Alice Meynell

(22 September 1847 - 27 November 1922 / London)

Alice Meynell Poems

1. A Letter From A Girl To Her Own Old Age 1/3/2003
2. A Poet Of One Mood 1/3/2003
3. A Song Of Derivations 1/3/2003
4. After Parting 1/3/2003
5. An Unmarked Festival 1/3/2003
6. At Night 1/3/2003
7. Builders Of Ruins 1/3/2003
8. Cradle-Song At Twilight 1/3/2003
9. In Autumn 1/3/2003
10. In Early Spring 1/3/2003
11. In February 1/3/2003
12. Maternity 1/3/2003
13. My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden 1/3/2003
14. Parted 1/3/2003
15. Renouncement 1/3/2003
16. Singers To Come 1/3/2003
17. Summer In England, 1914 1/3/2003
18. The Lady Of The Lambs 1/3/2003
19. The Return To Nature. 1/1/2004
20. The Shepherdess 1/3/2003
21. Your Own Fair Youth 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Alice Meynell

The Shepherdess

She walks-the lady of my delight-
A shepherdess of sheep.
Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white;
She keeps them from the steep;
She feeds them on the fragrant height,
And folds them in for sleep.

She roams maternal hills and bright,
Dark valleys safe and deep.
Into that tender breast at night
The chastest stars may peep.
She walks-the lady of my delight-
A shepherdess of sheep.

She holds her little thoughts in sight,
Though gay they run and leap.
She is so circumspect and right;
She has her soul to keep.
She ...

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After Parting

Farewell has long been said; I have forgone thee;
I never name thee even.
But how shall I learn virtues and yet shun thee?
For thou art so near Heaven
That Heavenward meditations pause upon thee.

Thou dost beset the path to every shrine;
My trembling thoughts discern
Thy goodness in the good for which I pine;

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