Katharine Tynan
Alienation by Katharine Tynan

Alienation by Katharine Tynan

For the first time since he was bornHer son, her rose without a thorn,They are at variance, they who wereAlways such closest friends and dear.Another face is in his dreamsUnder ...

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Quiet Eyes by Katharine Tynan

Quiet Eyes by Katharine Tynan

The boys come home, come home from war,With quiet eyes for quiet things --A child, a lamb, a flower, a star,A bird that softly sings.Young faces war-worn and deep-lined,The satin ...

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A Gardener-Sage by Katharine Tynan

A Gardener-Sage by Katharine Tynan

Here in the garden-bed, Hoeing the celery, Wonders the Lord has made Pass ever before me.I see the young birds build, And swallows come and go, And summer grow and gild, And ...

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Any Woman by Katharine Tynan

Any Woman by Katharine Tynan

I am the pillars of the house;The keystone of the arch am I.Take me away, and roof and wallWould fall to ruin me utterly.I am the fire upon the hearth,I am the light of the good ...

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A Song For The New Year {1915} by Katharine Tynan

A Song For The New Year {1915} by Katharine Tynan

THE Year of the Sorrows went out with great wind: Lift up, lift up, O broken hearts, your Lord is kind, And He shall call His flock home where no storms beInto a sheltered haven ...

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A Lament by Katharine Tynan

A Lament by Katharine Tynan

CLOUDS is under clouds and rainFor there will not come again Two, the beloved sire and son Whom all gifts were rained upon. Kindness is all done, alas, Courtesy and grace must ...

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A Holy Week Song, 1918 by Katharine Tynan

A Holy Week Song, 1918 by Katharine Tynan

Now when Christ died for man his sakeA myriad men must die;His Via Crucis they must takeAnd share His Calvary.God keep ye, gallant gentlemen,Let nothing you dismay,Who share Lord ...

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Sheep And Lambs by Katharine Tynan

Sheep And Lambs by Katharine Tynan

All in the April evening, April airs were abroad; The sheep with their little lambs Passed me by on the road. The sheep with their little lambs Passed me by on the road; All in ...

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A Girl’s Song by Katharine Tynan

A Girl’s Song by Katharine Tynan

The Meuse and Marne have little waves;The slender poplars o'er them lean.One day they will forget the gravesThat give the grass its living green.Some brown French girl the rose ...

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A Woman Commends Her Little Son by Katharine Tynan

A Woman Commends Her Little Son by Katharine Tynan

To the aid of my little sonI call all the magnalities --Archangel, Dominion,Powers and Principalities.Mary without a stain,Joseph that was her spouse,All God's women and men,Out ...

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Blessings by Katharine Tynan

Blessings by Katharine Tynan

God bless the little orchard brown Where the sap stirs these quickening days. Soon in a white and rosy gown The trees will give great praise. God knows I have it in my mind, The ...

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The Wind That Shakes The Barley by Katharine Tynan

The Wind That Shakes The Barley by Katharine Tynan

There's music in my heart all day,I hear it late and early,It comes from fields are far away,The wind that shakes the barley.Above the uplands drenched with dewThe sky hangs soft ...

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A Hero by Katharine Tynan

A Hero by Katharine Tynan

He was so foolish, the poor lad, He made superior people smile Who knew not of the wings he hadBudding and growing all the while; Nor that the laurel wreath was made Already for ...

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A Song Of Going by Katharine Tynan

A Song Of Going by Katharine Tynan

I would not like to live to be very old,To be stripped cold and bareOf all my leafage that was green and goldIn the delicious air.I would not choose to live to be left alone,The ...

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The Doves by Katharine Tynan

The Doves by Katharine Tynan

The house where I was born,Where I was young and gay, Grows old amid its corn, Amid its scented hay. Moan of the cushat dove, In silence rich and deep; The old head I love Nods to ...

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A Connaught Man (For Hugh Maguire) by Katharine Tynan

A Connaught Man (For Hugh Maguire) by Katharine Tynan

Lord, when he shall come home from war,Give him no pastures green,But a wet wind and a soft windWith reek of turf between.Nor let Thy light shine overmuchLest that his soul should ...

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The Foggy Dew by Katharine Tynan

The Foggy Dew by Katharine Tynan

A splendid place is London, with golden store, For them that have the heart and hope and youth galore; But mournful are its streets to me, I tell you true, For I'm longing sore ...

