Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

Thomas Hood Poems

41. The Sea Of Death 4/5/2010
42. Ode On A Distant Prospect Of Clapham Academy 4/5/2010
43. Lycus The Centaur 4/5/2010
44. My Heart Is Sick With Longing 4/5/2010
45. Spring It Is Cheery 4/5/2010
46. Ode To Captain Paery 4/5/2010
47. Serenade 4/5/2010
48. The Stars Are With The Voyager 4/5/2010
49. To A False Friend 4/5/2010
50. The Departure Of Summer 4/5/2010
51. To A Sleeping Child 4/5/2010
52. Verses Written In An Album 4/5/2010
53. Lear 4/5/2010
54. The Water Lady 4/5/2010
55. Lines On Seeing My Wife And Two Children Sleeping In The Same Chamber 4/5/2010
56. Welcome, Dear Heart, And A Most Kind Good-Morrow 4/5/2010
57. Ode To Autumn 4/5/2010
58. Ode To Melancholy 4/5/2010
59. It Was Not In The Winter 4/5/2010
60. The World Is With Me 12/31/2002
61. Tim Turpin 12/31/2002
62. Miss Killmansegg And Her Precious Leg. A Legend 4/5/2010
63. By Eve'Ry Sweet Tradition Of True Hearts 4/5/2010
64. The Sun Was Slumbering In The West 1/3/2003
65. Farewell, Life! My Senses Swim 4/5/2010
66. A Retrospective Review 4/5/2010
67. False Poets And True (To Wordsworth) 4/5/2010
68. The Lay Of The Laborer 4/5/2010
69. I Love Thee 4/5/2010
70. Hymn To The Sun 4/5/2010
71. Birthday Verses 4/5/2010
72. In Rotterdam 4/5/2010
73. Is There A Bitter Pang For Love Removed 4/5/2010
74. Bianca's Dream - A Venetian Story 4/5/2010
75. On Mistress Nicely, A Pattern For Housekeepers 12/31/2002
76. The Dream Of Eugene Aram 1/3/2003
77. The Dream Fairy 4/5/2010
78. Time Of Roses 12/31/2002
79. The Haunted House 12/31/2002
80. The Death Bed 1/3/2003

Comments about Thomas Hood

  • 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.

  • 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

Best Poem of Thomas Hood

I Remember, I Remember

I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses red and white,
The violets and the lily cups--
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I was used to ...

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The Death Bed

We watch'd her breathing thro' the night,
Her breathing soft and low,
As in her breast the wave of life
Kept heaving to and fro.

But when the morn came dim and sad
And chill with early showers,
Her queit eyelids closed - she had
Another morn than ours.

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