Treasure Island

James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

A Lounger


He leant against a lamp-post, lost
In some mysterious reverie:
His head was bowed; his arms were crossed;
He yawned, and glanced evasively:
Uncrossed his arms, and slowly put
Them back again, and scratched his side--
Shifted his weight from foot to foot,
And gazed out no-ward, idle-eyed.

Grotesque of form and face and dress,
And picturesque in every way--
A figure that from day to day
Drooped with a limper laziness;
A figure such as artists lean,
In pictures where distress is seen,
Against low hovels where we guess
No happiness has ever been.

Submitted: Friday, April 09, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Lounger by James Whitcomb Riley )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. All are mine, gajanan mishra
  2. Our Air, Foster Teegarden
  3. I wear a sweater now, The Princess
  4. Morning Triku V, Steve Kittell
  5. To My Love, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  6. Scrutinized As Being Abusive, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Sting, Foster Teegarden
  8. Some Ghoul, Foster Teegarden
  9. the man of christmas, Faith Taylors
  10. My Description, Foster Teegarden

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]