James Whitcomb Riley

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

Green Fields And Running Brooks - Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

Ho! green fields and running brooks!
Knotted strings and fishing-hooks
Of the truant, stealing down
Weedy backways of the town.

Where the sunshine overlooks,
By green fields and running brooks,
All intruding guests of chance
With a golden tolerance,

Cooing doves, or pensive pair
Of picnickers, straying there--
By green fields and running brooks,
Sylvan shades and mossy nooks!

And--O Dreamer of the Days,
Murmurer of roundelays
All unsung of words or books,
Sing green fields and running brooks!


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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010



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