Poetry for a Lifetime
Table of Contents


NURSERY
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Lullaby Town
Twenty Froggies
Sweet and Low
There Was a Little Girl
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
The Three Little Kittens
Animal Fair
Nursery Rhymes

YOUTH
The Children's Hour
The Arrow and the Song
My Shadow
Days of Birth
A Boy’s Song
The Boy Who Never Told a Lie
The Days of the Month
The Boy Reciter
If I Only Was the Fellow
Hiawatha's Childhood
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat
Suppose
Whistling Boy
Jest 'Fore Christmas
The Night Before Christmas
The Little Red Hen
How to Be Happy
Let Dogs Delight to Bark and Bite
Our Heroes
Children’s Puzzles

HOME AND FAMILY
Home
Home, Sweet Home!
Our Mother
Nobody Knows But Mother
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
The Cane-Bottomed Chair
Send Them to Bed with a Kiss
The New Arrival
The Old Arm-Chair
Mother’s Boys
Little Boy Blue
Thanksgiving Day
Brother Jim
Out to Old Aunt Mary’s
The House with Nobody in It
Talents

GOOD ADVICE
The Spider and the Fly:
A Fable
A Smile
Taken at the Flood
A Wise Old Owl
Hustle and Grin
The Old Man’s Comforts
Hullo!
Be the Best of Whatever You Are
Can’t
John Wesley’s Rule
Count That Day Lost
Do It Now
Charity
Do It Now!
Don't Quit
Drop a Pebble in the Water
Get a Transfer
He Who Knows
Horse Sense
How Old Are You
I Know Something Good About You
It Isn’t the Town, It’s You
Life’s Scars
Lifting and Leaning
Mr. Meant-To
My Creed
Optimism
Outwitted
Perseverance
Polonius' Advice to Laertes
Solitude
Smile
The Gate At the End of Things
Work While You Work
The Sin of Omission
The Thinker
The Winds of Fate
Then Laugh
Try Smiling
Your Mission
Which are You
The Man who Thinks He Can
Tell Him So
Results and Roses
Moderation
Little Things
Laughter
To-Day
I Believe
Forget It
The Calf-Path
Be True
The Cry of a Dreamer
Six Feet of Earth
Ode on a Grecian Urn

FAITH AND REVERENCE
L'Envoi
The Creation
The Fool’s Prayer
Ring Out Wild Bells
The Lord is my Shepherd
A Prayer
Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers
Abou Ben Adhem
Battle-Hymn of the Republic
Crossing the Bar
A Lost Chord
Each in His Own Tongue
Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard
I Met the Master
I Saw Three Ships
The Captain's Daughter
Pippa’s Song
The Ten Commandments
This, Too, Shall Pass Away
Through the Year
The Wonderer
Ode On His Blindness
Thanatopsis
Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Requiem
Onward, Christian Soldiers
Nearer to Thee
Light Shining out of Darkness
 
 

INSPIRATION
A Psalm of Life
Columbus
Happiness
God Give us Men
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking
It’s Fine Today
It Couldn’t Be Done
Invictus
Keep a-Goin’
Nobility
Song
The Bridge Builder
The Day Is Done
The Town of Don’t-You-Worry
The Village Blacksmith
Today
Where Are You Going, Greatheart?
Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
Worth While
You Mustn’t Quit
The Ordinary Man
What I Live For
The Manly Man
The Common Road
The Chambered Nautilus
One, Two, Three
The Miller of the Dee
Inspiration
Great-Heart
Under the Portrait of Milton

FRIENDSHIP
A Friend or Two
Good King Wenceslas
A Friend's Greeting
Ingratitude
A Mile with Me
Auld Lang Syne
Fellowship
Loyalty
Our Own
New Friends and Old Friends
The House by the Side of the Road
To a Friend
Touching Shoulders

