Poem – “Eldorado”

⁠Gaily bedight,⁠A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow,⁠Had journeyed long,⁠Singing a song,In search of Eldorado. ⁠But he grew old—⁠This knight so bold—And o'er his heart a shadow⁠Fell as he found⁠No spot of groundThat looked like Eldorado. ⁠And, as his strength⁠Failed him at length,He met a pilgrim shadow—⁠"Shadow," said he,⁠"Where can it be—This land of Eldorado?" … Continue reading Poem – “Eldorado”

Poetry – “Prometheus”

Titan! to whose immortal eyes         The sufferings of mortality,         Seen in their sad reality,Were not as things that gods despise;What was thy pity's recompense?A silent suffering, and intense;The rock, the vulture, and the chain,All that the proud can feel of pain,The agony they do not show,The suffocating sense of woe,         Which speaks but in its loneliness,And then is … Continue reading Poetry – “Prometheus”

Poem – “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”

If I had been a Heathen,I'd have praised the purple vine,My slaves should dig the vineyards,And I would drink the wine.But Higgins is a Heathen,And his slaves grow lean and grey,That he may drink some tepid milkExactly twice a day. If I had been a Heathen,I'd have crowned Neaera's curls,And filled my life with love … Continue reading Poem – “The Song of the Strange Ascetic”