The Thrice-Closed Eye By Hannah Flagg Gould

The Thrice-Closed Eye By Hannah Flagg Gould The eye was closed, and calm the breast;‘T was Sleep—the weary was at rest!While fancy on her rainbow wingsRanged through a world of new-made things,Mid regions pure, and visions bright,Formed but to mock the waking sight.For, ah! how light does slumber sit,On sorrow’s brow—how quickly flitFrom her pale […]

O Brown Eyes By Ruby Archer

O Brown Eyes By Ruby Archer O brown eyes, how warm you are With look I may not meet, Lest there I read too deep and far A meaning wild and sweet. O brown eyes, you need not ask With such pathetic plea, As if it were a doleful task, “And will you think of […]

Gray Eyes By Sara Teasdale

Gray Eyes By Sara Teasdale It was April when you came The first time to me, And my first look in your eyes Was like my first look at the sea. We have been together Four Aprils now Watching for the green On the swaying willow bough; Yet whenever I turn To your gray eyes […]

The Blind Man By Hannah Flagg Gould

The Blind Man By Hannah Flagg Gould T is darkness, darkness; dreary, starless night; Nature a blank, and day that shows no sun; Man, earth and seas and heavens shut out from sight— Such is thy portion, blind and hapless one! Hapless! a smile upon thy lip will dwell, While in thy sunken eye no […]

Poems about Confidence
Poems about Confidence

Sight By Emily Dickinson

Sight By Emily Dickinson Before I got my eye put out, I liked as well to see As other creatures that have eyes, And know no other way. But were it told to me, to-day, That I might have the sky For mine, I tell you that my heart Would split, for size of me. […]

The Nose And The Eyes By William Cowper

The Nose And The Eyes By William Cowper Between Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose; The spectacles set them, unhappily, wrong; The point in dispute was, as all the world knows, To which the said spectacles ought to belong. So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause, With a great deal of skill […]

First Sight By Anna Hempstead Branch

First Sight By Anna Hempstead Branch I was born again to-day! I was fashioned new! Now my heart is fresh with May Virginal as dew! What it was I cannot tell. Something on my eyes Exquisitely breathed and fell And I grew more wise. Goldenly it breathed and kissed. Now the world is plain — […]

The Blind Boy By Colley Cibber

The Blind Boy By Colley Cibber O say what is that thing called Light, Which I must ne’er enjoy; What are the blessings of the sight, O tell your poor blind boy! You talk of wondrous things you see, You say the sun shines bright; I feel him warm, but how can he, Or make […]

A Memory By William Stanley Braithwait

A Memory By William Stanley Braithwait My heart to thee an answer makes, O long, slow whisper of the sea, Whose charm of mournful music wakes A dream, a memory. Touched hands, met lips, and soft fair speech — Soul’s silence to the past replies, When love and hope illumined each, Within a girl’s blue […]

The Mystery By Sara Teasdale

The Mystery By Sara Teasdale Your eyes drink of me, Love makes them shine, Your eyes that lean So close to mine. We have long been lovers, We know the range Of each other’s moods And how they change; But when we look At each other so Then we feel How little we know; The […]