Richard Francis Burton

(1821 - 1890 / England)

Richard Francis Burton Poems

1. The Polar Quest 1/1/2004
2. The Forefather 1/1/2004
3. In Sleep 1/1/2004
4. The First Song 1/1/2004
5. An Unpraised Picture 1/1/2004
6. Extras 1/1/2004
7. On A Ferry Boat 1/1/2004
8. Love Is Strong 1/1/2004
9. Black Sheep 1/1/2004

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THE CROCUSES in the Square
Lend a winsome touch to the May;
The clouds are vanished away,
The weather is bland and fair;
Now peace seems everywhere.
Hark to the raucous, sullen cries:
“Extra! extra!”—tersely flies
The news, and a great hope mounts, or dies.

About the bulletin-boards
Dark knots of people surge;
Strained faces show, then merge
In the inconspicuous hordes
That yet are the Nation’s lords.
“Extra! extra! Big fight at sea!”
Was the luck with us? Is it victory?
Dear God, they died for you and me! ...

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