Poems by Conrad Aiken

Poems by Conrad Aiken

Zudora, by Conrad Aiken

Here on the pale beach, in the darkness;
With the full moon just to rise;
They sit alone, a...

Variations: XIV, by Conrad Aiken

Beautiful body made of ivory,
Beautiful body made of ivory and roses,
Beautiful body made of ...

Variations: XV, by Conrad Aiken

The sea falls all night on the yellow sand,
The green waves foam and thrust and slide,
The lo...

Variations: XVI, by Conrad Aiken

Against an orange twilight sky
The street lamp gleams like clearer fire,
The cold wind spills ...

Variations: XVII, by Conrad Aiken

Tear the pink rose petal by petal
And let the petals float and fall,
Ravel the golden stamens ...

Violet Moore and Bert Moore, by Conrad Aiken

He thinks her little feet should pass
Where dandelions star thickly grass;
Her hands should li...

White Nocturne, by Conrad Aiken

I The first soft snowflakes hovering down the night,
From one white cloud that hurries beneath...

Variations: XVIII, by Conrad Aiken

The sun distills a golden light,
The sun distills a silence.
White clouds dazzle across the sk...

Variations: V, by Conrad Aiken

From the cold fountain's sunlit lip
A shining film of water spreads,
It is shot with sun, it ...

Variations: IV, by Conrad Aiken

Here alone, unknown, in the darkness,
I watched you whirling above your shadow,
Soft in saf...

Variations: III, by Conrad Aiken

Wind in the sunlit trees, and the red leaves fall:
Shadows of leaves on the sunlit wall.

Variations: II, by Conrad Aiken

Green light, from the moon,
Pours over the dark blue trees,
Green light from the autumn moon...

To My Wife, by Conrad Aiken

Whatever loveliness is in this music,
Whatever yearning after lovely things, --
Whatever cryin...

Sonata in Pathos, by Conrad Aiken

I Well, I am tired.. Tired of all these years,
The hazy mornings, the noons, the misty even...

Silent Torrents, by Conrad Aiken

How is it that I am now so softly awakened,
My leaves shaken down with music?--
Darling, I lo...