Henry Charles Beeching

(1859-1919 / England)

Henry Charles Beeching Poems

1. Fatherhood 4/22/2010
2. A Boy’s Prayer 4/22/2010
3. Prayers 1/4/2003
4. Going Down Hill On A Bicycle, A Boy's Song 1/4/2003
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Going Down Hill On A Bicycle, A Boy's Song

WITH lifted feet, hands still,
I am poised, and down the hill
Dart, with heedful mind;
The air goes by in a wind.

Swifter and yet more swift,
Till the heart with a mighty lift
Makes the lungs laugh, the throat cry:--
'O bird, see; see, bird, I fly.

'Is this, is this your joy?
O bird, then I, though a boy
For a golden moment share
Your feathery life in air!'

Say, heart, is there aught like this
In a world that is full of bliss?
'Tis more than skating, bound
Steel-shod to the level ground.

Speed slackens now, I float...

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