Francis William Bourdillon

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Francis William Bourdillon Biography

Francis William Bourdillon was a British poet and translator.

Life

Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, grew up at Woolbeding Rectory, near Midhurst, and deeply loved the area, and later built for himself and his family the house nearby, called 'Buddington'.

He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince ...

Francis William Bourdillon Poems

1.
Night

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
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2.
Old And Young

LONG ago, on a bright spring day,
I passed a little child at play;
And as I passed, in childish glee
She called to me, “Come and play with me!”
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3.
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
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4.
A Violinist

THE LARK above our heads doth know
A heaven we see not here below;
She sees it, and for joy she sings;
Then falls with ineffectual wings.
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5.
A Spring Evening

Across the Glory of the glowing skies,
A veil is drawn of shadowed mists that rise
From lavishness from God's late gift. the rain.
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Francis William Bourdillon Comments

Rodney Bobb Williams 24 June 2020

I want to know all about the poem drought

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Rose Ellen flint 13 June 2019

What year did Bourdillon w rite the night has a thousand eyes?

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