John Logan Poems
- Ode To The Cuckoo Hail, beauteous stranger of the ...
- Three Moves Three moves in sixth months and I remain the ...
- Ode To A Man Of Letters Lo, winter's hoar dominion ...
- Ode - On The Death Of A Young ... The peace of Heaven attend...
- Ode To Women Ye virgins! fond to be admired, With mighty ...
- The Tears Of Old May Day Led by the jocund train of vernal ...
- To The Cuckoo HAIL, beauteous stranger of the grove! ...
John Logan (1748–1788) was a minister in Leith, Scotland. He was born at Soutra, Midlothian, to farmer George Logan. He was presented the charge of South Leith in 1771, and was ordained in 1773.
He published poems by Michael Bruce after Bruce's death. more »
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Ode To The Cuckoo
Hail, beauteous stranger of the grove!
Thou messenger of Spring!
Now Heaven repairs thy rural seat,
And woods thy welcome ring.
What time the daisy decks the green,
Thy certain voice we hear:
Hast thou a star to guide thy path,
Or mark the rolling year?
Delightful visitant! with thee
I hail the time of flowers,
And hear the sound of music sweet
From birds among the bowers.
The school-boy, wandering through the wood
To pull the primrose gay,
Starts, the new voice of Spring to hear,
And imitates thy lay.
What time the pea puts on ...