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. The Train 4/1/2010
15. After St. Augustine 1/1/2004
16. Punctilio 1/1/2004
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. Blue And White 1/1/2004
24. Death And The Lady 5/14/2001
25. The Deserted House 4/1/2010
26. I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief 12/31/2002
27. The Witch 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

‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’

As Christ the Lord was passing by,
He came, one night, to a cottage door.
He came, a poor man, to the poor;
He had no bed whereon to lie.

He asked in vain for a crust of bread,
Standing there in the frozen blast.
The door was locked and bolted fast.
‘Only a beggar!’ the poor man said.

Christ the Lord went further on,
Until He came to a palace gate.
There a king was keeping his state,
In every window the candles shone.

The king beheld Him out in the cold.
He left his guests in the banquet-hall....

Read the full of ‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’

The Witch

I HAVE walked a great while over the snow,
And I am not tall nor strong.
My clothes are wet, and my teeth are set,
And the way was hard and long.
I have wandered over the fruitful earth,
But I never came here before.
Oh, lift me over the threshold, and let me in at the door!

The cutting wind is a cruel foe.

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