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. Night In The Old Home 1/3/2003
147. No Buyers 1/3/2003
148. On A Fine Morning 1/4/2003
149. On An Invitation To The United States. 1/1/2004
150. Places 4/10/2010
151. Postponement 12/31/2002
152. Revulsion 12/31/2002
153. Rom: On The Palatine (April, 1887) 1/4/2003
154. Rome At The Pyramid Of Cestius Near The Graves Of Shelley And Keats (1887) 1/4/2003
155. Rome: At The Pyramid Of Cestius. (Near The Graves Of Shelley & Keats) 1/1/2004
156. Rome: Building A New Street In The Ancient Quarter. 1/1/2004
157. Rome: On The Palatine. 1/1/2004
158. Rome: The Vatican--Sala Delle Muse (1887) 1/4/2003
159. San Sebastian 12/31/2002
160. Sapphic Fragment 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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She, To Him, Iv

This love puts all humanity from me;
I can but maledict her, pray her dead,
For giving love and getting love of thee—
Feeding a heart that else mine own had fed!

How much I love I know not, life not known,
Save as some unit I would add love by;
But this I know, my being is but thine own—
Fused from its separateness by ecstasy.

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