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Fog and Mist


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"Fog" by Carl Sandburg
"Morning at the Window" by T.S. Eliot
"White Fog" by Sarah Teasdale
"Mist" by by Henry David Thoreau

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Fog
by Carl Sandberg

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Carl Sandburg - Chicago Poems

A comic commentary on "Fog."


Morning at the Window
by T.S. ELIOT

They are rattling breakfast plates in basement kitchens,
And along the trampled edges of the street
I am aware of the damp souls of housemaids
Sprouting despondently at area gates.

The brown waves of fog toss up to me
Twisted faces from the bottom of the street,
And tear from a passer-by with muddy skirts
An aimless smile that hovers in the air
And vanishes along the level of the roofs.

What the Thunder Said: A Site devoted to the works and life of T.S. Eliot


White Fog
by Sarah Teasdale

Heaven-invading hills are drowned
In wide moving waves of mist,
Phlox before my door are wound
In dripping wreaths of amethyst.

Ten feet away the solid earth
Changes into melting cloud,
There is a hush of pain and mirth,
No bird has heart to speak aloud.

Here in a world without a sky,
Without the ground, without the sea,
The one unchanging thing is I,
Myself remains to comfort me.

Tribute to Sarah Teasdale


Mist
by Henry David Thoreau

Low-anchored cloud
Newfoundlan air,
Fountain-head and source of rivers,
Dew-cloth, dream drapery,
And napkin spread by fays;
Drifting meadow of the air,
Where bloom the daisied banks and violets,
And in whose fenny labyrinth
The bittern booms and heron wades;
Spirit of lakes and seas and rivers,
Bear only perfumes and the scent
Of healing herbs to just men's fields!

Henry David Thereau: Resources


Some "foggy" poems can be found at:

E-poems: Fog

"Shared Vision of the Fog"(A Book Review Which Includes a Wonderful Poem about fog.)

Poet's Corner: Weather Poems

Other Great Poetry Sites and Resources:

Representative Poetry Online

The Poetry Archives

Creativity Web

DayPoet.com



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