Archibald Lampman
Heat by Archibald Lampman

Heat by Archibald Lampman

From plains that reel to southward, dim, The road runs by me white and bare; Up the steep hill it seems to swim Beyond, and melt into the glare. Upward half-way, or it ...

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A Niagara Landscape by Archibald Lampman

A Niagara Landscape by Archibald Lampman

Heavy with haze that merges and melts free Into the measureless depth on either hand, The full day rests upon the luminous land In one long noon of golden reverie. Now ...

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To A Millionaire by Archibald Lampman

To A Millionaire by Archibald Lampman

The world in gloom and splendour passes by, And thou in the midst of it with brows that gleam, A creature of that old distorted dream That makes the sound of life an evil ...

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A Vision Of Twilight by Archibald Lampman

A Vision Of Twilight by Archibald Lampman

By a void and soundless riverOn the outer edge of space,Where the body comes not ever,But the absent dream hath place,Stands a city, tall and quiet,And its air is sweet and ...

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In October by Archibald Lampman

In October by Archibald Lampman

Along the waste, a great way off, the pines,Like tall slim priests of storm, stand up and barThe low long strip of dolorous red that linesThe under west, where wet winds moan ...

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Among The Millet by Archibald Lampman

Among The Millet by Archibald Lampman

The dew is gleaming in the grass,The morning hours are seven,And I am fain to watch you pass,Ye soft white clouds of heaven.Ye stray and gather, part and fold;The wind alone can ...

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Winter-Solitude by Archibald Lampman

Winter-Solitude by Archibald Lampman

I saw the city's towers on a luminous pale-gray sky; Beyond them a hill of the softest mistiest green, With naught but frost and the coming of night between, And a long ...

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A Prayer by Archibald Lampman

A Prayer by Archibald Lampman

Oh earth, oh dewy mother, breathe on usSomething of all thy beauty and thy might,Us that are part of day, but most of night,Not strong like thee, but ever burdened thusWith glooms ...

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Voices Of Earth by Archibald Lampman

Voices Of Earth by Archibald Lampman

We have not heard the music of the spheres, The song of star to star, but there are sounds More deep than human joy and human tears, That Nature uses in her common rounds; The ...

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Winter Evening by Archibald Lampman

Winter Evening by Archibald Lampman

To-night the very horses springing by Toss gold from whitened nostrils. In a dream The streets that narrow to the westward gleam Like rows of golden palaces; and high From all ...

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Abu Midjan by Archibald Lampman

Abu Midjan by Archibald Lampman

Underneath a tree at noontideAbu Midjan sits distressed,Fetters on his wrists and ancles,And his chin upon his breast;For the Emir's guard had taken,As they passed from line to ...

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A January Morning by Archibald Lampman

A January Morning by Archibald Lampman

The glittering roofs are still with frost; each worn Black chimney builds into the quiet sky Its curling pile to crumble silently. Far out to westward on the edge of morn, ...

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A Night Of Storm by Archibald Lampman

A Night Of Storm by Archibald Lampman

Oh city, whom grey stormy hands have sown,With restless drift, scarce broken now of any,Out of the dark thy windows dim and manyGleam red across the storm. Sound is there ...

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A Ballade Of Waiting by Archibald Lampman

A Ballade Of Waiting by Archibald Lampman

No girdle hath weaver or goldsmith wroughtSo rich as the arms of my love can be;No gems with a lovelier lustre fraughtThan her eyes, when they answer me liquidly.Dear lady of ...

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The City At The End Of Things by Archibald Lampman

The City At The End Of Things by Archibald Lampman

Beside the pounding cataracts Of midnight streams unknown to us 'Tis builded in the leafless tracts And valleys huge of Tartarus. Lurid and lofty and vast it seems; It ...

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In November (1) by Archibald Lampman

In November (1) by Archibald Lampman

The leafless forests slowly yield To the thick-driving snow. A little while And night shall darken down. In shouting file The woodmen's carts go by me homeward-wheeled, ...

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An Athenian Reverie by Archibald Lampman

An Athenian Reverie by Archibald Lampman

How the returning days, one after one,Came ever in their rhythmic round, unchanged,Yet from each looped robe for every manSome new thing falls. Happy is heWho fronts them without ...

