Francis William Bourdillon

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

Quotations

  • ''The night has a thousand eyes,
    And the day but one;
    Yet the light of the bright world dies
    With the dying sun.''
    Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921), British poet. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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  • ''the light of a whole life dies
    When love is gone.''
    Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921), British poet. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (l. 7-8). . . Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.

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A Violinist

THE LARK above our heads doth know
A heaven we see not here below;
She sees it, and for joy she sings;
Then falls with ineffectual wings.

Ah, soaring soul! faint not nor tire!
Each heaven attained reveals a higher.
Thy thought is of thy failure; we
List raptured, and thank God for thee.

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