The Seashell Press
Immortal Poets

Introduction

First Chapter

Poets and Poems

Poets and Poems

American Ballads
width="10"I'm Seventeen Come Sunday
width="10"Johnny's Gone for a Soldier
width="10"My days have been so wondrous free
width="10"The Golden Vanity
width="10"The Greenland Whale Fishery
width="10"The True Lover's Farewell
width="10"The Willow Tree
width="10"Yankee Doodle

Matthew Arnold
width="10" Dover Beach
width="10" Growing Old
width="10" I ask not that my bed of death
width="10" Requiescat
width="10" West London

Steven Vincent Benét
width="10" Song of the Riders
width="10" The Ballad of William Sycamore

Gwendolyn Bennet
width="10" To a Dark Girl

Beowulf
width="10" Beowulf Fights Grendel's Mother

King James Bible
width="10" I am the rose of Sharon
width="10" I will lift mine eyes unto the hills
width="10" Make a joyful noise unto the Lord
width="10" The greatest of these is love
width="10" The Lord is my shepherd
width="10" To everything there is a season

William Blake
width="10" A Poison Tree
width="10" And did those feet In ancient time
width="10" How sweet I roamed from field to field
width="10" London
width="10" Piping down the valleys wild
width="10" The Lamb
width="10" The Sick Rose
width="10" The Tiger

Anne Bradstreet
width="10" A Love Letter to Her Husband
width="10" Burning of Our House
width="10" If ever two were one
width="10" Here Follows Some Verses upon the

Emily Bronté
width="10" Hope
width="10" Remembrance

Rupert Brooke
width="10" Oh, Death Will Find Me
width="10" The Hill
width="10" The Soldier

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
width="10" How do I love thee
width="10" If thou must love me, let it be for naught
width="10" I never gave a lock of hair away

Robert Browning
width="10" Grow old along with me
width="10" Home Thoughts From Abroad
width="10" Meeting at Night
width="10" My Last Duchess
width="10" Parting at Morning
width="10" Porphyria's Lover
width="10" Prospice
width="10" Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister
width="10" The Lost Mistress

William Cullen Bryant
width="10" October
width="10" To The Fringed Gentian

Robert Burns
width="10" A Red, Red Rose
width="10" Auld Lang Syne
width="10" Coming Through the Rye
width="10" Green grow the rushes
width="10" Highland Mary
width="10" John Anderson, my Jo
width="10" The Farewell
width="10" To A Mouse

 Lord Byron (George Gordon)
width="10" She walks in beauty
width="10" So, we'll go no more a-roving
width="10" The Destruction of Sennacherib
width="10" The Dying Gladiator

Thomas Campion
width="10" Advice to a Girl
width="10" Amaryllis
width="10" Follow your saint
width="10" It Fell on a Summer's Day
width="10" There is a garden in her face
width="10" When thou must home

Thomas Carew
width="10" He that loves a rosy cheek
width="10" The Spring
width="10" To My Inconstant Mistress

Lewis Carroll
width="10" How doth the little crocodile
width="10" Jabberwocky
width="10" The Mouse's Tale
width="10" The Walrus and the Carpenter
width="10" You are old, Father William

Geoffrey Chaucer
width="10" General Prologue
width="10" The Pardoner's Tale

John Clare
width="10" Autumn
width="10" I Am
width="10" The Badger

Mary Cioleridge
width="10" Unpunished
width="10" We never said farewell

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
width="10" Epitaph
width="10" Kubla Khan
width="10" The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Frances Cornford
width="10" The Watch

William Cowper
width="10" Epitaph on a Hare
width="10" Light Shining Out of Darkness
width="10" Lines Written During a Period of Insanity
width="10" The Poplar Field

Hart Crane
width="10" Interior
width="10"

Countee Culen
width="10" Song in Spite of Myself
width="10" Yet Do I Marvel

e. e. cummings
width="10" If i have made,my lady
width="10" may i feel said he
width="10" O sweet spontaneous
width="10" when god lets my body be
width="10" the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls

