Arthur Bayldon

(20 March 1865 - 26 September 1958 / Leeds, England)

Arthur Bayldon Poems

1. The Sea 1/4/2003
2. To Poesy 1/4/2003
3. An Old Bush Road 1/4/2003
4. A Woman's Mood 1/4/2003
5. Sunset 1/4/2003
6. Marlowe 1/1/2004
7. Crabs 4/21/2010
8. Night-Silence 4/21/2010
9. The Dead Poet 3/19/2012
10. Crabs 5/12/2012
11. To America In 1915 5/12/2012
12. Why I Am Poor 5/12/2012
Best Poem of Arthur Bayldon

To Poesy

These vessels of verse, O Great Goddess, are filled with invisible tears,
With the sobs and sweat of my spirit and her desolate brooding for years;
See, I lay them -- not on thine altar, for they are unpolished and plain,
Not rounded enough by the potter, too much burnt in the furnace of pain;
But here in the dust, in the shadow, with a sudden wild leap of the heart
I kneel to tenderly kiss them, then in silence arise to depart.

I linger awhile at the portal with the light of the crimsoning sun
On my wreathless brow bearing the badges of battles I've fought in ...

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