John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

The Nightingale's Nest - Poem by John Clare

Up this green woodland-ride let’s softly rove,
And list the nightingale - she dwells just here.
Hush ! let the wood-gate softly clap, for fear
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Comments about The Nightingale's Nest by John Clare

  • (6/21/2016 2:56:00 PM)


    Clare keeps his poems focused on the subject matter not turning to his feelings about it. Dr. Tom Dillingham, our teacher. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/21/2016 2:51:00 PM)


    A class with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Mizzou brought me here. Very beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (12/30/2015 1:15:00 AM)


    It's a little old-fashioned but beauty abounds in its every verse. (Report) Reply

    (12/25/2017 9:21:00 AM)

    Old Fashioned.... I don't think so... David Attenborough whose programmes are full of such descriptions would give his right arm, I suspect, to have half the ability to use such majestic phrasing of our language.. Aside from thatClassics are classics for one of the facts that they are ageless and readable a million times!

  • (7/10/2012 8:20:00 AM)


    So many words and poems out there... The nightingale's nest by John Clair, 'I was unaware... Thanks to George-George Monbiot, with out his direction Clairs poems would be to me lost not sought... Beautiful poem! (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2012 6:59:00 AM)


    Gosh, this poem is so beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • (10/11/2007 8:21:00 PM)


    it is a great pitty if i am the only one who has visted this page (Report) Reply








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