Treasure Island

Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

A Poet


Attentive eyes, fantastic heed,
Assessing minds, he does not need,
Nor urgent writs to sup or dine,
Nor pledges in the roseate wine.

For loud acclaim he does not care
By the august or rich or fair,
Nor for smart pilgrims from afar,
Curious on where his hauntings are.

But soon or later, when you hear
That he has doffed this wrinkled gear,
Some evening, at the first star-ray,
Come to his graveside, pause and say:

'Whatever his message his to tell
Two thoughtful women loved him well.'
Stand and say that amid the dim:
It will be praise enough for him.

Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
2 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 Poet by Thomas Hardy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Salt on Watermelon, Von Kimball Barney
  2. Her Pain I Understand, Rohit Sapra
  3. Tolstoyan Observations, Mark R. Elias
  4. Our current world عالمنا الحالي, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Incas, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Fellow Lovers, Saiom Shriver
  7. Dark October Skies, Lilly Emery
  8. In den vreemde, Madrason writer
  9. SOLVING THE OLD CONUNDRUM THAT ASKS WHIC.., NICHOLAS CAMPBELL
  10. Does He Tell Her About Me?, Emma R. Kessler

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]