Charlotte Mary Mew
A Farewell by Charlotte Mary Mew

A Farewell by Charlotte Mary Mew

Remember me and smile, as smiling too, I have remembered things that went their way-- The dolls with which I grew too wise to play-- Or over-wise--kissed, as children do, And so ...

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The Changeling by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Changeling by Charlotte Mary Mew

Toll no bell for me, dear Father dear Mother, Waste no sighs;There are my sisters, there is my little brotherWho plays in the place called Paradise,Your children all, your ...

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On The Road To The Sea by Charlotte Mary Mew

On The Road To The Sea by Charlotte Mary Mew

We passed each other, turned and stopped for half an hour, then went our way,I who make other women smile did not make you--But no man can move mountains in a day.So this hard ...

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I So Liked Spring by Charlotte Mary Mew

I So Liked Spring by Charlotte Mary Mew

I so liked Spring last yearBecause you were here;-The thrushes too-Because it was these you so liked to hear-I so liked you.This year's a different thing,-I'll not think of ...

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June, 1915 by Charlotte Mary Mew

June, 1915 by Charlotte Mary Mew

Who thinks of June's first rose today?Only some child, perhaps, with shining eyes andrough bright hair will reach it down.In a green sunny lane, to us almost as far awayAs are the ...

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Absence by Charlotte Mary Mew

Absence by Charlotte Mary Mew

Sometimes I know the wayYou walk, up over the bay;It is a wind from that far seaThat blows the fragrance of your hair to me. Or in this garden when the breezeTouches my treesTo ...

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In The Fields by Charlotte Mary Mew

In The Fields by Charlotte Mary Mew

Lord when I look at lovely things which pass,Under old trees the shadow of young leavesDancing to please the wind along the grass,Or the gold stillness of the August sun on the ...

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In Nunhead Cemetary by Charlotte Mary Mew

In Nunhead Cemetary by Charlotte Mary Mew

It is the clay what makes the earth stick to his spade;He fills in holes like this year after year;The others have gone; they were tired, and half afraidBut I would rather be ...

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The Trees Are Down by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Trees Are Down by Charlotte Mary Mew

and he cried with a loud voice: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees - Revelation They are cutting down the great plane-trees at the end of the gardens.For days ...

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The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Farmer’s Bride by Charlotte Mary Mew

Three summers since I chose a maid,Too young maybe-but more's to doAt harvest-time that a bide and woo.When us was wed she turned afraidOf love and me and all things human;Like ...

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Monsieur Qui Passe by Charlotte Mary Mew

Monsieur Qui Passe by Charlotte Mary Mew

A purple blot against the dead white doorIn my friend's rooms, bathed in their vile pink light,I had not noticed her beforeShe snatched my eyes and threw them back to me:She did ...

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The Cenotaph by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Cenotaph by Charlotte Mary Mew

Not yet will those measureless fields be green againWhere only yesterday the wild sweet blood of wonderful youth was shed;There is a grave whose earth must hold too long, too deep ...

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My Heart Is Lame by Charlotte Mary Mew

My Heart Is Lame by Charlotte Mary Mew

My heart is lame with running after yours so fastSuch a long way,Shall we walk slowly home, looking at all the things we passedPerhaps to-day? Home down the quiet evening roads ...

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Pecheresse by Charlotte Mary Mew

Pecheresse by Charlotte Mary Mew

Down the long quay the slow boats glide, While here and there a house looms white Against the gloom of the waterside, And some high window throws a light As they sail out into the ...

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A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mary Mew

A Quoi Bon Dire by Charlotte Mary Mew

Seventeen years ago you saidSomething that sounded like Good-bye;And everybody thinks that you are dead,But I. So I, as I grow stiff and coldTo this and that say Good-bye too;And ...

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The Peddler by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Peddler by Charlotte Mary Mew

Lend me, a little while, the keyThat locks your heavy heart, and I'll give you back--Rarer than books and ribbons and beads bright to see, This little Key of Dreams out of my ...

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Sea Love by Charlotte Mary Mew

Sea Love by Charlotte Mary Mew

Tide be runnin' the great world over:'Twas only last June month I mind that weWas thinkin' the toss and the call in the breast of the loverSo everlastin' as the sea.Heer's the ...

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Moorland Night by Charlotte Mary Mew

Moorland Night by Charlotte Mary Mew

My face is against the grass - the moorland grass is wet - My eyes are shut against the grass, against my lips there are the little blades, Over my head the curlews call, And now ...

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Ken by Charlotte Mary Mew

Ken by Charlotte Mary Mew

The town is old and very steep A place of bells and cloisters and grey towers,And black-clad people walking in their sleep— A nun, a priest, a woman taking flowers To ...

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I Have Been Through The Gates by Charlotte Mary Mew

I Have Been Through The Gates by Charlotte Mary Mew

His heart to me, was a place of palaces and pinnacles and shining towers;I saw it then as we see things in dreams,--I do not remember how long I slept;I remember the tress, and ...

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The Voice by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Voice by Charlotte Mary Mew

From our low seat beside the fire Where we have dozed and dreamed, and watched the glow Or raked the ashes, stooping so We scarcely saw the sun and rain Through the small ...

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From A Window by Charlotte Mary Mew

From A Window by Charlotte Mary Mew

Up here, with June, the sycamore throwsAcross the window a whispering screen;I shall miss the sycamore more I suppose,Than anything else on this earth that is out in green.But I ...

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The Call by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Call by Charlotte Mary Mew

From our low seat beside the fireWhere we have dozed and dreamed and watched the glowOr raked the ashes, stopping soWe scarcely saw the sun or rainAbove, or looked much higherThan ...

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The Road To Kerity by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Road To Kerity by Charlotte Mary Mew

Do you remember the two old people we passed on the road to Kerity, Resting their sack on the stones, by the drenched wayside,Looking at us with their lightless eyes through the ...

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Madeline In Church by Charlotte Mary Mew

Madeline In Church by Charlotte Mary Mew

Here, in the darkness, where this plaster saint Stands nearer than God stands to our distress,And one small candle shines, but not so faint As the far lights of ...

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Not For That City by Charlotte Mary Mew

Not For That City by Charlotte Mary Mew

Not for that city of the level sun, Its golden streets and glittering gates ablaze— The shadeless, sleepless city of white days,White nights, or nights and days that are ...

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Fin De Fete by Charlotte Mary Mew

Fin De Fete by Charlotte Mary Mew

Sweetheart, for such a day One mustn't grudge the score;Here, then, it's all to pay, It's Good-night at the door. Good-night and good dreams to you,— Do you remember ...

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Fame by Charlotte Mary Mew

Fame by Charlotte Mary Mew

Sometimes in the over-heated house, but not for long, Smirking and speaking rather loud, I see myself among the crowd,Where no one fits the singer to his song,Or sifts the ...

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Song by Charlotte Mary Mew

Song by Charlotte Mary Mew

Love love to-day, my dear Love is not always here Wise maids know how soon grows sere The greenest leaf of Spring. But no man knoweth Whither it goeth When the wind bloweth So ...

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The Forest Road by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Forest Road by Charlotte Mary Mew

The forest road, The infinite straight road stretching away World without end: the breathless road between the walls Of the black listening trees: the hushed, grey road Beyond the ...

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The Sunlit House by Charlotte Mary Mew

The Sunlit House by Charlotte Mary Mew

White, through the gate it gleamed and slept In shattered sunshine. The parched garden flowers Their scarlet petals from the beds unswept Like children unloved and ill-kept ...

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