John Freeman

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John Frederick Freeman, (29 January 1880 – 23 September 1929), was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full time.

He was born in London, and started as an office boy aged 13. He was a close friend of Walter de la Mare from 1907, who lobbied hard with Edward Marsh to get Freeman into the Georgian Po ...
Popular Poems
1.
Not With These Eyes
Let me not see your grief!
O, let not any see
That grief,
Nor how your heart still rocks
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2.
Happy Is England Now
There is not anything more wonderful
Than a great people moving towards the deep
Of an unguessed and unfeared future; nor
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3.
The Kite
It was a day
All blue and lifting white,
When I went into the fields with Frank
To fly his kite.
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4.
All That I Was I Am
Hateful it seems now, yet was I not happy?
Starved of the things I loved, I did not know
I loved them, and was happy lacking them.
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5.
Against The Cold Pale Sky
Against the cold pale sky
The elm tree company rose high.
All the fine hues of day
That flowered so bold had died away.
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