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All My Heart Is Stirring Lightly by Mathilde Blind

All My Heart Is Stirring Lightly by Mathilde Blind

All my heart is stirring lightly Like dim violets winter-bound, Quickening as they feel the brightly Glowing sunlight underground. Yea, this drear and silent bosom, Hushed as ...

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A Child’s Fancy by Mathilde Blind

A Child’s Fancy by Mathilde Blind

"Hush, hush! Speak softly, Mother dear, So that the daisies may not hear; For when the stars begin to peep, The pretty daisies go to sleep. "See, Mother, round us on the lawn, ...

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Ave Maria In Rome by Mathilde Blind

Ave Maria In Rome by Mathilde Blind

FAR away dim violet mountains Fade away from sight; Flashing from fantastic fountains, Jets the liquid light, Where from Nymph's or Triton's lip Bubbling waters drip and drip, ...

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A White Night by Mathilde Blind

A White Night by Mathilde Blind

THE land lay deluged by the Moon; The molten silver of the lake Shimmered in many a broad lagoon Between grey isles, whose copse and brake Lay folded on the water's breast Like ...

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Apple-Blossom by Mathilde Blind

Apple-Blossom by Mathilde Blind

Blossom of the apple trees! Mossy trunks all gnarled and hoary, Grey boughs tipped with rose-veined glory, Clustered petals soft as fleece Garlanding old apple trees! How you ...

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Brown Eyes by Mathilde Blind

Brown Eyes by Mathilde Blind

Oh, brown Eyes with long black lashes, Young brown Eyes, Depths of night from which there flashes Lightning as of summer skies, Beautiful brown Eyes! In your veiled mysterious ...

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A Winter Landscape by Mathilde Blind

A Winter Landscape by Mathilde Blind

All night, all day, in dizzy, downward flight, Fell the wild-whirling, vague, chaotic snow, Till every landmark of the earth below, Trees, moorlands, roads, and each familiar ...

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Ah, If You Knew by Mathilde Blind

Ah, If You Knew by Mathilde Blind

Ah, if you knew how soon and late My eyes long for a sight of you Sometimes in passing by my gate You'd linger until fall of dew, If you but knew! Ah, if you knew how sick and ...

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A Dream by Mathilde Blind

A Dream by Mathilde Blind

Only a dream, a beautiful baseless dream; Only a bright Flash from your eyes, a brief electrical gleam, Charged with delight. Only a waking, alone, in the moon's last gleam Fading ...

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A Parable by Mathilde Blind

A Parable by Mathilde Blind

BETWEEN the sandhills and the sea A narrow strip of silver sand, Whereon a little maid doth stand, Who picks up shells continually Between the sandhills and the sea. Far as her ...

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Ah, Yesterday Was Dark And Drear by Mathilde Blind

Ah, Yesterday Was Dark And Drear by Mathilde Blind

Ah, yesterday was dark and drear, My heart was deadly sore; Without thy love it seemed, my Dear, That I could live no more. And yet I laugh and sing to-day; Care or care not for ...

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Beauty by Mathilde Blind

Beauty by Mathilde Blind

Even as on some black background full of night And hollow storm in cloudy disarray, The forceful brush of some great master may More brilliantly evoke a higher light; So ...

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Between Sleep And Waking by Mathilde Blind

Between Sleep And Waking by Mathilde Blind

SOFTLY in a dream I heard, Ere the day was breaking, Softly call a cuckoo bird Between sleep and waking. Calling through the rippling rain And red orchard blossom; Calling up old ...

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As Many Stars by Mathilde Blind

As Many Stars by Mathilde Blind

AS many stars as are aglow Deep in the hollows of the night As many as the flowers that blow Beneath the kindling light; As many as the birds that fly Unpiloted across the deep; ...

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Once We Played by Mathilde Blind

Once We Played by Mathilde Blind

ONCE we played at love together-- Played it smartly, if you please; Lightly, as a windblown feather, Did we stake a heart apiece. Oh, it was delicious fooling! In the hottest of ...

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A Symbol by Mathilde Blind

A Symbol by Mathilde Blind

Hurrying for ever in their restless flight The generations of earth's teeming womb Rise into being and lapse into the tomb Like transient bubbles sparkling in the light; They sink ...

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A Fantasy by Mathilde Blind

A Fantasy by Mathilde Blind

I was an Arab, I loved my horse; Swift as an arrow He swept the course. Sweet as a lamb He came to hand; He was the flower Of all the land. Through lonely nights I rode afar; God ...