CHALLENGE
Always Finish
Carry On!
Give Us Men!
Never Say Fail!
I Shall Not Pass This Way Again
I Shall Not Pass This Way Again
IF
Lord, Make a Regular Man Out of Me
It Can Be Done
Myself
Soliloquy from "Hamlet"
The Coming American
The Quitter
The Things That Haven’t Been Done Bef
Try, Try Again
The Men That Don't Fit In
Work: A Song of Triumph
The Law of the Yukon
The Two Glasses

HUMOR
The Duel
The Chaperon
The Blind Men and the Elephant
He Worried About It
The Female of the Species
My Familiar
Captain Jinks
Casey At the Bat
Casey's Revenge
I Had But Fifty Cents
Methuselah
I Never Even Suggested It
Johnny’s Hist’ry Lesson
The Optimist
O’Grady’s Goat
Some Little Bug
The Patter of the Shingle
The Walrus and the Carpenter
King John and the Abbot of Canterbury
The Goat
The Deacon's Masterpiece
The Cremation of Sam McGee
Time’s Revenge
Repentance
Maternity
The Birth of St. Patrick
The V-A-S-E
The Purple Cow
The Twins
The Little Elf
On the Aristocracy of Harvard
On the Democracy of Yale
Lay of Ancient Rome
Fore
Contract Contact Bridge
The Shooting of Dan McGrew

WALLY’S BITS OF WIT AND WISDOM
Wally on Business
Wally on Sports
Wally on Daily Life
Wally on Government
Wally’s Advice
Wally on Education

LOVE AND ROMANCE
When I Was One-and-Twenty
Should You Go First
When Lovely Woman
Annabel Lee
To Helen
To Celia
A Red, Red Rose
The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
The White Flag
Tell Her So
A Health
A Certain Young Lady

NATURE
A Little Dog-Angel
The Little Cat Angel
Hark, The Herald Leaves of Spring
A Thing of Beauty
Bum
Under the Greenwood Tree
The Fountain
The Wreck of the "Hesperus"
A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea
When the Frost is on the Punkin
Out Fishin’
Plant a Tree
Sea Fever
Woodman, Spare That Tree
The Lord God Planted a Garden
Trees
To a Waterfowl
To a Skylark
The World is Too Much with Us
The Rhodora
The Heart of the Tree
The Daffodils
Song of the Chattahoochee
I Broke the Spell that Held Me Long
To a Mouse
To a Cricket
The Sea
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Raven
The Inchcape Rock
The Green Little Shamrock of Ireland
The Cricket
Where the Bee Sucks
The Death of the Flowers
The Brook’s Song
Robert of Lincoln
Old Winter
June

BRAVERY
Casabianca
The Leak in the Dike
How Did You Die
The Battle of Blenheim
The Ballad of East and West
Gunga Din
Fuzzy-Wuzzy
The Spires of Oxford

PATRIOTISM
America
America for Me
America, The Beautiful
My Land
My Native Land
The Star-Spangled Banner
The Flag Goes By
The War Inevitable
Paul Revere’s Ride
Concord Hymn
Song of Marion’s Men
Old Ironsides
The Charge of the Light Brigade
A Georgia Volunteer
The Blue and the Gray
Gettysburg Address
Barbara Frietchie
O Captain! My Captain!
Boots
Recessional
The Unknown Soldier
In Flanders Fields
America’s Answer
Marine’s Hymn
Hate Comes to Paradise
Father Land and Mother Tongue
The Bivouac of the Dead
Bougainville

INTERESTING PLACES
Hell in Texas
Owed to New York
Mandalay
The Spell of the Yukon
Out Where the West Begins

LOOKING BACK
To Critics
Recompense
Growing Older
The Old Oaken Bucket
The Old Oaken Bucket
Oft in the Stilly Night
The Pessimist
Diana, A Special Kind of Shooting Star
Little by Little
The Old Man Dreams
The Barefoot Boy
Rock Me to Sleep
Grandfather’s Clock
Wanderlust
Break, Break, Break
The Land of Beginning Again
Bill and Joe
The River of Life
Sometimes
One by One
The Bells
Life’s a Game
A Bag of Tools
For Want of a Horseshoe Nail
All the World’s a Stage
Some Time at Eve

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