Tag Archives: American Poems

The Sea Gypsy by Richard Harvey

The Sea Gypsy by Richard Harvey I am fevered with the sunset, I am fretful with the bay, For the wander-thirst is on me And my soul is in Cathay. – There’s a schooner in the offing, With her topsails … Continue reading

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Aboard at a Ship’s Helm by Walt Whitman

Aboard at a Ship’s Helm by Walt Whitman ABOARD, at a ship’s helm, A young steersman, steering with care. A bell through fog on a sea-coast dolefully ringing, An ocean-bell–O a warning bell, rock’d by the waves. O you give … Continue reading

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Maryland! My Maryland! by James Ryder Randall

Maryland! My Maryland!  by James Ryder Randall The despot’s heel is on thy shore, Maryland, My Maryland! His torch is at thy temple door, Maryland, My Maryland! Avenge the patriotic gore That flecked the streets of Baltimore, And be the … Continue reading

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A Vagabond Song by Bliss Carman

A Vagabond Song by Bliss Carman There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood — Touch of manner, hint of mood; And my heart is like a rhyme, With the yellow and the purple and the crimson … Continue reading

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 I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

     I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman     I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he … Continue reading

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Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres by Henry Adams

Prayer to the Virgin of Chartres by Henry Adams Gracious Lady:– Simple as when I asked your aid before; Humble as when I prayed for grace in vain Seven hundred years ago; weak, weary, sore In heart and hope, I … Continue reading

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Stars by Sara Teasdale

Stars by Sara Teasdale Alone in the night On a dark hill With pines around me Spicy and still, – And a heaven full of stars Over my head, White and topaz And misty red; – Myriads with beating Hearts … Continue reading

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