William Brighty Rands

(1823 - 1882 / England)

William Brighty Rands Poems

1. Cuckoo In The Pear-Tree 1/3/2003
2. The Dream Of A Girl Who Lived At Seven-Oaks 1/3/2003
3. The Dream Of A Boy Who Lived At Nine-Elms 1/3/2003
4. Little Ditties I 1/3/2003
5. Dressing The Doll 1/1/2004
6. The Thought 1/3/2003
7. Polly 1/3/2003
8. The First Tooth 1/3/2003
9. Topsy-Turvy World 1/1/2004
10. I Saw A New World 1/1/2004
11. The Flowers 1/3/2003
12. Godfrey Gordon Gustavus Gore 4/13/2010
13. The Cat Of Cats 1/3/2003
14. Great, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World 1/3/2003

Comments about William Brighty Rands

  • Brenda Boyes (4/29/2018 1:55:00 PM)

    I loved the poem we learned at school
    I wish I lived in a caravan, with a horse to drive like the Pedlar man

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  • Goblin Train (1/30/2012 3:50:00 PM)

    It would be great to have A Shooting Song added to the collection of poems by Mr Rand available here.

Best Poem of William Brighty Rands

Great, Wide, Beautiful, Wonderful World

Great, wide, beautiful, wonderful World,
With the wonderful water round you curled,
And the wonderful grass upon your breast--
World, you are beautifully drest.

The wonderful air is over me,
And the wonderful wind is shaking the tree,
It walks on the water, and whirls the mills,
And talks to itself on the tops of the hills.

You friendly Earth! how far do you go,
With the wheat-fields that nod and the rivers that flow,
With cities and gardens, and cliffs, and isles,
And people upon you for thousands of miles?

Ah, you are so great, and ...

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