John Hay

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

John Hay Poems

1. A Prayer in Thessaly 1/4/2003
2. A Woman's Love 1/4/2003
3. Dreams 1/4/2003
4. The Enchanted Shirt 1/4/2003
5. A Winter Night 1/4/2003
6. Christine 1/4/2003
7. Distichs 1/4/2003
8. Compensation 1/4/2003
9. When the Boys Come Home 1/4/2003
10. Eros Ephemeris 1/4/2003
11. A Challenge 1/4/2003
12. To Theodore Roosevelt 1/4/2003
13. Student-Song 1/4/2003
14. Night in Venice 1/4/2003
15. Banty Tim 1/4/2003
16. Atavism 1/4/2003
17. After You, Pilot 1/4/2003
18. Benoni Dunn 1/4/2003
19. A Phylactery 1/4/2003
20. Quand Meme 1/4/2003

Quand Meme

I strove, like Israel, with my youth,
And said, Till thou bestow
Upon my life Love's joy and truth,
I will not let thee go.

And sudden on my night there woke
The trouble of the dawn;
Out of the east the red light broke,
To broaden on and on.

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