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Dead- A Prisoner by Katharine Tynan

Dead- A Prisoner by Katharine Tynan

He died the loneliest death of all, Amid his foes he died. But Someone's leaped the outer wallAnd Someone's come inside, And he has gotten a golden keyTo set the lonesome prisoner ...

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Any Mother by Katharine Tynan

Any Mother by Katharine Tynan

'What's the news? Now tell it me.''Allenby again advances.''No, it is not AllenbyBut my boy, straight as a lance is.'Oh, my boy it is that runs,Hurls his young and slender bodyOn ...

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A Prayer { For Those Who Shall Return} by Katharine Tynan

A Prayer { For Those Who Shall Return} by Katharine Tynan

LORD, when they come back againFrom the dreadful battlefieldTo the common ways of men, Be Thy mercy, Lord, revealed! Make them to forget the dreadFields of dying and the dead! Let ...

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The Children Of Lir by Katharine Tynan

The Children Of Lir by Katharine Tynan

Out upon the sand-dunes thrive the coarse long grasses;Herons standing knee-deep in the brackish pool;Overhead the sunset fire and flame amassesAnd the moon to eastward rises pale ...

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Christmas In The Year Of The War by Katharine Tynan

Christmas In The Year Of The War by Katharine Tynan

NEVERTHELESS this Year of GriefThe Tree of God's in leaf. The stem, the branch quickenethWith sap, this year of Death. For in the time of the flowering thornThe Babe, the Babe, is ...

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Adveniat Regnum Tuum by Katharine Tynan

Adveniat Regnum Tuum by Katharine Tynan

Thy kingdom come ! Yea, bid it come! But when Thy kingdom first began On earth, Thy kingdom was a home,A child, a woman, and a man. The child was in the midst thereof, O, blessed ...

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A Birth-Night Song by Katharine Tynan

A Birth-Night Song by Katharine Tynan

The Child is rocked on Mary's knee,Cold in the stall this bitter night,And 'Lullalay-loo,' soft singeth she,'My little Boy and Heaven's Delight!'When singing stars went up the ...

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After Ascension by Katharine Tynan

After Ascension by Katharine Tynan

Those twelve years from AscensionUntil the day of meeting broke,She was not so much all aloneAs it might seem to common folk,Because no day passed without bliss:He gives Himself ...

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The Nurse by Katharine Tynan

The Nurse by Katharine Tynan

Such innocent companionship Is hers, whether she wake or sleep, 'Tis scarcely strange her face should wear The young child's grave and innocent air. All the night long she hath by ...

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The End Of The Day by Katharine Tynan

The End Of The Day by Katharine Tynan

The night darkens fast & the shadows darken,Clouds & the rain gather about mine house,Only the wood-dove moans, hearken, O hearken!The moan of the wood-dove in the rain-wet ...

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Turn O’ The Year by Katharine Tynan

Turn O’ The Year by Katharine Tynan

This is the time when bit by bitThe days begin to lengthen sweetAnd every minute gained is joy -And love stirs in the heart of a boy.This is the time the sun, of lateContent to ...

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Wings In The Night by Katharine Tynan

Wings In The Night by Katharine Tynan

Now in the soft spring midnightThere's rush of wings and whirr,Birds flying softly, swiftly;The night's a-flutter, a-stir.Home by the bitter seas,They have sped home together.So ...

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The Broken Soldier by Katharine Tynan

The Broken Soldier by Katharine Tynan

The broken soldier sings and whistles day to dark;He's but the remnant of a man, maimed and half-blind,But the soul they could not harm goes singing like the lark,Like the ...

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All Souls by Katharine Tynan

All Souls by Katharine Tynan

THERE'S traffic in the worlds immortal, For many souls are flying home, Striving and pushing at the portalFor sight of glorious things to come. What rout of wings against the ...

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Flower Of Youth by Katharine Tynan

Flower Of Youth by Katharine Tynan

LEST Heaven be thronged with grey-beards hoary,God, who made boys for His delight,Stoops in a day of grief and gloryAnd calls them in, in from the night.When they come trooping ...

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Comfort by Katharine Tynan

Comfort by Katharine Tynan

Now she need dread no more to growToo old for him, she need not knowThe bitterness when he who wasAll hers turns to some younger face,And she his mother stands aside,Bidding her ...

