Charles Stuart Calverley

(22 December 1831 – 17 February 1884 / Martley, Worchestershire)

Charles Stuart Calverley Poems

1. Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - Ii 4/13/2010
2. Voices Of The Night 4/13/2010
3. Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - I 4/13/2010
4. There Stands A City 4/13/2010
5. Visions 4/13/2010
6. Ode--'On A Distant Prospect' Of Making A Fortune 4/13/2010
7. To Mrs. Goodchild 4/13/2010
8. Striking 4/13/2010
9. Changed 5/13/2001
10. Lovers And A Reflection 4/13/2010
11. On The Brink 1/1/2004
12. The Cock And The Bull 4/13/2010
13. Isabel 4/13/2010
14. Ode To Tobacco 4/13/2010
15. A, B, C. 4/13/2010
16. Dover To Munich 4/13/2010
17. Hic Vir, Hic Est 4/13/2010
18. Companions - A Tale Of A Grandfather 1/1/2004
19. Dirge 4/13/2010
20. Charades 4/13/2010
21. Beer 5/13/2001
22. The Auld Wife 1/1/2004
23. Love 5/13/2001
24. Gemini And Virgo 4/13/2010
25. Forever 12/31/2002
26. Peace. A Study 5/13/2001
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Peace. A Study

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
He felt the salt spray on his lips;
Heard children's voices on the sands;
Up the sun's path he saw the ships
Sail on and on to other lands;
And laugh'd aloud. Each sight and sound
To him was joy too deep for tears;
He sat him on the beach, and bound
A blue bandana round his ears
And thought how, posted near his door,
His own green door on Camden ...

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Beer

1 In those old days which poets say were golden --
2 (Perhaps they laid the gilding on themselves:
3 And, if they did, I'm all the more beholden
4 To those brown dwellers in my dusty shelves,
5 Who talk to me 'in language quaint and olden'
6 Of gods and demigods and fauns and elves,
7 Pan with his pipes, and Bacchus with his leopards,
8 And staid young goddesses who flirt with shepherds:)

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