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William Ernest Henley was an English poet, critic and editor, best remembered for his 1875 poem "Invictus".

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List of poems by William Ernest Henley 178 total

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One With The Ruined Sunset
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Why, My Heart, Do We Love Her So?
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Gull In An Aery Morrice
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To Me At My Fifth-Floor Window
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O, Have You Blessed, Behind The Stars
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Beside The Idle Summer Sea
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I Gave My Heart To A Woman
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There Is A Wheel Inside My Head
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The Sands Are Alive With Sunshine
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Praise The Generous Gods
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Life In Her Creaking Shoes
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Out Of The Night That Covers Me
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Kate-A-Whimsies, John-A-Dream
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A Love By The Sea
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A Desolate Shore
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The Full Sea Rolls And Thunders
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Midsummer Midnight Skies
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Madam Life's a Piece in Bloom
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Margaritae Sorori
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Ballade Of Truisms
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Thick Is The Darkness 129 ViewsRate it
Ballade Made In The Hot Weather
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Romance 129 ViewsRate it
We Flash Across The Level
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If It Should Come To Be
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Tree, Old Tree Of The Triple Crook
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Under A Stagnant Sky
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A Child
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Between the Dusk of a Summer Night
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Here They Trysted, And Here They Strayed
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The Spring, My Dear
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A Late Lark Twitters From The Quiet Skies
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A Dainty Thing's The Villanelle 118 ViewsRate it
London Voluntaries IV: Out of the Poisonous East
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In The Waste Hour
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When The Wind Storms By With A Shout
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Staff Nurse: New Style 116 ViewsRate it
The Gods Are Dead
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While The West Is Paling
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Attadale, West Highlands
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Trees And The Menace Of Night
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Ballade Of Youth And Age
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It Came With The Threat Of A Waning Moon
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The West A Glimmering Lake Of Light
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London Types:Life-Guardsman
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Pro Rege Nostro
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The Spirit Of Wine
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We Are The Choice Of The Will
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You Played And Sang A Snatch Of Song
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We'll go No More A-Roving
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What Have I Done For You
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At Queensferry
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O, Time And Change, They Range And Range
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Fill A Glass With Golden Wine
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On The Way To Kew
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Barmaid 102 ViewsRate it
Andante Con Moto
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From A Window In Princes Street 100 ViewsRate it
O Gather Me the Rose
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Life Is Bitter
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We Shall Surely Die 98 ViewsRate it
As Like The Woman As You Can
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The Rain and the Wind
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To My Wife 95 ViewsRate it
Your Heart Has Trembled To My Tongue
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Villon's Straight Tip to All Cross Coves
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Croquis 92 ViewsRate it
Last Post
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London Types: Drum-Major
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Some Starlit Garden Grey With Dew
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The Nightingale Has A Lyre Of Gold
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Where Forlorn Sunsets Flare And Fade
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The Song Of The Sword--To Rudyard Kipling
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A New Song to an Old Tune 90 ViewsRate it
What Is To Come
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Interior 88 ViewsRate it
She Saunters By The Swinging Seas 88 ViewsRate it
The Skies Are Strown With Stars
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Friends.... Old Friends...... 86 ViewsRate it
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A Thanksgiving
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In The Year That's Come and Gone
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Allegro Maestoso
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Envoy--To Charles Baxter
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The Chief
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There's a Regret
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In Rotten Row
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The Wan Sun Westers, Faint And Slow
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Time And The Earth
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Ballade of Dead Actors
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The Shadow Of Dawn
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Ballade Of A Toyokuni Colour-Print
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From The Break The Nightingale
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Double Ballade on the Nothingness of Things
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In Fisherrow
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The Surges Gushed And Sounded
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Ave, Caesar!
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When You Are Old
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London Types: Hawker 72 ViewsRate it
The Past Was Goodly Once
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Arabian Night's Entertainments
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London Types: Bus Driver 70 ViewsRate it
Space And Dread and The Dark
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Villanelle 69 ViewsRate it
Easy is the Triolet 68 ViewsRate it
Crosses And Troubles
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London Types: Beef-Eater
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Not To The Staring Day
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Over the Hills and Far Away
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England, My England
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O, Falmouth Is a Fine Town
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Casualty 61 ViewsRate it
London Types: Bluecoat Boy 61 ViewsRate it
When You Wake In Your Crib
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I am the Reaper
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I. M. R. T. Hamilton Bruce (1846-1899)
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Fresh From His Fastnesses
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Etching 54 ViewsRate it
London Types: Mounted Police 53 ViewsRate it
The Ways Of Death Are Soothing And Serene
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Children: Private Ward 52 ViewsRate it
Dedication--To My Wife 52 ViewsRate it
To: W A
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London Types:
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London Types: Barmaid 50 ViewsRate it
London Types: Sandwich-Man 50 ViewsRate it
A Wink From Hesper
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Let Us Be Drunk
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Ballade Of Midsummer Days And Nights
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Blithe Dreams Arise To Greet Us
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If I Were King
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The Ways Are Green
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Bring Her Again, O Western Wind
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London Types: 'Liza 44 ViewsRate it
Staff Nurse:Old Style
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To My Mother
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Largo E Mesto
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In The Dials 39 ViewsRate it
London Types: The Artist Muses At His Ease
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Enter Patient
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The Sea Is Full Of Wandering Foam
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London Types: News Boy 34 ViewsRate it
Double Ballad Of Life And Death
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London Types: Flower-Girl
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In The Placid Summer Midnight
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Lady Probationer
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Ballade (Double Refrain) Of Midsummer Days And Nights - To W. H.
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Ballade (Double Refrain) Of Youth And Age - I. M. Thomas Edward Brown
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Arabian Nights' Entertainments - To Elizabeth Robins Pennell
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At Queensferry - To W. G. S.
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Back-View - To D. F.
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Attadale West Highlands - To A. J.
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Admiral Guinea
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