George William Russell

[A. E.] (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935 / Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland)

George William Russell Poems

1. By The Margin Of The Great Deep 1/4/2003
2. The Great Breath 1/4/2003
3. Affinity 5/4/2012
4. Alien 5/7/2012
5. Aphrodite 5/7/2012
6. A Prayer 5/7/2012
7. Dusk 5/7/2012
8. Night 5/7/2012
9. Dawn 5/7/2012
10. Day 5/7/2012
11. Echoes 5/7/2012
12. Winter 5/7/2012
13. Desire 5/7/2012
14. The Place Of Rest 5/7/2012
15. The Dawn Of Darkness 5/7/2012
16. Waiting 5/7/2012
17. The Symbol Seduces 5/7/2012
18. Rest 5/7/2012
19. Pity 5/7/2012
20. The City 5/7/2012
21. Three Counsellors 5/7/2012
22. Symbolism 5/7/2012
23. Immortality 5/7/2012
24. Dana 5/7/2012
25. Sacrifice 5/7/2012
26. To One Consecrated 5/7/2012
27. Heroic Love 5/7/2012
28. Parting 5/7/2012
29. Night 5/7/2012
30. Dawn Song 5/7/2012
31. The Hour Of The King 5/7/2012
32. The Heroes 5/7/2012
33. Pain 5/7/2012
34. Self-Discpiline 5/7/2012
35. The Man To The Angel 5/7/2012
36. The Vesture Of The Soul 5/7/2012
37. Comfort 5/7/2012
38. Refuge 5/7/2012
39. The Burning-Glass 5/7/2012
40. The Message 5/7/2012

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Best Poem of George William Russell

A Woman's Voice

HIS head within my bosom lay,
But yet his spirit slipped not through:
I only felt the burning clay
That withered for the cooling dew.

It was but pity when I spoke
And called him to my heart for rest,
And half a mother’s love that woke
Feeling his head upon my breast:

And half the lion’s tenderness
To shield her cubs from hurt or death,
Which, when the serried hunters press,
Makes terrible her wounded breath.

But when the lips I breathed upon
Asked for such love as equals claim—
I looked where all the stars ...

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Affinity

YOU and I have found the secret way,
None can bar our love or say us nay:
All the world may stare and never know
You and I are twined together so.

You and I for all his vaunted width
Know the giant Space is but a myth;
Over miles and miles of pure deceit
You and I have found our lips can meet.

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