Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

Sidney Lanier Poems

81. My Springs 12/31/2002
82. Ireland. 12/31/2002
83. At First. To Charlotte Cushman. 12/31/2002
84. Souls And Rain-Drops 12/31/2002
85. Wedding-Hymn 12/31/2002
86. A Birthday Song. To S. G. 12/31/2002
87. Acknowledgment. 12/31/2002
88. A Florida Sunday. 12/31/2002
89. Baby Charley. 12/31/2002
90. The Song Of The Chattahoochee 12/31/2002
91. A Song Of The Future. 12/31/2002
92. An Evening Song. 12/31/2002
93. A Ballad Of The Trees And The Master 12/31/2002
94. A Sunrise Song. 12/31/2002
95. A Song Of Eternity In Time 12/31/2002
96. The Wedding 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

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

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