Thomas Holley Chivers
Thomas Holley Chivers (October 18, 1809 – December 18, 1858) was an American doctor-turned-poet from the state of Georgia. He is best known for his friendship with Edgar Allan Poe and his controversial defense of the poet after his death.
Born into a wealthy Georgia family, Chivers became interested in poetry at a young age. After he and his first wife separated, he received a medical ... more »
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Thomas Holley Chivers Poems
What are stars but hieroglyphics of God's glory writ in lightning On the wide-unfolded pages of the azure scroll above?
On the banks of the yellow lillies. Where the cool wave wanders by, All bedamasked with daffodiles, And the bee-beset Crowtie;
To Allegra Florence In Heaven
When thy soft round form was lying On the bed where thou wert sighing,
Clatta, clatta, clatta, clatter, Like the devil beating batter Down below in iron platter - Which subsides into a clanky,
The Cottage Girl
Her tender breasts were like to snow-white doves Upon one willow bough at calm of even,
Song To Isa Singing
Upon thy lips now lies The music-dew of love; And in thy deep blue eyes, More mild than Heaven above
Humpty Dumpty: A La Poe
As an egg, when broken, never Can be mended but must ever Be the same crushed egg forever— So shall this dark heart of mine
Comments about Thomas Holley Chivers
What are stars but hieroglyphics of God's glory writ in lightning
On the wide-unfolded pages of the azure scroll above?
But the quenchless apotheoses of thoughts forever brightening
In the mighty Mind immortal of the God whose name is Love?
Diamond letters sculptured, rising, on the azure ether pages,
That now sing to one another, unto one another shine
God's eternal Scripture talking, through the midnight, to the Ages,
Of the life that is immortal, of the life that is divine
Life that cannot be immortal, but the life that is divine.
Like some deep, impetuous ...