Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Thomas Hardy Poems

1. Rain on a Grave 7/14/2015
2. The Choirmaster's Burial 5/3/2016
3. New Year's Eve 12/10/2015
4. The Roman Gravemounds 4/10/2010
5. The Telegram 4/10/2010
6. The Respectable Burgher On "The Higher Criticism" 1/4/2003
7. To A Sea-Cliff 3/16/2015
8. The Re-Enactment 4/10/2010
9. The Satin Shoes 4/10/2010
10. The Wistful Lady 4/10/2010
11. The Problem 1/4/2003
12. The Sun On The Bookcase 4/10/2010
13. The Sacrilege: (A Ballad-Tragedy) 4/10/2010
14. Welcome Home 4/10/2010
15. To Meet, Or Otherwise 4/10/2010
16. The Pity Of It 4/10/2010
17. The Two Soldiers 4/10/2010
18. Before Marching and After 8/31/2015
19. The Spell Of The Rose 4/10/2010
20. The Fallow Deer At The Lonely House 2/7/2015
21. The West-Of-Wessex Girl 4/10/2010
22. V.R. 1819-1901, A Reverie 1/4/2003
23. Tolerance 4/10/2010
24. The Walk 4/10/2010
25. The Recalcitrants 4/10/2010
26. The Slow Nature 12/31/2002
27. The Woman In The Rye 4/10/2010
28. The Sleep-Worker 1/4/2003
29. Valenciennes 12/31/2002
30. The Supplanter: A Tale 1/4/2003
31. V.R. 1819-1901 (A Reverie.) 1/1/2004
32. The Widow 1/4/2003
33. We Are Getting To The End 4/10/2010
34. The Rambler 1/3/2003
35. Thought Of Ph---A At News Of Her Death 12/31/2002
36. The Selfsame Song 1/3/2003
37. The Tree: An Old Man's Story 1/4/2003
38. The Puzzled Game-Birds (Triolet) 1/4/2003
39. The Sergeant's Song 12/31/2002
40. To Outer Nature 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Thomas Hardy

"I Said To Love"

I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
When men adored thee and thy ways
   All else above;
Named thee the Boy, the Bright, the One
Who spread a heaven beneath the sun,"
   I said to Love.

   I said to him,
"We now know more of thee than then;
We were but weak in judgment when,
   With hearts abrim,
We clamoured thee that thou would'st please
Inflict on us thine agonies,"
   I said to him.

   I said to Love,
"Thou art not young, ...

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The Problem

Shall we conceal the Case, or tell it -
   We who believe the evidence?
   Here and there the watch-towers knell it
   With a sullen significance,
Heard of the few who hearken intently and carry an eagerly upstrained
sense.

   Hearts that are happiest hold not by it;
   Better we let, then, the old view reign;

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