Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Poems of Thomas Hardy

1. "Between Us Now" 1/4/2003
2. "How Great My Grief" (Triolet) 1/4/2003
3. "I Have Lived With Shades" 1/4/2003
4. "I Said to Love" 1/4/2003
5. [Greek Title] 1/4/2003
6. A Broken Appointment 1/3/2003
7. A Christmas Ghost Story. 1/1/2004
8. A Circular 4/10/2010
9. A Commonplace Day 1/4/2003
10. A Confession To A Friend in Trouble 12/31/2002
11. A Death-Day Recalled 4/10/2010
12. A Dream Or No 4/10/2010
13. A Jog-Trot Pair 4/10/2010
14. A King's Soliloquy [On the Night of His Funeral] 4/10/2010
15. A Man (In Memory of H. of M.) 1/4/2003
16. A Meeting With Despair 12/31/2002
17. A Poet 4/10/2010
18. A Sign-Seeker 12/31/2002
19. A Spot 1/4/2003
20. A Thunderstorm in Town 1/3/2003

The Problem

Shall we conceal the Case, or tell it -
   We who believe the evidence?
   Here and there the watch-towers knell it
   With a sullen significance,
Heard of the few who hearken intently and carry an eagerly upstrained
sense.

   Hearts that are happiest hold not by it;
   Better we let, then, the old view reign;

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