Treasure Island

John Clare

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

Poems of John Clare

141. The Shepherd's Calendar - September 4/13/2010
142. The Shepherd's Tree 1/3/2003
143. The Skylark 1/3/2003
144. The Sleep Of Spring 4/13/2010
145. The Soldier 4/13/2010
146. The Stranger 4/13/2010
147. The Swallow 4/13/2010
148. The Thrush's Nest 1/3/2003
149. The Tramp 4/13/2010
150. The Vanities Of Life 4/13/2010
151. The Vixen 1/3/2003
152. The Winter's Come 4/13/2010
153. The Winter's Spring 1/3/2003
154. The Wood-Cutter's Night Song 4/13/2010
155. The Yellowhammer 4/13/2010
156. Thou Flower Of Summer 4/13/2010
157. To a Fallen Elm 1/3/2003
158. To Anna Three Years Old 4/13/2010
159. To John Clare 1/3/2003
160. To John Milton 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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