James Thomson

Port Glasgow, Scotland
James Thomson
Port Glasgow, Scotland

Poems

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1.
The City Of Dreadful Night
Per me si va nella citta dolente.

--Dante
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2.
William Blake
He came to the desert of London town
Gray miles long;
He wandered up and he wandered down,
Singing a quiet song.
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3.
The Fire That Filled My Heart Of Old
The fire that filled my heart of old
Gave luster while it burned;
Now only ashes gray and cold
Are in its silence urned.
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4.
Once In A Saintly Passion
Once in a saintly passion
I cried with desperate grief,
"O Lord, my heart is black with guile,
Of sinners I am chief."
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5.
Approach To St. Paul's
Eastwards through busy streets I lingered on;
Jostled by anxious crowds, who, heart and brain,
Were so absorbed in dreams of Mammon-gain,
That they could spare no time to look upon
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6.
Art
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What precious thing are you making fast
In all these silken lines?
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7.
Suggested By Matthew Arnold's Stanzas
That one long dirge-moan sad and deep,
Low, muffled by the solemn stress
Of such emotion as doth steep
The soul in brooding quietness,
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8.
Gifts
Give a man a horse he can ride,
Give a man a boat he can sail;
And his rank and wealth, his strength and health,
On sea nor shore shall fail.
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9.
Night
He cried out through the night:
"Where is the light?
Shall nevermore
Open Heaven's door?
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10.
Two Sonnets
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"Why are your songs all wild and bitter sad
As funeral dirges with the orphans' cries?
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