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Winter Uplands by Archibald Lampman

Winter Uplands by Archibald Lampman

The frost that stings like fire upon my cheek, The loneliness of this forsaken ground, The long white drift upon whose powdered peak I sit in the great silence as one bound; ...

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In November (2) by Archibald Lampman

In November (2) by Archibald Lampman

With loitering step and quiet eye, Beneath the low November sky, I wandered in the woods, and found A clearing, where the broken ground Was scattered with black stumps ...

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An Ode To The Hills by Archibald Lampman

An Ode To The Hills by Archibald Lampman

AEons ago ye were,Before the struggling changeful race of manWrought into being, ere the tragic stirOf human toil and deep desire began:So shall ye still remain,Lords of an elder ...

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An October Sunset by Archibald Lampman

An October Sunset by Archibald Lampman

One moment, the slim cloudflakes seem to leanWith their sad sunward faces aureoled,And longing lips set downward brighteningTo take the last sweet hand kiss of the king,Gone down ...

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The Growth Of Love Xi by Archibald Lampman

The Growth Of Love Xi by Archibald Lampman

XI Beloved, those who moan of love's brief day Shall find but little grace with me, I guess, Who know too well this passion's tenderness To deem that it shall lightly ...

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After Rain by Archibald Lampman

After Rain by Archibald Lampman

For three whole days across the sky,In sullen packs that loomed and broke,With flying fringes dim as smoke,The columns of the rain went by;At every hour the wind awoke;The ...

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The Truth by Archibald Lampman

The Truth by Archibald Lampman

Friend, though thy soul should burn thee, yet be stillThoughts were not meant for strife, nor tongues for swords,He that sees clear is gentlest of his words,And that's not truth ...

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Among The Orchards by Archibald Lampman

Among The Orchards by Archibald Lampman

Already in the dew-wrapped vineyards dryDense weights of heat press down. The large bright dropsShrink in the leaves. From dark acacia topsThe nuthatch flings his short reiterate ...

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Personality by Archibald Lampman

Personality by Archibald Lampman

O differing human heart,Why is it that I tremble when thine eyes,Thy human eyes and beautiful human speech,Draw me, and stir within my soulThat subtle ineradicable longingFor ...

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Winter Break by Archibald Lampman

Winter Break by Archibald Lampman

All day between high-curded clouds the sunShone down like summer on the steaming planks.The long, bright icicles in dwindling ranksDripped from the murmuring eaves till one by ...

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Among The Timothy by Archibald Lampman

Among The Timothy by Archibald Lampman

Long hours ago, while yet the morn was blithe,Nor sharp athirst had drunk the beaded dew,A reaper came, and swung his cradled scytheAround this stump, and, shearing slowly, ...

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Solitude by Archibald Lampman

Solitude by Archibald Lampman

How still it is here in the woods. The treesStand motionless, as if they did not dareTo stir, lest it should break the spell. The airHangs quiet as spaces in a marble frieze.Even ...

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An Impression by Archibald Lampman

An Impression by Archibald Lampman

I heard the city time-bells callFar off in hollow towers,And one by one with measured fallCount out the old dead hours;I felt the march, the silent pressOf time, and held my ...

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An Autumn Landscape by Archibald Lampman

An Autumn Landscape by Archibald Lampman

No wind there is that either pipes or moans;The fields are cold and still; the skyIs covered with a blue-gray sheetOf motionless cloud; and at my feetThe river, curling softly ...

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Midnight by Archibald Lampman

Midnight by Archibald Lampman

From where I sit, I see the stars, And down the chilly floor The moon between the frozen bars Is glimmering dim and hoar. Without in many a peaked mound The ...

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Morning On The Lievre by Archibald Lampman

Morning On The Lievre by Archibald Lampman

Far above us where a jay Screams his matins to the day, Capped with gold and amethyst, Like a vapor from the forge Of a giant somewhere hid, Out of hearing of the clang ...

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A Re-Assurance by Archibald Lampman

A Re-Assurance by Archibald Lampman

With what doubting eyes, oh sparrow,Thou regardest me,Underneath yon spray of yarrow,Dipping cautiously.Fear me not, oh little sparrow,Bathe and never fear,For to me both pool and ...

