Poems

Elizabeth Stoddard (1823 - 1902)

These outstanding poems by the renowned author Elizabeth Stoddard speak of the poet's hunger for the freedom of an idyllic future - a hunger enhanced by a contagious idealism characteristic of Stoddard's exceptional poetic dexterity.

These are poems that elevate the listener to levels only dreamed of by the poet herself - to visions of freedom based on the essential and universal craving of a soul burdened, indeed caught within a mundane world of the commonplace.

Abundant in these works is the poet's empathy with the plight of mankind whom she envisions as trapped on a treadmill, vainly attempting to escape the traditional but remaining caught and destined - albeit while on the very threshold of an existence shaped by the reality of the struggle - to re-emerge into a world which is in a profusion of anguishing ways dishearteningly similar to that of before.

Elizabeth Stoddard's relentless pursuit in verse of the happiness that accompanies an idealized life free from social restraints and limitations has produced this collection of some of the finest poetical works of the late nineteenth century. - Summary by Bruce Kachuk

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Poet's Secret Bruce Kachuk
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Play 02 November Bruce Kachuk
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Play 03 Music in a Crowd Bruce Kachuk
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Play 04 "I Live Within the Stranger's Gate" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 05 The House of Youth Bruce Kachuk
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Play 06 The House by the Sea Bruce Kachuk
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Play 07 Christmas Comes Again Bruce Kachuk
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Play 08 March Bruce Kachuk
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Play 09 The Spring Afar Bruce Kachuk
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Play 10 Why? Bruce Kachuk
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Play 11 August Bruce Kachuk
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Play 12 October Bruce Kachuk
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Play 13 "The Willow Boughs are Yellow Now" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 14 "In the Still, Star-Lit Night" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 15 Autumn Bruce Kachuk
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Play 16 The Autumn Sheaf Bruce Kachuk
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Play 17 In the City Bruce Kachuk
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Play 18 "I Love You, but a Sense of Pain" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 19 Nameless Pain Bruce Kachuk
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Play 20 A Baby Song Bruce Kachuk
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Play 21 The Wife Speaks Bruce Kachuk
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Play 22 The Husband Speaks Bruce Kachuk
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Play 23 "One Morn I Left Him in His Bed" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 24 Before the Mirror Bruce Kachuk
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Play 25 "The Shadows on the Water Reach" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 26 A Summer Night Bruce Kachuk
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Play 27 "Fan Me with these Lilies Fair" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 28 "Oh, the Wild, Wild Days of Youth!" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 29 "On my Bed of a Winter Night" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 30 "Hallo! My Fancy, Whither Wilt Thou Go?" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 31 You Left Me Bruce Kachuk
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Play 32 "O Friend, begin a Loftier Song" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 33 "Now That the Pain is Gone, I Too Can Smile" Bruce Kachuk
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Play 34 The Colonel's Shield Bruce Kachuk
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Play 35 A Few Idle Words Bruce Kachuk
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Play 36 Vers de Société Bruce Kachuk
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Play 37 The Race Bruce Kachuk
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Play 38 The Wolf-Tamer Bruce Kachuk
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Play 39 The Abbot of Unreason Bruce Kachuk
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Play 40 El Manolo Bruce Kachuk
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Play 41 Mercedes Bruce Kachuk
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Play 42 The Bull-Fight Bruce Kachuk
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Play 43 On the Campagna Bruce Kachuk
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Play 44 The Queen Deposed Bruce Kachuk
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Play 45 A Unit Bruce Kachuk
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Play 46 Zanthon - My Friend Bruce Kachuk
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Play 47 Achilles in Orcus Bruce Kachuk
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Play 48 Above the Tree Bruce Kachuk
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Play 49 To an Artist Bruce Kachuk
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Play 50 A Landscape Bruce Kachuk
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Play 51 From the Headland Bruce Kachuk
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Play 52 As One Bruce Kachuk
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Play 53 The Visitings of Truth Known Elsewhere Bruce Kachuk
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Play 54 We Must Wait Bruce Kachuk
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Play 55 Unreturning Bruce Kachuk
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Play 56 Closed Bruce Kachuk
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Play 57 Memory is Immortal Bruce Kachuk
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Play 58 The Tryst Bruce Kachuk
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Play 59 No Answer Bruce Kachuk
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Play 60 On the Hilltop Bruce Kachuk
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Play 61 The Message Bruce Kachuk
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Play 62 Exile Bruce Kachuk
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Play 63 A Seaside Idyl Bruce Kachuk
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Play 64 The Chimney-Swallow's Idyl Bruce Kachuk
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Play 65 Last Days Bruce Kachuk
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