Fitter to see Him, I may be
For the long Hindrance—Grace—to…
With Summers, and with Winters, g…
Some passing Year—A trait bestow
Given in Marriage unto Thee
Oh thou Celestial Host—
Bride of the Father and the Son
Bride of the Holy Ghost.
Superfluous were the Sun
When Excellence be dead
He were superfluous every Day
For every Day be said
How lonesome the Wind must feel N…
When people have put out the Ligh…
And everything that has an Inn
Closes the shutter and goes in—
How pompous the Wind must feel No…
A light exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here
A color stands abroad
When Diamonds are a Legend,
And Diadems—a Tale—
I Brooch and Earrings for Myself…
Do sow, and Raise for sale—
The thought beneath so slight a fi…
Is more distincly seen,—
As laces just reveal the surge,
Or mists the Apennine.
Publication—is the Auction
Of the Mind of Man—
For so foul a thing
Possibly—but We—would rather
There is a Languor of the Life
More imminent than Pain—
’Tis Pain’s Successor—When the S…
Has suffered all it can—
Drama’s Vitallest Expression is t…
That arise and set about Us—
Perish in the Recitation—
Put up my lute!
What of—my Music!
Since the sole ear I cared to cha…
Passive—as Granite—laps My Music…
Why’—do they shut Me out of Heave…
Did I sing’—too loud?
But’—I can say a little 'Minor’
Timid as a Bird!
Size circumscribes’—it has no room
For petty furniture’—
The Giant tolerates no Gnat
For Ease of Gianture’—
Three times’—we parted’—Breath’—a…
Three times’—He would not go’—
But strove to stir the lifeless F…
The Waters’—strove to stay.
I should not dare to leave my frie…
Because—because if he should die
While I was gone—and I—too late—
Should reach the Heart that wante…