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Your Looks Have Touched My Soul by Mathilde Blind

Your Looks Have Touched My Soul by Mathilde Blind

Your looks have touched my soul with bright Ineffable emotion; As moonbeams on a stormy night Illume with transitory light A seagull on her lonely flight Across the lonely ocean. ...

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We Met As Strangers by Mathilde Blind

We Met As Strangers by Mathilde Blind

We met as strangers on life's lonely way, And yet it seemed we knew each other well; There was no end to what thou hadst to say, Or to the thousand things I found to tell. My ...

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A Spring Song by Mathilde Blind

A Spring Song by Mathilde Blind

Dark sod pierced by flames of flowers, Dead wood freshly quickening, Bright skies dusked with sudden showers, Lit by rainbows on the wing. Cuckoo calls and young lambs' bleating, ...

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If You But Knew by Mathilde Blind

If You But Knew by Mathilde Blind

Ah, if you knew how soon and lateMy eyes long for a sight of you,Sometimes in passing by my gateYou'd linger until fall of dew,If you but knew!Ah, if you knew how sick and soreMy ...

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Affinities by Mathilde Blind

Affinities by Mathilde Blind

I.I will take your thoughts to my heart; I will keep and garner them there Locked in a casket apart. Far above rubies or rare Pearls from the prodigal deep, Which men stake their ...

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Yea, The Roses Are Still On Fire by Mathilde Blind

Yea, The Roses Are Still On Fire by Mathilde Blind

Yea, the roses are still on fire With the bygone heat of July, Though the least little wind drifting by Shake a rose-leaf or two from the brier, Be it never so soft a sigh. Ember ...

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Anne Hathaway’s Cottage by Mathilde Blind

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage by Mathilde Blind

IS this the Cottage, ivy-girt and crowned, And this the path down which our Shakespeare ran, When, in the April of his love, sweet Anne Made all his mighty pulses throb and bound; ...

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Marriage by Mathilde Blind

Marriage by Mathilde Blind

LOVE springs as lightly from the human heart As springs the lovely rose upon the brier, Which turns the common hedge to floral fire, As Love wings Time with rosy-feathered dart. ...

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Dost Thou Remember Ever by Mathilde Blind

Dost Thou Remember Ever by Mathilde Blind

Dost thou remember ever, for my sake, When we two rowed upon the rock-bound lake? How the wind-fretted waters blew their spray About our brows like blossom-falls of May One ...

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Snow Or Snowdrops? by Mathilde Blind

Snow Or Snowdrops? by Mathilde Blind

Is it snow or snowdrops' shimmer Whitens thus the bladed grass, With a faint aërial glimmer,-- Spring or winter, which did pass? For the sky is dim and tender With an evanescent ...

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On A Viola D’Amore by Mathilde Blind

On A Viola D’Amore by Mathilde Blind

CARVED WITH A CUPID'S HEAD, AND PLAYED ON FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER MORE THAN A CENTURY. What fairy music clear and light, Responsive to your fingers, Swells rippling on the summer ...

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Love’s Vision by Mathilde Blind

Love’s Vision by Mathilde Blind

TRANSPORTED out of self by Youth's sweet madness, Emulous of love, to Love's empyrean height, Where I beheld you aureoled in light, My soul upsprang on wings of angel-gladness. ...

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Lassitude by Mathilde Blind

Lassitude by Mathilde Blind

I laid me down beside the sea, Endless in blue monotony; The clouds were anchored in the sky. Sometimes a sail went idling by. Upon the shingles on the beach Grey linen was spread ...

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The Robin Redbreast by Mathilde Blind

The Robin Redbreast by Mathilde Blind

The year's grown songless! No glad pipings thrill The hedge-row elms, whose wind-worn branches shower Their leaves on the sere grass, where some late flower In golden chalice ...

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Many Will Love You by Mathilde Blind

Many Will Love You by Mathilde Blind

Many will love you; you were made for love; For the soft plumage of the unruffled dove Is not so soft as your caressing eyes. You will love many; for the winds that veer Are not ...

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Analkh by Mathilde Blind

Analkh by Mathilde Blind

Like a great rock which looming o'er the deep Casts his eternal shadow on the strands, And veiled in cloud inexorably stands, While vaulting round his adamantine steep Embattled ...

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A Parting by Mathilde Blind

A Parting by Mathilde Blind

The year is on the wing, my love, With tearful days and nights; The clouds are on the wing above With gathering swallow-flights. The year is on the wing, my sweet, And in the ...

