Francis Thompson
Preston, England

Poems

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1.
The Hound Of Heaven
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
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2.
At Lord's
It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though my own red roses there may blow;
It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though the red roses crest the caps, I know.
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3.
In No Strange Land (The Kingdom Of God)
The kingdom of God is within you

O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
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4.
Daisy
Where the thistle lifts a purple crown
Six foot out of the turf,
And the harebell shakes on the windy hill--
O breath of the distant surf!--
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5.
To A Snowflake
What heart could have thought you? --
Past our devisal
(O filigree petal!)
Fashioned so purely,
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6.
What Shall I Your True Love Tell?
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What shall I your true love tell,
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7.
To Olivia
I fear to love thee, Sweet, because
Love's the ambassador of loss;
White flake of childhood, clinging so
To my soiled raiment, thy shy snow
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8.
An Arab Love-Song
The hunch├Ęd camels of the night
Trouble the bright
And silver waters of the moon.
The Maiden of the Morn will soon
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9.
Before Her Portrait In Youth
As lovers, banished from their lady's face
And hopeless of her grace,
Fashion a ghostly sweetness in its place,
Fondly adore
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10.
The Poppy
To Monica

Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there:
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