Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

1. A Familiar Letter 12/31/2002
2. Sun and Shadow 12/31/2002
3. The Boys 12/31/2002
4. The Iron Gate 12/31/2002
5. Old Ironsides 1/1/2004
6. A Parody on “A Psalm of Life” 5/24/2003
7. The Flower of Liberty 12/31/2002
8. The Last Leaf 12/31/2002
9. The Chambered Nautilus 12/31/2002
10. The Height of the Ridiculous 12/31/2002
11. Contentment 12/31/2002
12. The Deacon's Masterpiece Or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay": A Logical Story 1/13/2003
13. A Farewell to Agassiz 12/31/2002
14. Cacoethes Scribendi 1/1/2004
15. Dorothy Q. 12/31/2002
16. Martha 12/31/2002
17. The Dorchester Giant 12/31/2002
18. My Aviary 12/31/2002
19. Under the Violets 12/31/2002
20. Brother Jonathan's Lament 12/31/2002

The Last Leaf

I saw him once before,
As he passed by the door,
And again
The pavement stones resound,
As he totters o'er the ground
With his cane.

They say that in his prime,
Ere the pruning-knife of Time

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