Adelaide Anne Procter

(30 October 1825 – 2 February 1864 / London)

Adelaide Anne Procter Poems

1. One By One The Sands Are Flowing 3/2/2012
2. My God, I Thank Thee Who Hast Made 3/2/2012
3. Per Pacem Ad Lucem 1/1/2004
4. The Requital 1/1/2004
5. Doubting Heart 1/1/2004
6. Fidelis 1/1/2004
7. A Woman’s Question 1/1/2004
8. A Lost Chord 1/1/2004
9. Envy 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Adelaide Anne Procter


He was the first always: Fortune
Shone bright in his face.
I fought for years; with no effort
He conquered the place:
We ran; my feet were all beeding,
But he won the race.

Spite of his many successes,
Men loved him the same;
My one pale ray of good fortune
Met scoffing and blame.
When we erred, they gave him pity,
But me -- only shame.

My home was still in the shadow,
His lay in the sun:
I longed in vain: what he asked for
It straightway was done.
Once I staked all my heart's treasure,
We played -- ...

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