Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Poems

61. Ellen Terry in the Merchant of Venice 1/3/2003
62. Eidolons 1/3/2003
63. Egypt 1/3/2003
64. Echo Song 1/3/2003
65. Destiny 4/8/2010
66. Corydon 1/3/2003
67. By the Potomac 1/3/2003
68. Broken Music 4/8/2010
69. Books and Seasons 1/3/2003
70. Before the Rain 1/1/2004
71. Batuschka 1/3/2003
72. Baby Bell 4/8/2010
73. At the Funeral of a Minor Poet 1/3/2003
74. At Stratford-Upon-Avon 1/3/2003
75. At Bay Ridge, Long Island 1/3/2003
76. At a Reading 1/3/2003
77. Appreciation 4/8/2010
78. Andromeda 1/3/2003
79. An Ode 4/8/2010
80. An Elective Course 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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