Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

Sidney Lanier Poems

1. To Richard Wagner. 4/6/2010
2. Tyranny. 4/6/2010
3. Remonstrance. 4/6/2010
4. Life And Song. 4/6/2010
5. To: Frau Nannette Falk-Auerbach 1/1/2004
6. Marsh Song -- At Sunset. 4/6/2010
7. The Ship Of Earth. 4/6/2010
8. The Golden Wedding Of Sterling And Sarah Lanier, September 27, 1868. 4/6/2010
9. On Violet's Wafers, Sent Me When I Was Ill 12/31/2002
10. Our Hills 12/31/2002
11. Laus Mariae 12/31/2002
12. Individuality. 4/6/2010
13. On A Palmetto 12/31/2002
14. Under The Cedarcroft Chestnut 12/31/2002
15. Opposition 12/31/2002
16. Sunrise 4/6/2010
17. On Huntingdon's "Miranda" 12/31/2002
18. The Centennial Cantata. 4/6/2010
19. To Dr. Thomas Shearer 12/31/2002
20. Laughter In The Senate 12/31/2002
21. My Springs 12/31/2002
22. The Tournament 12/31/2002
23. Night 12/31/2002
24. To Wilhelmina 12/31/2002
25. How Love Looked For Hell. 4/6/2010
26. Strange Jokes 12/31/2002
27. Jones's Porvate Argyment 12/31/2002
28. To Nannette Falk-Auerbach 12/31/2002
29. The Crystal 12/31/2002
30. To My Class: On Certain Fruits And Flowers Sent Me In Sickness 12/31/2002
31. Nilsson 12/31/2002
32. A Song Of Love 4/6/2010
33. To J. D. H. 12/31/2002
34. The Battle Of Lexington 4/6/2010
35. The Harlequin Of Dreams 12/31/2002
36. To Beethoven 12/31/2002
37. To Charlotte Cushman 12/31/2002
38. The Dove 12/31/2002
39. Ode To The Johns Hopkins University 12/31/2002
40. Nirvana 12/31/2002
Best Poem of Sidney Lanier

A Song Of Eternity In Time

Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
Amazed that any heavens could
Decree to part us, bitterly repining.
My Love, in aimless love and grief,
Reached forth and drew aside a leaf
That just above us played the thief
And stole our starlight that for us was shining.

A star that had remarked her pain
Shone straightway down that leafy lane,
And wrought his image, mirror-plain,
Within a tear that on her lash hung gleaming.
"Thus Time," I cried, "is but a tear
Some one hath wept 'twixt hope and ...

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Laus Mariae

Across the brook of Time man leaping goes
On stepping-stones of epochs, that uprise
Fixed, memorable, midst broad shallow flows
Of neutrals, kill-times, sleeps, indifferencies.
So twixt each morn and night rise salient heaps:
Some cross with but a zigzag, jaded pace
From meal to meal: some with convulsive leaps
Shake the green tussocks of malign disgrace:
And some advance by system and deep art

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