William Bell Scott

(1811-1890 / Scotland)

Hero-Worship - Poem by William Bell Scott

How would the centuries long asunder,
Look on their sires with angry wonder,
Could some strong necromantic power
Revive them for one spectral hour!
Bondsmen of the past are we,—
Predestined bondsmen: could we see
The dead now deified, again
Peering among environing men,
We might be free!

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Hero-Worship by William Bell Scott

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010



[Report Error]