Henry Alford

(1810-1871 / England)

Henry Alford Poems

121. Sonnet Xlii. 4/19/2010
122. Sonnet Xix. Linn—cleeve, Linton, Devon. 4/19/2010
123. Sonnet Xliii. The Malvern Hills, March 12, 1835. 4/19/2010
124. Sonnet Xliv. Written In An Interval Of Melancholy Foreboding Respecting The Church. 4/19/2010
125. Sonnet Xlix. 4/19/2010
126. Sonnet Xlv. When I Behold Thee, Only Living One 4/19/2010
127. Sonnet Xlvi. Each Morn The Same Sun Rises On Our Day, 4/19/2010
128. Sonnet Xlvii. Sonnet Xlvii. There Is A Bright Space In Yon Rolling Cloud 4/19/2010
129. Sonnet Xlviii. Sleep, Gentle Love! And Let The Soothing Dew 4/19/2010
130. Sonnet Xxxv. Twere Better Far From Noon To Eventide 4/19/2010
131. Sonnet Xxxvi. The Gipsy Girl. 4/19/2010
132. Sonnet Xxxvii. To Winter. Written At Ampton, Suffolk. 4/19/2010
133. Sonnet Xxxviii. Epiphany 4/19/2010
134. Sonnet. Lady, I May Not But Indite To Thee 4/19/2010
135. Sonnets Cii., Ciii. Nottingham Mechanic’s Exhibition, 1840 4/19/2010
136. Sonnets, Suggested In The West Of England. During The Summer Of 1832 4/19/2010
137. Sonnetvii. Truth Loveth Not To Lavish Upon All 4/19/2010
138. Sonnetviii. Come To Me Often, Sportive Memory 4/19/2010
139. The Abbot Of Muchelnaye. Canto The Second. 4/19/2010
140. The Abbot Of Muchelnaye. Canto The First. 4/19/2010
141. The Abbot Of Muchelnaye. Canto The Last 4/19/2010
142. The Ancient Man. 4/19/2010
143. The Ballad Of Glastonbury 4/19/2010
144. The Bride 4/19/2010
145. The Dead. 4/19/2010
146. The Dirge Of The Passing Year. 4/19/2010
147. The End Of A Charade 4/19/2010
148. The Epitaph Of Bion. 4/19/2010
149. The Greenlander To His Dead Reindeer; Written In Early Youth 4/19/2010
150. The Land’s End 4/20/2010
151. The Little Mourner. 4/20/2010
152. The National Prayer. October 1840 4/20/2010
153. The Passion Of St. Agnes 4/20/2010
154. The Salzburg Chimes. 4/20/2010
155. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The Fifth. 4/20/2010
156. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The First 4/20/2010
157. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The Fourth. 4/20/2010
158. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The Second. 4/20/2010
159. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The Sixth 4/20/2010
160. The School Of The Heart. Lesson The Third. 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Henry Alford

You And I

My hand is lonely for your clasping, dear;
My ear is tired waiting for your call.
I want your strength to help, your laugh to cheer;
Heart, soul and senses need you, one and all.
I droop without your full, frank sympathy;
We ought to be together - you and I;
We want each other so, to comprehend
The dream, the hope, things planned, or seen, or wrought.
Companion, comforter and guide and friend,
As much as love asks love, does thought ask thought.
Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly,
We ought to be together, you and I.

Read the full of You And I

The Bride

'RISE,' said the Master, 'come unto the feast.'
She heard the call and rose with willing feet;
   But thinking it not otherwise than meet
For such a bidding to put on her best,
She is gone from us for a few short hours
   Into her bridal closet, there to wait
   For the unfolding of the palace gate
That gives her entrance to the blissful bowers.
We have not seen her yet, though we have been

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