Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy Poems

121. In The Servants' Quarters 4/10/2010
122. In The Vaulted Way 1/3/2003
123. In Time Of 1/1/2004
124. In Time Of 'The Breaking Of Nations' 1/3/2003
125. In Vision I Roamed 12/31/2002
126. Jezreel 4/10/2010
127. Lament 4/10/2010
128. Last Words To A Dumb Friend 1/3/2003
129. Leipzig 12/31/2002
130. Let Me Enjoy 1/3/2003
131. Lines 12/31/2002
132. Lines On The Loss Of The "Titanic" 1/13/2003
133. Long Plighted 1/4/2003
134. Mad Judy 1/4/2003
135. Men Who March Away 1/3/2003
136. Middle-Age Enthusiasms 12/31/2002
137. Midnight On The Great Western 1/3/2003
138. Mismet 1/3/2003
139. Moments Of Vision 1/3/2003
140. Mute Opinion 1/4/2003
141. My Cicely 12/31/2002
142. My Spirit Will Not Haunt The Mound 1/3/2003
143. Nature's Questioning 12/31/2002
144. Near Lanivet 1872 4/10/2010
145. Neutral Tones 12/31/2002
146. New Year's Eve 12/10/2015
147. Night In The Old Home 1/3/2003
148. No Buyers 1/3/2003
149. On A Fine Morning 1/4/2003
150. On An Invitation To The United States. 1/1/2004
151. Places 4/10/2010
152. Postponement 12/31/2002
153. Rain on a Grave 7/14/2015
154. Revulsion 12/31/2002
155. Rom: On The Palatine (April, 1887) 1/4/2003
156. Rome At The Pyramid Of Cestius Near The Graves Of Shelley And Keats (1887) 1/4/2003
157. Rome: At The Pyramid Of Cestius. (Near The Graves Of Shelley & Keats) 1/1/2004
158. Rome: Building A New Street In The Ancient Quarter. 1/1/2004
159. Rome: On The Palatine. 1/1/2004
160. Rome: The Vatican--Sala Delle Muse (1887) 1/4/2003
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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