Ina D. Coolbrith

Rookie (1842-1928 / Nauvoo, Illinois (Josephine D. Smith))

Ina D. Coolbrith Poems

1. A Leaf For Memory 7/8/2008
2. A Meeting 7/8/2008
3. A Memory 7/8/2008
4. A Song Of The Summer Wind 7/8/2008
5. Across The Chasm 7/8/2008
6. After The Battles 7/9/2008
7. A Page Of Herrick 7/8/2008
8. An Answer 7/9/2008
9. An Emblem 7/9/2008
10. Art Of William Keith, The 7/9/2008
11. At Anchor * 7/9/2008
12. At Peace 7/9/2008
13. At Rest (B. P. A.) 7/9/2008
14. All 7/9/2008
15. Alien 7/9/2008
16. At The Close 7/9/2008
17. At The Dawn (Song) 7/9/2008
18. Atom 7/9/2008
19. Be Happy, Happy, Little Maid 7/9/2008
20. Beside The Dead 7/9/2008
21. Birth Of Love, The 7/9/2008
22. Bohemia * 7/9/2008
23. Bret Harte* 7/9/2008
24. Bribe, The 7/9/2008
25. Brook, The 7/9/2008
26. Calla* 7/9/2008
27. Came To My Side 7/9/2008
28. Captive Of The White City, The * 7/9/2008
29. Carmel-By-The-Sea 7/9/2008
30. Chosen Hour, The 7/9/2008
31. Christmas Eve: 1872 7/9/2008
32. California Jubilee Poem 7/9/2008
33. Colonel’s Toast, The * 7/9/2008
34. Coming, The 7/9/2008
35. Cupid Kissed Me 7/9/2008
36. Day Of Our Lord, The 7/10/2008
37. Dead 7/10/2008
38. December 7/10/2008
39. Edward Rowland Sill 7/10/2008
40. Edwin Booth 7/10/2008
Best Poem of Ina D. Coolbrith

California Poppy, The (Copa De Oro)

Thy satin vesture richer is than looms
Of Orient weave for raiment of her kings.
Not dyes of old Tyre, not precious things
Regathered from the long forgotten tombs
Of buried empires, not the iris plumes
That wave upon the tropic's myriad wings,
Not all proud Sheba's queenly offerings,
Could match the golden marvel of thy blooms.
For thou art nurtured from the treasure veins
Of this fair land; thy golden rootlets sup
Her sands of gold - of gold thy petals spun.
Her golden glory, thou! on hills and ...

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A Fancy

I think I would not be
A stately tree,
Broad-boughed, with haughty crest that seeks the sky;
Too many sorrows lie
In years, too much of bitter for the sweet.
Frost-bite, and blast, and heat,
Blind drought, cool rains, must all grow wearisome,
Ere one could put away
Their leafy garb for aye,

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