Francis Thompson

(16 December 1859 – 13 November 1907 / Preston, England)

Francis Thompson Poems

1. The Hound of Heaven 1/3/2003
2. At Lord's 1/3/2003
3. To A Snowflake 1/3/2003
4. Daisy 1/3/2003
5. In No Strange Land 1/3/2003
6. An Arab Love-Song 1/3/2003
7. What shall I your true love tell? 1/1/2004
8. Before Her Portrait In Youth 1/1/2004
9. To Olivia 1/3/2003
10. The Poppy 1/3/2003
11. New Year's Chimes 1/3/2003
12. To A Poet Breaking Silence 1/1/2004
13. Dream tryst 1/1/2004
14. A Holocaust 4/15/2010
15. Go, songs, for ended is our brief, sweet play 1/1/2004
16. Gilded Gold 1/1/2004
17. A Girl's Sin - In His Eyes 4/15/2010
18. A Dead Astronomer 4/15/2010
19. Ode To The Setting Sun 4/15/2010
20. A Fallen Yew 4/15/2010

The Poppy

To Monica

Summer set lip to earth's bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there:
Like a yawn of fire from the grass it came,
And the fanning wind puffed it to flapping flame.

With burnt mouth, red like a lion's, it drank
The blood of the sun as he slaughtered sank,

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