Francis Thompson

(16 December 1859 – 13 November 1907 / Preston, England)

Francis Thompson Poems

1. Sister Songs-An Offering To Two Sisters - Part The Second 4/15/2010
2. The Dread Of Height 4/15/2010
3. Epilogue--To The Poet's Sitter 4/15/2010
4. Sister Songs-An Offering To Two Sisters - Part The First 4/15/2010
5. Sister Songs-An Offering To Two Sisters - The Proem 4/15/2010
6. Dedication To Coventry Patmore. 4/15/2010
7. Dedication To Wilfred And Alice Meynell 4/15/2010
8. Chose Vue 4/15/2010
9. The Cloud's Swan-Song 4/15/2010
10. July Fugitive 4/15/2010
11. Her Portrait 4/15/2010
12. My Lady The Tyranness 4/15/2010
13. Grief's Harmonics 4/15/2010
14. Contemplation 4/15/2010
15. Retrospect 4/15/2010
16. Penelope 4/15/2010
17. Scala Jacobi Portaque Eburnea 4/15/2010
18. Love's Almsman Plaineth His Fare 4/15/2010
19. Messages 4/15/2010
20. Memorat Memoria 4/15/2010
21. The Way Of A Maid 4/15/2010
22. The Heart: Two Sonnets 4/15/2010
23. Ode To The Setting Sun - Prelude 4/15/2010
24. To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster 4/15/2010
25. The End Of It 4/15/2010
26. The After Woman 4/15/2010
27. The Making Of Viola 4/15/2010
28. Inscription 4/15/2010
29. Heard On The Mountain 4/15/2010
30. House Of Bondage 4/15/2010
31. Epilogue 4/15/2010
32. Unto This Last 4/15/2010
33. Where Art Thou Come? 4/15/2010
34. To Daisies 4/15/2010
35. Nocturn 4/15/2010
36. To A Child 4/15/2010
37. Love Declared 4/15/2010
38. Ex Ore Infantium 4/15/2010
39. A Carrier Song 4/15/2010
40. Envoy 4/15/2010

Comments about Francis Thompson

  • Jane Nevinger (1/13/2018 5:34:00 PM)

    Francis Thompson’s poetry has such mystical beauty. He is one of my favorite poets.

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Best Poem of Francis Thompson

The Hound Of Heaven

I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
I hid from him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped and shot precipitated
Adown titanic glooms of chasme d hears
From those strong feet that followed, followed after
But with unhurrying chase and unperturbe d pace,
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
They beat, and a Voice beat,
More instant than the feet:
All things betray thee who betrayest me.

I pleaded, outlaw--wise by...

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To A Snowflake

What heart could have thought you? --
Past our devisal
(O filigree petal!)
Fashioned so purely,
Fragilely, surely,
From what Paradisal
Imagineless metal,
Too costly for cost?
Who hammered you, wrought you,

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