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Down Home - Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Down home to-night the moonshine falls
Across a hill with daisies pied,
The pear tree by the garden gate
Beckons with white arms like a bride.

A savor as of trampled fern
Along the whispering meadow stirs,
And, beacon of immortal love,
A light is shining through the firs.

To my old gable window creeps
The night wind with a sigh and song,
And, weaving ancient sorceries,
Thereto the gleeful moonbeams throng

Beside the open kitchen door
My mother stands all lovingly,
And o'er the pathways of the dark
She sends a yearning thought to me.

It seeks and finds my answering heart
Which shall no more be peace-possessed
Until I reach her empty arms
And lay my head upon her breast.


Comments about Down Home by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Gold Star - 31,593 Points Manonton Dalan (12/6/2015 5:30:00 AM)

    this could be end of journey...sweet sleep (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,083 Points John Richter (2/25/2015 10:56:00 AM)

    Anne of Greene Gables was my very first classic read at age nine, too, Kim, and was fascinating to envision the lives of Lucy's characters.... And I agree with you about this poem as well. It is sweet, but nothing like her story telling.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 94,824 Points Kim Barney (2/25/2015 8:25:00 AM)

    Her poetry is good, but not as good as her books. As a child I loved her book THE GOLDEN ROAD and all the girls in town loved ANNE OF GREEN GABLES and the other books in that series.
    One of my favorites parts of THE GOLDEN ROAD was a line that went something like this:
    My uncle felt all right when he went to bed, but when he woke up he was dead.

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