James Thomson

[Bysshe Vanolis] (23 November 1834 - 3 June 1882 / Port Glasgow, Scotland)

James Thomson Poems

1. The City of Dreadful Night 1/3/2003
2. William Blake 1/3/2003
3. The Fire That Filled My Heart of Old 1/3/2003
4. Once in a Saintly Passion 1/3/2003
5. Approach to St. Paul's 1/3/2003
6. Art 1/3/2003
7. Suggested by Matthew Arnold's Stanzas 1/3/2003
8. Two Sonnets 1/3/2003
9. Gifts 1/3/2003
10. A Song of Sighing 1/3/2003
11. For I Must Sing of All I Feel and Know 1/3/2003
12. Philosophy 1/3/2003
13. Day 1/3/2003
14. The Vine 1/3/2003
15. Two Lovers 1/3/2003
16. L'Ancien Regime 1/3/2003
17. Night 1/3/2003
18. In the Train 1/3/2003
19. Mater Tenebrarum 1/3/2003
20. In a Christian Churchyard 1/3/2003

Two Lovers

Their eyes met; flashed an instant like swift swords
That leapt unparring to each other's heart,
Jarring convulsion through the inmost chords;
Then fell, for they had fully done their part.

She, in the manner of her folk unveiled,
Might have been veiled for all he saw of her;
Those sudden eyes, from which he reeled and quailed;
The old life dead, no new life yet astir.

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