Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

(23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907)

Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Poems

1. Where A Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg 4/1/2010
2. The Buddhist 2/14/2016
3. The Twins 8/3/2016
4. 'My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His' 3/12/2015
5. Vale` - Egypt's Might Is Tumbled Down 4/1/2010
6. On Such A Day 4/1/2010
7. Chillingham 4/1/2010
8. When My Love Did What I Would Not, What I Would Not 12/31/2002
9. An Insincere Wish Addressed To A Beggar 4/1/2010
10. We Never Said Farewell 1/1/2004
11. A Huguenot 4/1/2010
12. Street Lanterns 4/1/2010
13. L'Oiseau Bleu 4/1/2010
14. After St. Augustine 1/1/2004
15. Punctilio 1/1/2004
16. The Train 4/1/2010
17. Good Friday In My Heart 1/1/2004
18. Larghetto 12/31/2002
19. Our Lady 1/1/2004
20. Come Home! 12/31/2002
21. Unwelcome 1/1/2004
22. A Moment 4/1/2010
23. Death And The Lady 5/14/2001
24. The Deserted House 4/1/2010
25. I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief 12/31/2002
26. The Witch 1/1/2004
27. Blue And White 1/1/2004
28. To Memory 12/31/2002
29. Gibberish 4/1/2010
30. ‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’ 1/1/2004
31. The Other Side Of A Mirror 1/1/2004
32. Affection 12/31/2002

Comments about Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

  • Amazu Donaldmario Ifeanyi Amazu Donaldmario Ifeanyi (4/28/2016 5:08:00 AM)

    i love her poems esp "Do not stand on my grave and weep"

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  • Classic Poetry Aloud (9/27/2007 2:58:00 AM)

    I discovered Mary Coleridge in a popular anthology 'Poetry of Today' (1920, £2 at the local second hand book shop) , and I would agree that she deserves to be read more. To do my bit in spreading the word, I posted a reading of 'Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg' at Classic Poetry Aloud.

    It's available to listen to (for free) at: http: //

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  • Karen Devlin (6/16/2004 12:21:00 PM)

    Mary Elizabeth Coleridge is a poet who has recently been 'rediscovered' in the last few years. Several of her poems are now old favourites on university reading lists. It may not be widely known that Coleridge also wrote five novels in her short lifetime. All but one of these are out of print, but are a fascinating read and contrast sharply with her poetry. I am currently researching Coleridge's work for a Phd at the University of Hull. Mary Coleridge is someone who should be widely read.

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Best Poem of Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

To Memory

Strange Power, I know not what thou art,
Murderer or mistress of my heart.
I know I'd rather meet the blow
Of my most unrelenting foe
Than live---as now I live---to be
Slain twenty times a day by thee.

Yet, when I would command thee hence,
Thou mockest at the vain pretence,
Murmuring in mine ear a song
Once loved, alas! forgotten long;
And on my brow I feel a kiss
That I would rather die than miss.

Read the full of To Memory


WE were young, we were merry, we were very very wise,
And the door stood open at our feast,
When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes,
And a man with his back to the East.

O, still grew the hearts that were beating so fast,
The loudest voice was still.
The jest died away on our lips as thy passed,

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