Poems (Coates 1916)
To him who found me sleeping, all my soul
Locked in the dark enchantment of a dream
Of suffering and death: who broke the spell,
And led my faltering steps through twilight paths
Unto the fair, forgotten fields of life,—
To him I dedicate, with timid trust,
Whate'er of worthiest in thought or phrase
May mirror here the visions lent me since.
Florence Earle Coates.
Poems from Mrs. Coates' other collections not included in this set:
From Poems (1898):
From Mine and Thine (1904):
From Lyrics of Life (1909):
Of Love With Breath of Spring A Lowly Parable Fritz Scheel—A Tribute The Sun-Dial Thomas Bailey Aldrich Conflict and Rest Child-Fancies The Martyr Jews Inheritor When You Came The Young Wife John Hay "Each and All"
From The Unconquered Air, and Other Poems (1912):
The Orchestral Leader Lines for a Fiftieth Anniversary Omar The Young Wife Speaks Heimweh For the Birthday of William Dean Howells On Finding Buddha's Dust In Modern Bonds To the Author of "Madame Butterfly" The Love of Life The Lost Gioconda To Alice Meynell To R. R. On Rereading the "De Profundis" of Oscar Wilde Fairer Than Violets Are The "Titanic"—Aftermath Against the Gate of Life
- Historically listed and referenced as a "Collected edition," Robert H. Walker—in his biographical sketch of Mrs. Coates (Walker, Robert H. "Coates, Florence Earle." Notable American Women:1607-1950. Cambridge, MA:Belknap Press of the Harvard Univ. Press, 1974:354.)—notes that this two-volume set is "really selected."
- "Better to Die" (1912, 1916, 1917) and "Live thy Life" (1916, 1917) are the only poems not original to Pro Patria, and both are included in the 1916 collection. All other poems in the pamphlet are original to the work.