The Kind Word By Ada Cambridge

The Kind Word Speak kindly, wife; the little ones will grow Fairest and straightest in the warmest sun. We talk so often …

Listening By Ada Cambridge

Listening 1. When earth’s winter bareness Feels the April rain, All her summer fairness Comes to life again. So my spirit quickens …

At Long Last By Ada Cambridge

At Long Last Late, late the prize is drawn, the goal attained, The Heart’s Desire fulfilled, Love’s guerdon gained. Wealth’s use is …

Good Night By Ada Cambridge

Good Night 1. Love, thou hast wandered far and wide, But here thy wanderings cease; Thy long- sought mate is by thy …

The Resting-Place By Ada Cambridge

The Resting-Place “Because I live, ye shall live also.” Calmly the Paschal moonlight now is sleeping On mossy hillock and on headstone …

Dead By Ada Cambridge

Dead “ON board the Petrel, in St. Lucia’s bay, Of yellow fever—agèd twenty-nine.” “Who did you say, my lady?” drawled the Earl. …

Learn By Ada Cambridge

Learn Learn, learn, learn,— Our beautiful world is not a field for sheep; Not just a place wherein to laugh and weep, …

To-Morrow By Ada Cambridge

To-Morrow The lighthouse shines across the sea; The homing fieldfares sing for glee: ‘Behold the shore!’ Alas for shattered wing and breast! …

Seeking By Ada Cambridge

Seeking Bright eyes, sweet lips, with sudden fevers fill My strong blood, running wildly, as it must; But lips and eyes too …

Good-Bye By Ada Cambridge

Good-Bye Good-bye! — ’tis like a churchyard bell — good-bye!    Poor weeping eyes! Poor head, bowed down with woe!    Kiss me again, …

Ordained By Ada Cambridge

Ordained 1. THROUGH jewelled windows in the walls The tempered daylight smiles, And solemn music swells and falls Adown these stately aisles; …

Cui Bono By Ada Cambridge

Cui Bono 1. Why should we care for storms that rave and rend, Safe at our household hearth? Unknowing whence we came, …

Influence By Ada Cambridge

Influence As in the deeps of embryonic night, Out of unfathomable obscurities Of Nature’s womb, the little life-germs rise, Pushing and pulsing …

Afar Off By Ada Cambridge

Afar Off 1. Is it a will o’ the wisp, or is dawn breaking, That our horizon wears so strange a hue? …

Tired By Ada Cambridge

Tired O For wings! that I might soar A little way above the floor, A little way beyond the roar— A little …

Fashion By Ada Cambridge

Fashion See those resplendent creatures, as they glide O’er scarlet carpet, between footmen tall, From sumptuous carriage to effulgent hall – A …

The Old Manor House By Ada Cambridge

The Old Manor House AN old house, crumbling half away, all barnacled and lichen-grown, Of saddest, mellowest, softest grey,—with a grand history …

Outcast By Ada Cambridge

Outcast Perchance for dear Life’s sake – and life is sweet – When work had failed and roads were deep in snow, …

Craven-Heart By Ada Cambridge

Craven-Heart Those anguished voices in the air! Oh, I could shriek and tear my hair In rage, rebellion and despair. But what …

Individuality By Ada Cambridge

Individuality Phew! ‘T’is a stuffy and a stupid place, This social edifice by Custom wrought – This fenced enclosure wherein all are …

Fallen By Ada Cambridge

Fallen For want of bread to eat and clothes to wear — Because work failed and streets were deep in snow, And …

Wasted By Ada Cambridge

Wasted Each day another soldier in the van, Each day a new young worker in the fields, And every day more plenteous …

The Night By Ada Cambridge

The Night II Watchman, what of the night? See you a streak of light? Whither, O Captain of the quest, The course …

Contentment By Ada Cambridge

Contentment Is it a virtue, as the sages say, The ‘trivial round and common task’ to ply, And for no wider walk …

In Memoriam By Ada Cambridge

In Memoriam “He asked life of thee, and thou gavest him a long life, even for ever and ever.” Life—length of days—the …

Advent Hymn By Ada Cambridge

Advent Hymn Another mile—a year Pass’d by for ever! And the warnings swell From upper heaven to darkest depths of hell,— O …

The Watchman By Ada Cambridge

The Watchman I Through jewelled windows in the walls The tender daylight smiles; Majestic music swells and falls Adown the stately aisles; …

Responsibility By Ada Cambridge

Responsibility Why are our ideals hid from hostile eyes As boys in school hide toys from master’s view? Let them be real …

Faith By Ada Cambridge

Faith And is the great cause lost beyond recall?    Have all the hopes of ages come to naught?    Is life no more …

Vows By Ada Cambridge

Vows Nay, ask me not. I would not dare pretend To constant passion and a life-long trust. They will desert thee, if …

Mirage By Ada Cambridge

Mirage Is it a will-o’-the-wisp, or is dawn breaking, That our horizon wears so strange a hue? Is it but one more …

A Street Riot By Ada Cambridge

A Street Riot Poor, hapless souls! at whom we stand aghast, As at invading armies sweeping by — As strange to haggard …

Recollection By Ada Cambridge

Recollection Awawe-worn boulder, with green sea-moss wrapping A silken mantle o’er its jagged sides; And silvery, seething waters softly lapping Through gulfs …

Evensong By Ada Cambridge

Evensong The sun has set; grey shadows darken slowly The rose-red cloud-hills that were bathed in light. O Lord, to Thee, with …

Unstrung By Ada Cambridge

Unstrung My skies were blue, and my sun was bright, And, with fingers tender and strong and light, He woke up the …

The Mob By Ada Cambridge

The Mob Why stand dumbfounded and aghast, As at invading armies sweeping by, Surprised by haggard face and threatening cry, The storm …

Midnight By Ada Cambridge

Midnight 1. The night is clear and still. The moon rides high. The green leaves whisper where the soft winds blow. Above, …