Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Oliver Wendell Holmes Poems

1. The September Gale 12/31/2002
2. A Rhymed Lesson (Urania) 4/6/2010
3. A Sentiment Offered At The Dinner To H. I. H. The Prince Napoleon 4/6/2010
4. A Song. For The Centennial Celebration Of Harvard College 4/6/2010
5. After A Lecture On Keats 4/6/2010
6. After A Lecture On Moore 4/6/2010
7. After A Lecture On Shelley 4/6/2010
8. After A Lecture On Wordsworth 4/6/2010
9. A Welcome To Dr. Benjamin Apthorp Gould 4/6/2010
10. An Appeal For 4/6/2010
11. An Impromptu - Ii 4/6/2010
12. An Old-Year Song 4/6/2010
13. At A Birthday Festival 4/6/2010
14. At A Dinner To Admiral Farragut 4/6/2010
15. At A Meeting Of Friends 4/6/2010
16. At The 4/6/2010
17. At The Banquet To The Japanese Embassy 4/6/2010
18. At The Close Of A Course Of Lectures 4/6/2010
19. At The Papyrus Club 4/6/2010
20. Avis 4/6/2010
21. Benjamin Peirce 4/6/2010
22. Birthday Of Daniel Webster 4/6/2010
23. At The Unitarian Festival 4/6/2010
24. But One Talent 4/6/2010
25. Even-Song 4/6/2010
26. Fantasia 4/6/2010
27. Farewell To J. R. Lowell 4/6/2010
28. For The Centennial Dinner 4/6/2010
29. For The Commemoration Services 4/6/2010
30. For The Dedication Of The New City Library, Boston 4/6/2010
31. For The Fair In Aid Of The Fund To Procure Ball’s Statue Of Washington 4/6/2010
32. For The Meeting Of The National Sanitary Association 4/6/2010
33. For The Window In St. Margaret’s 4/6/2010
34. For Whittier’s Seventieth Birthday 4/6/2010
35. Francis Parkman 4/6/2010
36. Freedom Or Queen 4/6/2010
37. From A Bachelor’s Private Journal 4/6/2010
38. For Class Meeting 4/6/2010
39. Grandmother's Story Of Bunker Hill Battle (As She Saw It From The Belfry) 4/6/2010
40. H. C. M. H. S. J. K. W. 4/6/2010
Best Poem of Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sun And Shadow

As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
Yon bark, that afar in the distance is seen,
Half dreaming, my eyes will pursue:
Now dark in the shadow, she scatters the spray
As the chaff in the stroke of the flail;
Now white as the sea-gull, she flies on her way,
The sun gleaming bright on her sail.

Yet her pilot is thinking of dangers to shun,--
Of breakers that whiten and roar;
How little he cares, if in shadow or ...

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The Two Streams

Behold the rocky wall
That down its sloping sides
Pours the swift rain-drops, blending, as they fall,
In rushing river-tides!
Yon stream, whose sources run
Turned by a pebble's edge,
Is Athabasca, rolling toward the sun
Through the cleft mountain-ledge.
The slender rill had strayed,

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