HAIR POEMS

Hair Poem
Hair is heaven's water flowing eerily over us
Often a woman drifts off down her long hair and is lost


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Bill Knott
Risk is the Hair that holds the Tun
1239

Risk is the Hair that holds the Tun
Seductive in the Air-
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Emily Dickinson
To Helen About Her Hair
Your hair is long and wonderful;
It is dark, with golden
Lights in the length of it.

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Robinson Jeffers
A Leave-Taking
She will not smile;
She will not stir;
I marvel while
I look on her.
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James Whitcomb Riley
For Anne Gregory
‘Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
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William Butler Yeats
Crisis is a Hair
889

Crisis is a Hair
Toward which the forces creep
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Emily Dickinson
Take Care, Take Care
Bind up, bind up your dark bright hair
And hide the smouldering sunken fire.
Let it be held no more than fair,
Nor yourself guess how rare, how rare
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John Freeman
Oh Who Is That Young Sinner
Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrists?
And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists?
And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air?
Oh they're taking him to prison for the color of his hair.
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Alfred Edward Housman
The Champlain Sandman
The Sandman comes pattering across the Bay:
His hair is silver,
His footstep soft.
The moon shines on his silver hair,
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Hilda Conkling
A Christmas Carol
The Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)
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G. K. Chesterton
Hallelujah: A Sestina
A wind's word, the Hebrew Hallelujah.
I wonder they never gave it to a boy
(Hal for short) boy with wind-wild hair.
It means Praise God, as well it should since praise
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Robert Francis
The Grey Hair
One day I observed a grey hair in my head;
I plucked it right out, when it thus to me said:
'You may smile, if you wish, at your treatment of me,
But a score of my friends soon will make a mockery of you.'
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Yehudah HaLevi
Tumbling-Hair
Tumbling-hair
picker of buttercups
violets
dandelions
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E. E. Cummings
Upon Julia’s Hair Filled With Dew
Dew sat on Julia's hair,
And spangled too,
Like leaves that laden are
With trembling dew.
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Robert Herrick
Upon Julia's Hair Filled With Dew
Dew sate on Julia's hair,
And spangled too,
Like leaves that laden are
With trembling dew;
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Robert Herrick
Little Jamie
Ither laddies may ha's finer claes, and may be better fed,
But nane o' them a'has sic a bonnie curly heid,
O sie a blythe blink in their e'e,
As my ain curly fair-hair'd laddie, Little Jamie.
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William Topaz McGonagall
Krishna Questions His Hair Braid Not Growing
Mother, when will my hair-braid grow?
milk you said will make it grow,
but still it remains so short.
Mother when will my hair-braid grow
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Sant Surdas
On Lucretia Borgiaâ??s Hair
BORGIA, thou once wert almost too august
And high for adoration; now thou â??rt dust;
All that remains of thee these plaits unfold,
Calm hair meandering in pellucid gold.
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Walter Savage Landor
Silently She’s Combing
XXIV

Silently she's combing,
Combing her long hair
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James Joyce
Silently She's Combing
Silently she's combing,
Combing her long hair
Silently and graciously,
With many a pretty air.
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James Joyce

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