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Elegy In A Country Churchyard - Poem by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The men that worked for England
They have their graves at home:
And bees and birds of England
About the cross can roam.

But they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.

And they that rule in England,
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas for England,
They have no graves as yet.


Comments about Elegy In A Country Churchyard by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Rookie :) :) O) (3/19/2019 11:36:00 AM)

    yea can`t figure it out, slightly different titles tho. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie LilaJPW (10/8/2018 2:35:00 PM)

    Wrong poet! It was not G K Chesterton who wrote that piece of doggerel. It was a fellow by the name of Gray. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Donald Campbell (6/25/2008 10:46:00 AM)

    I have never come across this so simple poem before. It is as right for today as it was when he wrote it against the politicians of WW1. Tremendous. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Elegy

  1. 1. Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard , Thomas Gray
  2. 2. Elegy , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Elegy For Jane , Theodore Roethke
  4. 4. Duino Elegies: The First Elegy , Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. 5. Elegy In April And September , Wilfred Owen
  6. 6. Elegy Xix: To His Mistress Going To Bed , John Donne
  7. 7. An Imperial Elegy , Wilfred Owen
  8. 8. Duino Elegies: The Tenth Elegy , Rainer Maria Rilke
  9. 9. Duino Elegies: The Fourth Elegy , Rainer Maria Rilke
  10. 10. Elegy To The Memory Of An Unfortunate Lady , Alexander Pope
  11. 11. Elegy In The Classroom , Anne Sexton
  12. 12. Elegy I , Rainer Maria Rilke
  13. 13. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  14. 14. Elegy I: Jealousy , John Donne
  15. 15. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  16. 16. Elegy Xvi: On His Mistress , John Donne
  17. 17. Elegy Xviii: Love's Progress , John Donne
  18. 18. Elegy X: The Dream , John Donne
  19. 19. March Elegy , Anna Akhmatova
  20. 20. Elegy X , Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. 21. Elegy In A Country Churchyard , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  22. 22. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  23. 23. Elegy Xiii: His Parting From Her , John Donne
  24. 24. Elegy Ii: The Anagram , John Donne
  25. 25. Elegy V: His Picture , John Donne
  26. 26. Elegy Iii: Change , John Donne
  27. 27. Elegy , Joseph Brodsky
  28. 28. Elegy , Siegfried Sassoon
  29. 29. Elegy Iv: The Perfume , John Donne
  30. 30. Elegy Ix: The Autumnal , John Donne
  31. 31. Elegy Vii , John Donne
  32. 32. From The Tenth Elegy , Rainer Maria Rilke
  33. 33. Elegy Iv , Rainer Maria Rilke
  34. 34. Elegy Viii: The Comparison , John Donne
  35. 35. Elegy Upon Tiger , Jonathan Swift
  36. 36. Elegy V , Ovid
  37. 37. Elegy , Carolyn Forché
  38. 38. Elegy To Time , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  39. 39. Elegy , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  40. 40. An Elegy On A Lap-Dog , John Gay
  41. 41. Elegy Before Death , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  42. 42. Elegy Vi , John Donne
  43. 43. An Elegy In Frost , Sandra Fowler
  44. 44. Elegy , Alan Dugan
  45. 45. Elegy Xvi: The Expostulation , John Donne
  46. 46. Elegy For Tibullus , Ovid
  47. 47. An Elegy Upon James Therburn, In Chatto , James Thomson
  48. 48. Love: An Elegy , Mark Akenside
  49. 49. Elegy , Ambrose Bierce
  50. 50. Elegy Xvii: On His Mistress , John Donne
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