Francis William Bourdillon

(22 March 1852 – 13 January 1921 / Runcorn, Cheshire)

Poems of Francis William Bourdillon

1. A Spring Evening 4/8/2010
2. A Violinist 1/1/2004
3. All's Well 4/8/2010
4. Christmas Roses 4/8/2010
5. Drought 4/8/2010
6. Eurydice 1/1/2004
7. Excelsior 4/8/2010
8. Here and There 4/8/2010
9. Night 1/3/2003
10. Old And Young 1/1/2004
11. On the South Downs 1/3/2003
12. Only to Live 4/8/2010
13. Sonnet I 4/8/2010
14. Sonnet II 4/8/2010
15. The Acorn 4/8/2010
16. The Call 4/8/2010
17. The Chantry Of The Cherubim 4/8/2010
18. The Debt Unpayable 1/3/2003
19. The Heart Cry 4/8/2010
20. The Home of My Heart 4/8/2010

The Debt Unpayable

What have I given,
Bold sailor on the sea?
In earth or heaven,
That you should die for me?

What can I give,
O soldier, leal and brave,
Long as I live,
To pay the life you gave?

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