John Kenyon

(1784-1856 / Jamaica)

Do you like this poet?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

John Kenyon was born in Jamaica, the son of a wealthy West Indian landowner, but came to England while quite a boy, and was a conspicuous figure in literary society during the second quarter of the century. He published some volumes of minor verse, but is best known for his friendships with many literary men and women, and for his boundless generosity and kindliness to all with whom he was brought... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.

Comments about John Kenyon

There is no comment submitted by members..
Click here to write your comments about John Kenyon
Famous Poets
Best Poem of John Kenyon

Past And Future

Our Past—how strangely swift! Its years—mere months!
Months—clipped to weeks! and longest day—an hour!
But oh! how slow the Future; slow to all
Of every age and being. Yon school-urchin,
Fresh from his Christmas-home, as now he bends him
With saddened brow o'er the black greasy slate;
Or strains himself, at stroke of early clock,
His all-unwelcome bedtime, to confront
Cold touch of wiry sheet, ah! not like home's;
How vainly would he pierce the dim half year

To his next holidays; and asks himself,
'And will they—will they—can they ever come?'
Youth too, ...

Read the full of Past And Future

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Hata Bildir]