Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

Sidney Lanier Poems

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

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Laus Mariae

Across the brook of Time man leaping goes
On stepping-stones of epochs, that uprise
Fixed, memorable, midst broad shallow flows
Of neutrals, kill-times, sleeps, indifferencies.
So twixt each morn and night rise salient heaps:
Some cross with but a zigzag, jaded pace
From meal to meal: some with convulsive leaps
Shake the green tussocks of malign disgrace:
And some advance by system and deep art

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