Eliza Cook

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

Eliza Cook Poems

1. The Banner Of Union 3/24/2012
2. The Flag Of The Free 3/24/2012
3. Be Kind When You Can 3/24/2012
4. Song Of The Sailor Boy 3/24/2012
5. Teddy O'Neale 4/19/2010
6. Winter The Season For The Exercise Of Charity 4/19/2010
7. Black Bess 3/24/2012
8. I Leave Thee For Awhile 4/19/2010
9. Grey-Eyed Mabel 4/19/2010
10. Buttercups And Daisies 4/19/2010
11. The Quiet Eye 1/1/2004
12. Don'T Tell The World That You'Re Waiting For Me 1/1/2004
13. The Sea-Child 1/1/2004
14. Song Of The Worm 1/1/2004
15. The Old Arm-Chair 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Eliza Cook

The Old Arm-Chair

I LOVE it, I love it ; and who shall dare
To chide me for loving that old Arm-chair ?
I've treasured it long as a sainted prize ;
I've bedewed it with tears, and embalmed it with sighs.
' Tis bound by a thousand bands to my heart ;
Not a tie will break, not a link will start.
Would ye learn the spell ? -- a mother sat there ;
And a sacred thing is that old Arm-chair.

In Childhood's hour I lingered near
The hallowed seat with listening ear ;
And gentle words that mother would give ;
To fit me to die, and teach me to live.
She told me ...

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