Life Poems (14739 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



    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



    A Certain King (Lorenzo Dow Blackson Poems)

    A certain King whose power is great,For his own glory did createA spacious globe, and it did placeIn what is termed the field of space. This globe by name he called the earth,Ordaining that it should give birthTo creatures formed … 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



    A Tale of Tuscany (Oscar Fay Adams Poems)

    An Old-World tale. Who reads perchanceMay deem it dull or idly told,Preferring latter-day romanceWhere well trained hearts their loves unfold. Tuscany, land of fierce hates and wild loves and of limitless passions,Tuscany, home of Petrarca and Dante and lively Boccaccio,Tuscany, … Continue reading



    Orlando Furioso Canto 7 (Ludovico Ariosto Poems)

    ARGUMENTRogero, as directed by the pair,The giantess Eriphila o’erthrows.That done, he to Alcina’s labyrinth, whereMore than one knight is tied and prisoned, goes.To him Melissa sage the secret snare,And remedy for that grave evil shows.Whence he, by her advised, with … Continue reading





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