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. Hakon's Lay 5/10/2012
8. Winter Evening Hymn To My Fire 5/10/2012
9. May Is A Pious Fraud 5/10/2012
10. Sonnet-Ii 5/10/2012
11. The Forlorn 5/10/2012
12. Agro-Dolce 5/10/2012
13. With A Pressed Flower 5/10/2012
14. Hebe 5/10/2012
15. The Birch-Tree 5/10/2012
16. Self-Study 5/10/2012
17. Impartiality 5/10/2012
18. Jonathan To John 5/10/2012
19. To Miss D. T. On Her Giving Me A Drawing Of Little Street Arabs 5/10/2012
20. The Beggar 5/10/2012
21. For An Autograph 5/10/2012
22. The Fountain Of Youth 5/10/2012
23. The Washers Of The Shroud 5/10/2012
24. The Pregnant Comment 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. The Shepherd Of King Admetus 5/10/2012
29. An Indian Summer Reverie 5/10/2012
30. Rhoecus 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. The Rose: A Ballad 5/10/2012
35. Trial 5/10/2012
36. Sonnet Xi 5/10/2012
37. Love And Sorrow 5/10/2012
38. Ausplex 5/10/2012
39. Sumthin' In The Pastoral Line 5/10/2012
40. Abraham Lincoln 5/10/2012

Comments about James Russell Lowell

  • 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

Above And Below


O dwellers in the valley-land,
Who in deep twilight grope and cower,
Till the slow mountain's dial-hand
Shorten to noon's triumphal hour,
While ye sit idle, do ye think
The Lord's great work sits idle too?
That light dare not o'erleap the brink
Of morn, because 'tis dark with you?

Though yet your valleys skulk in night,
In God's ripe fields the day is cried,
And reapers, with their sickles bright,
Troop, singing, down the mountain-side:
Come up, and feel what health there is
In the frank Dawn's delighted eyes,
As, bending ...

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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.

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