John Hay

(8 October 1838 – 1 July 1905 / Salem, Indiana)

John Hay Poems

1. A Challenge 1/4/2003
2. A Dream Of Bric-A-Brac 1/4/2003
3. A Haunted Room 1/4/2003
4. A Phylactery 1/4/2003
5. A Prayer In Thessaly 1/4/2003
6. A Triumph Of Order 1/4/2003
7. A Winter Night 1/4/2003
8. A Woman's Love 1/4/2003
9. Accidents 1/4/2003
10. After You, Pilot 1/4/2003
11. Atavism 1/4/2003
12. Banty Tim 1/4/2003
13. Benoni Dunn 1/4/2003
14. Blondine 1/4/2003
15. Boudoir Prophecies 1/4/2003
16. Centennial 1/4/2003
17. Christine 1/4/2003
18. Compensation 1/4/2003
19. Distichs 1/4/2003
20. Dreams 1/4/2003
21. Ernst Of Edelsheim 1/4/2003
22. Eros Ephemeris 1/4/2003
23. Esse Quam Videri 1/4/2003
24. Estrella 1/4/2003
25. Euthanasia 1/4/2003
26. Expectation 1/4/2003
27. God's Vengeance 1/4/2003
28. Golyer 1/4/2003
29. Helen's Star Stone 1/4/2003
30. How It Happened 1/4/2003
31. In A Graveyard 1/4/2003
32. In The Firelight 1/4/2003
33. Infinite Variety 1/4/2003
34. Is She Here? 1/4/2003
35. Israel 1/4/2003
36. Jim Bludso Of The Prairie Belle 1/4/2003
37. Lagrimas 1/4/2003
38. Liberty 1/4/2003
39. Lise-Amor 1/4/2003
40. Little Breeches 1/4/2003
Best Poem of John Hay

The Enchanted Shirt

Fytte the First: wherein it shall be shown how the Truth is too mighty a Drug for such as be of feeble temper

The King was sick. His cheek was red
And his eye was clear and bright;
He ate and drank with a kingly zest,
And peacefully snored at night.

But he said he was sick, and a king should know,
And doctors came by the score.
They did not cure him. He cut off their heads
And sent to the schools for more.

At last two famous doctors came,
And one was as poor as a rat,
He had passed his life in studious toil,
And never found time to ...

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The Prairie

The skies are blue above my head,
The prairie green below,
And flickering o'er the tufted grass
The shifting shadows go,
Vague-sailing, where the feathery clouds
Fleck white the tranquil skies,
Black javelins darting where aloft
The whirring pheasant flies.

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