Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Thomas Hardy Poems

41. At A Lunar Eclipse 1/4/2003
42. At An Inn 12/31/2002
43. At Castle Boterel 3/16/2003
44. At Lulworth Cove A Century Back 1/3/2003
45. At Moonrise And Onwards 4/10/2010
46. At the Entering of the New Year 12/28/2016
47. At The Railway Station, Upways 1/3/2003
48. At The War Office, London (Affixing The Lists Of Killed And Wounded: December, 1899) 1/4/2003
49. At The War Office, London. 1/1/2004
50. Barthelemon At Vauxhall 4/10/2010
51. Beeny Cliff 3/19/2003
52. Before And After Summer 4/10/2010
53. Before Marching and After 8/31/2015
54. Bereft, She Thinks She Dreams 4/10/2010
55. Between Us Now 1/3/2003
56. Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet) 1/4/2003
57. By The Earth's Corpse 1/4/2003
58. Cardinal Bembo's Epitaph On Raphael 1/4/2003
59. Catullus: Xxxi 1/4/2003
60. Channel Firing 1/3/2003
61. Convergence Of The Twain 4/10/2010
62. De Profundis 1/4/2003
63. Departure (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
64. Departure. 1/1/2004
65. Ditty 12/31/2002
66. Domicilium 1/3/2003
67. Doom And She 1/4/2003
68. Drummer Hodge 1/3/2003
69. During Wind And Rain 12/31/2002
70. Embarcation 1/3/2003
71. Embarcation (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
72. Epeisodia 4/10/2010
73. Epitaph On A Pessimist 1/3/2003
74. Exeunt Omnes 4/10/2010
75. Faintheart In A Railway Train 4/10/2010
76. Fragment 1/3/2003
77. Friends Beyond 12/31/2002
78. From Victor Hugo 1/4/2003
79. From: Men Who March Away 4/10/2010
80. Genoa And The Mediterranean. 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Thomas Hardy

"I Said To Love"

I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
When men adored thee and thy ways
   All else above;
Named thee the Boy, the Bright, the One
Who spread a heaven beneath the sun,"
   I said to Love.

   I said to him,
"We now know more of thee than then;
We were but weak in judgment when,
   With hearts abrim,
We clamoured thee that thou would'st please
Inflict on us thine agonies,"
   I said to him.

   I said to Love,
"Thou art not young, ...

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The Problem

Shall we conceal the Case, or tell it -
   We who believe the evidence?
   Here and there the watch-towers knell it
   With a sullen significance,
Heard of the few who hearken intently and carry an eagerly upstrained
sense.

   Hearts that are happiest hold not by it;
   Better we let, then, the old view reign;

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