William Henry Davies
width="10" Leisure
width="10" The Villain

Walter de la Mare
width="10" Goodbye
width="10" Nod
width="10" Silver
width="10" The Listeners
width="10" The Ride-by Nights

Emily Dickinson
width="10" A narrow fellow in the grass
width="10" After great pain
width="10" Because I could not stop for Death
width="10" God is indeed a jealous god
width="10" Hope is a thing with feathers
width="10" I died for beauty
width="10" I dwell in possibility
width="10" I heard a fly buzz when I died
width="10" I started early, took my dog
width="10" I taste a liquor never brewed
width="10" I'll tell you how the sun rose
width="10" I'm nobody! Who are you?
width="10" Much madness is divinest sense
width="10" My life closed twice before its close
width="10" Success is counted sweetest
width="10" The bustle in a house
width="10" The heart asks pleasure first
width="10" The soul selects her own society
width="10" We outgrow love, like other things
width="10" Wild nights, wild nights

John Donne
width="10" A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
width="10" Batter my heart, three-personed God
width="10" Death be not proud
width="10" Go and catch a falling star
width="10" Love's Deity
width="10" No man is an island
width="10" The Canonization
width="10" The Flea
width="10" The Sun Rising
width="10" Woman's Constancy

Ernest Dowson
width="10" A Valediction
width="10" Dregs
width="10" Non sum qualis
width="10" Vitae summa brevis
width="10" You would have understood me

Michael Drayton
width="10" How many paltry foolish painted things
width="10" To His Coy Love

John Dryden
width="10" Farewell, ungrateful traitor
width="10" Happy the Man

Paul Laurence Dunbar
width="10" A Summer's Night
width="10" Life's Tragedy
width="10" Little Brown Baby
width="10" Ships that Pass in the Night
width="10" Sympathy
width="10" The Right to Die
width="10" We Wear the Mask,

T. S. Eliot
width="10" Morning at the Window
width="10" Preludes
width="10" Sweeney Among the Nightingales
width="10" The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
width="10" The Waste Land

Ralph Waldo Emerson
width="10" Brahma
width="10" Concord Hymn
width="10" Give all to love
width="10" Goodbye
width="10" Terminus

Edward Fitzgerald
width="10" The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Robert Frost
width="10" A Line-Storm Song
width="10" After Apple Picking
width="10" An Old Man's Winter Night
width="10" Birches
width="10" Mending Wall
width="10" Out, Out
width="10" Reluctance
width="10" Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
width="10" Storm Fear
width="10" The Death of the Hired Man
width="10" The Pasture
width="10" The Road Not Taken
width="10" The Witch of Coös

Thomas Gray
width="10" Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Thomas Hardy
width="10" A Wife Waits
width="10" Afterwards
width="10" Between Us Now
width="10" Channel Firing
width="10" I look into my glass
width="10" In the Moonlight
width="10" The Darkling Thrush

William Ernest Henley
width="10" Invictus

George Herbert
width="10" Death
width="10" Love
width="10" The Collar
width="10" The Pulley

Robert Herrick
width="10" Corinna's Going A-Maying
width="10" Delight in Disorder
width="10" Night Piece to Julia
width="10" To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
width="10" Upon Julia's Clothes

Oliver Wendell Holmes
width="10" Old Ironsides
width="10" The Chambered Nautilus

Laurence Hope
width="10" Afridi Love
width="10" Kashmiri Song
width="10" Lalila, to the Ferengi Lover,
width="10" Request
width="10" Song of the Ramesram Temple
width="10" Story of Lilavanti
width="10" The Regret of the Ranee

Gerard Manley Hopkins
width="10" Felix Randal
width="10" God's Grandeur
width="10" Inversnaid
width="10" Pied Beauty
width="10" Spring and Fall
width="10" The Candle Indoors
width="10" The Windhover