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What Turned The Germans Back by Katharine Tynan

What Turned The Germans Back by Katharine Tynan

WHAT turned the German myriads backFrom Paris whither they had won? The sword dropped from their hold grown slack; Children of Attila the Hun, Like Attila, went backward drivenBy ...

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Winter Sunset by Katharine Tynan

Winter Sunset by Katharine Tynan

Roses in the sky,Roses in the seaBowers of scarlet sky-rosesTake my heart and me.God was good to make,This December weather,All this sky a rose-garden,Rose and fire together.To ...

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Wild Geese by Katharine Tynan

Wild Geese by Katharine Tynan

(A Lament for the Irish Jacobites.)I have heard the curlew cryingOn a lonely moor and mere;And the sea-gull's shriek in the gloamingIs a lonely sound in the ear:And I've heard the ...

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The Garden by Katharine Tynan

The Garden by Katharine Tynan

I know a garden like a child,Clean and new-washed and reconciled.It grows its own sweet way, yet stillHas guidance of some tender willThat clips, confines, its wilder moodAnd ...

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A Colloquy: (For M. W.) by Katharine Tynan

A Colloquy: (For M. W.) by Katharine Tynan

'When you get to Heaven, seek and find my boy.Mother him!' 'Until you come?' 'I shall never come.Earth was good enough for me who had all my joyIn my Love, my Light of home.'But ...

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Autumnal by Katharine Tynan

Autumnal by Katharine Tynan

THE Autumn leaves are dying quietly, Scarlet and orange, underfoot they lie; They had their youth and prime And now's the dying time; Alas, alas, the young, the beloved, must die! ...

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Colours by Katharine Tynan

Colours by Katharine Tynan

Blues and greens are my delightSet in garlands of the white.When God made the violetHe made nothing better yet.Lilac and the lavenderFit for queens of Heaven to wear.Many russets ...

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St. Francis And The Birds by Katharine Tynan

St. Francis And The Birds by Katharine Tynan

Little sisters, the birds: We must praise God, you and I­ You, with songs that fill the sky, I, with halting words. All things tell His praise,Woods and waters thereof sing, ...

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Unfit by Katharine Tynan

Unfit by Katharine Tynan

With younger men he takes his stand,To the recruiting-sergeant nigh,Sees others chosen: lifts a handIn hopes to catch the unwilling eye,While his mood turns to black ...

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The Heart Of A Boy by Katharine Tynan

The Heart Of A Boy by Katharine Tynan

To Mrs. Guy WyndhamThe heart of a boy is full of light,Naked of self, quite pure and clean,No shadows lurk in it: it is brightWhere God Himself hath been.I looked in a boy's heart ...

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The Choice by Katharine Tynan

The Choice by Katharine Tynan

When skies are blue and days are brightA kitchen-garden's my delight,Set round with rows of decent boxAnd blowsy girls of hollyhocks.Before the lark his Lauds hath doneAnd ere the ...

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The Gardener by Katharine Tynan

The Gardener by Katharine Tynan

For VioletIn the garden she hath foundHerb of grace and fever-few;Woundwort there doth much abound,Heartsease too.Where she laid dead things awayIn the chilly earth, what ...

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For The Airmen by Katharine Tynan

For The Airmen by Katharine Tynan

THOU who guidest the swallow and wren, Keep the paths of the flying men! Over the mountains, over the seas Thou hast given the bird-folk compasses. Thou guidest them, yea, Thou ...

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The Vestal by Katharine Tynan

The Vestal by Katharine Tynan

She goes unwedded all her daysBecause some man she never knew,Her destined mate, has won his bays,Passed the low door of darkness through.Sometimes she has a wild surmiseOf what ...

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When You Come Home by Katharine Tynan

When You Come Home by Katharine Tynan

All will be right when you come home, dear lad,But oh, 'tis long of coming that you are!Everything's wrong with all the world and sad;There are so many hurt in this long war,So ...

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The Only Child by Katharine Tynan

The Only Child by Katharine Tynan

Lest he miss other children, lo! His angel is his playfellow. A riotous angel two years old, With wings of rose and curls of gold. There on the nursery floor together They play ...

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The Dear Brown Head by Katharine Tynan

The Dear Brown Head by Katharine Tynan

James Cecil Johnston. Suvla. August 9th, 1915Only an hour ago we were fearful for you,Knowing the death and the darkness behind and before you.Years ago it might be since we were ...

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