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Home - Poem by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

So long had I travelled the lonely road,
Though, now and again, a wayfairing friend
Walked shoulder to shoulder, and lightened the load,
I often would think to myself as I strode,
No comrade will journey with you to the end.

And it seemed to me, as the days went past,
And I gossiped with cronies, or brooded alone,
By wayside fires, that my fortune was cast
To sojourn by other men's hearths to the last,
And never to come to my own hearthstone.

The lonely road no longer I roam.
We met, and were one in the heart's desire.
Together we came, through the wintry gloam,
To the little old house by the cross-ways, home;
And crossed the threshold, and kindled the fire.


Comments about Home by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

  • Gold Star - 9,214 Points Paul Reed (1/20/2015 11:00:00 AM)

    A loving expression of finding someone to share your life with (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Charlene Sullivan (5/15/2007 10:48:00 PM)

    I have long enjoyed this poem. Wilfred Wilson Gibson's simple style of expressing the warmth and joy of finding love and coming 'Home' creates a thrill inside me. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  5. 5. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  6. 6. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. Home , Anne Brontë
  9. 9. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  10. 10. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  11. 11. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  12. 12. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  13. 13. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  14. 14. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  15. 15. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  16. 16. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  17. 17. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  18. 18. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  19. 19. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  20. 20. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  21. 21. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  22. 22. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  23. 23. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  24. 24. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  25. 25. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  26. 26. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  27. 27. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  28. 28. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  29. 29. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  31. 31. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  32. 32. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  33. 33. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  34. 34. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  35. 35. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  36. 36. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
  37. 37. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  38. 38. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  39. 39. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  40. 40. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  41. 41. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  42. 42. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  43. 43. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  44. 44. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  45. 45. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  46. 46. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  47. 47. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  48. 48. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  49. 49. Home , Rupert Brooke
  50. 50. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
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