Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

(1840 - 1922 / England)

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt Poems

401. A Dream 4/13/2010
402. A New Pilgrimage: Sonnet Vii 4/13/2010
403. A Lesson In Humility 4/13/2010
404. A Digit Of The Moon 4/13/2010
405. A Love Secret 4/13/2010
406. With Esther 1/4/2003
407. St. Valentine's Day 1/4/2003
408. Gibraltar 1/4/2003
409. Laughter And Death 1/1/2004
410. A Dream Of Good 4/13/2010

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A Dream Of Good

To do some little good before I die;
To wake some echoes to a loftier theme;
To spend my life's last store of industry
On thoughts less vain than Youth's discordant dream;
To endow the world's grief with some counter--scheme
Of logical hope which through all time should lighten
The burden of men's sorrow and redeem
Their faces' paleness from the tears that whiten;

To take my place in the world's brotherhood
As one prepared to suffer all its fate;
To do and be undone for sake of good,
And conquer rage by giving love for hate;
That were a noble dream, and ...

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Gibraltar

SEVEN weeks of sea, and twice seven days of storm
Upon the huge Atlantic, and once more
We ride into still water and the calm
Of a sweet evening, screen'd by either shore
Of Spain and Barbary. Our toils are o'er,
Our exile is accomplish'd. Once again
We look on Europe, mistress as of yore
Of the fair earth and of the hearts of men.
   Ay, this is the famed rock which Hercules

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