Ode on Solitude By Alexander Pope

Ode on Solitude By Alexander Pope Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade, In winter fire. Blest, who can […]

Alone By James Russell Lowell

Alone By James Russell Lowell From the close-shut windows gleams no spark, The night is chilly, the night is dark, The poplars shiver, the pine-trees moan, My hair by the autumn breeze is blown, Under thy window I sing alone, Alone, alone, ah woe! alone! The darkness is pressing coldly around, The windows shake with […]

Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox Laugh, and the world laughs with you, Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer, Sigh, it is lost on the air; The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shirk […]

The Lonely Lion By Amos Russel Wells

The Lonely Lion By Amos Russel Wells The lion was lonely; Said he, “There is only One way of driving this gloom from me: I must enter into society!” So he asked the beasts in a manner quite hearty, To come to his cave for a little party. On the appointed day, In a frightened […]

Poems about Confidence
Poems about Confidence

December By Thomas Bailey Aldrich

December By Thomas Bailey Aldrich Only the sea intoning, Only the wainscot-mouse, Only the wild wind moaning Over the lonely house. Darkest of all Decembers Ever my life has known, Sitting here by the embers, Stunned and helpless, alone— Dreaming of two graves lying Out in the damp and chill: One where the buzzard, flying, […]

The Sea Of Silence By Florence May Alt

The Sea Of Silence By Florence May Alt When between us two there rolled Wide Atlantic’s sea, Ships too frail thy love to hold Brought thy words to me. Though thy letters few and far Crost a burning zone, Yet thy love rose like a star— I was not alone. When the white sails westward […]

I Am Lonely By George Eliot

I Am Lonely By George Eliot The world is great: the birds all fly from me, The stars are golden fruit upon a tree All out of reach: my little sister went, And I am lonely. The world is great: I tried to mount the hill Above the pines, where the light lies so still, […]

Alone By Sara Teasdale

Alone By Sara Teasdale I am alone, in spite of love, In spite of all I take and give— In spite of all your tenderness, Sometimes I am not glad to live. I am alone, as though I stood On the highest peak of the tired gray world, About me only swirling snow, Above me, […]

Home By Rupert Brooke

Home By Rupert Brooke I came back late and tired last night Into my little room, To the long chair and the firelight And comfortable gloom. But as I entered softly in I saw a woman there, The line of neck and cheek and chin, The darkness of her hair, The form of one I […]

The Lesson By Paul Laurence Dunbar

The Lesson By Paul Laurence Dunbar My cot was down by a cypress grove, And I sat by my window the whole night long, And heard well up from the deep dark wood A mocking-bird’s passionate song. And I thought of myself so sad and lone, And my life’s cold winter that knew no spring; […]