David Bates

(6 March 1809 – 25 January 1870 / Indian Hill / Ohio)

David Bates Poems

1. Chiding 5/8/2001
2. Speak Gently 5/8/2001
3. Childhood 5/8/2001
Best Poem of David Bates


Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.

See it springing all around us --
Glad to know, and quick to learn;
Asking questions that confound us;
Teaching lessons in its turn.

Who loves not its joyous revel,
Leaping lightly on the lawn,
Up the knoll, along the level,
Free and graceful as a fawn?

Let it revel; it is nature
Giving to the little dears
Strength of limb, and healthful features,
For the toil of ...

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