Tag Archives: disappointment

Modern Love: I by George Meredith

By this he knew she wept with waking eyes: That, at his hand’s light quiver by her head, The strange low sobs that shook their common bed Were called into her with a sharp surprise, And strangled mute, like little … Continue reading

Posted in Meredith George | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Never Seek to Tell thy Love by William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be For the gentle wind does move Silently invisibly I told my love I told my love I told her all my heart Trembling cold in ghastly fears Ah … Continue reading

Posted in Blake William | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king, By this still hearth, among these barren crags, Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race, That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. … Continue reading

Posted in Tennyson Alfred Lord | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Ball Poem by John Berryman

What is the boy now, who has lost his ball. What, what is he to do? I saw it go Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then Merrily over—there it is in the water! No use to say ‘O there … Continue reading

Posted in Berryman John | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney

Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its flesh was … Continue reading

Posted in Heaney Seamus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Waiting for Icarus by Muriel Rukeyser

He said he would be back and we’d drink wine together He said that everything would be better than before He said we were on the edge of a new relation He said he would never again cringe before his … Continue reading

Posted in Rukeyser Muriel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Married by Lorine Niedecker

I married in the world’s black night for warmth if not repose. At the close— someone. I hid with him from the long range guns. We lay leg in the cupboard, head in closet. A slit of light at no … Continue reading

Posted in Niedecker Lorine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment