Treasure Island

John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

Poems of John Clare

101. The Cottager 4/13/2010
102. The Cross Roads; Or, The Haymaker's Story 4/13/2010
103. The Crow Sat On The Willow 4/13/2010
104. The Cuckoo 1/3/2003
105. The Dying Child 1/3/2003
106. The Fallen Elm 1/3/2003
107. The Fear Of Flowers 4/13/2010
108. The Fens 4/13/2010
109. The Firetail's Nest 4/13/2010
110. The Flitting 4/13/2010
111. The Flood 1/3/2003
112. The Fox 4/13/2010
113. The Frightened Ploughman 4/13/2010
114. The Gipsy's Camp 4/13/2010
115. The Instinct of Hope 1/3/2003
116. The Landrail 1/3/2003
117. The Lass With The Delicate Air 4/13/2010
118. The Lout 4/13/2010
119. The Maid Of Jerusalem 4/13/2010
120. The Maid Of Ocram, Or, Lord Gregory 4/13/2010

The Shepherd's Tree

Huge elm, with rifted trunk all notched and scarred,
Like to a warrior's destiny! I love
To stretch me often on thy shadowed sward,
And hear the laugh of summer leaves above;
Or on thy buttressed roots to sit, and lean
In careless attitude, and there reflect
On times and deeds and darings that have been -
Old castaways, now swallowed in neglect, -
While thou art towering in thy strength of heart,

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