Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Matthew Arnold Poems

1. Too Late 7/24/2015
2. The Charge 9/9/2013
3. The Good Shepherd With The Kid 4/2/2010
4. Tristram And Iseult 4/2/2010
5. The Church Of Brou 4/2/2010
6. Saint Brandan 4/2/2010
7. Youth's Agitations 4/2/2010
8. Epilogue To Lessing's Laocooen 4/2/2010
9. Kaiser Dead 4/2/2010
10. Geist's Grave 4/2/2010
11. Mycerinus 5/6/2001
12. Obermann Once More 5/6/2001
13. The Strayed Reveller 12/31/2002
14. The Better Part 4/2/2010
15. To A Republican Friend 12/31/2002
16. Stanzas From The Grande Chartreuse 5/6/2001
17. Worldly Place 5/6/2001
18. The Song Of Empedocles 1/13/2003
19. Philomela 5/6/2001
20. The Song Of Callicles 12/31/2002
21. Youth And Calm 5/6/2001
22. West London 12/31/2002
23. Palladium 5/6/2001
24. Cadmus And Harmonia 5/6/2001
25. Austerity Of Poetry 4/2/2010
26. Thyrsis A Monody 5/6/2001
27. Human Life 4/2/2010
28. The Voice 12/31/2002
29. The Pagan World 12/31/2002
30. Apollo Musagetes 5/6/2001
31. Morality 5/6/2001
32. Sohrab And Rustum 12/31/2002
33. Progress 1/1/2004
34. Shakespeare 5/6/2001
35. Quiet Work 5/6/2001
36. Revolutions 4/2/2010
37. To Marguerite: Continued 1/3/2003
38. Consolation 5/6/2001
39. The Forsaken Merman 5/6/2001
40. To A Friend 12/31/2002
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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