George Edward Woodberry

(1855-1930 / United States)

George Edward Woodberry Poems

1. The Secret 1/4/2003
2. At Gibraltar 1/4/2003
3. Comrades 1/4/2003
4. America To England 4/22/2010
5. Divine Awe 4/22/2010
6. Edith Cavell 4/22/2010
7. From My Country 4/22/2010
8. Homeward Bound 4/22/2010
9. Immortal Love 4/22/2010
10. Love’s Rosary 4/22/2010
11. O, Inexpressible As Sweet 4/22/2010
12. O, Struck Beneath The Laurel 4/22/2010
13. On A Portrait Of Columbus 4/22/2010
14. On The Italian Front Mcmxvi 4/22/2010
15. Seaward 4/22/2010
16. So Slow To Die 4/22/2010
17. Song Of Eros, In Agathon 4/22/2010
18. Sonnets Written In The Fall Of 1914 4/22/2010
19. The Child 4/22/2010
20. The Flight 4/22/2010
21. The Rose Of Stars 4/22/2010
22. When First I Saw Her 4/22/2010

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The Secret

Nightingales warble about it,
   All night under blossom and star;
The wild swan is dying without it,
   And the eagle crieth afar;
The sun he doth mount but to find it,
   Searching the green earth o'er;
But more doth a man's heart mind it,
   Oh, more, more, more!

Over the gray leagues of ocean
   The infinite yearneth alone;
The forests with wandering emotion
   The thing they know not intone;
Creation arose but to see it,
   A ...

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Where are the friends that I knew in my Maying,
   In the days of my youth, in the first of my roaming?
We were dear; we were leal; O, far we went straying;
   Now never a heart to my heart comes homing! --
Where is he now, the dark boy slender
   Who taught me bare-back, stirrup and reins?
I loved him; he loved me; my beautiful, tender
   Tamer of horses on grass-grown plains.

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