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Mary Elizabeth Coleridge Poems

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by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 I sat before my glass one day, 
And conjured up a vision bare, 
Unlike the aspects glad and gay, 
That erst were found reflected there - 
The vision of...Read More



by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 GOOD FRIDAY in my heart! Fear and affright! 
My thoughts are the Disciples when they fled, 
My words the words that priest and soldier said, 
My deed the spear...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 As Christ the Lord was passing by, 
He came, one night, to a cottage door. 
He came, a poor man, to the poor; 
He had no bed whereon to...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 When wintry winds are no more heard, 
And joy's in every bosom, 
When summer sings in every bird, 
And shines in every blossom, 
When happy twilight hours are long,...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 Sunshine let it be or frost, 
Storm or calm, as Thou shalt choose; 
Though Thine every gift were lost, 
Thee Thyself we could not lose....Read More



by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 MOTHER of God! no lady thou:
Common woman of common earth
Our Lady ladies call thee now,
But Christ was never of gentle birth;
A common man of the common earth.

For God’s ways...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 When my love did what I would not, what I would not, 
I could hear his merry voice upon the wind, 
Crying, "e;Fairest, shut your eyes, for see you...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 I HAVE walked a great while over the snow, 
And I am not tall nor strong. 
My clothes are wet, and my teeth are set, 
And the way was...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 Strange Power, I know not what thou art, 
Murderer or mistress of my heart. 
I know I'd rather meet the blow 
Of my most unrelenting foe 
Than live---as now...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 The earth that made the rose, 
She also is thy mother, and not I. 
The flame wherewith thy maiden spirit glows 
Was lighted at no hearth that I sit...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 I ask of thee, love, nothing but relief. 
Thou canst not bring the old days back again; 
For I was happy then, 
Not knowing heavenly joy, not knowing grief....Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 WE never said farewell, nor even looked 
Our last upon each other, for no sign 
Was made when we the linkèd chain unhooked 
And broke the level line. 

And...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 BLUE is Our Lady’s colour, 
White is Our Lord’s. 
To-morrow I will wear a knot 
Of blue and white cords, 
That you may see it, where you ride 
Among...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 TURN in, my lord, she said ;
As it were the Father of Sin
I have hated the Father of the Dead,
The slayer of my kin ;
By the Father of the...Read More

by Coleridge, Mary Elizabeth
 Grant me but a day, love, 
But a day, 
Ere I give my heart, 
My heart away, 
Ere I say the word 
I'll ne'er unsay. 

Is it earnest with...Read More