• In Youth I Have Known One

    How often we forget all time, when lone
    Admiring Nature's universal throne;
    Her woods - her winds - her mountains - the intense
    Reply of Hers to Our intelligence!... more »

  • Israfel

    In Heaven a spirit doth dwell
    "Whose heart-strings are a lute";
    None sing so wildly well
    As the angel Israfel,... more »

  • Lenore

    Ah, broken is the golden bowl! the spirit flown forever!
    Let the bell toll!- a saintly soul floats on the Stygian river;
    And, Guy de Vere, hast thou no tear?- weep now or nevermore!
    See! on yon drear and rigid bier low lies thy love, Lenore!... more »

  • Romance

    Romance, who loves to nod and sing,
    With drowsy head and folded wing,
    Among the green leaves as they shake
    Far down within some shadowy lake,... more »

  • Sancta Maria

    Sancta Maria! turn thine eyes -
    Upon the sinner's sacrifice,
    Of fervent prayer and humble love,
    From thy holy throne above.... more »

  • Serenade

    So sweet the hour, so calm the time,
    I feel it more than half a crime,
    When Nature sleeps and stars are mute,
    To mar the silence ev'n with lute.... more »

  • Song

    I saw thee on thy bridal day-
    When a burning blush came o'er thee,
    Though happiness around thee lay,
    The world all love before thee:... more »

  • Sonnet- Silence

    There are some qualities- some incorporate things,
    That have a double life, which thus is made
    A type of that twin entity which springs
    From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.... more »

  • Sonnet- To Science

    Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art!
    Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
    Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart,
    Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?... more »

  • Sonnet- To Zante

    Fair isle, that from the fairest of all flowers,
    Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take!
    How many memories of what radiant hours
    At sight of thee and thine at once awake!... more »

  • Spirits Of The Dead

    Thy soul shall find itself alone
    'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
    Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
    Into thine hour of secrecy.... more »

  • Stanzas

    How often we forget all time, when lone
    Admiring Nature's universal throne;
    Her woods- her wilds- her mountains- the intense
    Reply of HERS to OUR intelligence! [BYRON, The Island.]... more »

  • Tamerlane

    Kind solace in a dying hour!
    Such, father, is not (now) my theme-
    I will not madly deem that power
    Of Earth may shrive me of the sin... more »

  • The Bells

    Hear the sledges with the bells-
    Silver bells!
    What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
    How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,... more »

  • The Bells - A Collaboration

    The bells! — ah, the bells!
    The little silver bells!
    How fairy-like a melody there floats
    From their throats. —... more »

  • The City In The Sea

    Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
    In a strange city lying alone
    Far down within the dim West,
    Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best... more »

  • The City Of Sin

    LO! Death hath rear'd himself a throne
    In a strange city, all alone,
    Far down within the dim west —
    Where the good, and the bad, and the worst, and the best,... more »

  • The Coliseum

    Type of the antique Rome! Rich reliquary
    Of lofty contemplation left to Time
    By buried centuries of pomp and power!
    At length- at length- after so many days... more »

  • The Conqueror Worm

    Lo! 'tis a gala night
    Within the lonesome latter years!
    An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
    In veils, and drowned in tears,... more »

  • The Divine Right Of Kings

    The only king by right divine
    Is Ellen King, and were she mine
    I'd strive for liberty no more,
    But hug the glorious chains I wore.... more »

  • The Forest Reverie

    'Tis said that when
    The hands of men
    Tamed this primeval wood,
    And hoary trees with groans of woe,... more »

  • The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour

    The happiest day- the happiest hour
    My sear'd and blighted heart hath known,
    The highest hope of pride and power,
    I feel hath flown.... more »

  • The Haunted Palace

    In the greenest of our valleys
    By good angels tenanted,
    Once a fair and stately palace-
    Radiant palace- reared its head.... more »

  • The Lake

    In spring of youth it was my lot
    To haunt of the wide world a spot
    The which I could not love the less-
    So lovely was the loneliness... more »

  • The Raven

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.... more »