Treasure Island

John Clare

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

Poems of John Clare

161. To Mary 1/3/2003
162. To Napoleon 4/13/2010
163. Turkeys 4/13/2010
164. What is Life? 1/3/2003
165. Where She Told Her Love 1/3/2003
166. Wild Bees 4/13/2010
167. Winter Walk 4/13/2010
168. Wood Rides 1/3/2003
169. Written in Northampton County Asylum 1/3/2003
170. Young Lambs 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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