Louise Imogen Guiney
Louise Imogen Guiney Poems
- The Kings A man said unto his Angel: "My spirits are fallen...
- Open, Time Open, Time, and let him pass Shortly where his ...
- A Song Of The Lilac Above the wall that's broken, And from ...
- Friendship Broken I We chose the faint chill morning, ...
- A Salutation High-hearted Surrey! I do love your ways, ...
- Ode For A Master Mariner Ashor... THERE in his room, whene’er ...
- Pax Paganica GOOD oars, for Arnold’s sake, By Laleham ...
Born on January 7, 1861, in Roxbury (now part of Boston), Massachusetts,
Louise Guiney was educated at Elmhurst, a convent school in Providence, Rhode Island.
To help support her family she began contributing to various newspapers and magazines. Her poems, collected in Songs at the Start (1884) and The White Sail and Other Poems (1887), and her essays, collected in Goose Quill Papers (1885), soon attracted the attention of the Boston literary establishment, and the verse in A Roadside Harp (1893) and the essays in Monsieur Henri (1892), A Little English Gallery (1894), and Patrins (1897) brought her to the center of aesthetic life in Boston.
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Comments about Louise Imogen Guiney
A man said unto his Angel:
"My spirits are fallen low,
And I cannot carry this battle:
O brother! where might I go?
"The terrible Kings are on me
With spears that are deadly bright;
Against me so from the cradle
Do fate and my fathers fight."
Then said to the man his Angel:
"Thou wavering, witless soul,
Back to the ranks! What matter
To win or to lose the whole,
"As judged by the little judges
Who hearken not well, nor see?
Not thus, by the outer issue,
The Wise shall interpret thee.
"Thy will is the sovereign ...