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. Chillingham 4/1/2010
7. A Huguenot 4/1/2010
8. On Such A Day 4/1/2010
9. When My Love Did What I Would Not, What I Would Not 12/31/2002
10. An Insincere Wish Addressed To A Beggar 4/1/2010
11. Street Lanterns 4/1/2010
12. We Never Said Farewell 1/1/2004
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. A Moment 4/1/2010
21. Come Home! 12/31/2002
22. Unwelcome 1/1/2004
23. Blue And White 1/1/2004
24. Death And The Lady 5/14/2001
25. I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief 12/31/2002
26. The Deserted House 4/1/2010
27. ‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’ 1/1/2004
28. The Witch 1/1/2004
29. To Memory 12/31/2002
30. Gibberish 4/1/2010
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: //

  • 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.

Best Poem of Mary Elizabeth Coleridge


The earth that made the rose,
She also is thy mother, and not I.
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows
Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by.
I am as far below as heaven above thee.
Were I thine angel, more I could not love thee.

Bid me defend thee!
Thy danger over-human strength shall lend me,
A hand of iron and a heart of steel,
To strike, to wound, to slay, and not to feel.
But if you chide me,
I am a weak, defenceless child beside thee.

Read the full of Affection

Our Lady

MOTHER of God! no lady thou:
Common woman of common earth
Our Lady ladies call thee now,
But Christ was never of gentle birth;
A common man of the common earth.

For God’s ways are not as our ways:
The noblest lady in the land
Would have given up half her days,

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