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Melancholy Poems

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The Defence of Lucknow
— Alfred Lord Tennyson
I BANNER of England, not for a season, O banner of Britain, hast thou Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the battle-cry! Never with mightier glory...
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VERSES Occasioned by a Young Lady's asking the Author, What was a Cure for Love?
— Thomas Godfrey
From me, my Dear, O seek not to receive What e'en deep-read Experience cannot give. We may, indeed, from the Physician's skill Some Med'cine find to cur...
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Farewell Ungrateful Traitor
— John Dryden
Farewell ungrateful traitor, Farewell my perjured swain, Let never injured creature Believe a man again. The pleasure of possessing Surpasses all expres...
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Tamar
— Robinson Jeffers
I A night the half-moon was like a dancing-girl, No, like a drunkard's last half-dollar Shoved on the polished bar of the eastern hill-range, Young Caul...
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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
— Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto hi...
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Faces
— Sara Teasdale
People that I meet and pass In the city's broken roar, Faces that I lose so soon And have never found before, Do you know how much you tell In the meet...
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A Poison Tree
— William Blake
I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. And I watered it in fears, Ni...
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The Raven
— Edgar Allan Poe
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 nap...
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The White Man's Burden
— Rudyard Kipling
Take up the White man's burden -- Send forth the best ye breed -- Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness ...
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Ode To Liberty
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
Yet, Freedom, yet, thy banner, torn but flying, Streams like a thunder-storm against the wind.--BYRON. I. A glorious people vibrated again The lightnin...
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Ode To A Nightingale
— John Keats
My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains One minute p...
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A Slant of Sun on Dull Brown Walls
— Stephen Crane
A slant of sun on dull brown walls, A forgotten sky of bashful blue. Toward God a mighty hymn, A song of collisions and cries, Rumbling wheels, hoo...
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When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
— Ayesha
When tomorrow starts without me, and I am not there to see... The sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me... I wish that you ...
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The Tyger
— William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forest of the night What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies Burn...
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Alas! This Is Not What I Thought Life Was
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
Alas! this is not what I thought life was. I knew that there were crimes and evil men, Misery and hate; nor did I hope to pass Untouched by suffering, t...
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The Mermaid
— Anne Bannerman
When, at last, they retired to rest, Ajut went down to the beach, where finding a fishing-boat, she entered it without hesitation, and, telling those, w...
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The Power of Words
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon
'Tis a strange mystery, the power of words! Life is in them, and death. A word can send The crimson colour hurrying to the cheek. Hurrying with many ...
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God lay dead in heaven;
— Stephen Crane
God lay dead in heaven; Angels sang the hymn of the end; Purple winds went moaning, Their wings drip-dripping With blood That fell upon the earth. ...
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O Ship of State
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging...
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The Cyclists
— Amy Lowell
Spread on the roadway, With open-blown jackets, Like black, soaring pinions, They swoop down the hillside, The Cyclists. Seeming dark-plumaged Birds, a...
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A Watch In The Night
— Algernon Charles Swinburne
Watchman, what of the night? - Storm and thunder and rain, Lights that waver and wane, Leaving the watchfires unlit. Only the balefires are bright, ...
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Casey at the Bat
— Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play, And then when Cooney died a...
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The Love Song of Har Dyal
— Rudyard Kipling
Alone upon the housetops to the North I turn and watch the lightnings in the sky-- The glamour of thy footsteps in the North. Come back to me, Beloved, ...
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A Winter Night
— Sara Teasdale
My window-pane is starred with frost, The world is bitter cold to-night, The moon is cruel, and the wind Is like a two-edged sword to smite. God pity...
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One Word Is Too Often Profaned
— Percy Bysshe Shelley
One word is too often profaned For me to profane it; One feeling too falsely disdained For thee to disdain it; One hope is too like despair For prudence...
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