Thomas Parnell

(1679 - 1718 / Ireland)

Thomas Parnell Poems

121. A Hymn For Noon 1/3/2003
122. A Hymn For Morning 1/3/2003
123. A Hymn For Evening 1/3/2003
124. A Fairy Tale In The Ancient English Style 4/17/2010
125. A Dream 4/17/2010
126. A Divine Pastorall 4/17/2010
127. A Desire To Praise 4/17/2010
128. A Beavy Of The Fair & Gay 4/17/2010
129. 51 Psalm 4/17/2010
Best Poem of Thomas Parnell

A Night-Piece On Death

By the blue taper's trembling light,
No more I waste the wakeful night,
Intent with endless view to pore
The schoolmen and the sages o'er:
Their books from wisdom widely stray,
Or point at best the longest way.
I'll seek a readier path, and go
Where wisdom's surely taught below.

How deep yon azure dyes the sky!
Where orbs of gold unnumber'd lie,
While through their ranks in silver pride
The nether crescent seems to glide!
The slumb'ring breeze forgets to breathe,
The lake is smooth and clear beneath,
Where once again the spangled show
Descends ...

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A Hymn For Morning

See the star that leads the day
Rising shoots a golden ray,
To make the shades of darkness go
From heaven above and earth below;
And warn us early with the sight
To leave the beds of silent night,
From a heart sincere and sound
From its very deepest ground,
Send devotion up on high

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