Francis Duggan

John Masefield's Poems

He was a major writer of his time
John Masefield he penned long stories in rhyme
It can be said of him he was a great
His legacy the genius he did create.

Devoted to his children and his wife
John Masefield made the most out of his life
He lived to the ripe old age of eighty nine
And one might say that he matured like good wine.

His Salt Water Ballads were his ticket to fame
They established his as a legendary literary name
But tis in his longer poems that his genius stands out
And his literary value it goes without doubt.

John Masefield was a man who lived to write
Yet he was far more humble than many a lesser light
The honour of Poet Laureate did not go to his head
Always down to earth a simple life he led.

John Masefield's poems to his greatness testify
And his place in literature of him none can deny
One might say that he came up the hard way
And his poems by lovers of poetry are enjoyed today.

Submitted: Sunday, June 01, 2008

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 (John Masefield's Poems by Francis Duggan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. Anthology, Peter Jay Shippy
  2. THE BESTOWING BOY, Aravind Bhargava
  3. BE LIKE CHEETAH, Aravind Bhargava
  4. Hell bent, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Beautiful stranger, Ahmed Tawfik
  6. Lynda Bellingham worthily and fondly rem.., Stanley Collymore
  7. From the Summit, Valsa George
  8. The Future Of Voices, Peter Jay Shippy
  9. Only few can medicae, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Corner, Aparna Chatterjee

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  10. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]