ANNIVERSARY POEMS

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Remembrances

The anniversary of great heroes were observed,
For their unwavering service,
Thinking for the good causes,
Scarifying ones happiness on others.
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Norbu Dorji
On A Young Lady's Sixth Anniversary

Baby Babbles--only one,
Now to sit up has begun.

Little Babbles quite turned two
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Katherine Mansfield
Anniversary

And we go on and on,
Neither sleeping nor awake,
Towards the meeting, unaware
That we are already there.
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Gabriela Mistral
Supplication Prayer

Coinciding of two auspiciousness
Auspiciousness as a birth anniversary of glorious root guru &
Miracles month known as Chothrul Dawa
I wish root guru live until the end of cyclic existence.
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Norbu Dorji
Anniversary Hymn

[sung to tune: "All Saints New"]



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Katharine Lee Bates
A Dove...

She is not coming home...
I won’t believe she is not coming home…
Waking up every morning beside me will be my bliss…
Now and then your voice speaks softly into my ears…
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Oshifeko Opeoluwa
Homer And Laertes

Laertes: Gods help thee! and restore to thee thy sight!
My good old guest, I am more old than thou,
Yet have outlived by many years my son
Odysseus and the chaste Penelope.
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Walter Savage Landor
Poem Delivered On The Fourteenth Anniversary Of California’s Admission Into The Union, Septemb

We meet in peace, though from our native East
The sun that sparkles on our birthday feast
Glanced as he rose on fields whose dews were red
With darker tints than those Aurora spread.
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Bret Harte
The Woman And The Wife

I-THE EXPLANATION

“You thought we knew,” she said, “but we were wrong.
This we can say, the rest we do not say;
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Edwin Arlington Robinson
Mentana : First Anniversary

At the time when the stars are grey,
And the gold of the molten moon
Fades, and the twilight is thinned,
And the sun leaps up, and the wind,
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Algernon Charles Swinburne
For The Anniversary Of My Death

Every year without knowing it I have passed the day
When the last fires will wave to me
And the silence will set out
Tireless traveller
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William Stanley Merwin
One Year Ago—jots What?

296

One Year ago-jots what?
God-spell the word! I-can't-
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Emily Dickinson
Birthdays

Let us have birthdays every day,
(I had the thought while I was shaving)
Because a birthday should be gay,
And full of grace and good behaving.
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Robert William Service
One Year Ago—jots What?

296

One Year agoâ??jots what?
Godâ??spell the word! Iâ??can'tâ??
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Emily Dickinson
An Anniversary On The Hymeneals Of My Noble Kinsman, Tho. S

I.
The day is curl'd about agen
To view the splendor she was in;
When first with hallow'd hands
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Richard Lovelace
Father, Father Abraham

(On the Anniversary of Lincoln's Birth)


Father, Father Abraham,
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James Weldon Johnson
For The Anniversary Of John Keats’ Death

(February 23, 1821)

At midnight when the moonlit cypress trees
Have woven round his grave a magic shade,
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Sara Teasdale
Birthdays

Let us have birthdays every day,
(I had the thought while I was shaving)
Because a birthday should be gay,
And full of grace and good behaving.
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Robert Service
To Mother Huberta

As repeated in chorus on the anniversary of her Names-day
by the Sisters of St. Hubert at St. Anthony's Hospital,
Denver, Col., Oct. 29, 1900.

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Alfred Castner King
On The 100th Anniversary Of Anna Akhmatova

The fire and the page, the hewed hairs and the swords,
The grains and the millstone, the whispers and the clatter --
God saves all that -- especially the words
Of love and pity, as His only way to utter.
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Joseph Brodsky
The Anniversary

“This bunch of violets,” he said,
“Is for my daughter dear.
Since that glad morn when she was wed
It is today a year.
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Robert Service
Anniversary Song

WHY pacest thou, my neighbour fair,

The garden all alone?
If house and land thou seek'st to guard,
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Anniversary Poem

ONCE, more, dear friends, you meet beneath
A clouded sky:
Not yet the sword has found its sheath,
And on the sweet spring airs the breath
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John Greenleaf Whittier
Ribb At The Tomb Of Baile And Aillinn

Because you have found me in the pitch-dark night
With open book you ask me what I do.
Mark and digest my tale, carry it afar
To those that never saw this tonsured head
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William Butler Yeats
The Anniversary

"This bunch of violets," he said,
"Is for my daughter dear.
Since that glad morn when she was wed
It is today a year.
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Robert William Service
Sonnet Xx. To The Countess Od A----

Written on the anniversary of her marriage.

