John Hay

(8 October 1838 – 1 July 1905 / Salem, Indiana)

Poems of John Hay

1. A Challenge 1/4/2003
2. A Dream of Bric-a-brac 1/4/2003
3. A Haunted Room 1/4/2003
4. A Phylactery 1/4/2003
5. A Prayer in Thessaly 1/4/2003
6. A Triumph of Order 1/4/2003
7. A Winter Night 1/4/2003
8. A Woman's Love 1/4/2003
9. Accidents 1/4/2003
10. After You, Pilot 1/4/2003
11. Atavism 1/4/2003
12. Banty Tim 1/4/2003
13. Benoni Dunn 1/4/2003
14. Blondine 1/4/2003
15. Boudoir Prophecies 1/4/2003
16. Centennial 1/4/2003
17. Christine 1/4/2003
18. Compensation 1/4/2003
19. Distichs 1/4/2003
20. Dreams 1/4/2003

Atavism

O beauteous daughter of a mighty race!
In thy fair features and thy radiant eyes
Like bright clouds floating over brighter skies
The shadows of a glorious past we trace.
Framed in the oval of thy perfect face
Flit the pale belles of bygone centuries;
A hint of lawgivers and jurists lies
In that pure brow where strength is wed with grace.
And looking on thy profile's symmetry

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