Treasure Island

Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Song


I came to the door of the House of Love
And knocked as the starry night went by;
And my true love cried "Who knocks?" and I said
"It is I."

And Love looked down from a lattice above
Where the roses were dry as the lips of the dead:
"There is not room in the House of Love
For you both," he said.

I plucked a leaf from the porch and crept
Away through a desert of scoffs and scorns
To a lonely place where I prayed and wept
And wove me a crown of thorns.

I came once more to the House of Love
And knocked, ah, softly and wistfully,
And my true love cried "Who knocks?" and I said
"None now but thee."

And the great doors opened wide apart
And a voice rang out from a glory of light,
"Make room, make room for a faithful heart
In the House of Love, to-night."

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: house, lonely, night, light, love, song, heart, rose

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 (Song by Alfred Noyes )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The grass, gajanan mishra
  2. But we are one, gajanan mishra
  3. You are my sweet lovely heart, Mazid S Kazi , INDIA
  4. I am the time, Aftab Alam
  5. The one who is blessed by the God is su.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  6. Angel, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  7. Malaria, hasmukh amathalal
  8. The life we have lived, Goodenough Sakhile Dlamini
  9. At our will, hasmukh amathalal
  10. See the fishes, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Lewis Carroll

Five little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two, One:
Rolling on the hearthrug, full of tricks and fun.

Five rosy girls, in years from Ten to Six:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Joanne Kyger

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]