- The Lifetime Published Poetry
I snatch’d the sun’s eternal ray
And wrote till earth was but a name.
In every language upon earth
On every shore, o’er every sea,
I gave my name immortal birth
And kept my spirit with the free.
This site is concerned only to reproduce the four volumes of Clare’s poetry which were published during his lifetime. An explanation for this is given in the Introduction. Each volume is divided into its original sections, which may be read continuously. Readers who wish to search for individual poems should use an Index. Poems appear much as on their original pages, although line numbers have been added, and a number of corrections made. Details of all changes from the original texts may be found in the Notes to each volume. Page numbers are shown, and blank pages indicated.
Site edited by Simon Sanada
Aichi University, Japan
Last update December 2007
Site established December 2007