Poems is a compilation of four small volumes of original poetry: Early Lyrics; Portraits from Scripture; Later Lyrics; and After Darkness, Light. Contained within these four volumes are poems touching upon a wide range of themes, both in the realm of the overtly "religious," or "sacred", and that which is not explicitly so. The poems are all composed in a variety of traditional meters, both rhymed and unrhymed, and are chiefly lyrical, but include some narratives, etc.
If you would find a moral in these lines,
Look not, dear Tracy! on the words alone:
On all the hopes and fears – symbols and signs –
Virtues and vices – musings half-unknown: –
(Even at best, shallow and rudely done
Yester-ideas); look not! though they be bare
Of worth, the faults are th...