Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Martyr’s Memorial - Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney

SUCH natural debts of love our Oxford knows,
So many ancient dues undesecrate,
I marvel how the landmark of a hate
For witness unto future time she chose;
How out of her corroborate ranks arose
The three, in great denial only great,
For Art’s enshrining!… Thus, averted straight,
My soul to seek a holier captain goes:
That sweet adventurer whom Truth befell
When as the synagogues were watching not;
Whose crystal name on royal Oriel
Hangs like a shield; who, to an outland spot
Led hence, beholds his Star, and counts it well
Of all his dear domain to live forgot.


Comments about Martyr’s Memorial by Louise Imogen Guiney

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (9/20/2019 10:57:00 PM)

    All of his dear domain to live forgot" A tribute at the martyr's memorial. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



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 15, 2010



[Report Error]