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Alaric In Italy

Rating: 2.6

Heard ye the Gothic trumpet's blast?
The march of hosts as Alaric passed?
His steps have tracked that glorious clime,
The birth-place of heroic time;
But he, in northern deserts bred,
Spared not the living for the dad,
Nor heard the voice, whose pleading cries
From temple and from tomb arise.
He passed - the light of burning fanes
Hath been his torch o'er Grecian plains;

And woke they not, the brave, the free,
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Sad freedom battled not - but wept! ~ excellently written just

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A profound and powerful poem embellished with great flow of words and rhyme.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 June 2021

To my FAvourites this oh so lovely poem!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 June 2021

4) and my dead'. Her first poems, dedicated to the Prince of Wales, were published in Liverpool in 1808, when she was only fourteen That means she was a very gifted poetess, that must be said! Her poems I dearly apprciate and enjoyed very much. Truly a loveliest poem

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 June 2021

3) in North Wales, where she spent her youth. They made their home near Abergele and St. Asaph (Flintshire) , and it is clear that she came to regard herself as Welsh by adoption, later referring to Wales as 'Land of my childhood, my home

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 June 2021

2) This poem deserves in my eyes 5 Stars full and here are some informations to know, please read: Felicia was born in Liverpool, a granddaughter of the Venetian consul in that city. Her father's business soon brought the family to Denbighshire

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Sylvia Frances Chan 21 June 2021

1) To give good response/comments a reader should know the least about the poetess first, then give feedback/ response according to our knowledge and thoughts.

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