A. E. Housman
width="10" Because I liked you better
width="10" Here dead lie we
width="10" Into my heart an air that kills
width="10" Is My Team Plowing
width="10" Oh, when I was in love with you
width="10" The Carpenter's Son
width="10" To An Athlete Dying Young
width="10" With rue my heart is laden

Julia Ward Howe
width="10" The Battle Hymn of the Republic

Langston Hughes
width="10" As Befits a Man
width="10" Dream Deferred
width="10" Dream Variations
width="10" I, Too, Sing America
width="10" The Negro Speaks of Rivers
width="10" The Weary Blues

Leigh Hunt
width="10" Abu Ben Adhem
width="10" Jenny Kissed Me

Georgia Douglas Johnson
width="10" The heart of a woman
width="10" The Suppliant

Helene Johnson
width="10" He's about 22, I'm 63
width="10" Invocation
width="10" Remember not
width="10" Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem

James Weldon Johnson
width="10" Lift every voice and sing
width="10" The Creation

Ben Jonson
width="10" It Is not growing like a tree
width="10" On My First Son
width="10" The Hour Glass
width="10" To Celia

James Joyce
width="10" I Hear an Army
width="10" The Twilight Turns
width="10" Tilly

John Keats
width="10" La Belle Dame Sans Merci
width="10" Ode on a Grecian Urn
width="10" Ode to a Nightingale
width="10" On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer
width="10" When I have fears

Rudyard Kipling
width="10" Gunga Din
width="10" If
width="10" Recessional
width="10" The Way Through the Woods
width="10" When earth's last picture is painted

Walter Savage Landor
width="10" Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher

D. H. Lawrence
width="10" A Young Wife
width="10" A Youth Mowing
width="10" Lightning
width="10" Love on the Farm
width="10" Medlars and Sorb Apples
width="10" Piano

Emma Lazarus
width="10" The New Colossus

Vachel Lindsay
width="10" General William Booth Enters Into Heaven
width="10" The Leaden-Eyed

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
width="10" A Psalm of Life
width="10" Chaucer
width="10" Cross of Snow
width="10" Evangeline
width="10" Mezzo Cammin
width="10" Paul Revere's Ride
width="10" Snow Flakes
width="10" The Children's Hour
width="10" The Day is Done
width="10" The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
width="10" The tide rises, the tide falls

Richard Lovelace
width="10" The Scrutiny
width="10" To Althea, From Prison
width="10" To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

Amy Lowell
width="10" Chinoiseries
width="10" Madonna of the Evening Flowers
width="10" Night Clouds
width="10" Seeing  you stand once more before my eyes

Archibald MacLeish
width="10" Ars Poetica
width="10" Epistle to Be Left in the Earth
width="10" The End of the World
width="10" You, Andrew Marvell

John Gillespie Magee
width="10" High Flight

Christopher Marlowe
width="10" Helen of Troy
width="10" The Passionate Shepherd to His Love

Andrew Marvell
width="10" To His Coy Mistress
width="10" Young Love

John Masefield
width="10" C. L. M.
width="10" Cargoes
width="10" Her Heart
width="10" On Growing Old
width="10" Sea Fever

Edgar Lee Masters
width="10" Anne Rutledge
width="10" Lucinda Matlock

John McVrae
width="10" In Flanders Fields

Claude McKay
width="10" America
width="10" If We Must Die
width="10" The Harlem Dancer
width="10" The Lynching

Charlotte Mew
width="10" A Farewell
width="10" A Quoi Bon Dire
width="10" Absence
width="10" I Have Been Through the Gates
width="10" In the Fields
width="10" Sea Love
width="10" The Farmer's Bride

