William Watson

William Watson Poems

1.
April

April, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
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2.
Song

APRIL, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
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3.
England And Her Colonies

SHE stands, a thousand-wintered tree,
By countless morns impearled;
Her broad roots coil beneath the sea,
Her branches sweep the world;
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4.
World Strangeness

Strange the world about me lies,
Never yet familiar grown-
Still disturbs me with surprise,
Haunts me like a face half known.
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5.
Autumn

Thou burden of all songs the earth hath sung,
Thou retrospect in Time's reverted eyes,
Thou metaphor of everything that dies,
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Jim Thomas, Ontario Canada 02 November 2019

I have an original copy of " ART'S RIDDLE" by William Watson. Could you advise if this indeed is a writing by him since I cannot find it on the internet.

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sammie jane 25 January 2019

what an interesting man and a remarkable English poet!

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William Watson Biography

Sir William Watson (1858 – 1935), was an English poet, popular in his time for the political content of his verse. He was born in Burley, in West Yorkshire.

He was very much on the traditionalist wing of English poetry. He was a prolific poet of the 1890s, and a contributor to The Yellow Book, without 'decadent' associations. He was also a defen ...

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