Julia Caroline (Ripley) Dorr

(1825-1913 / the United States)

Julia Caroline (Ripley) Dorr Poems

1. To-Morrow 9/4/2010
2. Mercedes 10/6/2012
3. To A Late Comer 10/6/2012
4. Nocturne 10/6/2012
5. O Wind That Blows Out Of The West 9/4/2010
6. With A Rose From Conway Castle 9/4/2010
7. Two Paths 9/4/2010
8. Hush! 9/4/2010
9. To A Late Comer 9/4/2010
10. Outgrown 9/4/2010
11. The Legend Of The Organ Builder 9/4/2010
12. The Kiss 9/4/2010
Best Poem of Julia Caroline (Ripley) Dorr

The Kiss

When you lay before me dead,
In such pallid rest,
On those passive lips of thine
Not one kiss I pressed!

Did you wonder-looking down
From some higher sphere-
Knowing how we two had loved
Many and many a year?

Did you think me strange and cold
When I did not touch,
Even with reverent finger-tips,
What I had loved so much?

Ah! when last you kissed me, dear,
Know you what you said?
'Take this last kiss, my beloved,
Soon shall I be dead!

'Keep it for a solemn sign
Through our love's long night,
Till you give it back again
On ...

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