Edna St. Vincent Millay
width="10" At least, my dear
width="10" Conscientious Objector
width="10" Departure
width="10" Dirge Without Music
width="10" First Fig
width="10" God's World
width="10" I shall go back
width="10" If I should learn in some casual way
width="10" Love is not all
width="10" Modern Declaration
width="10" Never may fruit be plucked
width="10" Oh, oh, you will be sorry for that word
width="10" Recuerdo
width="10" Spring
width="10" Time does not bring relief
width="10" What lips my lips have kissed

John Milton
width="10" On His Blindness
width="10" On His Deceased Wife

Minstrels and Troubadors
width="10" Barbara Allen
width="10" Edward
width="10" Mattie Groves
width="10" My love in her attire
width="10" Sir Patrick Spens
width="10" The Briary Bush
width="10" The Four Marys
width="10" The Three Ravens
width="10" The Unquiet Grave
width="10" The Wife of Usher's Well
width="10" Western Wind

Clement Moore
width="10" Twas the night before Christmas

Alfred Noyes
width="10" The Highwayman

Wilfred Owen
width="10" Anthem for Doomed Youth
width="10" Arms and the Boy
width="10" Disabled
width="10" Dulce Et Decorum Est
width="10" The Last Laugh
width="10" The Send-Off

Edgar Allen Poe
width="10" A Dream Within a Dream
width="10" Alone
width="10" Annabel Lee
width="10" The Raven
width="10" To Helen

Alexander Pope
width="10" Essay on Man
width="10" On a Certain Lady at Court
width="10" Solitude
width="10" The Riddle of the World

Ezra Pound
width="10" Alba
width="10" And the days are not full enough
width="10" In a Station of the Metro
width="10" The Garden
width="10" The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter

Sir Walter Raleigh
width="10" The Conclusion
width="10" The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

John Crowe Ransom
width="10" Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
width="10" Piazza Piece

James Whitcomb Riley
width="10" A Life Lesson
width="10" Little Orphan Annie
width="10" When the frost is on the punkin

Edwin Arlington Robinson
width="10" Miniver Cheevy
width="10" Mr. Flood's Party
width="10" Reuben Bright
width="10" Richard Cory
width="10" The Dark Hills
width="10" The Mill

Christina Rossetti
width="10" Echo
width="10" Remember
width="10" Uphill
width="10" When I am dead my dearest

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
width="10" Silent Noon
width="10" Sudden Light

Carl Sandburg
width="10" Buttons
width="10" Chicago
width="10" Cool Tombs
width="10" Fog
width="10" Grass
width="10" Jack
width="10" Jazz Fantasia
width="10" Joy
width="10" Limited
width="10" Mag
width="10" Mill Doors
width="10" Onion Days
width="10" Prayers of Steel
width="10" Soiled Dove

Siegfried Sassoon
width="10" Base Details
width="10" Counter-Attack
width="10" The Rear Guard

Alan Seeger
width="10" I have a rendezvous with death

Robert Service
width="10" The Cremation of Sam McGee
width="10" The Shooting of Dan McGrew

William Shakespeare
width="10" A woman's face
width="10" Age cannot wither her
width="10" All the World's a Stage
width="10" Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks
width="10" Fear no more the heat of the sun
width="10" Friends, romans, countrymen
width="10" Let's talk of graves
width="10" Our revels now are ended
width="10" The quality of mercy is not strained
width="10" This royal throne of kings
width="10" To be, or not to be
width="10" When most I wink
width="10" When my love swears
width="10" Who is Silvia?
width="10" Why man bestride the world
width="10" Wilt thou be gone
width="10" If we are marked to die, we are enough
width="10" Let me not to the marriage of true minds
width="10" My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun
width="10" When, in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes
width="10" Once more unto the breach, dear friends
width="10" Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
width="10" Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part
width="10" That time of year thou mayst in me behold
width="10" Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
width="10" When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
width="10" But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks

Percy Bysshe Shelley
width="10" A Dirge
width="10" England in 1819
width="10" Indian Serenade
width="10" Love's Philosophy
width="10" Ode to the West Wind
width="10" Ozymandias
width="10" The Waning Moon
width="10" The glories of our blood and state

