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by Robinson, Mary Darby
...ter in its ray; 
Whose subtle fires with charms magnetic burn, 
Where every servile fool may have his turn. 
Lull'd in the lap of indolence, they boast 
Who best can fawn­and who can flatter most; 
While with a cunning arrogance they blend 
Sound without sense­and wit that stabs a friend; 
Slanders oblique­that check ambition's toil, 
The pois'nous weeds, that mark the barren soil. 
So the sweet blossoms of salubrious spring 
Thro the lone wood their spicy odours flin...Read more of this...



by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...ked in its serenity
The dark earth and the bending vault of stars.
It was a tranquil spot that seemed to smile
Even in the lap of horror. Ivy clasped
The fissured stones with its entwining arms,
And did embower with leaves forever green 
And berries dark the smooth and even space
Of its inviolated floor; and here
The children of the autumnal whirlwind bore
In wanton sport those bright leaves whose decay,
Red, yellow, or ethereally pale,
Rivals the pride of summer....Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
...h peril could not part! 
And woman, more than man, when death or woe, 
Or even disgrace, would lay her lover low, 
Sunk in the lap of luxury will shame — 
Away suspicion! — not Zuleika's name! 
But life is hazard at the best; and here 
No more remains to win, and much to fear: 
Yes, fear! — the doubt, the dread of losing thee, 
By Osman's power, and Giaffir's stern decree. 
That dread shall vanish with the favouring gale, 
Which Love to-night hath promised to my sail: 
No...Read more of this...

by Patmore, Coventry
...ides of Christ
Lie hid, emparadised,
And where, although
By the hour 'tis night,
There's light,
The Day still lingering in the lap of snow.
Gaze and be not afraid
Ye wedded few that honour, in sweet thought
And glittering will,
So freshly from the garden gather still
The lily sacrificed;
For ye,though self-suspected here for nought,
Are highly styled
With the thousands twelve times twelve of undefiled.
Gaze and be not afraid
Young Lover true and love-foreboding Maid.<...Read more of this...

by Cavafy, Constantine P
...Menedoros, a young Greek-Italian,
devotes his life to amusing himself,
like most young men in Greater Greece
brought up in the lap of luxury.

But today, in spite of his nature,
he is preoccupied, dejected. Near the shore
he watched, deeply distressed, as they unload
ships with booty taken from the Peloponnese.

G r e e k l o o t: b o o t y f r o m C o r i n t h.

Today certainly it is not right,
it is not possible for the young Greek-Italian
to want to amuse ...Read more of this...



by Gibran, Kahlil
...n carpet. 
I am the daughter of the elements 
With whom Winter conceived; 
To whom Spring gave birth; I was 
Reared in the lap of Summer and I 
Slept in the bed of Autumn. 


At dawn I unite with the breeze 
To announce the coming of light; 
At eventide I join the birds 
In bidding the light farewell. 


The plains are decorated with 
My beautiful colors, and the air 
Is scented with my fragrance. 


As I embrace Slumber the eyes of 
Night watch over me, and a...Read more of this...

by Tagore, Rabindranath
...is worship
I worshipped you.
In all my hopes and my loves, in my life, in the life of my
mother you have lived.
In the lap of the deathless Spirit who rules our home you have
been nursed for ages.
When in girlhood my heart was opening its petals, you hovered
as a fragrance about it.
Your tender softness bloomed in my youthful limbs, like a glow
in the sky before the sunrise.
Heaven's first darling, twain-born with the morning light, you
have floated down t...Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
...h peril could not part! 
And woman, more than man, when death or woe, 
Or even disgrace, would lay her lover low, 
Sunk in the lap of luxury will shame — 
Away suspicion! — not Zuleika's name! 
But life is hazard at the best; and here 
No more remains to win, and much to fear: 
Yes, fear! — the doubt, the dread of losing thee, 
By Osman's power, and Giaffir's stern decree. 
That dread shall vanish with the favouring gale, 
Which Love to-night hath promised to my sail: 
No...Read more of this...

by Russell, George William
...ters selling their animals
for gold,
even its babies sniffing for their music,
the farm house, white as a bone,
sitting in the lap of its corn,
even the statue holding up its widowed life,
but most of all He envies the bodies,
He who has no body.

The eyes, opening and shutting like keyholes
and never forgetting, recording by thousands,
the skull with its brains like eels--
the tablet of the world--
the bones and their joints
that build and break for any trick,
the genita...Read more of this...

by Field, Eugene
...Moon in the sky,
As he gallopeth by,
Cries: "Oh! what a marvelous sight!"
And the Stars in dismay
Hide their faces away
In the lap of old Grandmother Night.

It is yonder, out yonder, the Fly-Away Horse
Speedeth ever and ever away -
Over meadows and lanes, over mountains and plains,
Over streamlets that sing at their play;
And over the sea like a ghost sweepeth he,
While the ships they go sailing below,
And he speedeth so fast that the men at the mast
Adjudge him some por...Read more of this...

by Keats, John
...as thy broad forehead hid?
How long is't since the mighty Power bid
Thee heave to airy sleep from fathom dreams— 
Sleep in the lap of thunder or sunbeams— 
Or when grey clouds are thy cold coverlid!
Thou answer'st not; for thou art dead asleep.
Thy life is but two dead eternities,
The last in air, the former in the deep!
First with the whales, last with the eagle-skies!
Drowned wast thou till an earthquake made thee steep,
Another cannot wake thy giant-size!...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...ide expanse, 
 In profusion procured was put forth to enhance 
 The repast that they gave; 
 And no Sybarite, nursed in the lap of delight, 
 Such a banquet ere tasted as welcomed that night 
 The elect of the grave. 
 
 And the lion, meantime, shook his ponderous chain, 
 Loud and fierce howled the tiger, impatient to stain 
 The bloodthirsty arena; 
 Whilst the women of Rome, who applauded those deeds 
 And who hailed the forthcoming enjoyment, must needs 
 Sham...Read more of this...

by Lawson, Henry
...t measured by the tailor when our pants begin to go. 

...... 

Now the lady of refinement, in the lap of comfort rocked, 
Chancing on these rugged verses, will pretend that she is shocked. 
Leave her to her smelling-bottle; 'tis the wealthy who decide 
That the world should hide its patches 'neath the cruel look of pride; 
And I think there's something noble, and I swear there's nothing low, 
In the pride of Human Nature when its pants begin t...Read more of this...

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