John Clare

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

John Clare Poems

81. The Soldier 4/13/2010
82. The Fox 4/13/2010
83. The Swallow 4/13/2010
84. The Ants 4/13/2010
85. The Wood-Cutter's Night Song 4/13/2010
86. Thou Flower Of Summer 4/13/2010
87. The Winter's Come 4/13/2010
88. The Tramp 4/13/2010
89. The Shepherd's Calendar - June 4/13/2010
90. The Sleep Of Spring 4/13/2010
91. The Yellowhammer 4/13/2010
92. From The Parish: A Satire 4/13/2010
93. Birds In Alarm 4/13/2010
94. Little Trotty Wagtail 4/13/2010
95. The Shepherds Calendar - May 4/13/2010
96. The Firetail's Nest 4/13/2010
97. The Shepherds Calendar - March 4/13/2010
98. Bonny Mary O! 4/13/2010
99. Spring's Messengers 4/13/2010
100. The Poet's Death 4/13/2010
101. The Fens 4/13/2010
102. Wild Bees 4/13/2010
103. The Peasant Poet 4/13/2010
104. I Dreamt Of Robin 4/13/2010
105. Distant Hills 4/13/2010
106. Love Cannot Die 4/13/2010
107. Early Spring 4/13/2010
108. Country Letter 4/13/2010
109. Snow Storm 4/13/2010
110. The Flitting 4/13/2010
111. Braggart 4/13/2010
112. Young Lambs 4/13/2010
113. Approaching Night 4/13/2010
114. Bonny Lassie O! 4/13/2010
115. The Cuckoo 1/3/2003
116. Bantry Bay 4/13/2010
117. November 1/3/2003
118. Gipsies 4/13/2010
119. May 1/3/2003
120. Summer Images 1/3/2003

Comments about John Clare

  • rahil (3/31/2018 12:31:00 AM)

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  • Donique thompson (3/28/2018 6:23:00 AM)

    Love your poems

  • ghcgv (1/9/2018 3:38:00 AM)

    he was a rubbish poet

  • 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

  • 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)


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 Shepherd's Tree

Huge elm, with rifted trunk all notched and scarred,
Like to a warrior's destiny! I love
To stretch me often on thy shadowed sward,
And hear the laugh of summer leaves above;
Or on thy buttressed roots to sit, and lean
In careless attitude, and there reflect
On times and deeds and darings that have been -
Old castaways, now swallowed in neglect, -
While thou art towering in thy strength of heart,

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