Coventry Patmore

(23 July 1823 - 26 November 1896 / Essex, England)

Coventry Patmore Poems

1. Tamerton Church-Tower, Or, First Love 4/14/2010
2. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. The Epilogue 4/14/2010
3. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Vi. 4/14/2010
4. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Iv. 4/14/2010
5. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto V. 4/14/2010
6. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Xii. 4/14/2010
7. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Ii. 4/14/2010
8. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Viii. 4/14/2010
9. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto V. 4/14/2010
10. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto X. 4/14/2010
11. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Ix. 4/14/2010
12. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Iii. 4/14/2010
13. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Xi. 4/14/2010
14. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Vi. 4/14/2010
15. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Vii. 4/14/2010
16. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Vii. 4/14/2010
17. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto X. 4/14/2010
18. The Falcon 4/14/2010
19. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Iv. 4/14/2010
20. The Angel In The House. Book I. Canto Xi. 4/14/2010
21. The Storm 4/14/2010
22. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Viii. 4/14/2010
23. The River 4/14/2010
24. The Barren Shore 4/14/2010
25. The Open Secret 4/14/2010
26. The Circles 4/14/2010
27. The Angel In The House. Book I. The Prologue. 4/14/2010
28. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto I. 4/14/2010
29. The Victories Of Love. Book Ii 4/14/2010
30. Venus And Death 4/14/2010
31. The Rosy Bosom’d Hours 4/14/2010
32. The Three Witnesses 4/14/2010
33. The Azalea 4/14/2010
34. The Wedding Sermon 4/14/2010
35. Regina Cœle 4/14/2010
36. Ma Belle 4/14/2010
37. The Victories Of Love. Book I 4/14/2010
38. The Yew-Berry 4/14/2010
39. The Angel In The House. Book Ii. Canto Xii. 4/14/2010
40. Night And Sleep 4/14/2010

Comments about Coventry Patmore

  • S R (3/14/2006 9:33:00 AM)

    The poem Toys is very symbolic in its setting. Even though the poet speaks of his little son, from a broader perspective, the poem underlies the 'comfort' man resorts to, when God admonishes him... When man is buffeted for his faults, or when he encounters certain undesirable happenings in his life, he immediately resorts to other resorts to comfort and solace him, thus moving away from his creator. But still, God, much akin to Francis Thompson's 'Hound of Heaven, ' in all His grace forgives man for his shortcomings and kisses him (blesses him with His heavenly comfort) .
    The creator’s concern for His creation and the creation’s antipathy to the love of God are manifested in this poem. The slumber of the child represents the forgetfulness and the sheer childish callousness of children towards elders (here God) .
    The lines
    “anged there with careful art,
    To comfort his sad heart”
    are of particular significance because, man in his love of the world, forgets whatever blessings he has derived from the Almighty and turns to the world in times of distress.
    The poem has a great import on the love of God and the antipathy of man.

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Best Poem of Coventry Patmore

Departure

It was not like your great and gracious ways!
Do you, that have naught other to lament,
Never, my Love, repent
Of how, that July afternoon,
You went,
With sudden, unintelligible phrase,
And frighten'd eye,
Upon your journey of so many days
Without a single kiss, or a good-bye?
I knew, indeed, that you were parting soon;
And so we sate, within the low sun's rays,
You whispering to me, for your voice was weak,
Your harrowing praise.
Well, it was well
To hear you such things speak,
And I could tell
What made your eyes a growing gloom ...

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A Farewell

With all my will, but much against my heart,
We two now part.
My Very Dear,
Our solace is, the sad road lies so clear.
It needs no art,
With faint, averted feet
And many a tear,
In our opposèd paths to persevere.
Go thou to East, I West.

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