Francis William Bourdillon
Francis William Bourdillon Poems
- Night The night has a thousand eyes, And the day but ...
- The Night Has A Thousand Eyes The night has a thousand ...
- Old And Young LONG ago, on a bright spring day, I passed a...
- A Violinist THE LARK above our heads doth know A heaven we...
- On The South Downs Light falls the rain On link and laine, ...
- A Spring Evening Across the Glory of the glowing skies, A ...
- Eurydice HE came to call me back from death To the bright...
Francis William Bourdillon was a British poet and translator.
Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, grew up at Woolbeding Rectory, near Midhurst, and deeply loved the area, and later built for himself and his family the house nearby, called 'Buddington'.
He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. Later he did tutoring for the University of Eastbourne, and lived in Eastbourne,and near Midhurst, Sussex.
He is known mostly for his poetry, and in particular the single short poem The Night Has a Thousand Eyes. He in fact had many collections published, from Among The Flowers, And ... more »
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The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies,
When love is done.