Adam Lindsay Gordon

(19 October 1833 – 24 June 1870 / Azores)

Adam Lindsay Gordon Poems

1. Fauconshawe 2/27/2010
2. Part I: Visions In The Smoke 2/27/2010
3. Part Ii: The Fields Of Coleraine 2/27/2010
4. Part Iii: Credat Judaeus Apella 2/27/2010
5. Part Iv: Banker’s Dream 2/27/2010
6. Part V: Ex Fumo Dare Lucem 2/27/2010
7. Pastor Cum 2/27/2010
8. Podas Okus 2/27/2010
9. Quare Fatigasti 2/27/2010
10. The Feud: A Border Ballad 2/27/2010
11. The Rhyme Of Joyous Garde 2/27/2010
12. The Roll Of The Kettledrum 2/27/2010
13. Thick-Headed Thoughts 2/27/2010
14. To A Proud Beauty ('A Valentine') 2/27/2010
15. Unshriven 2/27/2010
16. Zu Der Edlen Yagd 2/27/2010
17. In Utrumque Paratus 2/27/2010
18. Whisperings In Wattle-Boughs 2/27/2010
19. Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe 9/7/2012
20. Fragmentary Scenes From The Road To Avernus 9/7/2012
21. Scene 1. A Castle In Normandy 9/7/2012
22. To My Sister 3/3/2010
23. 'The Old Leaven' 9/7/2012
24. Scene 3. A Cliff On The Breton Coast, Overhanging The Sea 9/7/2012
25. No Name 3/3/2010
26. Lex Talionis 2/27/2010
27. Sunlight On The Sea 2/27/2010
28. From The Wreck 2/27/2010
29. How We Beat The Favourite 2/27/2010
30. Laudamus 2/27/2010
31. Rippling Water 2/27/2010
32. The Three Friends 2/27/2010
33. Verses Inspired By 'My Old Black Pipe' 2/27/2010
34. The Song Of The Surf 2/27/2010
35. Wormwood And Nightshade 2/27/2010
36. Cito Pede Preterit Aetas 2/27/2010
37. The Romance Of Britomarte 2/27/2010
38. Potters' Clay 2/27/2010
39. By Flood And Field 2 2/27/2010
40. Thora's Song ('Ashtaroth') 1/1/2004
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An Exile's Farewell

The ocean heaves around us still
With long and measured swell,
The autumn gales our canvas fill,
Our ship rides smooth and well.
The broad Atlantic's bed of foam
Still breaks against our prow;
I shed no tears at quitting home,
Nor will I shed them now!

Against the bulwarks on the poop
I lean, and watch the sun
Behind the red horizon stoop —
His race is nearly run.
Those waves will never quench his light,
O'er which they seem to close,
To-morrow he will rise as bright
As he this morning rose.

How brightly gleams the orb of day
Across ...

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A Dedication

They are rhymes rudely strung with intent less
Of sound than of words,
In lands where bright blossoms are scentless,
And songless bright birds;
Where, with fire and fierce drought on her tresses,
Insatiable Summer oppresses
Sere woodlands and sad wildernesses,
And faint flocks and herds.
Where in drieariest days, when all dews end,

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