Charles Stuart Calverley
Charles Stuart Calverley Poems
|1.||Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - Ii||4/13/2010|
|2.||Voices Of The Night||4/13/2010|
|3.||Lines Suggested By The Fourteenth Of February - I||4/13/2010|
|4.||There Stands A City||4/13/2010|
|6.||Ode--'On A Distant Prospect' Of Making A Fortune||4/13/2010|
|7.||To Mrs. Goodchild||4/13/2010|
|10.||Lovers And A Reflection||4/13/2010|
|11.||On The Brink||1/1/2004|
|12.||The Cock And The Bull||4/13/2010|
|14.||Ode To Tobacco||4/13/2010|
|15.||A, B, C.||4/13/2010|
|16.||Dover To Munich||4/13/2010|
|17.||Hic Vir, Hic Est||4/13/2010|
|18.||Companions - A Tale Of A Grandfather||1/1/2004|
|22.||The Auld Wife||1/1/2004|
|24.||Gemini And Virgo||4/13/2010|
|26.||Peace. A Study||5/13/2001|
Peace. A Study
He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
He felt the salt spray on his lips;
Heard children's voices on the sands;
Up the sun's path he saw the ships
Sail on and on to other lands;
And laugh'd aloud. Each sight and sound
To him was joy too deep for tears;
He sat him on the beach, and bound
A blue bandana round his ears
And thought how, posted near his door,
His own green door on Camden ...
1 Canst thou love me, lady?
2 I've not learn'd to woo:
3 Thou art on the shady
4 Side of sixty too.
5 Still I love thee dearly!
6 Thou hast lands and pelf:
7 But I love thee merely
8 Merely for thyself.