Top 100 Poems About: DESPAIR

In this page, poems on / about “despair” are listed.
  • 1.
    A Dream Within A Dream

    Take this kiss upon the brow!
    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow-
    You are not wrong, who deem read more »

    Edgar Allan Poe
  • 2.
    A Meeting With Despair

    AS evening shaped I found me on a moor
    Which sight could scarce sustain:
    The black lean land, of featureless contour,
    Was like a tract in pain. read more »

    Thomas Hardy
  • 3.
    A Song Of Despair

    The memory of you emerges from the night around me.
    The river mingles its stubborn lament with the sea. read more »

    Pablo Neruda
  • 4.

    From childhood's hour I have not been
    As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring. read more »

    Edgar Allan Poe
  • 5.
    A Last Word

    Let us go hence: the night is now at hand;
    The day is overworn, the birds all flown;
    And we have reaped the crops the gods have sown;
    Despair and death; deep darkness o'er the land, read more »

    Ernest Christopher Dowson
  • 6.
    The Song Of Despair

    You swallowed everything, like distance.
    Like the sea, like time.
    In you everything sank!
    It was the happy hour of assault and the kiss. read more »

    Pablo Neruda
  • 7.
    Despair's Advantage Is Achieved


    Despair's advantage is achieved
    By suffering—Despair— read more »

    Emily Dickinson
  • 8.
    Ode To Despair

    THOU spectre of terrific mien!
    Lord of the hopeless heart and hollow eye,
    In whose fierce train each form is seen read more »

    Charlotte Smith
  • 9.

    I have experienc'd
    The worst, the World can wreak on me--the worst
    That can make Life indifferent, yet disturb
    With whisper'd Discontents the dying prayer-- read more »

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 10.
    Sonnet 144: Two Loves I Have, Of Comfort And Despair

    Two loves I have, of comfort and despair,
    Which like two spirits do suggest me still:
    The better angel is a man right fair,
    The worser spirit a woman coloured ill. read more »

    William Shakespeare
  • 11.
    Sonnet Xxvi: I Ever Love

    To Despair

    I ever love where never hope appears,
    Yet hope draws on my never-hoping care, read more »

    Michael Drayton
  • 12.
    Song. Despair

    Ask not the pallid stranger's woe,
    With beating heart and throbbing breast,
    Whose step is faltering, weak, and slow, read more »

    Percy Bysshe Shelley
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