James Russell Lowell

(22 February 1819 – 12 August 1891 / Cambridge, Massachusetts)

James Russell Lowell Poems

1. The Present Crisis 8/13/2015
2. Palinode 10/31/2015
3. Heartsease And Rue: Friendship 3/26/2016
4. Slaves 1/5/2015
5. Song: To M.L. 5/10/2012
6. The Candidate's Creed 5/10/2012
7. May Is A Pious Fraud 5/10/2012
8. Winter Evening Hymn To My Fire 5/10/2012
9. Hakon's Lay 5/10/2012
10. Sonnet-Ii 5/10/2012
11. Agro-Dolce 5/10/2012
12. With A Pressed Flower 5/10/2012
13. Hebe 5/10/2012
14. The Birch-Tree 5/10/2012
15. Self-Study 5/10/2012
16. To Miss D. T. On Her Giving Me A Drawing Of Little Street Arabs 5/10/2012
17. Jonathan To John 5/10/2012
18. Impartiality 5/10/2012
19. The Beggar 5/10/2012
20. For An Autograph 5/10/2012
21. The Fountain Of Youth 5/10/2012
22. The Pregnant Comment 5/10/2012
23. An Indian Summer Reverie 5/10/2012
24. The Washers Of The Shroud 5/10/2012
25. An Ode Of Thanks For Certain Cigars 5/10/2012
26. An Autograph 5/10/2012
27. Jeffries Wyman Died September 4, 1874. 5/10/2012
28. What Mr. Robinson Thinks 5/10/2012
29. The Shepherd Of King Admetus 5/10/2012
30. The Rose: A Ballad 5/10/2012
31. To Perdita, Singing 5/10/2012
32. An Incident In A Railroad Car 5/10/2012
33. The Fatherland 5/10/2012
34. Rhoecus 5/10/2012
35. Trial 5/10/2012
36. Sonnet Xi 5/10/2012
37. To A Friend Who Gave Me A Group Of Weeds And Grasses, After A Drawing Of Dürer 5/10/2012
38. Sumthin' In The Pastoral Line 5/10/2012
39. Abraham Lincoln 5/10/2012
40. Love And Sorrow 5/10/2012

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  • Elizabeth Pierce (6/9/2019 7:21:00 AM)

    James Russell Lowell ‘s poems speak volumes to me.

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  • Hal Wheeler (5/5/2019 7:29:00 PM)

    Mr. Lowell wrote a short poem for Grover Cleveland that began with: " Let who has felt compute the strain of struggle with abuses strong. I have memorized it but why can't I find it among his poems, listed here?

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  • XXXTENTACION (3/14/2019 12:59:00 AM)

    Yooo just saw my boi James Russell in heaven broo

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  • Marge Gogin (2/12/2019 5:05:00 PM)

    I have an old copy of works by Lowell - It is inscribed " To Will H. White, From Warren Hubbard, June 13th,1911" . It has gold leafing on ole leather cover. It is Poems of James Russell Lowell with biographical Sketch by Nathan Haskell Dole. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. publishers. Copywright,1892,1898. I was just wondering if this copy is worth anything. I can be reached at margegogin@gmail.com.

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  • David Powell (7/22/2018 12:56:00 PM)

    “The First Snowfall” is about Lowell’s thinking of the snow coverering his daughter’s grave at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge MA where he, too, is buried. This is the poem that Mevelyn is referring to. “She Came and Went” which is about life’s brevity and the little time we have with each other is about the same passing of his daughter.

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  • Fran Morgan (3/15/2018 1:47:00 PM)

    I’m looking for a poem by James Russell Lowell that he wrote about his daughters death.

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  • Fran Morgsn (3/15/2018 1:45:00 PM)

    “ there’s a narrow ridge in the graveyard
    Would scarce......
    Immortal? I know it and feel it.
    Who doubts it of such as she?
    But that is the pang’s very Secret
    Immortal.. away from me.

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  • Mary Skarpathiotaki Mary Skarpathiotaki (1/19/2018 12:30:00 PM)

    EXCELLENT POET GREAT! BRAVO! 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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  • Mevelyn Richardson (12/1/2015 2:23:00 PM)

    I'm looking for the name of a poem by JTL about winter. I remember some words, perhaps not accurate:
    The snow had begun in the gloaming and busily all the night, had been heaping field and byway with a silence deep and bright. Every pine, fir and hemlock wore ermine too deep for an Earl. And the poorest twig on the elm tree was ridged inch deep in pearl.

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Best Poem of James Russell Lowell

The First Snowfall

THE snow had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.

From sheds new-roofed with Carrara
Came Chanticleer's muffled crow,
The stiff rails were softened to swan's-down,
And still fluttered down the snow.

I stood and watched by the window
The noiseless work of the sky,
And the sudden flurries of snow-birds,
Like brown ...

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Are Ye Truly Free?

Men! whose boast it is that ye
Come of fathers brave and free;
If there breathe on earth a slave,
Are ye truly free and brave?
Are ye not base slaves indeed,
Men unworthy to be freed,
If ye do not feel the chain,
When it works a brother's pain?