Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy Poems

41. At A Lunar Eclipse 1/4/2003
42. At An Inn 12/31/2002
43. At Castle Boterel 3/16/2003
44. At Lulworth Cove A Century Back 1/3/2003
45. At Moonrise And Onwards 4/10/2010
46. At The Railway Station, Upways 1/3/2003
47. At The War Office, London (Affixing The Lists Of Killed And Wounded: December, 1899) 1/4/2003
48. At The War Office, London. 1/1/2004
49. Barthelemon At Vauxhall 4/10/2010
50. Beeny Cliff 3/19/2003
51. Before And After Summer 4/10/2010
52. Before Marching and After 8/31/2015
53. Bereft, She Thinks She Dreams 4/10/2010
54. Between Us Now 1/3/2003
55. Birds At Winter Nightfall (Triolet) 1/4/2003
56. By The Earth's Corpse 1/4/2003
57. Cardinal Bembo's Epitaph On Raphael 1/4/2003
58. Catullus: Xxxi 1/4/2003
59. Channel Firing 1/3/2003
60. Convergence Of The Twain 4/10/2010
61. De Profundis 1/4/2003
62. Departure (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
63. Departure. 1/1/2004
64. Ditty 12/31/2002
65. Domicilium 1/3/2003
66. Doom And She 1/4/2003
67. Drummer Hodge 1/3/2003
68. During Wind And Rain 12/31/2002
69. Embarcation 1/3/2003
70. Embarcation (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
71. Epeisodia 4/10/2010
72. Epitaph On A Pessimist 1/3/2003
73. Exeunt Omnes 4/10/2010
74. Faintheart In A Railway Train 4/10/2010
75. Fragment 1/3/2003
76. Friends Beyond 12/31/2002
77. From Victor Hugo 1/4/2003
78. From: Men Who March Away 4/10/2010
79. Genoa And The Mediterranean. 1/1/2004
80. George Meredith 1/3/2003
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Drummer Hodge

They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest
Uncoffined -- just as found:
His landmark is a kopje-crest
That breaks the veldt around:
And foreign constellations west
Each night above his mound.

Young Hodge the drummer never knew --
Fresh from his Wessex home --
The meaning of the broad Karoo,
The Bush, the dusty loam,
And why uprose to nightly view
Strange stars amid the gloam.

Yet portion of that unknown plain
Will Hodge for ever be;
His homely Northern breast and brain
Grow to some Southern tree,
And strange-eyed constellations reign
His ...

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The Problem

Shall we conceal the Case, or tell it -
   We who believe the evidence?
   Here and there the watch-towers knell it
   With a sullen significance,
Heard of the few who hearken intently and carry an eagerly upstrained
sense.

   Hearts that are happiest hold not by it;
   Better we let, then, the old view reign;

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