George Pope Morris

(1802-1864 / USA)

George Pope Morris Poems

121. Twenty Years Ago 10/6/2010
122. Union. 10/6/2010
123. Unseal The City Fountains 10/6/2010
124. Up The Hudson. 10/6/2010
125. Venetian Serenade. 10/6/2010
126. Walter Gay. 10/6/2010
127. Washington's Monument. 10/6/2010
128. We Part For Ever 10/6/2010
129. We Were Boys Together. 10/6/2010
130. Wearies My Love? 10/6/2010
131. Welcome Home. 10/6/2010
132. Well-A-Day! 10/6/2010
133. Western Refrain 10/6/2010
134. What Can It Mean? 10/6/2010
135. When Other Friends. 10/6/2010
136. Where Hudson's Wave. 10/6/2010
137. Will Nobody Marry Me? 10/6/2010
138. Willie. 10/6/2010
139. Woman. 10/6/2010
140. Woodman, Spare That Tree! 10/6/2010
141. Words 10/6/2010
142. Years Ago. 10/6/2010
Best Poem of George Pope Morris

Washington's Monument.

A monument to Washington?
A tablet graven with his name?--
Green be the mound it stands upon,
And everlasting as his fame!

His glory fills the land--the plain,
The moor, the mountain, and the mart!
More firm than column, urn, or fane,
His monument--the human heart.

The Christian--patriot--hero--sage!
The chief from heaven in mercy sent;
His deeds are written on the age--
His country is his monument.

'The sword of Gideon and the Lord'
Was mighty in his mighty hand--
The God who guided he adored,
And with His blessing freed the ...

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A Wall-Street Lyric.

John was thought both rich and great--
Dick so-so, but comfortable:
John lived at a splendid rate--
Coach and horses in his stable.
John could ride when Dick should walk--
(This excited people's talk!)--
For John's wealth, Dick's rugged health
Few would exchange if they were able!

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