That I may not write verse when I am old.

And yet I pray you, Muse, delay the time!
Be not too ready to deny me rhyme;
And when the hour strikes, as it must, dear Muse,
I beg you very gently break the news.

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