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A Tale Of Elsinore - Poem by William Topaz McGonagall

A little child stood thinking, sorrowfully and ill at ease,
In a forest beneath the branches of the tall pine trees -
And his big brown eyes with tears seemed dim,
While one soft arm rested on a huge dog close by him.

And only four summers had passed o'er his baby head,
And, poor little child, his twin brother was dead,
Who had died but a few days before,
And now he must play alone, for he'd see him no more.

And for many generations 'tis said for a truth
That the eldest bairn of the Cronberg family died early in youth,
Owing to a curse that pursued them for many a day,
Because the Cronberg chief had carried a lovely maiden away,

That belonged, 'tis said, to the bold Viking chief,
And her aged mother could find no relief;
And she cursed the Cronberg family in accents wild,
For the loss of her darling, beautiful child.

So at last the little child crept back to its home,
And entered the silent nursery alone,
Where he knew since morning his twin brother had lain,
But, alas! they would never walk hand in hand again.

And, pausing breathless, he gazed into the darkened room,
And there he saw in the dark gloom
The aged Gudrun keeping her lonely watch o'er the dead,
Sad and forlorn at the head of the bed.

Then little Olaf sprang joyfully into the room,
And bounding upon the bed, not fearing the corpse in the gloom;
And crept close beside the white form,
That was wont to walk by his side night and morn.

And with his dimpled hands his brother he did stroke,
And with grief his little heart almost broke;
And he whispered in baby talk his brother's name,
But, alas! to him no answer came.

But his good old nurse let little Olaf be,
The more it was very sad to see;
But she could not check the child, nor on him frown,
And as she watched him, the tears came trickling down.

Then Olaf cried, "Oh, nursey, when will he speak again?"
And old Gudrun said, "My lamb,'tis all in vain,
He is singing sweet songs with the angels now,"
And kissed him fondly on cheek and brow.

And the same evening, Olaf wandered out on the green,
Which to him and his brother oft a playground had been;
And lying down on the messy bank, their old play place,
He fell asleep with a heavenly smile upon his face.

And as he slept if seemed to him an angel drew near,
And bending o'er him seemed to drop a tear,
And swept his closed eyes with her downy wing,
Then in whispers softly she did sing -

"Love God and be good to all, and one day
You'll meet your brother in Heaven in grand array,
On that bright and golden happy shore,
Where you and your brother shall part no more."

Then the angel kissed him and vanished away,
And Olaf started to his feet in great dismay;
Then he turned his eyes to Heaven, for his heart felt sore,
And from that day the house of Cronberg was cursed no more.


Poems About Brother

  1. 1. A Tale Of Elsinore , William Topaz McGonagall
  2. 2. Answers , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  3. 3. Athelston , Anonymous Olde English
  4. 4. When Brother Peetree Prayed , Edward George Dyson
  5. 5. I'M Tired Of Life , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  6. 6. Petropolis , Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
  7. 7. Kemal Pasha , Kazi Nazrul Islam
  8. 8. Brother... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  9. 9. The Gift Of Rakhi , ramesh rai
  10. 10. The Tale Of Gamelyn , Anonymous Olde English
  11. 11. A Chippewa Legend , James Russell Lowell
  12. 12. A Broad Minded Bishop Rebukes The Vermin.. , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  13. 13. Ave Atque Vale , Padraic Colum
  14. 14. At The Gate , Edith Nesbit
  15. 15. Somnium Mystici , George MacDonald
  16. 16. Perfection , Georg Trakl
  17. 17. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  18. 18. The Friar's Tale , Geoffrey Chaucer
  19. 19. Dont Ever Let Go , Heather Hesse
  20. 20. Temora - Book Ii , James Macpherson
  21. 21. What Is A Brother? , Hydia Hollins
  22. 22. He Is My Blood... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  23. 23. Raksha Bandhan , hasmukh amathalal
  24. 24. Y.... Differences , Aufie Zophy
  25. 25. My Brother , Eman Elbadawi
  26. 26. The Canterbury Tales; The Seconde Nonne.. , Geoffrey Chaucer
  27. 27. Temora - Book I , James Macpherson
  28. 28. My Brother , Terry Coates
  29. 29. ***3my Big Bro3*** , trudy gordon
  30. 30. Brothers O' Mine , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  31. 31. Brother Brother , Heather Hesse
  32. 32. What Is Fancy? , Charles Lamb
  33. 33. The Butterfly , Charles Lamb
  34. 34. For Bill - My Brother , Evelyn Macdonald
  35. 35. My Brother And I. , Fay Slimm
  36. 36. The Palatine , Willa Sibert Cather
  37. 37. Brothers, Sisters , Jessica Nobubele Frame
  38. 38. My Brother , breeanna mcelmurry
  39. 39. Brother, Brother , Elisa Martinez
  40. 40. Bill , Clarence Michael James Stani ..
  41. 41. A True Brother , Jawad Al Harake
  42. 42. To My Brother... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  43. 43. The Ballad Of The Elder Son , Henry Lawson
  44. 44. King Estmere , Anonymous Olde English
  45. 45. The Second Nun's Tale , Geoffrey Chaucer
  46. 46. Dear God , Joe Johnson
  47. 47. The Lie , David Harris
  48. 48. Brothers , Mark R Slaughter
  49. 49. My Little Brother , Daniel P Martin
  50. 50. Big Brother , Ashley Hall
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