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. On A Palmetto 12/31/2002
13. Under The Cedarcroft Chestnut 12/31/2002
14. Opposition 12/31/2002
15. Sunrise 4/6/2010
16. On Huntingdon's "Miranda" 12/31/2002
17. The Centennial Cantata. 4/6/2010
18. To Dr. Thomas Shearer 12/31/2002
19. The Tournament 12/31/2002
20. Laughter In The Senate 12/31/2002
21. Night 12/31/2002
22. To Wilhelmina 12/31/2002
23. How Love Looked For Hell. 4/6/2010
24. The Stirrup-Cup 12/31/2002
25. Individuality. 4/6/2010
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

A Song Of Eternity In Time

Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
Amazed that any heavens could
Decree to part us, bitterly repining.
My Love, in aimless love and grief,
Reached forth and drew aside a leaf
That just above us played the thief
And stole our starlight that for us was shining.

A star that had remarked her pain
Shone straightway down that leafy lane,
And wrought his image, mirror-plain,
Within a tear that on her lash hung gleaming.
"Thus Time," I cried, "is but a tear
Some one hath wept 'twixt hope and ...

Read the full of A Song Of Eternity In Time

An Evening Song.

Look off, dear Love, across the sallow sands,
And mark yon meeting of the sun and sea,
How long they kiss in sight of all the lands.
Ah! longer, longer, we.

Now in the sea's red vintage melts the sun,
As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine,
And Cleopatra night drinks all. 'Tis done,
Love, lay thine hand in mine.

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