THIS IS A TEST SITE
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd,
And the great star early droop'd in the Western sky in the night,
I mourn'd, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
Bloomsbury Poetry Classics are selections from the work of some of our greatest poets. The series is aimed at the general reader rather than the specialist and carries no critical or explanatory apparatus. This can be found elsewhere. In the series the poems introduce themselves, on an uncluttered page and in a format that is both attractive and convenient. The selections have been made by the distinguished poet, critic, and biographer Ian Hamilton.