Isabella Valancy Crawford

(25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887 / Dublin, Ireland)

Isabella Valancy Crawford Poems

41. Old Spookses' Pass 1/1/2004
42. A Perfect Strain 4/20/2010
43. Said The West Wind 5/14/2001
44. Curtius 4/20/2010
45. Farmer Downs Changes His Opinion Of Nature 4/20/2010
46. Baby's Dreams (Second Version) 4/20/2010
47. Between The Wind And Rain 4/20/2010
48. A Hungry Day 4/20/2010
49. A Harvest Song 4/20/2010
50. The Camp Of Souls 5/14/2001
51. Canada To England 4/20/2010
52. The Rose 1/1/2004
53. An Interregnum 4/20/2010
54. Bite Deep And Wide, O Axe, The Tree! 4/20/2010
55. The Mother's Soul 1/1/2004
56. Caesar's Wife 4/20/2010
57. Baby's Dreams 4/20/2010
58. The Dark Stag 5/14/2001
59. In Exchange For His Soul! 4/20/2010
60. How Deacon Fry Bought A Duchess 4/20/2010
61. Beside The Sea 4/20/2010
62. Joy's City 4/20/2010
63. A Battle 4/20/2010
64. His Mother 12/31/2002
65. His Sweetheart 12/31/2002
66. His Wife And Baby 12/31/2002
67. The Canoe 12/31/2002

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A Battle

SLOWLY the Moon her banderoles of light
Unfurls upon the sky; her fingers drip
Pale, silvery tides; her armoured warriors
Leave Day's bright tents of azure and of gold,
Wherein they hid them, and in silence flock
Upon the solemn battlefield of Night
To try great issues with the blind old king,
The Titan Darkness, who great Pharoah fought
With groping hands, and conquered for a span.

The starry hosts with silver lances prick
The scarlet fringes of the tents of Day,
And turn their crystal shields upon their breasts,
And point their radiant lances, and so ...

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The Dark Stag

1 A startled stag, the blue-grey Night,
2 Leaps down beyond black pines.
3 Behind--a length of yellow light--
4 The hunter's arrow shines:
5 His moccasins are stained with red,
6 He bends upon his knee,
7 From covering peaks his shafts are sped,
8 The blue mists plume his mighty head,--
9 Well may the swift Night flee!