Joseph Rodman Drake

(1795-1820 / United States)

Joseph Rodman Drake Poems

1. Written In A Lady's Album 1/3/2003
2. The National Paintings 4/5/2016
3. Song: Oh The Tear 1/3/2003
4. Song: Tis Not The Beam 1/3/2003
5. Lines To A Lady 5/15/2001
6. Song 5/15/2001
7. Lines To A Lady, On Hearing Her Sing 1/3/2003
8. Song: Oh! Go To Sleep 1/3/2003
9. Sonnet 1/1/2004
10. Lines Written In A Lady's Album 5/15/2001
11. To -- 1/3/2003
12. Lines 5/15/2001
13. Fragment 5/15/2001
14. Tennants Anster Fair 1/1/2004
15. Extracts From Leon. An Unfinished Poem 5/15/2001
16. To Eva 5/15/2001
17. To A Lady With A Withered Violet 5/15/2001
18. To A Friend 5/15/2001
19. Fragments 1/3/2003
20. Hope 5/15/2001
21. Lines Written On Leaving New Rochelle 5/15/2001
22. Niagara 5/15/2001
23. To Sara 5/15/2001
24. To Sarah 1/3/2003
25. The Culprit Fay 5/15/2001
26. The American Flag 5/15/2001
27. Bronx 5/15/2001

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Best Poem of Joseph Rodman Drake

The Culprit Fay

'TIS the middle watch of a summer's night -
The earth is dark, but the heavens are bright;
Nought is seen in the vault on high
But the moon, and the stars, and the cloudless sky,
And the flood which rolls its milky hue,
A river of light on the welkin blue.
The moon looks down on old Cronest,
She mellows the shades on his shaggy breast,
And seems his huge gray form to throw
In a sliver cone on the wave below;

His sides are broken by spots of shade,
By the walnut bough and the cedar made,
And through their clustering branches dark
Glimmers...

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Lines To A Lady

YES! heaven protect thee, thou gem of the ocean;
Dear land of my sires, though distant thy shores;
Ere my heart cease to love thee, its latest emotion,
The last dying throbs of its pulse must be o'er.

And dark were the bosom, and cold and unfeeling,
That tamely could listen unmoved at the call,
When woman, the warm soul of melody stealing,
Laments for her country and sighs o'er its fall.

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