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I Would I Were The Glow-Worm by Mathilde Blind

I Would I Were The Glow-Worm by Mathilde Blind

I would I were the glow-worm, thou the flower, That I might fill thy cup with glimmering light; I would I were the bird, and thou the bower, To sing thee songs throughout the ...

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Like Some Wild Sleeper by Mathilde Blind

Like Some Wild Sleeper by Mathilde Blind

Like some wild sleeper who alone at night Walks with unseeing eyes along a height, With death below and only stars above; I, in broad daylight, walk as if in sleep, Along the ...

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Anne Hathaway by Mathilde Blind

Anne Hathaway by Mathilde Blind

HIS Eve of Women! She, whose mortal lot Was linked to an Immortal's unaware, With Love's lost Eden in her blissful air, Perchance would greet him in this blessed spot. No shadow ...

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My Lady by Mathilde Blind

My Lady by Mathilde Blind

Like putting forth upon a sea On which the moonbeams shimmer, Where reefs and unknown perils be To wreck, yea, wreck one utterly, It were to love you, lady fair, In whose black ...

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Rose D’Amour by Mathilde Blind

Rose D’Amour by Mathilde Blind

Oh haste while roses bloom below, Oh haste while pale and bright above The sun and moon alternate glow, To pluck the rose of love. Yea, give the morning to the lark, The ...

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On A Torso Of Cupid by Mathilde Blind

On A Torso Of Cupid by Mathilde Blind

PEACH trees and Judas trees, Poppies and roses, Purple anemones In garden closes! Lost in the limpid sky, Shrills a gay lark on high; Lost in the covert's hush, Gurgles a wooing ...

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A Bridal In The Bois De Boulogne. by Mathilde Blind

A Bridal In The Bois De Boulogne. by Mathilde Blind

HOW the lilacs, the lilacs are glowing and blowing! And white through the delicate verdure of May The blossoming boughs of the hawthorn are showing, Like beautiful brides in their ...

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Hymn To Horus by Mathilde Blind

Hymn To Horus by Mathilde Blind

Hail, God revived in glory! The night is over and done; Far mountains wrinkled and hoary, Fair cities great in story, Flash in the rising sun. Behold the Dawn uncloses The ...

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Sometimes I Wonder by Mathilde Blind

Sometimes I Wonder by Mathilde Blind

Sometimes I wonder if you guess The deep impassioned tenderness Which overflows my heart; The love I never dare confess; Yet hard, yea, harder to repress Than tears too fain to ...

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I Took Your Face Into My Dreams by Mathilde Blind

I Took Your Face Into My Dreams by Mathilde Blind

I took your face into my dreams, It floated round me like a light; Your beauty's consecrating beams Lay mirrored in my heart all night. As in a lonely mountain mere, Unvisited of ...

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Pastiche by Mathilde Blind

Pastiche by Mathilde Blind

I.LOVE, oh, Love's a dainty sweeting, Wooing now, and now retreating; Brightest joy and blackest care, Swift as light, and light as air. II.Would you seize and fix and capture All ...

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The Red Sunsets I, 1883 by Mathilde Blind

The Red Sunsets I, 1883 by Mathilde Blind

The twilight heavens are flushed with gathering light, And o'er wet roofs and huddling streets below Hang with a strange Apocalyptic glow On the black fringes of the wintry night. ...

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Once On A Golden Day by Mathilde Blind

Once On A Golden Day by Mathilde Blind

Once on a golden day, In the golden month of May, I gave my heart away-- Little birds were singing. I culled my heart in truth, Wet with the dews of youth, For love to take, ...

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In The St. Gotthardt Pass by Mathilde Blind

In The St. Gotthardt Pass by Mathilde Blind

The storm which shook the silence of the hills And sleeping pinnacles of ancient snow Went muttering off in one last thunder throe Mixed with a moan of multitudinous rills; Yea, ...

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Roman Anemones by Mathilde Blind

Roman Anemones by Mathilde Blind

THE maiden meadows softly blush Beneath the enamoured breeze, And break into one purple flush Of frail anemones. Violet and rose and vermeil white, Woven of sun and showers, They ...

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The Moon Of Ramadân by Mathilde Blind

The Moon Of Ramadân by Mathilde Blind

The sunset melts upon the Nile, The stony desert glows, Beneath heaven's universal smile, One burning damask rose; And like a Peri's pearly boat, No longer than a span, Look, ...

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