Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

Sidney Lanier Poems

1. To Richard Wagner. 4/6/2010
2. Tyranny. 4/6/2010
3. Remonstrance. 4/6/2010
4. To: Frau Nannette Falk-Auerbach 1/1/2004
5. Life And Song. 4/6/2010
6. Marsh Song -- At Sunset. 4/6/2010
7. The Ship Of Earth. 4/6/2010
8. The Golden Wedding Of Sterling And Sarah Lanier, September 27, 1868. 4/6/2010
9. On Violet's Wafers, Sent Me When I Was Ill 12/31/2002
10. Our Hills 12/31/2002
11. Laus Mariae 12/31/2002
12. Individuality. 4/6/2010
13. On A Palmetto 12/31/2002
14. Under The Cedarcroft Chestnut 12/31/2002
15. Opposition 12/31/2002
16. Sunrise 4/6/2010
17. On Huntingdon's "Miranda" 12/31/2002
18. The Centennial Cantata. 4/6/2010
19. To Dr. Thomas Shearer 12/31/2002
20. The Tournament 12/31/2002
21. Laughter In The Senate 12/31/2002
22. Night 12/31/2002
23. To Wilhelmina 12/31/2002
24. How Love Looked For Hell. 4/6/2010
25. The Stirrup-Cup 12/31/2002
26. Jones's Porvate Argyment 12/31/2002
27. Strange Jokes 12/31/2002
28. To Nannette Falk-Auerbach 12/31/2002
29. The Crystal 12/31/2002
30. To My Class: On Certain Fruits And Flowers Sent Me In Sickness 12/31/2002
31. Nilsson 12/31/2002
32. To J. D. H. 12/31/2002
33. The Battle Of Lexington 4/6/2010
34. The Harlequin Of Dreams 12/31/2002
35. To Beethoven 12/31/2002
36. To Charlotte Cushman 12/31/2002
37. The Dove 12/31/2002
38. Ode To The Johns Hopkins University 12/31/2002
39. Nirvana 12/31/2002
40. Resurrection 12/31/2002

Comments about Sidney Lanier

  • D. E. Pugh (7/15/2018 12:24:00 PM)

    The late Dr. J. Vernon McGee quoted a poem by Sydney Lanier in his sermon. I'm unable to recognize in listed poems which poem quote was taken from. Can anyone help me?
    The following line is qujoted from aLanier's poem: Where are the strong arms in which I too might lay me in repose and yet be full of the fire of life
    Thank you

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  • FloridaNativeBoB (4/1/2018 8:52:00 AM)

    My sentiments, exactly

  • OneBirdieMa (2/10/2018 7:36:00 AM)

    What a find! I discovered Sidney Lanier yesterday and so have a new old poet to delve into. Also his The Science of poetry, or maybe it was verse.

  • Shdfhs (2/3/2018 8:21:00 AM)

    Invigorating seedling of massive and awesome growth theoretically tied...

  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (10/11/2011 8:28:00 AM)

    Good afternoon! i am so proud to read a poem like the sunrise song, because to me it proves a point that it is my time to rule the world! Hence, i can because anything is possible according to my own point of view. Have a nice day!

    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    Also known as Nasty K.
    Rapper & poet: South Africa.

Best Poem of Sidney Lanier

The Wedding

O marriage-bells, your clamor tells
Two weddings in one breath.
SHE marries whom her love compels:
-- And I wed Goodman Death!
My brain is blank, my tears are red;
Listen, O God: -- "I will," he said: --
And I would that I were dead.
Come groomsman Grief and bridesmaid Pain
Come and stand with a ghastly twain.
My Bridegroom Death is come o'er the meres
To wed a bride with bloody tears.
Ring, ring, O bells, full merrily:
Life-bells to her, death-bells to me:
O Death, I am true wife to thee!

Read the full of The Wedding


O Hunger, Hunger, I will harness thee
And make thee harrow all my spirit's glebe.
Of old the blind bard Herve sang so sweet
He made a wolf to plow his land.

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