Gerald Gould

(1885 - 1936 / Norwich, England)

Gerald Gould Poems

1. This Is The Horror That, Night After Night 10/9/2010
2. Tis But A Week 10/9/2010
3. Oxford 10/9/2010
4. Freedoms 10/9/2010
5. Fallen Cities 10/9/2010
6. Wander-Thirst 5/1/2011

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  • ted pettit (5/10/2018 11:54:00 PM)

    I learned this poem at Wix's Lane School in London in 1948. The headmaster Mr Alvey insisted we learn it. I always wondered who wrote it. Gerald Gould, who is a little known poet. I still see the White Road and the Blue Hills in my mind back to those post WW2 years with the silver haired school master reading it. Still a link to another world gone yet still alive in such poetry.

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  • jijbhk (11/30/2017 9:53:00 AM)


Best Poem of Gerald Gould


BEYOND the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say good-bye;
For the seas call, and the stars call, and oh! the call of the sky!

I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are;
But a man can have the sun for a friend, and for his guide a star;
And there's no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,
For the rivers call, and the roads call, and oh! the call of the bird!

Yonder the long horizon lies, and there by night and ...

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