Kings & Queens Poems (6567 Poems)


    The Iliad: Book 1 (Homer Poems)

    Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that broughtcountless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it sendhurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogsand vultures, for so … Continue reading



    The Brus Book 19 (John Barbour Poems)

    [The conspiracy against King Robert; its discovery] Than wes the land a quhile in pes,Bot covatys, that can nocht cesTo set men apon felonyTo ger thaim cum to senyoury,5 Gert lordis off full gret renouneMak a fell conjuraciounAgayn Robert the … Continue reading



    Orlando Furioso Canto 4 (Ludovico Ariosto Poems)

    ARGUMENTThe old Atlantes suffers fatal wreck,Foiled by the ring, and young Rogero freed,Who soars in air till he appears a speck,Mounted upon the wizard’s winged steed.Obediant to the royal Charles’s beck,He who had followed Love’s imperious lead,Rinaldo, disembarks on British … Continue reading



    Fitz Adam’s Story (James Russell Lowell Poems)

    The next whose fortune ’twas a tale to tellWas one whom men, before they thought, loved well,And after thinking wondered why they did,For half he seemed to let them, half forbid,And wrapped him so in humors, sheath on sheath,‘Twas hard … Continue reading



    Rambles In Waltham Forest (Marguerite Blessington Poems)

      LAND of soft showers and far-extending vales,And woodlands fanned by summer’s gentlest gales,And streams, that glisten as they steal, half hidThe tangled brake and waving sedge amid;Land!–where rich plenty with abounding flow, Bids ‘neath her smile the golden meadow glow,And from … Continue reading



    Orlando Furioso canto 13 (Ludovico Ariosto Poems)

    ARGUMENTThe Count Orlando of the damsel blandWho loves Zerbino, hears the piteous woes.Next puts to death the felons with his handWho pent her there. Duke Aymon’s daughter goes,Seeking Rogero, where so large a bandThe old Atlantes’ magic walls enclose.Her he … Continue reading



    A Broadway Idyl (Mary Eliza Perine Tucker Lambert Poems)

    For hours I stood upon The Bridge,1Which looms like a volcanic ridge,Above a scathing fire below.A flaming crater of burning hearts-And, as souls passed beneath my feet,As weary souls passed to and froA knowledge came, so sad, yet sweet,Each inner … Continue reading



    Georgic 1 (Publius Vergilius Maro Poems)

    What makes the cornfield smile; beneath what starMaecenas, it is meet to turn the sodOr marry elm with vine; how tend the steer;What pains for cattle-keeping, or what proofOf patient trial serves for thrifty bees;-Such are my themes.           O universal lightsMost … Continue reading



    The Brus Book X (John Barbour Poems)

    [Preparations for battle against John of Lorn]Quhen Thomas Randell on this wisWes takyn as Ik her devysAnd send to dwell in gud kepingFor spek that he spak to the king,The gud king that thocht on the scaithThe dispyt and felny … Continue reading



    The Columbiad: Book X (Joel Barlow Poems)

    The vision resumed, and extended over the whole earth. Present character of different nations. Future progress of society with respect to commerce; discoveries; inland navigation; philosophical, med and political knowledge. Science of government. Assimilation and final union of all languages. … Continue reading





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