John Clare

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

John Clare Poems

161. To A Fallen Elm 1/3/2003
162. To Anna Three Years Old 4/13/2010
163. To John Clare 1/3/2003
164. To John Milton 4/13/2010
165. To Mary 1/3/2003
166. To Napoleon 4/13/2010
167. Turkeys 4/13/2010
168. What Is Life? 1/3/2003
169. Where She Told Her Love 1/3/2003
170. Wild Bees 4/13/2010
171. Winter Walk 4/13/2010
172. Wood Rides 1/3/2003
173. Written In Northampton County Asylum 1/3/2003
174. Young Lambs 4/13/2010
Best Poem of John Clare

I Am

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,
But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems;
And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best--
Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest.

I long for scenes where man has never ...

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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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