Alice Meynell

(22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922 / London)

Alice Meynell Poems

1. In February 1/3/2003
2. A Poet Of One Mood 1/3/2003
3. Singers To Come 1/3/2003
4. Your Own Fair Youth 1/3/2003
5. An Unmarked Festival 1/3/2003
6. Cradle-Song At Twilight 1/3/2003
7. A Song Of Derivations 1/3/2003
8. At Night 1/3/2003
9. Builders Of Ruins 1/3/2003
10. The Return To Nature. 1/1/2004
11. The Lady Of The Lambs 1/3/2003
12. After Parting 1/3/2003
13. In Autumn 1/3/2003
14. Maternity 1/3/2003
15. Summer In England, 1914 1/3/2003
16. The Shepherdess 1/3/2003
17. My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden 1/3/2003
18. Parted 1/3/2003
19. In Early Spring 1/3/2003
20. A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age 1/3/2003
21. Renouncement 1/3/2003

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I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight--
The love of thee--and in the blue heaven's height,
And in the dearest passage of a song.
Oh, just beyond the sweetest thoughts that throng
This breast, the thought of thee waits hidden yet bright;
But it must never, never come in sight;
I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
But when sleep comes to close each difficult day,
When night gives pause to the long watch I keep,
And all my bonds I needs must loose apart,
Must doff my will as raiment laid away,--

Read the full of Renouncement


One wept whose only child was dead,
New-born, ten years ago.
"Weep not; he is in bliss," they said.
She answered, "Even so,

"Ten years ago was born in pain
A child, not now forlorn.
But oh, ten years ago, in vain,
A mother, a mother was born."

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