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. To: Frau Nannette Falk-Auerbach 1/1/2004
5. Life And Song. 4/6/2010
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. The Tournament 12/31/2002
21. Laughter In The Senate 12/31/2002
22. Night 12/31/2002
23. To Wilhelmina 12/31/2002
24. How Love Looked For Hell. 4/6/2010
25. The Stirrup-Cup 12/31/2002
26. Jones's Porvate Argyment 12/31/2002
27. Strange Jokes 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 Marshes Of Glynn 4/6/2010
39. The Dove 12/31/2002
40. Ode To The Johns Hopkins University 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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An Evening Song.

Look off, dear Love, across the sallow sands,
And mark yon meeting of the sun and sea,
How long they kiss in sight of all the lands.
Ah! longer, longer, we.

Now in the sea's red vintage melts the sun,
As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine,
And Cleopatra night drinks all. 'Tis done,
Love, lay thine hand in mine.

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