Frederic Lawrence Knowles

(1859-1905 / United States)

On A Fly-Leaf Of Burns' Songs - Poem by Frederic Lawrence Knowles

These are the best of him,
Pathos and jest of him;
Earth holds the rest of him.

Passions were strong in him, --
Pardon the wrong in him;
Hark to the song in him! --

Each little lyrical
Grave or satirical
Musical miracle!


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  • (11/29/2005 5:51:00 PM)


    Now that's poetry Fred! Taut as a bowstring. Sparse of embellishment and the last triplet is is truly exquisite. Owd Rabbie would be proud of ye. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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