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. Loneliness 4/2/2012
12. Sonnet 4/2/2012
13. A Christmas Wish 4/2/2012
14. Ballade 4/2/2012
15. A Rondel Of Gloucestershire 4/2/2012
16. The Oldest Inhabitant Hears Far Off The Drums Of Death 4/2/2012
17. Warning 4/2/2012
18. Solitary Confinement 4/2/2012
19. In Flanders 4/2/2012
20. The Bugler 1/3/2003
21. Ducks 1/3/2003

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The Bugler

God dreamed a man;
Then, having firmly shut
Life like a precious metal in his fist
Withdrew, His labour done. Thus did begin
Our various divinity and sin.
For some to ploughshares did the metal twist,
And others—dreaming empires—straightway cut
Crowns for their aching foreheads. Others beat
Long nails and heavy hammers for the feet
Of their forgotten Lord. (Who dares to boast
That he is guiltless?) Others coined it: most
Did with it—simply nothing. (Here again
Who cries his innocence?) Yet doth remain
Metal unmarred, to each man more or less, ...

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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