Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

Gold!

Poem by Thomas Hood

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold
Molten, graven, hammered and rolled,
Heavy to get and light to hold,
Hoarded, bartered, bought and sold,
Stolen, borrowed, squandered, doled,
Spurned by young, but hung by old
To the verge of a church yard mold;
Price of many a crime untold.
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Good or bad a thousand fold!
How widely it agencies vary,
To save - to ruin - to curse - to bless -
As even its minted coins express :
Now stamped with the image of Queen Bess,
And now of a bloody Mary.


Comments about Gold! by Thomas Hood

  • Shivam (6/21/2018 9:21:00 AM)

    it should be hugged by the old(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/31/2018 1:10:00 AM)

    To save - to ruin - to curse - to bless -
    As even its minted coins express:
    Now stamped with the image of Queen Bess,
    And now of a Mary.(Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
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  • Shang (3/18/2018 12:37:00 PM)

    I want the summary of this poem(Report)Reply

    shah waiz(4/6/2019 1:00:00 AM)

    do you need

    shah waiz(4/6/2019 12:58:00 AM)

    i have the summary of gold

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  • Ashish (2/7/2018 7:01:00 AM)

    After molten graven hammer and Cole after that line there is hard to get and and heavy to hold(Report)Reply

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  • reena shah (1/20/2018 12:31:00 AM)

    nice but not so nice(Report)Reply

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  • Beary (12/20/2017 8:25:00 PM)

    You autistic idiot you can't even say your own poem!(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (5/31/2017 3:57:00 PM)

    Again he amazes me with the flow of his lines and those perfect rhymes - - I think it would do all writers good to start their day by reading a Thomas Hood poem. I enjoyed this romp through the usage of language and scorn of all that is shallow!(Report)Reply

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  • C.a. Morrow (3/11/2010 7:25:00 PM)

    C.A. Morrow...Thomas Hood was a most underrated poet, this poem is so emotionally contempary.....anyone that doesn't appreciate it's subtlety obviously has language difficulties(Report)Reply

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  • Kameron Otten (3/1/2010 8:19:00 AM)

    this poem really really really really really sucks!(Report)Reply

    Jake Wilson(8/23/2016 11:22:00 PM)

    im sorry you feel such a way toward an undeniably clever formation of word

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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