Dost Thou Remember Ever By Mathilde Blind

Dost Thou Remember Ever Dost thou remember ever, for my sake, When we two rowed upon the rock-bound lake? How the wind-fretted waters blew their…

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Echoes Of Spring By Mathilde Blind

Echoes Of Spring I. I WALK about in driving snow, And drizzling rain, splashed o’er and o’er; No sign that radiant spring e’en now Stands…

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Egyptian Theosophy By Mathilde Blind

Egyptian Theosophy Far in the introspective East A meditative Memphian Priest Would solve–such is the Sage’s curse– The riddle of the Universe. Thought, turning round…

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Green Leaves And Sere By Mathilde Blind

Green Leaves And Sere Three tall poplars beside the pool Shiver and moan in the gusty blast, The carded clouds are blown like wool, And…

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Evensong By Mathilde Blind

Evensong (Holy Trinity Church.) THE hectic autumn’s dilatory fire Has turned this lime tree to a sevenfold brand, Which, self consuming, lights the sunless land,…

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Entangled By Mathilde Blind

Entangled I STOOD as one enchanted, All in the forest deep: As one that wond’ring wanders, Dream-bound within his sleep. A thousand rustling footsteps Pattered…

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Haunted By Mathilde Blind

Haunted Why will you haunt me unawares, And walk into my sleep, Pacing its shadowy thoroughfares, Where long-dried perfume scents the airs, While ghosts of…

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Heart’s-Ease By Mathilde Blind

Heart’s-Ease As opiates to the sick on wakeful nights, As light to flowers, as flowers in poor men’s rooms, As to the fisher when the…

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Haunted Streets By Mathilde Blind

Haunted Streets Lo, haply walking in some clattering street– Where throngs of men and women dumbly pass, Like shifting pictures seen within a glass Which…

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I Am Athirst, But Not For Wine By Mathilde Blind

I Am Athirst, But Not For Wine I am athirst, but not for wine; The drink I long for is divine, Poured only from your…

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Hymn To Horus By Mathilde Blind

Hymn To Horus Hail, God revived in glory! The night is over and done; Far mountains wrinkled and hoary, Fair cities great in story, Flash…

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Hope By Mathilde Blind

Hope All treasures of the earth and opulent seas, Metals and odorous woods and cunning gold, Fowls of the air and furry beasts untold, Vineyards…

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I Charge You By Mathilde Blind

I Charge You I charge you, O winds of the West, O winds with the wings of the dove, That ye blow o’er the brows…

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I Planted A Rose Tree By Mathilde Blind

I Planted A Rose Tree I planted a rose tree in my garden, In early days when the year was young; I thought it would…

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I Think Of Thee In Watches Of The Night By Mathilde Blind

I Think Of Thee In Watches Of The Night I think of thee in watches of the night, I feel thee near; Like mystic lamps…

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I Took Your Face Into My Dreams By Mathilde Blind

I Took Your Face Into My Dreams I took your face into my dreams, It floated round me like a light; Your beauty’s consecrating beams…

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I Was Again Beside Thee In A Dream By Mathilde Blind

I Was Again Beside Thee In A Dream I was again beside thee in a dream: Earth was so beautiful, the moon was shining; The…

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I Would I Were The Glow-Worm By Mathilde Blind

I Would I Were The Glow-Worm I would I were the glow-worm, thou the flower, That I might fill thy cup with glimmering light; I…

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In A Lonesome Burial-Place By Mathilde Blind

In A Lonesome Burial-Place In a lonesome burial-place Crouched a mourner white of face; Wild her eyes–unheeding Circling pomp of night and day– Ever crying,…

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If You But Knew By Mathilde Blind

If You But Knew Ah, if you knew how soon and late My eyes long for a sight of you, Sometimes in passing by my…

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In A Kentish Rose Garden. By Mathilde Blind

In A Kentish Rose Garden. Beside a Dial in the leafy close, Where every bush was burning with the Rose, With million roses falling flake…

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In Spring By Mathilde Blind

In Spring THE young birds shy twitter In hedges and bowers, Fields brighten and glitter With dewdrops and flowers. Over flood, over fallow, Impelled by…

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Internal Firesides By Mathilde Blind

Internal Firesides Bewilderingly, from wildly shaken cloud, Invisible hands, deft moving everywhere, Have woven a winding sheet of velvet air, And laid the dead earth…

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Invocation By Mathilde Blind

Invocation JUNE, 1866. BREATHE thro’ me in music, Spirit of the time! Pregnant with the future, Spirit of the time! As the west wind sougheth,…

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In The St. Gotthardt Pass By Mathilde Blind

In The St. Gotthardt Pass The storm which shook the silence of the hills And sleeping pinnacles of ancient snow Went muttering off in one…

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Lassitude By Mathilde Blind

Lassitude I laid me down beside the sea, Endless in blue monotony; The clouds were anchored in the sky. Sometimes a sail went idling by….

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L’Envoi By Mathilde Blind

L’Envoi Thou art the goal for which my spirit longs; As dove on dove, Bound for one home, I send thee all my songs With…

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Love And The Muse By Mathilde Blind

Love And The Muse STRUCK down by Love in cruel mood, That I ever met Love I rued, Bleeding and bruised I lay, Wet was…

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Like Some Wild Sleeper By Mathilde Blind

Like Some Wild Sleeper Like some wild sleeper who alone at night Walks with unseeing eyes along a height, With death below and only stars…

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Lines By Mathilde Blind

Lines THOU camest with the coming Spring! With swallows, and the murmuring Of unloosed waters, with the birth Of daisies dimpling the green earth. And…

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Lost Treasure By Mathilde Blind

Lost Treasure THE autumn day steals, pallid as a ghost, Along these fields and man-forsaken ways; And o’er the hedgerows bramble-knotted maze The whitening locks…

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Lines Ii By Mathilde Blind

Lines Ii THOU camest with the coming Spring! With swallows, and the murmuring Of unloosed waters, with the birth Of daisies dimpling the green earth….

