Christopher Pearse Cranch

(1815-1892 / the USA)

Christopher Pearse Cranch Poems

1. A Child-Savior 9/24/2010
2. A Night-Picture 9/24/2010
3. A Word To Philosophers 9/24/2010
4. After The Centennial 9/24/2010
5. After-Life 9/24/2010
6. An Old Umbrella 9/24/2010
7. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis 9/24/2010
8. Broken Wings 9/24/2010
9. December 9/24/2010
10. Lionel And Lucille 9/24/2010
11. Longfellow 9/24/2010
12. My Old Palette 9/24/2010
13. My Studio 9/24/2010
14. Old And Young 9/24/2010
15. Omar Khayyam 9/24/2010
16. Ormuzd And Ahriman. A Cantata 9/24/2010
17. Prince Yousuf And The Alcayde 9/24/2010
18. Rosamond 9/24/2010
19. San Borondon 9/24/2010
20. Sea Pictures 9/24/2010
21. So Far, So Near 9/24/2010
22. Sonnet I. 9/24/2010
23. Sonnet Ii. 9/24/2010
24. Sonnet Iii. 9/24/2010
25. Sonnet Iv. 9/24/2010
26. Sonnet Ix. 9/24/2010
27. Sonnet L. J.R.L. (On His Homeward Voyage) 2. 9/24/2010
28. Sonnet Li. The Human Flower. 1. 9/24/2010
29. Sonnet Lii. The Human Flower. 2. 9/24/2010
30. Sonnet Liii. August. 9/24/2010
31. Sonnet Liv. Idle Hours. 9/24/2010
32. Sonnet Lvi. Music And Poetry. 2. 9/24/2010
33. Sonnet Lvii. To Sleep. 9/24/2010
34. Sonnet V. 9/24/2010
35. Sonnet Vi. 9/24/2010
36. Sonnet Vii. 9/24/2010
37. Sonnet Viii. 9/24/2010
38. Sonnet X. 9/24/2010
39. Sonnet Xii. The Ocean Steamer. 9/24/2010
40. Sonnet Xiii. The Locomotive. 9/24/2010

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Sonnet Xxx. Life And Death. 2.

OR endless sleep 't will be, — and that is rest,
Freedom forever from life's weary cares —
Or else a life beyond the climbing stairs
And dizzy pinnacles of thought expressed
In symbols such as in our mortal breast
Are framed by time and space; — life that upbears
The soul by a law untried amid these snares
Of sense that make it a too willing guest.
So sleep or waking were a boon divine.
Yet why this inextinguishable thirst,
This hope, this faith that to existence cling?
Nay e'en the poor dark chrysalis some fine
Ethereal creature prisons, till it ...

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A Child-Savior

(A True Story)
SHE stood beside the iron road,
A little child of ten years old.
She heard two meeting thunders rolled
From north and south, that plainly showed
Danger too fearful to be told.
Nearer, still nearer, rumbling on,
One train approached with crashing speed.
What could she do? Who would give heed

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