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The violets were past their prime,
Yet their departing breath
Was sweeter, in the blast of death,
Than all the lavish fragrance of the time.
- The Adventure of a Star [Violets]
Golden Bill! Golden Bill!
Lo, the peep of day;
All the air is cool and still,
From the elm-tree on the hill,
. . . .
Let thy loud and welcome lay
Few notes but strong.
- The Blackbird [Blackbirds]
The Rose has but a Summer reign,
The daisy never dies.
- The Daisy--On Finding One in Bloom on Christmas Day
Blue thou art, intensely blue;
Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
- The Gentianella [Gentians]
When evening closes Nature's eye,
The glow-worm lights her little spark
To captivate her favorite fly
And tempt the rover through the dark.
- The Glow-worm [Glowworms]
A work of skill, surpassing sense,
A labor of Omnipotence;
Though frail as dust it meet thine eye,
He form'd this gnat who built the sky.
- The Gnat [Gnats]
There is a calm for those who weep,
A rest for weary pilgrims found,
They softly lie and sweetly sleep
Low in the ground.
- The Grave [Graves]
'Tis not the whole of life to live;
Nor all of death to die.
- The Issues of Life and Death [Life]
Bliss in possession will not last;
Remember'd joys are never past;
At once the fountain, stream, and sea,
They were,--they are,--they yet shall be.
- The Little Cloud [Bliss]
Joys too exquisite to last,
And yet more exquisite when past.
- The Little Cloud [Joy]
Dark-green and gemm'd with flowers of snow,
With close uncrowded branches spread
Not proudly high, not meanly low,
A graceful myrtle rear'd its head.
- The Myrtle [Myrtle]
The tall Oak, towering to the skies,
The fury of the wind defies,
From age to age, in virtue strong.
Inured to stand, and suffer wrong.
- The Oak [Oak]
Distinct as the billows, yet one as the sea.
- The Ocean (st. 6) [Ocean]
Two roses on one slender spray
In sweet communion grew,
Together hailed the morning ray
And drank the evening dew.
- The Roses [Roses]
While rose-buds scarcely show'd their hue,
But coyly linger'd on the thorn.
- The Roses [Roses]
Eagle of flowers! I see thee stand,
And on the sun's noon-glory gaze;
With eye like his, thy lids expand,
And fringe their disk with golden rays:
Though fix'd on earth, in darkness rooted there,
Light is thy element, thy dwelling air,
Thy prospect heaven.
- The Sunflower [Sunflowers]
When the good man yields his breath
(For the good man never dies).
- The Wanderer of Switzerland (pt. V)
Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.
- The World before the Flood (canto V)
His home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
- West Indies (pt. III, l. 67) [Home]
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