poet Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier

#218 on top 500 poets

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  • Judy Hill (11/16/2019 2:22:00 PM)

    What is the name of the poem that starts " Mary walked among the birch trees, questioning each one, 'Little Birch Trees, little white souls, have you seen my son...'"

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  • vance sutton (8/24/2019 7:13:00 AM)

    I Have a hand written Sydney Lanier pome. date Feb,20,1875.
    It starts out Love me Darling.
    it was passed down by a relative.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Shdfhs (2/3/2018 8:21:00 AM)

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

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  • 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.

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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

To Our Mocking-Bird

Died of a cat, May, 1878.



I.

Trillets of humor, -- shrewdest whistle-wit, --
Contralto cadences of grave desire
Such as from off the passionate Indian pyre