Thomas Moore

T
Thomas Moore
A Ballad: The Lake of the Dismal Swamp
Written at Norfolk, in Virginia “They made her a grave, too cold and damp
For a soul so warm and true;
Read Poem
0
37
Rating:

from Lalla Rookh
From The Fire-worshippers “How sweetly,” said the trembling maid,
Of her own gentle voice afraid,
So long had they in silence stood,
Looking upon that tranquil flood—
Read Poem
0
39
Rating:

Oft, in the Stilly Night (Scotch Air)
Oft, in the stilly night,
Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Fond memory brings the light
Of other days around me;
The smiles, the tears,
Of boyhood’s years,
The words of love then spoken;
The eyes that shone,
Read Poem
0
31
Rating:

The Time I’ve Lost in Wooing
The time I’ve lost in wooing,
In watching and pursuing
The light, that lies
In woman’s eyes,
Has been my heart’s undoing.
Though Wisdom oft has sought me,
I scorn’d the lore she brought me,
My only books
Were woman’s looks,
And folly’s all they’ve taught me.

Her smile when Beauty granted,
I hung with gaze enchanted,
Like him the Sprite,
Whom maids by night
Read Poem
0
34
Rating:

When ’Midst the Gay I Meet
When ’midst the gay I meet
That gentle smile of thine,
Though still on me it turns most sweet,
I scarce can call it mine:
But when to me alone
Your secret tears you show,
Oh, then I feel those tears my own,
And claim them while they flow.
Then still with bright looks bless
The gay, the cold, the free;
Give smiles to those who love you less,
But keep your tears for me.

The snow on Jura’s steep
Can smile in many a beam,
Read Poem
0
40
Rating: