Classical Poems

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Grace Paley poet When I Was Asked How I Could Leave Vermont In The Middle O.. by Grace Paley
I did not want to be dependent on autumn
I wanted to miss it for once dropp into
5.91 1
Queen Elizabeth I poet When I Was Fair And Young by Queen Elizabeth I
When I was fair and young, then favor graced me.
Of many was I sought their mistress for to be.
5.08 2
Johannes Ewald poet When I Was Ill by Johannes Ewald
Beatus ille, qui procul negotiis – Horace:
Happy the man, who far from life’s allure
0.00 0
Henry Lawson poet When I Was King by Henry Lawson
The second time I lived on earth
Was several hundred years ago;
5.33 0
Alfred Edward Housman poet When I Was One-And-Twenty by Alfred Edward Housman
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
6.51 4
Jens Baggesen poet When I Was Small by Jens Baggesen
There was a time when I was very small
A mere two feet was all I measured then;
0.00 0
Emily Dickinson poet When I Was Small, A Woman Died by Emily Dickinson
When I was small, a Woman died—
5.50 1
Lesbia Harford poet When I Was Still A Child by Lesbia Harford
When I was still a child
I thought my love would be
5.24 0
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe poet When I Was Still A Youthful Wight by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
WHEN I was still a youthful wight,
So full of enjoyment and merry,
5.51 0
Patrick Barrington poet When I Was Young And Ignorant by Patrick Barrington
When I was young and ignorant I loved a Miss McDougall,
Our days were spent in happiness, although our means were frugal;
5.56 0
Archie Randolph Ammons poet When I Was Young The Silk by Archie Randolph Ammons
When I was young the silk
of my mind
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Alfred Edward Housman poet When I Watch The Living Meet by Alfred Edward Housman
When I watch the living meet
And the moving pageant file
5.62 0
Dylan Thomas poet When I Woke by Dylan Thomas
When I woke, the town spoke.
Birds and clocks and cross bells
5.71 1
George Meredith poet When I Would Imagine by George Meredith
When I would image her features,
Comes up a shrouded head:
5.12 0
Anna Akhmatova poet When I Write Poems by Anna Akhmatova
When I'm embraced by airy inspiration,
I am a bridge between the sky and earth.
10.00 1
Hayden Carruth poet When I Wrote A Little by Hayden Carruth
poem in the ancient mode for you
that was musical and had old words
10.00 0
Siegfried Sassoon poet When I’m Among A Blaze Of Lights by Siegfried Sassoon
When I’m among a blaze of lights,
With tawdry music and cigars
6.12 2
Bertolt Brecht poet When I'D Reported To The Couple, Thus by Bertolt Brecht
The Augsburger walks with Dante through the hell of the departed. He addresses the inconsolable and reports to them that on earth some things have cha
8.00 0
Ellis Parker Butler poet When Ida Puts Her Armor On by Ellis Parker Butler
When Ida puts her armor on
And draws her trusty blade
5.91 0
Robert Graves poet When I'M Killed by Robert Graves
When I’m killed, don’t think of me
Buried there in Cambrin Wood,
6.08 0
William Shakespeare poet When In Disgrace With Fortune And Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) by William Shakespeare
When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
6.64 5
Mir Babar Ali Anees poet When In Shaam The Caravan Of Widows Arrived by Mir Babar Ali Anees
When in Shaam the caravan of widows arrived
In embarrassment they bowed their heads and cried
0.00 0
Alfred Austin poet When In The Long-Drawn Avenues Of Thought by Alfred Austin
When in the long-drawn avenues of Thought
I halt, and look before me and behind,
5.51 0
Boris Pasternak poet When It Clears Up by Boris Pasternak
The lake is like a giant saucer;
Beyond-a gathering of clouds;
6.29 0
Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall poet When It Is Finished by Marjorie Lowry Christie Pickthall
WHEN it is finished, Father, and we set
The war-stained buckler and the bright blade by,
5.59 0
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