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Alcyone by Archibald Lampman

Alcyone by Archibald Lampman

In the silent depth of space,Immeasurably old, immeasurably far,Glittering with a silver flameThrough eternity,Rolls a great and burning star,With a noble name,Alcyone!In the ...

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Amor Vitae by Archibald Lampman

Amor Vitae by Archibald Lampman

I love the warm bare earth and allThat works and dreams thereon:I love the seasons yet to fall:I love the ages gone,The valleys with the sheeted grain,The river's smiling ...

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We Too Shall Sleep by Archibald Lampman

We Too Shall Sleep by Archibald Lampman

Not, not for thee,Beloved child, the burning grasp of lifeShall bruise the tender soul. The noise, and strife,And clamor of midday thou shalt not see;But wrapped for ever in thy ...

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Snowbirds by Archibald Lampman

Snowbirds by Archibald Lampman

Along the narrow sandy heightI watch them swiftly come and go,Or round the leafless wood,Like flurries of wind-driven snow,Revolving in perpetual flight,A changing ...

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Evening by Archibald Lampman

Evening by Archibald Lampman

From upland slopes I see the cows file by, Lowing, great-chested, down the homeward trail, By dusking fields and meadows shining pale With moon-tipped dandelions. Flickering ...

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A Song by Archibald Lampman

A Song by Archibald Lampman

Oh night and sleep,Ye are so soft and deep,I am so weary, come ye soon to me.Oh hours that creep,With so much time to weep,I am so tired, can ye no swifter be?Come, night, ...

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Life And Nature by Archibald Lampman

Life And Nature by Archibald Lampman

I passed through the gates of the city,The streets were strange and still,Through the doors of the open churchesThe organs were moaning shrill.Through the doors and the great high ...

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Distance by Archibald Lampman

Distance by Archibald Lampman

To the distance! Ah, the distance!Blue and broad and dim!Peace is not in burgh or meadow,But beyond the rim.Aye, beyond it, far beyond it;Follow still my soul,Till this earth is ...

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A Sunset At Les Eboulements by Archibald Lampman

A Sunset At Les Eboulements by Archibald Lampman

Broad shadows fall. On all the mountain side The scythe-swept fields are silent. Slowly home By the long beach the high-piled hay-carts come, Splashing the pale salt shallows. ...

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The Woodcutter’s Hut by Archibald Lampman

The Woodcutter’s Hut by Archibald Lampman

Far up in the wild and wintery hills in the heart of the cliff-brokenwoods,Where the mounded drifts lie soft and deep in the noiseless solitudes,The hut of the lonely woodcutter ...

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The Frogs by Archibald Lampman

The Frogs by Archibald Lampman

I1. Breathers of wisdom won without a quest,. Quaint uncouth dreamers, voices high and strange;. Flutists of lands where beauty hath no change,. And wintry grief is a ...

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A Forecast by Archibald Lampman

A Forecast by Archibald Lampman

What days await this woman, whose strange feetBreathe spells, whose presence makes men dream like wine,Tall, free and slender as the forest pine,Whose form is moulded music, ...

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Perfect Love by Archibald Lampman

Perfect Love by Archibald Lampman

Beloved, those who moan of love's brief dayShall find but little grace with me, I guess,Who know too well this passion's tendernessTo deem that it shall lightly pass away,A ...

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The Sweetness Of Life by Archibald Lampman

The Sweetness Of Life by Archibald Lampman

It fell on a day I was happy,And the winds, the concave sky,The flowers and the beasts in the meadowSeemed happy even as I;And I stretched my hands to the meadow,To the bird, the ...

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April by Archibald Lampman

April by Archibald Lampman

Pale season, watcher in unvexed suspense,Still priestess of the patient middle day,Betwixt wild March's humored petulanceAnd the warm wooing of green kirtled May,Maid month of ...

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Winter Hue’s Recalled by Archibald Lampman

Winter Hue’s Recalled by Archibald Lampman

Life is not all for effort: there are hours,When fancy breaks from the exacting will,And rebel though takes schoolboy's holiday,Rejoicing in its idle strength. 'Tis then,And only ...

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