Albert Frank Moritz Poems

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Albert Frank Moritz
Albert Frank Morirtz (born 15 April 1947) is a poet, teacher, and scholar. Born in Niles,Ohio, Moritz was educated at Marquette University. Since 1975, he has made his home in Toronto, Ontario where he has worked variously as an advertising copywriter and executive, editor, publisher, and university professor. His poetry has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, inclusion in the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets, and numerous other awards. He currently teaches at the University of Toronto. He is married to Theresa Moritz, with whom he has collaborated on a number of books.

I heard a winter tree in song
Its leaves were birds, a hundred strong;
When all at once it... [read poem]
comin thro' the rye
Comin thro' the rye, poor body,
Comin thro' the rye,
She draigl't a' her petticoatie... [read poem]
the cotter's saturday night

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
... [read poem]
a red, red rose
O my Luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the me... [read poem]
mary morison
O Mary, at thy window be,
It is the wish'd, the trysted hour!
Those smiles and glanc... [read poem]
afton water
Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy prai... [read poem]
highland mary
Ye banks, and braes, and streams around
The castle o' Montgomery,
Green be your wood... [read poem]
I wish we could control this revolting
want of control: these people
with their spongy eye... [read poem]
the holy fair
A note of seeming truth and trust
Hid crafty observation;
... [read poem]
epistle to j. lapraik

I am nae poet, in a sense,
But just a rhymer like by chance,
An' hae to le... [read poem]
tam glen
My heart is a-breaking, dear Tittie,
Some counsel unto me come len';
To anger them a... [read poem]
duncan gray
Duncan Gray came here to woo,
Ha, ha, the wooin o't!
On blythe Yule night when we we... [read poem]
ca' the yowes to the knowes
Ca' the yowes to the knowes,
Ca' them where the heather grows
Ca' them where the burnie ro... [read poem]
a winter night
When biting Boreas, fell and doure,
Sharp shivers thro' the leafless bow'r;
When Phœb... [read poem]
from lines to william simson
Auld Coila now may fidge fu' fain,
She's gotten poets o' her ain--
Chiels wha their chante... [read poem]
tam o 'shanter
When chapman billies leave the street,
And drouthy neebors neebors meet,
As market-days ar... [read poem]
to a mouse
Wee, sleeket, cowrin, tim'rous beastie,
Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na s... [read poem]
for a' that and a' that
Is there, for honest poverty,
That hings his head, an' a' that?
The coward slave, we... [read poem]
it was a' for our rightful king
It was a' for our rightful king
That we left fair Scotland's strand;
It was a' for o... [read poem]
ae fond kiss
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, and then forever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears ... [read poem]
last may a braw wooer
Last May a braw wooer cam down the lang glen,
And sair wi' his love he did deave me;... [read poem]
to a mountain daisy
Wee, modest, crimson-tippèd flow'r,
Thou's met me in an evil hour;
For I maun crush... [read poem]
scots wha hae
Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led;
Welcome to your gory bed... [read poem]
ye flowery banks (bonie doon)
Ye flowery banks o' bonie Doon,
How can ye blume sae fair?
How can ye chant, ye litt... [read poem]
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