Poems by Andrew Downing

Poems by Andrew Downing

The Sphinx, by Andrew Downing

There is in Egypt, near the Pyramids,
Fronting the placid Nile, a monolith--
A sculptured le...

A Summer Night, by Andrew Downing

The warm, long day is ended,
The cooler night prevails;
In blue seas, star-attended,
A wh...

The Sunflower State, by Andrew Downing

Doubtless you have heard the saying, Kansas lays a sorcerer's spell
Ever on her loyal children-...

Thanksgiving, by Andrew Downing

The golden glow of autumn-time
Hath faded like an ember,
And on the dreary landscape lies
The...

What Arizona Needs, by Andrew Downing

Has some prospect better pleased you?
Did you ever lift your eye--
Anywhere in any country--
T...

When Love Came Back, by Andrew Downing

Young Love was such a torment
I hid from him my face,
And scorned, and drove him from me
In ...

Winter Birds, by Andrew Downing

Fair is the sky, for the cloud-rack is lifted--
Bright will the day be, though dark was the mo...

Winter Sunshine, by Andrew Downing

It scarcely seems winter, so faint is the breeze
That stirs the green mistletoe there in the tr...

The Oriole, by Andrew Downing

In robe of orange, and of black,
With mellow music in his throat,
Our fairest summer bird is...

The Red Bird, by Andrew Downing

When the summer sky is a tent of blue,
And rosy June is the regnant queen,
A crimson shuttle,...

Scotland and the Scots, by Andrew Downing

For the anniversary of the birthday of Robert Burns--Jan. 25, 1894. I know not in what land thy...

The Snowy Range, Colorado, by Andrew Downing

These are the monarch-mountains of the land,
The purple-wearers, almost infinite!
Secure upon...

Song of the Sand Storm, by Andrew Downing

I am the pitiless Sand Storm,
The whelp of a tameless breed--
My dam the desert, my sire the ...

Arizona, by Andrew Downing

Arizona is peerless, her breezes are soft,
And mostly her sky is surprisingly fair,
For "the...

Arizona, the State, by Andrew Downing

This poem was delivered in Phoenix, Arizona, February 14th, 1912, at a public reception tende...