Treasure Island

Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

The Rambler


I do not see the hills around,
Nor mark the tints the copses wear;
I do not note the grassy ground
And constellated daisies there.

I hear not the contralto note
Of cuckoos hid on either hand,
The whirr that shakes the nighthawk's throat
When eve's brown awning hoods the land.

Some say each songster, tree and mead--
All eloquent of love divine--
Receives their constant careful heed:
Such keen appraisement is not mine.

The tones around me that I hear,
The aspects, meanings, shapes I see,
Are those far back ones missed when near,
And now perceived too late by me!

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: tree

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 Rambler by Thomas Hardy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Baonai nonga bodofa, Shri R Brahma
  2. loudness in my eyes, Ivana Valasikova
  3. daddy issues, Ivana Valasikova
  4. [Challenge] Entrees for September- You C.., Brian Johnston
  5. Dead men walk!, bryan wallace
  6. Tangnai Horni Simang, Shri R Brahma
  7. Baonw Haya Ang, Shri R Brahma
  8. If People Were Pooches, Rachel LeBaron
  9. My heart needs a rest, Jesus James Llorico
  10. Empty life حياة فارغة, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
But harder grows the more I her entreat?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Identity, Cyrus Diaz
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. My Love Is Like To Ice, Edmund Spenser
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]