INNOCENCE POEMS

Maidenhood
THROUGH her fair world of blossoms fresh and bright,
Veiled with her maiden innocence, she goes;
Not all the splendour of the waxing light
She sees, nor all the colour of the rose;
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Edith Nesbit

The Dance
not love I offer
Your quick limbs, your eyes;
Only the barren homage
Of an old man whom time
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Ronald Stuart Thomas

To Death
Thou bidst me come away,
And I'll no longer stay,
Than for to shed some tears
For faults of former years;
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Robert Herrick

Whose Pink career may have a close
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Whose Pink career may have a close
Portentous as our own, who knows?
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Emily Dickinson

A Child's Prayer
For Morn, my dome of blue,
For Meadows, green and gay,
And Birds who love the twilight of the leaves,
Let Jesus keep me joyful when I pray.
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Siegfried Sassoon

A Child’s Prayer
For Morn, my dome of blue,
For Meadows, green and gay,
And Birds who love the twilight of the leaves,
Let Jesus keep me joyful when I pray.
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Siegfried Sassoon

The Well's Secret
I KNEW it all my boyhood: in a lonesome valley meadow,
Like a dryad's mirror hidden by the wood's dim arches near;
Its eye flashed back the sunshine, and grew dark and sad with shadow;
And I loved its truthful depths where every pebble lay so clear.
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John Boyle O'Reilly

Epigram
To purify their wine some people bleed
A lamb into the barrel, and succeed;
No nostrum, planters say, is half so good
To make fine sugar, as a negro's blood.
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William Cowper

Love Song
Lovers eminent in love
Ever diversities combine;
The vocal chords of the cushat-dove,
The snake's articulated spine.
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Elinor Morton Wylie

To My Little Niece Anne Duyckinck
To his charming black-eyed niece
Uncle Harry wishest peace!
Wishes roses over strow'd
O'er her sublunary road!
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Henry Livingston Jr.

Grace At Evening
For all the beauties of the day,
The innocence of childhoodâ??s play,
For health and strength and laughter sweet,
Dear Lord, our thanks we now repeat.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Withered Snowdrops
THEY came in the early spring-days,
With the first refreshing showers
And I watched the growing beauty
Of the little drooping flowers.
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John Boyle O'Reilly

From A Satire Written To King James I
Did I not know a great man's power and might
In spite of innocence can smother right,
Colour his villainies to get esteem,
And make the honest man the villain seem?
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George Wither

On My First Daughter
Here lies to each her parents' ruth,
Mary, the daughter of their youth:
Yet, all heaven's gifts, being heaven's due,
It makes the father, less, to rue.
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Ben Jonson

In Mind
There's in my mind a woman
of innocence, unadorned but

fair-featured and smelling of
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Denise Levertov

Hymn 157
Satan's devices.

Now Satan comes with dreadful roar
And threatens to destroy;
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Isaac Watts

Matins, Or Morning Prayer
When with the virgin morning thou dost rise,
Crossing thyself come thus to sacrifice;
First wash thy heart in innocence; then bring
Pure hands, pure habits, pure, pure every thing.
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Robert Herrick

Pentecost
After the death of our son

Neither the sorrows of afternoon, waiting in the silent house,
Nor the night no sleep relieves, when memory
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Dana Gioia

The Suicide's Argument
Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
If the life was the question, a thing sent to try
And to live on be YES; what can NO be ? to die.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Suicide's Argument, The
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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