Treasure Island

Oliver Wendell Holmes

(1809-1894 / United States)

Previous Month May 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
Poem of the Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

The Boys


HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
Hang the Almanac's cheat and the Catalogue's spite!
........................
........................
read full text »


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

What do you think this poem is about?



Comments about this poem (The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes )

Enter the verification code :

  • Lea Ashlay (5/23/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    what Jose explained I am amazed that you able to profit $8054 in 1 month on the internet. did you read this web link, Dub50.com (Report) Reply

  • Terence George Craddock (5/23/2010 4:08:00 AM)

    Realistically thankfully not just the rich boys club, because these aspirations seem sown into parenthood and reflect the dreams and desires of parents for daughters and sons. Many of the greatest sporting heroes, actors on film and stage, composers, writers, singers, adventurers have come from across the spectrum of society.
    Without their achievements our cultural heritage is indelibly diminished. Their triumphs successes inspire dreams hopes within a child like creativity and imagination within each generation, which enriches fosters nurtures blesses us all.
    Love also often renders both genders suddenly mysteriously young. So here’s to ‘The Purity Of Love’
    When it comes to a pure love
    age is neutralized
    we are all children
    playing in life’s playground. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (5/23/2009 4:52:00 PM)

    Poem seems to reflect the hopes and aspirations of Fathers. Though it seems aimed at the upper crust, who joggle sons into positions. The poem does not note a worker or manual labor type position. We all have hopes for our sons. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Rich (5/23/2009 4:25:00 PM)

    i must say a 10+.....kudos to you Mr. Holmes....thanks, reminded me of my father.... this weekend him and my mother left for their final destination home. (HEAVEN) ....its been some time ago but i miss them dearly...and your poem put a smile on my face as it reminded me of him. Thankyou Great Work..! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lila Garner (11/29/2005 9:02:00 PM)

    Has anyone analyzed the poem and identified 'the boys'? Smith is Samuel Smith who wrote 'America', and I believe there are nine others whose names I'd like to know. (Report) Reply

  • Noha Aref (5/23/2005 4:39:00 AM)

    This is a wonderfull touching poem, and I guess it has some truthfulness in its meaning. For all men shall remain children no matter how old they turn, nor what position they ever may occupy, there is that childish thing in them, if you take, they die. (Report) Reply

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Stones, Sylvia Plath
  2. Little Fugue, Sylvia Plath
  3. The Ghost's Leavetaking, Sylvia Plath
  4. Family Reunion, Sylvia Plath
  5. Heavy Woman, Sylvia Plath
  6. Man In Black, Sylvia Plath
  7. Notes To A Neophyte, Sylvia Plath
  8. The Death Of Myth-Making, Sylvia Plath
  9. The Times Are Tidy, Sylvia Plath
  10. The Manor Garden, Sylvia Plath

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]