BIRTH POEMS

Death And Birth
Death and birth should dwell not near together:
Wealth keeps house not, even for shame, with dearth:
Fate doth ill to link in one brief tether
Death and birth.
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Algernon Charles Swinburne

Birth And Death
Birth and death, twin-sister and twin-brother,
Night and day, on all things that draw breath,
Reign, while time keeps friends with one another
Birth and death.
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Algernon Charles Swinburne

Christ’s Birth
One birth our Savior had; the like none yet
Was, or will be a second like to it.


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Robert Herrick

Birth And Death.
I who have known thee, Birth, must know Death too:
As old, old men their children's children fold
In their gaunt arms, and though their blood be cold
Feel their own youth burn in them as they view
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Robert Crawford

On Pedigree. From Epicharmus
My mother! if thou love me, name no more
My noble birth! Sounding at every breath
My noble birth, thou kill'st me. Thither fly,
As to their only refuge, all from whom
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William Cowper

Sonnet 91: Some Glory In Their Birth, Some In Their Skill
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill,
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
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William Shakespeare

Sonnet 091: Some Glory In Their Birth, Some In Their Skill
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body's force,
Some in their garments though new-fangled ill,
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
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William Shakespeare

The Angel That Presided O'Er My Birth
The Angel that presided o'er my birth
Said, 'Little creature, form'd of Joy and Mirth,
'Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth.'

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William Blake

Despondency
O, gloomy world that rolls in weary space,
And moans wild music to the broken spheres,
Whose rivers wander into seas of tears,
Despair has bound thee in a close embrace;
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Freeman E. Miller

The Man Giving Birth In The Dark
The man giving birth in the dark
has died
& come back
to life again,
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Erica Jong

Mohini Chatterjee
I asked if I should pray.
But the Brahmin said,
‘pray for nothing, say
Every night in bed,
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William Butler Yeats

The Birth
There is a legend that the love of God
So quickened under Mary's heart it wrought
Her very maidenhood to holier stuff. . . .
However that may be, the birth befell
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Don Marquis

The Nobler Lesson
Christ was of virgin birth, and, being slain,
The creedists say, He rose from death again.
Oh, futile age-long talk of death and birth!-
His life, that is the one thing wonder-worth;
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Don Marquis

The Birth-Bond
Have you not noted, in some family
Where two were born of a first marriage-bed,
How still they own their gracious bond, though fed
And nursed on the forgotten breast and knee?-
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Sonnet Xv: The Birth-Bond
Have you not noted, in some family
Where two were born of a first marriage-bed,
How still they own their gracious bond, though fed
And nursed on the forgotten breast and knee?รข??
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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Birth Place Of Pleasure
At the creation of the Earth
Pleasure, that divinest birth,
From the soil of Heaven did rise,
Wrapped in sweet wild melodies--
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Percy Bysshe Shelley

An Ode Of The Birth Of Our Savior
In numbers, and but these few,
I sing Thy birth, Oh, Jesu!
Thou pretty Baby, born here,
With sup'rabundant scorn here:
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Robert Herrick

An Epitaph [Hangman's hands laid in this tomb an]
Hangman's hands laid in this tomb an
Imp of Satan's getting, whom an
Ancient legend says that woman
Never bore-he owed his birth
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Ambrose Bierce

An Ode Of The Birth Of Our Saviour
In numbers, and but these few,
I sing thy birth, oh JESU!
Thou pretty Baby, born here,
With sup'rabundant scorn here;
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Robert Herrick

Sonnet Xci
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their bodies' force,
Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill,
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
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William Shakespeare

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