Sir Philip Sidney
width="10" Come, Sleep
width="10" My true love hath my heart

Edmund Spenser
width="10" Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day
width="10" One day I wrote her name
width="10" Peter Quince at the Clavier
width="10" Sunday Morning
width="10" The Emperor of Ice Cream
width="10" Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Robert Louis Stevenson
width="10" Love, what is Love?
width="10" Requiem
width="10" Windy Nights

Sir John Suckling
width="10" I prithee send me back my heart
width="10" The Constant  Lover
width="10" Why so pale and wan, fond lover?

Jonathan Swift
width="10" A Description of a City Shower
width="10" A Description of Morning

Algernon Swinburne
width="10" Before the beginning of years
width="10" Love and Sleep

Arthur Symons
width="10" Dawn
width="10" Emmy
width="10" White Heliotrope,
width="10" You Remain

J. M. Synge
width="10" A Question
width="10" In May

Sara Teasdale
width="10" I am not yours
width="10" I shall not care
width="10" Sleepless
width="10" Song Making
width="10" There will come soft rains

Lord Alfred Tennyson
width="10" Blow, Bugle, Blow
width="10" Break, break, break
width="10" Charge of the Light Brigade
width="10" Crossing the Bar
width="10" Dark house by which once more I stand
width="10" O that 'twere possible
width="10" The Eagle
width="10" Ulysses

Ernest Lawrence Thayer
width="10" Casey at the Bat

Henry David Thoreau
width="10" Conscience
width="10" I am a parcel of vain strivings Tied
width="10" I Am the Autumnal Sun

Chidiok Tichborne
width="10" Tichborne's Elegy

Henry Vaughan
width="10" The Retreat
width="10" The World,

Walt Whitman
width="10" A Clear Midnight
width="10" A noiseless patient spider
width="10" A woman waits for me
width="10" An Army Corps On the March
width="10" Give me the splendid silent sun
width="10" Goodbye My Fancy
width="10" I hear America singing
width="10" Long I thought that knowledge alone would suffice me
width="10" Oh Captain, my Captain
width="10" Reconciliation
width="10" Song of Myself
width="10" The Dalliance of Eagles
width="10" The Last Invocation
width="10" Vigil strange I kept on the field one night
width="10" When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed
width="10" Abraham Davenport
width="10" Telling the Bees

Anna Wickham
width="10" A House in Hampstead
width="10" Divorce
width="10" Meditation at Kew
width="10" Soul's Liberty
width="10" The Fired Pot

William Carlos Williams
width="10" Danse Russe
width="10" Love Song
width="10" Pastoral
width="10" The Dance
width="10" The Red Wheelbarrow
width="10" The Widow's Lament in Springtime
width="10" The Young Housewife
width="10" To Waken an Old Lady

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
width="10" A Song of a Young Lady
width="10" Epitaph on Charles II
width="10" Love and Life
width="10" The Disabled Debauchee

William Wordsworth
width="10" Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
width="10" I wandered lonely as a cloud
width="10" London, 1802
width="10" Ode on Intimations of Immortality
width="10" She dwelt among the untrodden ways
width="10" The world is too much with us
width="10" Three Years She Grew
width="10" Lines Composed a few Miles Above Tintern Abby

Sir Thomas Wyatt
width="10" Forget not yet
width="10" My galley charged with forgetfulness
width="10" They flee from me

Elinor Wylie
width="10" Escape
width="10" Farewell Sweet Dust
width="10" Prophecy
width="10" Puritan Sonnet

William Butler Yeats
width="10" An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
width="10" Down by the salley gardens
width="10" Easter, 1916
width="10" Leda and the Swan
width="10" Politics
width="10" Sailing to Byzantium
width="10" The Lake Isle of Innisfree
width="10" The Second Coming
width="10" The Song of Wandering Aengus
width="10" The Wild Swans at Coole
width="10" When you are old