Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

1. The Charge 9/9/2013
2. Tristram And Iseult 4/2/2010
3. The Church Of Brou 4/2/2010
4. Revolutions 4/2/2010
5. The Better Part 4/2/2010
6. The Good Shepherd With The Kid 4/2/2010
7. Saint Brandan 4/2/2010
8. Youth's Agitations 4/2/2010
9. Epilogue To Lessing's Laocooen 4/2/2010
10. Geist's Grave 4/2/2010
11. Kaiser Dead 4/2/2010
12. Mycerinus 5/6/2001
13. Obermann Once More 5/6/2001
14. The Strayed Reveller 12/31/2002
15. Austerity Of Poetry 4/2/2010
16. Stanzas From The Grande Chartreuse 5/6/2001
17. Philomela 5/6/2001
18. Worldly Place 5/6/2001
19. To A Republican Friend 12/31/2002
20. The Song Of Empedocles 1/13/2003
21. The Song Of Callicles 12/31/2002
22. Youth And Calm 5/6/2001
23. The Pagan World 12/31/2002
24. Human Life 4/2/2010
25. Palladium 5/6/2001
26. Cadmus And Harmonia 5/6/2001
27. Progress 1/1/2004
28. West London 12/31/2002
29. Apollo Musagetes 5/6/2001
30. Requiescat 5/6/2001
31. Rugby Chapel 5/6/2001
32. Quiet Work 5/6/2001
33. Thyrsis A Monody 5/6/2001
34. Shakespeare 5/6/2001
35. Bacchanalia 1/3/2003
36. Consolation 5/6/2001
37. Morality 5/6/2001
38. The Forsaken Merman 5/6/2001
39. To A Friend 12/31/2002
40. Desire 4/2/2010
Best Poem of Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach

The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand,
Glimmering and vast, out in the tranquil bay.
Come to the window, sweet is the night-air!
Only, from the long line of spray
Where the sea meets the moon-blanch'd land,
Listen! you hear the grating roar
Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling,
At their return, up the high strand,
Begin, and cease, and then again begin,
With tremulous cadence slow, and bring
The eternal note of sadness ...

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East London

'Twas August, and the fierce sun overhead
Smote on the squalid streets of Bethnal Green,
And the pale weaver, through his windows seen
In Spitalfields, looked thrice dispirited.
I met a preacher there I knew, and said:
"Ill and o'erworked, how fare you in this scene?" -
"Bravely!" said he; "for I of late have been
Much cheered with thoughts of Christ, the living bread."
O human soul! as long as thou canst so

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