Poet Thomas Hardy

English author and poet (B:1840-06-02 - D:1928-01-11)

Poems Comments

Beeny Cliff

O the opal and the sapphire of that wandering western sea,
And the woman riding high above with bright hair flapping free-
The woman whom I loved so, and who loyally loved me.

The pale mews plained below us, and the waves seemed far away
In a nether sky, engrossed in saying their ceaseless babbling say,
As we laughed light-heartedly aloft on that clear-sunned March day.

A little cloud then cloaked us, and there flew an irised rain,
And the Atlantic dyed its levels with a dull misfeatured stain,
And then the sun burst out again, and purples prinked the main.

-Still in all its chasmal beauty bulks old Beeny to the sky,
And shall she and I not go there once again now March is nigh,
And the sweet things said in that March say anew there by and by?

What if still in chasmal beauty looms that wild weird western shore,
The woman now is-elsewhere-whom the ambling pony bore,
And nor knows nor cares for Beeny, and will laugh there nevermore.

Poem topics: , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Beeny Cliff poem to your favorites

Add Poet Thomas Hardy to your favorites

Popular Poets

Helen Hunt Jackson (4 poems)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1 poems)
Henry Constable (1 poems)
Mamajafa Kaya (0 poems)
Thomas Lodge (7 poems)
Mark Ronnie (0 poems)
Thomas Otway (1 poems)
Benjamin R. Hamby (1 poems)
Abdul Kanifa (0 poems)
Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1 poems)

Popular Poems

The Flake the Wind exasperate, by Emily Dickinson
To A Little Girl That Has Told A Lie, by Ann Taylor
Be Not Dismayed, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
The Currency Lass, by Roderic Quinn
The Tragedy,, by Richard Harris Barham
Mindes Vi En Fuldtro Ven, by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig
Thebaid, by Robinson Jeffers
Thanksgiving Comes But Once A Year, by Thornton W. Burgess
Le Péché, by Emile Verhaeren
Through Death To Love, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti