Top 100 Poems About: DESPAIR

In this page, poems on / about “despair” are listed.

  • 13.

    Who is he?
    A railroad track toward hell?
    Breaking like a stick of furniture?
    The hope that suddenly overflows the cesspool? read more »

    Anne Sexton
  • 14.
    Despairing Cries

    DESPAIRING cries float ceaselessly toward me, day and night,
    The sad voice of Death--the call of my nearest lover, putting forth,
    alarmed, uncertain, read more »

    Walt Whitman
  • 15.

    Alone! Alone! No beacon, far or near!
       No chart, no compass, and no anchor stay!
       Like melting fog the mirage melts away
    In all-surrounding darkness, void and clear. read more »

    Ada Cambridge
  • 16.

    And canst thou mock mine agony, thus calm
    In cloudless radiance, Queen of silver night?
    Can you, ye flow'rets, spread your perfumed balm read more »

    Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 17.
    In Despair

    He has lost him completely.     And now he is seeking
    on the lips of     every new lover
    the lips of his beloved;     in the embrace
    of every new lover     he seeks to be deluded read more »

    Constantine P. Cavafy
  • 18.
    The Peace Of Wild Things

    When despair grows in me
    and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake read more »

    Wendell Berry
  • 19.
    For Anne Gregory

    'NEVER shall a young man,
    Thrown into despair
    By those great honey-coloured
    Ramparts at your ear, read more »

    William Butler Yeats
  • 20.

    O'er the midnight moorlands crying,
    Thro' the cypress forests sighing,
    In the night-wind madly flying,
    Hellish forms with streaming hair; read more »

    Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • 21.

    Cold in the earth - and the deep snow piled above thee!
    Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave!
    Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee,
    Severed at last by Time's all-severing wave? read more »

    Emily Jane Brontë
  • 22.

    LET me close the eyes of my soul
    That I may not see
    What stands between thee and me.
    Let me shut the ears of my heart read more »

    Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • 23.
    The Despair

    Beneath this gloomy shade,
    By Nature only for my sorrows made,
    I'll spend this voyce in crys,
    In tears I'll waste these eyes read more »

    Abraham Cowley
  • 24.
    Shall I Wasting In Despair

    Shall I wasting in despair
    Die because a woman's fair?
    Or make pale my cheeks with care
    'Cause another's rosy are? read more »

    George Wither
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