Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

Thomas Hood Poems

1. I Remember, I Remember 12/31/2002
2. November 12/31/2002
3. Gold! 1/3/2003
4. A Lake And A Fairy Boat 1/3/2003
5. The Song of the Shirt 12/31/2002
6. Silence 12/31/2002
7. Past and Present 1/3/2003
8. Faithless Nelly Gray 1/3/2003
9. Flowers 1/3/2003
10. No! 1/3/2003
11. The Bridge of Sighs 12/31/2002
12. Faithless Sally Brown 12/31/2002
13. Death 12/31/2002
14. Christmas Holidays 12/31/2002
15. Autumn 12/31/2002
16. Fair Ines 12/31/2002
17. Allegory 12/31/2002
18. Allegory: A Moral Vehicle 1/3/2003
19. A Parental Ode to My Son, Aged 3 Years and 5 months 4/5/2010
20. Time of Roses 12/31/2002

The Song of the Shirt

The Song of the Shirt

With fingers weary and worn,
With eyelids heavy and red,
A woman sat, in unwomanly rags,
Plying her needle and thread--
Stitch! stitch! stitch!
In poverty, hunger, and dirt,
And still with a voice of dolorous pitch

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