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Love’s Phantom By Mathilde Blind

Love’s Phantom SHUT out day’s wintry beams! Sleep, brood upon my brain! For sweet sleep bringeth dreams And love again! Love cold and wan and…

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Love’s Vision By Mathilde Blind

Love’s Vision 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…

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Manchester By Night By Mathilde Blind

Manchester By Night O’er this huge town, rife with intestine wars, Whence as from monstrous sacrificial shrines Pillars of smoke climb heavenward, Night inclines Black…

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Many Will Love You By Mathilde Blind

Many Will Love You Many will love you; you were made for love; For the soft plumage of the unruffled dove Is not so soft…

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Love-Trilogy By Mathilde Blind

Love-Trilogy I. SHE stood against the Orient sun, Her face inscrutable for light; A myriad larks in unison Sang o’er her, soaring out of sight….

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Marriage By Mathilde Blind

Marriage LOVE springs as lightly from the human heart As springs the lovely rose upon the brier, Which turns the common hedge to floral fire,…

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Motherhood By Mathilde Blind

Motherhood From out the front of being, undefiled, A life hath been upheaved with struggle and pain; Safe in her arms a mother holds again…

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Mourning Women By Mathilde Blind

Mourning Women All veiled in black, with faces hid from sight, Crouching together in the jolting cart, What forms are these that pass alone, apart,…

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Mystery Of Mysteries By Mathilde Blind

Mystery Of Mysteries BEFORE the abyss of the unanswering grave Each mortal stands at last aloof, alone, With his beloved one turned as deaf as…

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My Lady By Mathilde Blind

My Lady Like putting forth upon a sea On which the moonbeams shimmer, Where reefs and unknown perils be To wreck, yea, wreck one utterly,…

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Nirvana By Mathilde Blind

Nirvana Divest thyself, O Soul, of vain desire! Bid hope farewell, dismiss all coward fears; Take leave of empty laughter, emptier tears, And quench, for…

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New Year’s Eve By Mathilde Blind

New Year’s Eve Another full-orbed year hath waned to-day, And set in the irrevocable past, And headlong whirled long Time’s winged blast My fluttering rose…

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Noonday Rest By Mathilde Blind

Noonday Rest THE willows whisper very, very low Unto the listening breeze; Sometimes they lose a leaf which, flickering slow, Faints on the sunburnt leas….

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Ode To A Child By Mathilde Blind

Ode To A Child BRIGHT as a morn of spring, That jubilates along the earth, With clouds, and winds, and flowers rejoicing, And all the…

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Nuit By Mathilde Blind

Nuit The all upholding, The all enfolding, The all beholding, Most secret Night; From whose abysses, With wordless blisses, The Sun’s first kisses, Called gods…

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O Moon By Mathilde Blind

O Moon O moon, large golden summer moon, Hanging between the linden trees, Which in the intermittent breeze Beat with the rhythmic pulse of June!…

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On A Letter By Mathilde Blind

On A Letter I. SUNBEAMS can fling no purer brightness o’er the sea And rain-showers bring no surer blessing to the lea, And lilies wing…

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On A Torso Of Cupid By Mathilde Blind

On A Torso Of Cupid PEACH trees and Judas trees, Poppies and roses, Purple anemones In garden closes! Lost in the limpid sky, Shrills a…

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On A Viola D’Amore By Mathilde Blind

On A Viola D’Amore CARVED WITH A CUPID’S HEAD, AND PLAYED ON FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER MORE THAN A CENTURY. What fairy music clear…

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On And On By Mathilde Blind

On And On By long leagues of wood and meadow On and on we drive apace; In the dreamy light and shadow Veiling earth’s autumnal…

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On Life’s Long Round By Mathilde Blind

On Life’s Long Round On life’s long round by chance I found A dell impearled with dew; Where hyacinths, gushing from the ground, Lent to…

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On Reading The By Mathilde Blind

On Reading The In a Kentish Rose Garden. Beside a Dial in the leafy close, Where every bush was burning with the Rose, With million…

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On Guido’s Aurora By Mathilde Blind

On Guido’s Aurora GLORIOUS, in saffron robes and veil unfurled, Borne on the wind of her ecstatic flight, Aurora floats before the Lord of Light,…

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On The Lighthouse At Antibes By Mathilde Blind

On The Lighthouse At Antibes A stormy light of sunset glows and glares Between two banks of cloud, and o’er the brine Thy fair lamp…

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Once On A Golden Day By Mathilde Blind

Once On A Golden Day Once on a golden day, In the golden month of May, I gave my heart away– Little birds were singing….

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Once We Played By Mathilde Blind

Once We Played ONCE we played at love together– Played it smartly, if you please; Lightly, as a windblown feather, Did we stake a heart…

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Pauper Poet’s Song By Mathilde Blind

Pauper Poet’s Song Sun, moon, and stars, the ample air, The birds shrill whistling everywhere, Fields white with lambs and daisies; The pearls of eve,…

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Only A Smile By Mathilde Blind

Only A Smile No butterfly whose frugal fare Is breath of heliotrope and clove, And other trifles light as air, Could live on less than…

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