There is a lady sweet and kind,
Was never face so pleas'd my mind;
I did but see her passing by,
And yet I love her till I die.

Her gesture, motion, and her smiles,
Her wit, her voice, my heart beguiles,
Beguiles my heart, I know not why,
And yet I...

Poet: Thomas Ford

        “se dio ti lasci, lettor, prender frutto
Di tua lezione.”

Was there another Spring than this?
  I half remember, through the haze
  Of glimmering nights and golden days,
    A broken-pinioned birdling’s note,
    An angry sky, a sea-wrecked boat,
  A wandering through rain-beaten ways!
Lean closer, love—I...

Poet: Helen Hay

There was a little girl,
And she had a little curl
  Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good
She was very, very good,
  And when she was bad she was horrid.

One day she went upstairs,
When her parents, unawares,

There was a small boy of Quebec,
Who was buried in snow to his neck;
  When they said. “Are you friz?”
  He replied, “Yes, I is—
But we don’t call this cold in Quebec.”

There was a young lady of Niger
Who smiled as she rode on a Tiger;
  They came back from the ride
  With the lady inside,
And the smile on the face of the Tiger.*        *        *        *        *
There was a young maid who said, “Why
Can’t I...

Poet: Anonymous

And are ye sure the news is true?
  And are ye sure he ’s weel?
Is this a time to think of wark?
  Ye jauds, fling by your wheel.
Is this a time to think of wark,
  When Colin ’s at the door?
Gie me my cloak! I ’ll to the quay
  And see him...

Poet: Jean Adam

There is no death! the stars go down
  To rise upon some other shore,
And bright in heaven’s jewelled crown
  They shine forever more.

There is no death! the forest leaves
  Convert to life the viewless air;
The rocks disorganize to feed...

From “Sonnets in Shadow”
THERE is such power even in smallest things
  To bring the dear past back; a flower’s tint,
  A snatch of some old song, the fleeting glint
Of sunbeams on the wave—each vivid brings

The lost days up, as from the idle strings...

Poet: Arlo Bates

From “An Houre’s Recreation in Musicke,” 1606

THERE is a garden in her face,
  Where roses and white lilies blow;
A heavenly paradise is that place,
  Wherein all pleasant fruits do grow;
There cherries grow that none may buy,
Till cherry-ripe...

Poet: Anonymous