Eliza Cook

(24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889 / London Road / Southwark / England)

Eliza Cook Poems

1. The Old Arm-chair 1/1/2004
2. Song of the Worm 1/1/2004
3. The Sea-Child 1/1/2004
4. The Quiet Eye 1/1/2004
5. Don't Tell the World that You're Waiting for Me 1/1/2004
6. Buttercups and Daisies 4/19/2010
7. Grey-eyed mabel 4/19/2010
8. I Leave Thee for Awhile 4/19/2010
9. Black Bess 3/24/2012
10. Song of the Sailor Boy 3/24/2012
11. The Banner of Union 3/24/2012
12. The Flag of the Free 3/24/2012
13. Winter the Season For the Exercise of Charity 4/19/2010
14. Teddy O'Neale 4/19/2010
15. Be Kind When You Can 3/24/2012

Song of the Worm

THE worm, the rich worm, has a noble domain
In the field that is stored with its millions of slain ;
The charnel-grounds widen, to me they belong,
With the vaults of the sepulchre, sculptured and strong.
The tower of ages in fragments is laid,
Moss grows on the stones, and I lurk in its shade ;
And the hand of the giant and heart of the brave
Must turn weak and submit to the worm and the grave.

[Hata Bildir]