All Greece hates
the still eyes in the white face,
the lustre as of olives
where she stands,
and the white hands.
All Greece reviles
the wan face when she smiles,
hating it deeper still
when it grows […]
I too lived—Brooklyn, of ample hills, was mine;
I too walk’d the streets of Manhattan Island, and bathed in the waters around it;
I too felt the curious abrupt questionings stir within me,
Anthem for Doomed Youth
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now […]
Currently, I reflect upon my life
I look back to my friends and family
I am fully thankful there is no strife
People have supported me faithfully
I hope I am able to make them proud
My goal is to travel a […]
Carried her unprotesting out the door.
Kicked back the casket-stand. But it can’t hold her,
That stuff and satin aiming to enfold her,
The lid’s contrition nor the bolts before.
Oh oh. Too much. Too […]
Acquainted with the Night
I have/ been one/ acquaint/ed with /the night.
I have /walked out/ in rain/ — and back/ in rain.
I have/ out/walked the furth/est city/ light.
I have/ looked down/ the <s […]
Break, break, break,
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea!
And I would that my tongue could utter
The thoughts that arise in me.
O, well for the fisherman’s boy,
That he shouts with his si […]
You tossed a blanket from the bed,
You lay upon your back, and waited;
You dozed, and watched the night revealing
The thousand sordid images
Of which your soul was constituted;
They flickered against the […]
This poem stood out to me since it is a fictional narrative of a person viewing the exhumation of a centuries old girl who was convicted of adultery, and hanged in a bog. Several years later, and this person makes […]