Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Where A Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Where A Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

On alien ground, breathing an alien air, A Roman stood, far from his ancient home, And gazing, murmured, 'Ah, the hills are fair,
But not the hills of Rome!' Descendant of a ...

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When My Love Did What I Would Not, What I Would Not by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

When My Love Did What I Would Not, What I Would Not by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

When my love did what I would not, what I would not, I could hear his merry voice upon the wind, Crying, "e;Fairest, shut your eyes, for see you should not. Love is blind!" ...

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An Insincere Wish Addressed To A Beggar by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

An Insincere Wish Addressed To A Beggar by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

We are not near enough to love, I can but pity all your woe; For wealth has lifted me above, And falsehood set you down below. If you were true, we still might be Brothers ...

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Affection by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Affection by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The earth that made the rose, She also is thy mother, and not I. The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows Was lighted at no hearth that I sit by. I am as far below as ...

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The Witch by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Witch by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

I HAVE walked a great while over the snow, And I am not tall nor strong. My clothes are wet, and my teeth are set, And the way was hard and long. I have wandered over the fruitful ...

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The Other Side Of A Mirror by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Other Side Of A Mirror by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

I sat before my glass one day, And conjured up a vision bare, Unlike the aspects glad and gay, That erst were found reflected there - The vision of a woman, wild With more than ...

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Gibberish by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Gibberish by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Many a flower have I seen blossom,Many a bird for me will sing.Never heard I so sweet a singer,Never saw I so fair a thing.She is a bird, a bird that blossoms,She is a flower, a ...

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‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

‘he Came Unto His Own, And His Own Received Him Not’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

As Christ the Lord was passing by, He came, one night, to a cottage door. He came, a poor man, to the poor; He had no bed whereon to lie. He asked in vain for a crust of ...

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Good Friday In My Heart by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Good Friday In My Heart by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

GOOD FRIDAY in my heart! Fear and affright! My thoughts are the Disciples when they fled, My words the words that priest and soldier said, My deed the spear to desecrate the ...

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Unwelcome by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Unwelcome by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

|WE were young, we were merry, we were very very wise, And the door stood open at our feast, When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes, And a man with his back to the ...

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Our Lady by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Our Lady by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

MOTHER of God! no lady thou: Common woman of common earthOur Lady ladies call thee now, But Christ was never of gentle birth; A common man of the common earth.For God’s ways ...

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Death And The Lady by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Death And The Lady by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

TURN in, my lord, she said ; As it were the Father of Sin I have hated the Father of the Dead, The slayer of my kin ; By the Father of the Living led, Turn in, my ...

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I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

I Ask Of Thee, Love, Nothing But Relief by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

I ask of thee, love, nothing but relief. Thou canst not bring the old days back again; For I was happy then, Not knowing heavenly joy, not knowing grief.

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The Deserted House by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Deserted House by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

There's no smoke in the chimney,And the rain beats on the floor;There's no glass in the window,There's no wood in the door;The heather grows behind the house,And the sand lies ...

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L’Oiseau Bleu by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

L’Oiseau Bleu by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The lake lay blue below the hill.O'er it, as I looked, there flewAcross the waters, cold and still,A bird whose wings were palest blue.The sky above was blue at last,The sky ...

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Blue And White by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Blue And White by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

BLUE is Our Lady’s colour, White is Our Lord’s. To-morrow I will wear a knot Of blue and white cords, That you may see it, where you ride Among the flashing swords. O ...

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The Twins by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Twins by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Have pity ! show no pity !Those eyes that send such shiversInto my brain and spine : oh let themFlame like the ancient citySwallowed up by the sulphurous riversWhen men let angels ...

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To Memory by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

To Memory by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Strange Power, I know not what thou art, Murderer or mistress of my heart. I know I'd rather meet the blow Of my most unrelenting foe Than live---as now I live---to be Slain ...

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Come Home! by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Come Home! by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

When wintry winds are no more heard, And joy's in every bosom, When summer sings in every bird, And shines in every blossom, When happy twilight hours are long, Come home, ...

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A Huguenot by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

A Huguenot by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Oh, a gallant set were they,As they charged on us that day,A thousand riding like one!Their trumpets crying,And their white plumes flying,And their sabres flashing in the sun.Oh a ...

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The Buddhist by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Buddhist by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

There never was a face as fair as yours,A heart as true, a love as pure and keen.These things endure, if anything endures.But, in this jungle, what high heaven immuresUs in its ...

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After St. Augustine by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

After St. Augustine by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Sunshine let it be or frost, Storm or calm, as Thou shalt choose; Though Thine every gift were lost, Thee Thyself we could not lose.

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Chillingham by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Chillingham by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

IThrough the sunny gardenThe humming bees are still;The fir climbs the heather,The heather climbs the hill.The low clouds have rivenA little rift through.The hill climbs to ...

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Punctilio by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Punctilio by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

O LET me be in loving nice,Dainty, fine, and o’er precise,That I may charm my charmàd dearAs tho’ I felt a secret fearTo lose what never can be lost,—Her faith who still delights ...

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Larghetto by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Larghetto by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Grant me but a day, love, But a day, Ere I give my heart, My heart away, Ere I say the word I'll ne'er unsay. Is it earnest with me? Is it play? Did the world in ...

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‘My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

‘My True Love Hath My Heart And I Have His’ by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

None ever was in love with me but grief. She wooed my from the day that I was born; She stole my playthings first, the jealous thief, And left me there forlorn.The birds that ...

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Vale` – Egypt’s Might Is Tumbled Down by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Vale` – Egypt’s Might Is Tumbled Down by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Egypt's might is tumbled downDown a-down the deeps of though;Greece is fallen and Troy town,Glorious Rome hath lost her crown,Venice' pride is nought.But the dreams their children ...

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On Such A Day by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

On Such A Day by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Some hang above the tombs,Some weep in empty rooms,I, when the iris blooms,Remember.I, when the cyclamenOpens her buds again,Rejoice a moment-thenRemember.

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We Never Said Farewell by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

We Never Said Farewell by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

WE never said farewell, nor even looked Our last upon each other, for no sign Was made when we the linkèd chain unhooked And broke the level line. And here we dwell together, ...

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Street Lanterns by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Street Lanterns by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

Country roads are yellow and brown.We mend the roads in London town.Never a hansom dare come nigh,Never a cart goes rolling by.An unwonted silence stealsIn between the turning ...

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A Moment by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

A Moment by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The clouds had made a crimson crownAbove the mountains high.The stormy sun was going downIn a stormy sky.Why did you let your eyes so rest on me,And hold your breath between?In ...

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The Train by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

The Train by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

A green eye-and a red-in the dark.Thunder-smoke-and a spark.It is there-it is here-flashed by.Whither will the wild thing fly?It is rushing, tearing thro’ the night,Rending her ...

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