William Gay

(1812 - 1897 / England)

William Gay Poems

1. A Sonnet Of Faith 9/6/2012
2. Dirge 9/6/2012
3. Love's Menu: Pommes De Terre Frites 9/6/2012
4. Resurge 9/6/2012
5. The Singer 9/6/2012
6. The Sorrowful Fate Of Bartholomew Jones 9/6/2012
7. To A Nurse 9/6/2012
8. Milford Sound In Winter 9/6/2012
9. The War Of The Ghosts 9/6/2012
10. Storm 9/6/2012
11. Love's Infinity 9/6/2012
12. Life From 1835 To 1851 4/21/2010
13. Australia 1894 1/1/2004
14. No My Friends No! 4/21/2010
15. Vestigia Nulla Retrorsum 1/1/2004
16. Australia Infelix 1/1/2004
17. To M. 1/1/2004
18. Primroses 4/21/2010
19. A Sonnet Of Battle 1/1/2004
20. The Ex Official's Lament 4/21/2010
21. Australian Federation 1/1/2004
22. The Crazy World 1/1/2004
Best Poem of William Gay

The Crazy World

THE WORLD did say to me,
‘My bread thou shalt not eat,
I have no place for thee
In house nor field nor street.

‘I have on land nor sea
For thee nor home nor bread,
I scarce can give to thee
A grave when thou art dead.’

‘O crazy World,’ said I,
‘What is it thou canst give,
Which wanting, I must die,
Or having, I shall live?

‘When thou thy all hast spent,
And all thy harvests cease,
I still have nutriment
That groweth by decrease.

‘Thy streets will pass away,
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A Sonnet Of Battle

RELUCTANT Morn, whose meagre radiance lies
With doubtful glimmer on the farthest hills,
How long shall men, reiterant of their ills,
With peevish invocation bid thee rise
To burn to noontide glory in the skies
That now a gloom perplexed and starless fills,
And seek from thee and not their own strong wills
That perfect good which is not bought with sighs?
Why weep and wait for thee, though laggard, Morn,

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