Thomas Sturge Moore
Thomas Sturge Moore Poems
- Silence Sings SO faint, no ear is sure it hears, So faint ...
- Idleness O idleness, too fond of me, Begone, I know and hate...
- Renaissance O happy soul, forget thy self! This that has ...
- The Dying Swan O SILVER-THROATED Swan Struck, struck! A ...
- The Rower's Chant ROW till the land dip 'neath The sea from...
- A Duet 'FLOWERS nodding gaily, scent in air, Flowers posied,...
- Aforetime Dear exile from the hurrying crowd, At work I muse...
Thomas Sturge Moore (March 4, 1870– July 18, 1944) was an English poet, author and artist. He was born on 4 March 1870 and was educated at Dulwich College, the Croydon Art School and Lambeth Art School. He was a long-term friend and correspondent of W. B. Yeats. He was also a playwright, writing a Medea influenced by Yeats' drama and the Japanese Noh style.
Sturge Moore was a prolific poet and his subjects included, morality, art and the spirit. His first pamphlet, Two Poems, was printed privately in 1893 and his first book of verse, The Vinedresser, was published in 1899. His love for poetry lead him to become an active member of the Poetry Recital Society. His first (of 31) ... more »
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SO faint, no ear is sure it hears,
So faint and far;
So vast that very near appears
My voice, both here and in each star
Unmeasured leagues do bridge between;
Like that which on a face is seen
Where secrets are;
Sweeping, like veils of lofty balm,
O'er desert sand, o'er ocean calm,
I am wherever is not sound;
And, goddess of the truthful face,
My beauty doth instill its grace
That joy abound.