Treasure Island

George Darley

(1795 - 1846 / Dublin)

The Joy of Childhood


Down the dimpled green-sward dancing
Bursts a flaxen-headed bevy,
Bud-lipt boys and girls advancing
Love's irregular little levy.

Rows of liquid eyes in laughter,
How they glimmer, how they quiver!
Sparkling one another after,
Like bright ripples on a river.

Tipsy band of rubious faces,
Flushed with joy's etheral spirit,
Make your mocks and sly grimaces
At Love's self, and do not fear it!

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: laughter, river, green, joy, fear, childhood, love, dance, girl

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 (The Joy of Childhood by George Darley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Boundless Honor XLII, Sadiqullah Khan
  2. The Man Who Lived In Layers, Noah Body
  3. Again They Come XLIII, Sadiqullah Khan
  4. Prologued (An Oration) XLIV, Sadiqullah Khan
  5. The Launch XLV, Sadiqullah Khan
  6. Hashtnagar (Eight Cities) XLVI, Sadiqullah Khan
  7. Drunk on You XLVII, Sadiqullah Khan
  8. Inevitable XLVIII, Sadiqullah Khan
  9. I respect, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Good deed, Suresh Dogra

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. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. The Conclusion, Sir Walter Raleigh
  10. Red face, Emmanuel George Cefai

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]