Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Louise Imogen Guiney Poems

1. The Vigil-At-Arms 1/3/2003
2. Among The Flags 1/3/2003
3. Of Joan's Youth 1/3/2003
4. A Friend's Song For Simoisius 1/3/2003
5. Peter Rugg The Bostonian 1/3/2003
6. Irish Peasant Song 1/4/2003
7. Brook Farm 1/3/2003
8. Saint Florent-Le-Vieil 1/3/2003
9. In The Reading-Room Of The British Museum 1/3/2003
10. Nocturne 1/3/2003
11. A Footnote To A Famous Lyric 4/15/2010
12. The Atoning Yesterday 1/3/2003
13. Sanctuary 4/15/2010
14. Valse Jeune 4/15/2010
15. Borderlands 5/26/2015
16. Sunday Chimes In The City 1/3/2003
17. The Lights Of London 1/3/2003
18. On First Entering Westminster Abbey 1/3/2003
19. Friendship Broken 1/3/2003
20. Martyr’s Memorial 4/15/2010
21. Summum Bonum 1/3/2003
22. Tryste Noel 1/4/2003
23. A Seventeenth-Century Song 1/3/2003
24. A Song Of The Lilac 1/3/2003
25. Pax Paganica 4/15/2010
26. A Salutation 1/3/2003
27. Ode For A Master Mariner Ashore 4/15/2010
28. Open, Time 1/3/2003
29. The Wild Ride 1/3/2003
30. The Kings 1/4/2003
Best Poem of Louise Imogen Guiney

The Kings

A man said unto his Angel:
"My spirits are fallen low,
And I cannot carry this battle:
O brother! where might I go?

"The terrible Kings are on me
With spears that are deadly bright;
Against me so from the cradle
Do fate and my fathers fight."

Then said to the man his Angel:
"Thou wavering, witless soul,
Back to the ranks! What matter
To win or to lose the whole,

"As judged by the little judges
Who hearken not well, nor see?
Not thus, by the outer issue,
The Wise shall interpret thee.

"Thy will is the sovereign ...

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The Vigil-At-Arms

Keep holy watch with silence, prayer, and fasting
Till morning break, and all the bugles play;
Unto the One aware from everlasting
Dear are the winners: thou art more than they.

Forth from this peace on manhood's way thou goest,
Flushed with resolve, and radiant in mail;
Blessing supreme for men unborn thou sowest,
O knight elect! O soul ordained to fail!

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