See this legally free ebook:
- Gems from Catholic Poets; with a Biographical & Literary Introduction, by James Burke (London: Catholic Publishing and Bookselling Company, Limited; Dublin: J. Mullany, 1859). Available in pdf, epub, mobi, and other formats at Internet Archive with a 2nd copy at Internet Archive.
Posted on World Poetry Day, 2019. See also these related texts and ebooks earlier indexed on the Project:
- John Henry Newman, Cardinal: Poems (Poem Hunter.com, 2004). May be read online, and available in PDF format at PoemHunter.com.
- The Poems of Alice Meynell (1923). May be read online at ELCore.Net, which states: “The Poems of Alice Meynell: Complete Edition was published posthumously. It comprises her poems in three sections: Early Poems, Later Poems, and Last Poems.”
- The Poems of Ernest Dowson (1896, 1900). May be read online at ElCore.net. Comprises 2 collections: Verses (1896), and the posthumous Decorations (1900).
- [N.B.—As Ernest Dowson is a poet of the Decadent Movement, some of his works (like the oft-anthologized “Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae”) should be read with caution in view of their secular sensuality or their pessimism, which may also be seen in the phrases of Dowson that modern culture embraced: “gone with the wind” and “days of wine and roses”. However, other poems like “Benedictio Domini” and “Extreme Unction” manifest true sacramental reverence; “Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration” and “Carthusians” constitute, IMHO, some of the finest verses ever written on the contemplative life; and even the secular romanticism of “Quid non speremus, Amantes?” points to the higher romance of God’s embrace. And all his poems, whether sacred or profane, show that analogical or sacramental imagination that is Catholic Christianity’s great gift to literature.]
- The Poems of Joseph Mary Plunkett, edited by Geraldine Plunkett (Dublin: Talbot Press, 1916). Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library. Another publication (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company) is available at Internet Archive and Open Library. May be read online through this page (webpage copyrighted, 2001 ELC) at ELCore.Net: Catholic Poets page.
- The Poems of Joyce Kilmer (1918). May be read online at ELCore.Net, which states: “… published posthumously. The first volume comprises a Memoir by Robert Cortes Holliday, omitted here, and Kilmer’s poems in three sections: Poems from France, Poems at Home, and Early Poems.”
- Poesías de San Juan de la Cruz (Orden del Carmelo Descalzo Seglar, 2018). Disponible en formato PDF en San Juan de la Cruz: Biografia, Poesias y obras.
- Selections from Pope, Dryden, and Various Other British Catholic Poets, Who Preceded the Nineteenth Century; With Biographical and Literary Notices of Those and Other British Catholic Poets of Their Class, Comprising a Brief History of British Catholic Poetry from an Early Period; Designed Not Only for General Use, But Also as a Text-Book or Reader, and a Prize-Book, for the Higher Classes in Catholic Educational Institutions, by George Hill (New York: The Trow & Smith book Manufacturing Co., 1868). The work also states that it was “Examined and Approved by Competent Catholic Authority”. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library; and at the Hathi Trust Digital Library.
- Summer of Love, by Joyce Kilmer (New York: The Baker & Taylor Company, 1911). A collection of about 60 poems. Available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library.