The Riddle Of The Sphinx By Leon Gellert

The Riddle Of The Sphinx By Leon Gellert Thou gazing face above the shifting sands! Oh, turn thy tearless eyes and answer me! Will honour come to thee and to thy land. That this should be? Those swarthy adamantine breasts of stone Are now matured beneath thine Egypt sun. Wilt profit by this brood of […]

The Sphinx By Mathilde Blind

The Sphinx By Mathilde Blind Wanderer, behold Life’s riddle writ in stone, Fronting Eternity with lidless eyes; Of all that is beneath the changing skies, Immutably abiding and alone. The handiwork of hands unseen, unknown, When Pharaohs of immortal dynasties Built Pyramids to brave the centuries, Cheating Annihilation of her own. The heart grows hushed […]

Nature Is A Sphinx… By Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev

Nature Is A Sphinx… By Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev Nature’s a Sphinx. And her ordeal Is all the more destructive to mankind Because, perhaps, she has no riddle. Nor did she ever have one. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

The Sphinx Of The Tuileries By John Hay

The Sphinx Of The Tuileries By John Hay Out of the Latin QuarterI came to the lofty doorWhere the two marble Sphinxes guardThe Pavilion de Flore.Two Cockneys stood by the gate, and oneObserved, as they turned to go,“No wonder He likes that sort of thing,-He’s a Sphinx himself, you know.” I thought as I walked […]

The Sphinx Of The Infinite By Clark Ashton Smith

The Sphinx Of The Infinite By Clark Ashton Smith The mystery beyond all mysteries, Of which involves the lesser in itself, At night the shadows: Many a flaming sun, Before the Sphinx whose eyes are firmaments, With all the constellations, hath availed As might the lonely fen-light to illume The abyss whereon it hovers. All […]

The Sphinx By James Whitcomb Riley

The Sphinx By James Whitcomb Riley I know all about the Sphinx– I know even what she thinks, Staring with her stony eyes Up forever at the skies. For last night I dreamed that she Told me all the mystery– Why for aeons mute she sat–: She was just cut out for that! Copyright © […]

The Riddle Of The Sphinx By Charles Hamilton Musgrove

The Riddle Of The Sphinx By Charles Hamilton Musgrove From age to age the haggard human train Creeps wearily across Time’s burning sands To look into her face, and lift weak hands In supplication to the calm disdain That crowns her stony brow…. But all in vain The riddle of mortality they try: Doom speaks […]

Sphinx’s Riddle By J. K. Rowling

Sphinx’s Riddle By J. K. Rowling First think of a person who lives in disguise, Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies. Next, tell me what’s always the last thing to mend, The middle of middle and end of end? And finally give me the sound often heard During the search for a […]

The Sphinx By Oliver Herford

The Sphinx By Oliver Herford She was half Lady and half cat– What is so wonderful in that? Half of our lady friends (so say The other half) are Cats to-day. In Egypt she made quite a stir, They carved huge Images of her. Riddles she asked of all she met And all who answered […]

The Sphinx By Andrew Downing

The Sphinx By Andrew Downing There is in Egypt, near the Pyramids, Fronting the placid Nile, a monolith– A sculptured legacy from aeons, old Ere yet the Pharaohs lived, or Carthage was, Or Cæsar wore the purple. Grim and vast, In hermit loneliness, it sits and broods Above the Nubian desert. Its dull eyes, Stony […]