Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

1. Too Late 7/24/2015
2. The Charge 9/9/2013
3. The Good Shepherd With The Kid 4/2/2010
4. The Church Of Brou 4/2/2010
5. Tristram And Iseult 4/2/2010
6. Saint Brandan 4/2/2010
7. Youth's Agitations 4/2/2010
8. Kaiser Dead 4/2/2010
9. Geist's Grave 4/2/2010
10. Mycerinus 5/6/2001
11. Obermann Once More 5/6/2001
12. The Strayed Reveller 12/31/2002
13. The Better Part 4/2/2010
14. To A Republican Friend 12/31/2002
15. Stanzas From The Grande Chartreuse 5/6/2001
16. Worldly Place 5/6/2001
17. The Song Of Empedocles 1/13/2003
18. Philomela 5/6/2001
19. Youth And Calm 5/6/2001
20. West London 12/31/2002
21. Palladium 5/6/2001
22. Cadmus And Harmonia 5/6/2001
23. Epilogue To Lessing's Laocooen 4/2/2010
24. Thyrsis A Monody 5/6/2001
25. The Pagan World 12/31/2002
26. Apollo Musagetes 5/6/2001
27. The Voice 12/31/2002
28. Austerity Of Poetry 4/2/2010
29. Morality 5/6/2001
30. Progress 1/1/2004
31. Sohrab And Rustum 12/31/2002
32. Requiescat 5/6/2001
33. Shakespeare 5/6/2001
34. Quiet Work 5/6/2001
35. Revolutions 4/2/2010
36. To Marguerite: Continued 1/3/2003
37. Consolation 5/6/2001
38. Human Life 4/2/2010
39. The Forsaken Merman 5/6/2001
40. To A Friend 12/31/2002

Comments about Matthew Arnold

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/20/2017 2:38:00 AM)

    I am a fan of this great poetic personality.

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  • Bernard Kennedy Bernard Kennedy (10/3/2016 7:16:00 AM)

    Beautiful-winsome-elegaic.

  • Matt Ancient Matt Ancient (5/1/2011 3:13:00 PM)

    like his poetries and personality

  • Janice Wilkins (4/28/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    Dover Beach is one of my favorite things to read and I think it's about a world

    without Faith and God to trust. With God everything is possible. Jan 4-28-09

  • Daphne Grant (5/21/2007 3:06:00 PM)

    The poem like Dover Beach leads me to think that something happened to embitter the poet. Therefore I feel I should read more about him.
    Daphne Grant

Best Poem of Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness ...

Read the full of Dover Beach

To A Republican Friend

God knows it, I am with you. If to prize
Those virtues, priz'd and practis'd by too few,
But priz'd, but lov'd, but eminent in you,
Man's fundamental life: if to despise
The barren optimistic sophistries
Of comfortable moles, whom what they do
Teaches the limit of the just and true--
And for such doing have no need of eyes:
If sadness at teh long heart-wasting show

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