Francis William Bourdillon

(22 March 1852 – 13 January 1921 / Runcorn, Cheshire)

Francis William Bourdillon Poems

1. Night 1/3/2003
2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes 4/8/2010
3. A Violinist 1/1/2004
4. Old And Young 1/1/2004
5. A Spring Evening 4/8/2010
6. Eurydice 1/1/2004
7. On the South Downs 1/3/2003
8. The Debt Unpayable 1/3/2003
9. Here and There 4/8/2010
10. All's Well 4/8/2010
11. The Heart Cry 4/8/2010
12. The Acorn 4/8/2010
13. The Home of My Heart 4/8/2010
14. The Call 4/8/2010
15. Drought 4/8/2010
16. The Regions of Love 4/8/2010
17. Sonnet I 4/8/2010
18. Christmas Roses 4/8/2010
19. Two Robbers 4/8/2010
20. Excelsior 4/8/2010

The Debt Unpayable

What have I given,
Bold sailor on the sea?
In earth or heaven,
That you should die for me?

What can I give,
O soldier, leal and brave,
Long as I live,
To pay the life you gave?

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