William Cullen Bryant

(November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878 / Boston)

William Cullen Bryant Poems

1. Robert Of Lincoln 5/21/2015
2. Among The Trees 3/27/2015
3. The Wind And Stream 2/9/2015
4. The Planting Of The Apple-Tree 12/24/2014
5. The Knight's Epitaph 4/5/2010
6. The Old Man's Counsel 4/5/2010
7. The Massacre At Scio 4/5/2010
8. The Maiden's Sorrow 4/5/2010
9. The Return Of Youth 4/5/2010
10. The Two Graves 4/5/2010
11. The Arctic Lover 4/5/2010
12. The Damsel Of Peru 4/5/2010
13. The Indian Girl's Lament 4/5/2010
14. Mary Magdalen 4/5/2010
15. The Hunter Of The Prairies 4/5/2010
16. The Twenty-Second Of December 4/5/2010
17. The Siesta 4/5/2010
18. The Death Of Schiller 4/5/2010
19. Ode For An Agricultural Celebration 4/5/2010
20. The Child's Funeral 4/5/2010
21. The Conqueror’s Grave 4/5/2010
22. Romero 4/5/2010
23. The Count Of Griers 4/5/2010
24. Song Of The Greek Amazon 4/5/2010
25. In Memory Of John Lothrop Motley 4/5/2010
26. No Man Knoweth His Sepulchre 4/5/2010
27. I Cannot Forget With What Fervid Devotion 4/5/2010
28. The Hunter's Serenade 4/5/2010
29. Lines On Revisiting The Country 4/5/2010
30. Song From The Spanish Of Iglesias 4/5/2010
31. Rizpah 4/5/2010
32. The Past 4/5/2010
33. Hymn Of The Waldenses 4/5/2010
34. The Fountain 4/5/2010
35. The Evening Wind 4/5/2010
36. The Death Of Aliatar 4/5/2010
37. Life Of The Blessed 4/5/2010
38. The Green Mountain Boys 4/5/2010
39. The Burial Place 4/5/2010
40. The Antiquity Of Freedom 4/5/2010
Best Poem of William Cullen Bryant


To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
A various language; for his gayer hours
She has a voice of gladness, and a smile
And eloquence of beauty; and she glides
Into his darker musings, with a mild
And healing sympathy that steals away
Their sharpness ere he is aware. When thoughts
Of the last bitter hour come like a blight
Over thy spirit, and sad images
Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall,
And breathless darkness, and the narrow house,
Make thee to shudder, and grow sick at heart;--
Go forth, under the ...

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The Strange Lady

The summer morn is bright and fresh, the birds are darting by,
As if they loved to breast the breeze that sweeps the cool dear sky;
Young Albert, in the forest's edge, has heard a rustling sound
An arrow slightly strikes his hand and falls upon the ground.

A lovely woman from the wood comes suddenly in sight;
Her merry eye is full and black, her cheek is brown and bright;
She wears a tunic of the blue, her belt with beads is strung,
And yet she speaks in gentle tones, and in the

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