Frederick William (FW) Harvey

(26 March 1888 – 13 February 1957 / Hartpury, Gloucestershire)

Frederick William (FW) Harvey Poems

1. The Hateful Road 4/2/2012
2. Autumn In Prison 4/2/2012
3. To R.E.K. 4/2/2012
4. Ballad Of Army Pay 4/2/2012
5. To The Unknown Nurse 4/2/2012
6. To The Old Year 4/2/2012
7. The Bond 4/2/2012
8. To You, Unsung 4/2/2012
9. What We Think Of 4/2/2012
10. Christmas In Prison 4/2/2012
11. Sonnet 4/2/2012
12. A Christmas Wish 4/2/2012
13. Ballade 4/2/2012
14. A Rondel Of Gloucestershire 4/2/2012
15. The Oldest Inhabitant Hears Far Off The Drums Of Death 4/2/2012
16. Warning 4/2/2012
17. Solitary Confinement 4/2/2012
18. Loneliness 4/2/2012
19. In Flanders 4/2/2012
20. The Bugler 1/3/2003
21. Ducks 1/3/2003

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(To E.M., Who drew them in Holzminden Prison)


From troubles of the world I turn to ducks,
Beautiful comical things
Sleeping or curled
Their heads beneath white wings
By water cool,
Or finding curious things
To eat in various mucks
Beneath the pool,
Tails uppermost, or waddling
Sailor-like on the shores
Of ponds, or paddling
- Left! Right! - with fanlike feet
Which are for steady oars
When they (white galleys) float
Each bird a boat
Rippling at will the sweet
Wide waterway ...
When night is fallen you ...

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In Flanders

I'm homesick for my hills again -
My hills again!
To see above the Severn plain,
Unscabbarded against the sky,
The blue high blade of Cotswold lie;
The giant clouds go royally
By jagged Malvern with a train
Of shadows. Where the land is low
Like a huge imprisoning O

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