Treasure Island

Richard Francis Burton

(1821 - 1890 / England)

Poems of Richard Francis Burton

1. An Unpraised Picture 1/1/2004
2. Black Sheep 1/1/2004
3. Extras 1/1/2004
4. In Sleep 1/1/2004
5. Love Is Strong 1/1/2004
6. On A Ferry Boat 1/1/2004
7. The First Song 1/1/2004
8. The Forefather 1/1/2004
9. The Polar Quest 1/1/2004

The First Song

A POET writ a song of May
That checked his breath awhile;
He kept it for a summer day,
Then spake with half a smile:

“Oh, little song of purity,
Of mystic to-and-fro,
You are so much a part of me
I dare not let you go.”

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