Barry Cornwall

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

Barry Cornwall Poems

1. Song (Here's A Health To Thee, Mary...) 3/6/2012
2. The Song Of A Felon's Wife 3/6/2012
3. Serenade (Inesilla! I Am Here...) 3/6/2012
4. King Death 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. The Watch 1/1/2004
11. The Poet's Song To His Wife 1/1/2004
12. The Old Witch In The Copse 1/1/2004
13. Life 1/1/2004
14. In France 1/1/2004
15. A Petition To Time 1/1/2004
16. Sit Down, Sad Soul 1/1/2004
17. The New-Born Baby's Song 1/1/2004
18. The Blood Horse 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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The Watch

I wakened on my hot, hard bed;
Upon the pillow lay my head;
Beneath the pillow I could hear
My little watch was ticking clear.
I thought the throbbing of it went
Like my continual discontent;
I thought it said in every tick:
I am so sick, so sick, so sick:
O death, come quick, come quick, come quick,

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