Night Poems (14651 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

    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 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 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

    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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