Barry Cornwall

(21 November 1787 – 5 October 1874 / Leeds, England)

Barry Cornwall Poems

1. King Death 3/6/2012
2. The Song Of A Felon's Wife 3/6/2012
3. Serenade (Inesilla! I Am Here...) 3/6/2012
4. Song (Here's A Health To Thee, Mary...) 3/6/2012
5. A Poet’s Thought 1/1/2004
6. Golden-Tressed Adelaide 1/1/2004
7. Peace! What Do Tears Avail? 1/1/2004
8. The Hunter’s Song 1/1/2004
9. The Stormy Petrel 1/1/2004
10. Life 1/1/2004
11. The Watch 1/1/2004
12. The Poet's Song To His Wife 1/1/2004
13. The Old Witch In The Copse 1/1/2004
14. In France 1/1/2004
15. A Petition To Time 1/1/2004
16. The Blood Horse 1/1/2004
17. Sit Down, Sad Soul 1/1/2004
18. The New-Born Baby's Song 1/1/2004
19. The Sea 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Barry Cornwall

The Sea

THE SEA! the sea! the open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth’s wide regions round;
It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies;
Or like a cradled creature lies.

I ’m on the sea! I ’m on the sea!
I am where I would ever be;
With the blue above, and the blue below,
And silence wheresoe’er I go;
If a storm should come and awake the deep,
What matter? I shall ride and sleep.

I love, O, how I love to ride
On the fierce, foaming, bursting tide,
When every mad ...

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A Poet’s Thought

TELL me, what is a poet’s thought?
Is it on the sudden born?
Is it from the starlight caught?
Is it by the tempest taught,
Or by whispering morn?

Was it cradled in the brain?
Chain’d awhile, or nurs’d in night?
Was it wrought with toil and pain?

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