William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Poems of William Ernest Henley

21. Ballade Made In The Hot Weather 4/12/2010
22. Ballade Of A Toyokuni Colour-Print 4/12/2010
23. Ballade of Dead Actors 1/3/2003
24. Ballade Of Midsummer Days And Nights 4/12/2010
25. Ballade Of Truisms 4/12/2010
26. Ballade Of Youth And Age 4/12/2010
27. Barmaid 1/3/2003
28. Before 4/12/2010
29. Beside The Idle Summer Sea 4/12/2010
30. Between the Dusk of a Summer Night 1/1/2004
31. Blithe Dreams Arise To Greet Us 4/12/2010
32. Bring Her Again, O Western Wind 4/12/2010
33. Casualty 4/12/2010
34. Children: Private Ward 4/12/2010
35. Clinical 4/12/2010
36. Croquis 1/3/2003
37. Crosses And Troubles 4/12/2010
38. Dedication--To My Wife 4/12/2010
39. Dedication--To My Wife 4/12/2010
40. Discharged 4/12/2010

Barmaid

Though, if you ask her name, she says Elise,
Being plain Elizabeth, e'en let it pass,
And own that, if her aspirates take their ease,
She ever makes a point, in washing glass,
Handling the engine, turning taps for tots,
And countering change, and scorning what men say,
Of posing as a dove among the pots,
Nor often gives her dignity away.
Her head's a work of art, and, if her eyes

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