Edward Dowden

(3 May 1843 - 4 April 1913 / Co. Cork / Ireland)

Poems of Edward Dowden

1. A New Hymn for Solitude 1/1/2004
2. Awakening 1/1/2004
3. By the Window 1/1/2004
4. Communion 1/1/2004
5. Deus Absconditus 1/1/2004
6. Durer's 'Melencholia' 1/1/2004
7. First Love 4/16/2010
8. In July 1/1/2004
9. In September 1/1/2004
10. In The Cathedral 1/1/2004
11. In the Cathedral Close 1/1/2004
12. In The Garden I: The Garden 1/1/2004
13. In The Garden II: Visions 1/1/2004
14. In The Garden III: An Interior 1/1/2004
15. In The Garden IV: The Singer 1/1/2004
16. In The Garden V: A Summer Moon 1/1/2004
17. In The Garden VI: A Peach 1/1/2004
18. In The Garden VII: Early Autumn 1/1/2004
19. In The Garden VIII: Later Autumn 1/1/2004
20. Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa' 1/1/2004

Communion

Lord, I have knelt and tried to pray to-night,
But Thy love came upon me like a sleep,
And all desire died out; upon the deep
Of Thy mere love I lay, each thought in light
Dissolving like the sunset clouds, at rest
Each tremulous wish, and my strength weakness, sweet
As a sick boy with soon o’erwearied feet
Finds, yielding him unto his mother’s breast
To weep for weakness there. I could not pray,

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