Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

Thomas Hood Poems

1. The Lost Heir 1/6/2015
2. Sonnet To My Wife 4/5/2010
3. Sonnet -Written In Keats 4/5/2010
4. The Lee Shore 4/5/2010
5. The Mary (A Sea-Side Sketch) 4/5/2010
6. The Key (A Moorish Romance) 4/5/2010
7. To Fancy 4/5/2010
8. The Exile 4/5/2010
9. That Flesh Is Grass Is Now As Clear As Day 4/5/2010
10. Sigh On, Sad Heart, For Love's Eclipse 4/5/2010
11. She's Up And Gone, The Graceless Girl 4/5/2010
12. The Plea Of The Midsummer Fairies 4/5/2010
13. Time, Hope And Memory 4/5/2010
14. The Two Swans (A Fairy Tale) 4/5/2010
15. To An Absentee 4/5/2010
16. To An Enthusiast 4/5/2010
17. Sonnet (Written In A Volume Of Shakespeare) 4/5/2010
18. Let Us Make A Leap, My Dear 4/5/2010
19. Sonnet For The 14th Of February 4/5/2010
20. Ode To Rae Wilson Esq. 4/5/2010
21. The Workhouse Clock 4/5/2010
22. The Forsaken 4/5/2010
23. To A Child Embracing His Mother 4/5/2010
24. The Poet's Portion 4/5/2010
25. Love, Dearest Lady, Such As I Would Speak 4/5/2010
26. To A Cold Beauty 4/5/2010
27. Ode To The Great Unknown 4/5/2010
28. Ode To W. Kitchener, M.D. 4/5/2010
29. Sonnet On Receiving A Gift 4/5/2010
30. The Cigar 4/5/2010
31. O Lady, Leave Thy Silken Thread 4/5/2010
32. The Two Peacocks Of Bedfont 4/5/2010
33. To Hope 4/5/2010
34. The Pauper's Christmas Carol 4/5/2010
35. Sonnet To Ocean 4/5/2010
36. Ode To The Moon 4/5/2010
37. Still Glides The Gentle Streamlet On 4/5/2010
38. The Lady's Dream 4/5/2010
39. There Is Dew For The Flow'Ret 4/5/2010
40. Lines On Seeing My Wife And Two Children Sleeping In The Same Chamber 4/5/2010

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    I never knew such a vast talent existed, he writes as though it were yesterday! Fantastic, Amazing Wonderful! ! !

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  • abinayavarshini.v 4e (4/23/2019 7:18:00 AM)

    I hate it, i hate it

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  • Collette Anne Kearns Collette Anne Kearns (10/7/2015 10:49:00 AM)

    My Mother loved this poem. the last few lines made her sad though. She would often comment that the speaker should have been closer to Heaven the older he became.

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  • Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds (9/23/2014 7:32:00 AM)

    You show some promise, but the archaic language lets you down. Try to read some good contemporary poets and expand your thoughts without the restriction of form.

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  • David Solomon (10/4/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    what a meaningful poem that taught me the meaning of sacrifice, the woman decided to make a song of her pains to make the rich happy although the song will never reach the rich

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Best Poem of Thomas Hood

A Lake And A Fairy Boat

A lake and a fairy boat
To sail in the moonlight clear, -
And merrily we would float
From the dragons that watch us here!

Thy gown should be snow-white silk
And strings of oriental pearls,
Like gossamers dipped in milk,
Should twine with thy raven curls!

Red rubies should deck thy hands,
And diamonds should be thy dower -
But fairies have broke their wands,
And wishing has lost its power!

Read the full of A Lake And A Fairy Boat

Tim Turpin

Tim Turpin he was gravel-blind,
And ne'er had seen the skies :
For Nature, when his head was made,
Forgot to dot his eyes.

So, like a Christmas pedagogue,
Poor Tim was forced to do -
Look out for pupils; for he had
A vacancy for two.

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