Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy Poems

121. The Darkling Thrush 12/31/2002
122. The Dance At The Phoenix 12/31/2002
123. The Dame Of Athelhall 1/4/2003
124. The Curtains Now Are Drawn 4/10/2010
125. The Coronation 4/10/2010
126. The Coquette, And After (Triolets) 1/4/2003
127. The Convergence Of The Twain 12/31/2002
128. The Contretemps 1/3/2003
129. The Comet At Valbury Or Yell'Ham 1/4/2003
130. The Colonel's Solilquy. 1/1/2004
131. The Colonel's Soliloquy (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
132. The Church-Builder 1/3/2003
133. The Cheval-Glass 4/10/2010
134. The Cave Of The Unborn 1/3/2003
135. The Casterbridge Captains 12/31/2002
136. The Caged Thrush Freed And Home Again (Villanelle) 1/4/2003
137. The Burghers 12/31/2002
138. The Bullfinches 1/4/2003
139. The Bridge Of Lodi. 1/1/2004
140. The Bridge Of Lodi (Spring, 1887) 1/4/2003
141. The Bedridden Peasant To An Unknown God 1/4/2003
142. The Alarm 12/31/2002
143. Tess's Lament 1/4/2003
144. Song Of The Soldier's Wifes. 1/1/2004
145. Song Of The Soldiers 4/10/2010
146. Song Of Hope 1/4/2003
147. Song From Heine 1/4/2003
148. Shelley's Skylark. 1/1/2004
149. Shelley's Skylark (The Neighbourhood Of Leghorn: March, 1887) 1/4/2003
150. She, To Him, Iv 1/3/2003
151. She, To Him, Iii 1/3/2003
152. She, To Him, Ii 1/3/2003
153. She, To Him, Ii 4/10/2010
154. She, To Him, I 1/3/2003
155. She, To Him Iv 12/31/2002
156. She, To Him Iii 12/31/2002
157. She, To Him 12/31/2002
158. She, At His Funeral 1/3/2003
159. She Hears The Storm 1/3/2003
160. She Hears The Storm 4/10/2010
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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