John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

John Clare Poems

1. The Universal Epitaph 10/20/2015
2. In Summer Showers A Skreeking Noise Is Heard 5/21/2015
3. June 3/26/2015
4. The Badger 1/17/2015
5. Mouse's Nest 12/17/2014
6. The Maid Of Ocram, Or, Lord Gregory 4/13/2010
7. The Frightened Ploughman 4/13/2010
8. The Cottager 4/13/2010
9. The Shepherds Calendar - July (2nd Version) 4/13/2010
10. Farm Breakfast 4/13/2010
11. The Maid Of Jerusalem 4/13/2010
12. Spear Thistle 4/13/2010
13. Merry Maid 4/13/2010
14. The Lout 4/13/2010
15. House Or Window Flies 4/13/2010
16. Ploughman Singing 4/13/2010
17. Nobody Cometh To Woo 4/13/2010
18. Letter In Verse 4/13/2010
19. The Beautiful Stranger 4/13/2010
20. Nature's Hymn To The Deity 4/13/2010
21. The Sailor-Boy 4/13/2010
22. The Lass With The Delicate Air 4/13/2010
23. The Cellar Door 4/13/2010
24. The Crow Sat On The Willow 4/13/2010
25. The Old Cottagers 4/13/2010
26. The Shepherds Calendar - July 4/13/2010
27. Patty Of The Vale 4/13/2010
28. The Shepherd's Calendar - October 4/13/2010
29. Song #5 4/13/2010
30. The Shepherds Calendar - November 4/13/2010
31. Song #3 4/13/2010
32. The Shepherd's Calendar - August 4/13/2010
33. Song #1 4/13/2010
34. Pleasures Of Fancy 4/13/2010
35. From 4/13/2010
36. The Shepherd's Calendar - September 4/13/2010
37. Stonepit 4/13/2010
38. Grasshoppers 4/13/2010
39. Firwood 4/13/2010
40. Idle Fame 4/13/2010

Comments about John Clare

  • Imogen c (12/12/2007 5:04:00 AM)

    his poems to me are only surpassed by shakespeare. i think that he is one of the very best english poets and the fact that he wasnt some weathly little snob who sat lazzaly scralling out his veiws on the world like alot of the classic english poets were makes him so much more importaint. he actualy experinced a bloody awfull life and it seems that it makes him more credable and more real i mean when he talks about suffering he realy knows what he is talking about he was a awsome guy and yeah

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  • Tod Mcgrath (12/5/2005 2:58:00 PM)

    John was a living legend although I thought he herded animals better than he wrote poems but that just my opinion and am a big fan of his labouring background this guy was a living legend but ermm he died...... Ermmm yeh go john! and as im a keen cannibal i would love to have a bite ov him if he was still alive but now hes dead the meat doesnt taste as fresh...... TOD MCGRATH......

  • Louise Birkhead (3/13/2005 2:07:00 PM)

    JOHN CLARE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES! ! ! !

Best Poem of John Clare

I Am

I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost

Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,
But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems;
And e'en the dearest- that I loved the best-
Are strange- nay, rather stranger than the rest.

I long for scenes where man has never ...

Read the full of I Am

The Dying Child

He could not die when trees were green,
For he loved the time too well.
His little hands, when flowers were seen,
Were held for the bluebell,
As he was carried o'er the green.

His eye glanced at the white-nosed bee;
He knew those children of the spring:
When he was well and on the lea

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