Walter Alexander Raleigh

Walter Alexander Raleigh Poems

1.
Wishes Of An Elderly Man Wished At A Garden Party, June 1914

I wish I loved the Human Race;
I wish I loved its silly face;
I wish I liked the way it walks;
I wish I liked the way it talks;
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2.
The Artist

The Artist and his Luckless Wife
They lead a horrid haunted life,
Surrounded by the things he's made
That are not wanted by the trade.
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3.
My Last Will

When I am safely laid away,
Out of work and out of play,
Sheltered by the kindly ground
From the world of sight and sound,
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4.
Sestina Otiosa

Our great work, the Otia Merseiana,
Edited by learned Mister Sampson,
And supported by Professor Woodward,
Is financed by numerous Bogus Meetings
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5.
Stans Puer Ad Mensam

Attend my words, my gentle knave,
And you shall learn from me
How boys at dinner may behave
With due propriety.
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