John Vance Cheney

John Vance Cheney Poems

1. The Happiest Heart 1/4/2003
2. Somewhere 1/4/2003
3. Wherever A Green Blade Looks Up 4/21/2010
4. And Ghosts Break Up Their Graves 4/21/2010
5. At A Grave 4/21/2010
6. At Candle-Lighting 4/21/2010
7. Blanche Gaylord 4/21/2010
8. Days That Come And Go 4/21/2010
9. Evening Songs 4/21/2010
10. Every One To His Own Way 4/21/2010
11. Great Is To-Day 4/21/2010
12. Look Up 4/21/2010
13. Music 4/21/2010
14. One 4/21/2010
15. The Man With The Hoe - A Reply 4/21/2010
16. The Parting Of Ilmar And Haadin 4/21/2010
17. The Pilgrims 4/21/2010
18. The Skilful Listener 4/21/2010
19. The Strong 4/21/2010
20. Whither 4/21/2010
21. Tears 4/21/2010
Best Poem of John Vance Cheney


Not in the time of pleasure
Hope doth set her bow;
But in the sky of sorrow,
Over the vale of woe.

Through gloom and shadow look we
On beyond the years!
The soul would have no rainbow
Had the eyes no tears.

Read the full of Tears

At A Grave

As out of the dark the stars,
Broke forth the heavenly bars
Of passion strong,
The wild bird’s song,
Borne, wave on wave,
From a branch above a grave.

Mute heart, you, listening, heard
The music of the bird;
was in your cry,
“A song had I,
But oh, I know
Of the dead asleep below!”

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