ON this blest day may no dark cloud, or shower,
With envious shade the Sun's bright influence hide!
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Charlotte Smith
The Anniversary

ALL kings, and all their favourites,
All glory of honours, beauties, wits,
The sun it self, which makes time, as they pass,
Is elder by a year now than it was
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John Donne
St. Andrews Anniversary

The following is a clipping from an old Ingersoll paper
on St. Andrew's Anniversary, 30th November, 1868 :

The Anniversary of Scotia's tetular [sic] saint was celebrated on Monday with great eclat
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James Mcintyre
Her Immortality

UPON a noon I pilgrimed through
A pasture, mile by mile,
Unto the place where I last saw
My dead Love's living smile.
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Thomas Hardy
Supernatural Songs

I. Ribh at the Tomb of Baile and Aillinn

Because you have found me in the pitch-dark night
With open book you ask me what I do.
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William Butler Yeats
To George Frederick Watts

On the Eightieth Anniversary of his Birth,

High thought and hallowed love, by faith made one,
Begat and bare the sweet strong-hearted child,
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Algernon Charles Swinburne
Mentana: Second Anniversary

Est-ce qu'il n'est pas temps que la foudre se prouve,
Cieux profonds, en broyant ce chien, fils de la louve?
La Légende des Siècles: - Ratbert.

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Algernon Charles Swinburne
Birthday Ode For The Anniversary Festival Of Victor Hugo

Strophe 1.
Spring, born in heaven ere many a springtime flown,
Dead spring that sawest on earth
A babe of deathless birth,
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Algernon Charles Swinburne
For The Anniversary Of John Keats' Death

At midnight, when the moonlit cypress trees
Have woven round his grave a magic shade,
Still weeping the unfinished hymn he made,
There moves fresh Maia, like a morning breeze
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Sara Teasdale
The Flag

See the glorious stars and stripes,
Floating over there;
See how gracefully they wave
In the summer air.
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Julia Ann Moore
Tercentenary Ode On Shakespeare

We had the honour of delivering in 1864 the principal address at the
tercentennial anniversary of Shakspeare in the Town Hall,
Ingersoll, before a large audience, and we read the following ode
on the occasion:
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James Mcintyre
The Delectable Ballad Of The Waller Lot

Up yonder in Buena Park
There is a famous spot,
In legend and in history
Yclept the Waller Lot.
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Eugene Field
Christmas Day - Prose

Dark and dull night, flie hence away,
And give the honor to this day
That sees December turn'd to May.

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Washington Irving
Swiss Song, On The Anniversary Of An Ancient Battle

Look on the white Alps round!
If yet they gird a land
Where freedom's voice and step are found,
Forget ye not the band,
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Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Mentana: First Anniversary

At the time when the stars are grey,
And the gold of the molten moon
Fades, and the twilight is thinned,
And the sun leaps up, and the wind,
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Algernon Charles Swinburne
In Hospital

I
Nothing of itself is in the still'd mind, only
A still submission to each exterior image,
Still as a pool, accepting trees and sky,
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Robert Laurence Binyon
Little Britain - Prose

What I write is most true . . . . . I have a whole booke of cases lying by me, which if I should sette foorth, some grave auntients (within the hearing of Bow Bell) would be out of charity with me.
- NASH.


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Washington Irving
On An Anniversary

After reading the dates in a book of Lyrics.

With Fifteen-ninety or Sixteen-sixteen
We end Cervantes, Marot, Nashe or Green:
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J. M. Synge
Christmas Folk-song

Those who die on Christmas Day
(I heard the triumphant Seraph say)
Will be remembered, for they died
Upon the Holy Christmastide;
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Duncan Campbell Scott
Robert Burns

The following ode was delivered by the author at the Centennial Anniversary
of Burns, Ingersoll, in presence of a large assembly in the year 1859:

This night shall never be forgot,
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James Mcintyre
The Ploughman

ANNIVERSARY OF THE BERKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY,
OCTOBER 4, 1849

CLEAR the brown path, to meet his coulter's gleam!
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Oliver Wendell Holmes
First Anniversary

Like the vain curlings of the watery maze,
Which in smooth streams a sinking weight does raise,
So Man, declining always, disappears
In the weak circles of increasing years;
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Andrew Marvell
On A Wedding Anniversary

The sky is torn across
This ragged anniversary of two
Who moved for three years in tune
Down the long walks of their vows.
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Dylan Thomas
A Poem Served To Order

PHI BETA KAPPA, JUNE 26, 1873

THE Caliph ordered up his cook,
And, scowling with a fearful look
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Oliver Wendell Holmes
King—s Chapel

READ AT THE TWO HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY

Is it a weanling's weakness for the past
That in the stormy, rebel-breeding town,
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Oliver Wendell Holmes