George Moses Horton

(1797 - 1884 / Northampton, North Carolina)

Poems of George Moses Horton

1. A Billet Doux 4/10/2010
2. Clay’s Defeat 4/10/2010
3. Death Of A Favorite Chamber Maid 4/10/2010
4. Death of an Old Carriage Horse 1/1/2004
5. Death Of Gen. Jackson - An Eulogy 4/10/2010
6. Departing Summer 4/10/2010
7. Division Of An Estate 4/10/2010
8. Early Affeection 4/10/2010
9. False Weight 4/10/2010
10. Farewell To Frances 4/10/2010
11. General Grant -- The Hero Of The War 4/10/2010
12. George Moses Horton, Myself 4/10/2010
13. Heavenly Love 4/10/2010
14. Imploring To Be Resigned At Death 4/10/2010
15. Love 4/10/2010
16. Man, A Torch 1/1/2004
17. Meditation On A Cold, Dark, And Rainy Night 4/10/2010
18. Memory 4/10/2010
19. Mr. Clay’s Reception At Raleigh, April, 1844 4/10/2010
20. On An Old Deluded Suitor 4/10/2010

Man, A Torch

Blown up with painful care and hard to light,
A glimmering torch blown in a moment out,
Suspended by a web, an angler's bait,
Floating at stake along the stream of chance,
Snatch'd from its hook by the fish of poverty,
A silent cavern is his last abode;
The king's repository veil'd with gloom,
The umbrage of a thousand oziers bowed,
The couch of hallowed bones, the grave's asylum,

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