Francis William Lauderdale Adams
Francis William Lauderdale Adams Poems
|1.||A Death At Sea||4/20/2010|
|3.||A Glimpse Of China||4/20/2010|
|4.||A Mahomedan Ship Fireman||4/20/2010|
|5.||A South-Sea Islander||4/20/2010|
|7.||A Street Fight||4/20/2010|
|8.||A Visitor In The Camp||4/20/2010|
|9.||Algernon Charles Swinburne||4/20/2010|
|14.||At The West India Docks||4/20/2010|
|18.||Belgravia By Night||7/10/2012|
|20.||Dedication To His Love||4/20/2010|
|24.||Dublin At Dawn||4/20/2010|
|27.||England In Egypt||4/20/2010|
|29.||Evening Hymn In The Hovels||4/20/2010|
|30.||Farewell To The Children||4/20/2010|
|31.||Farewell To The Market||4/20/2010|
|33.||Fling Out The Flag||4/20/2010|
|34.||From A Verandah||4/20/2010|
The Peasants' Revolt
THRO' the mists of years,
Thro' the lies of men,
Your bloody sweat and tears,
Your desperate hopes and fears
Reach us once again,
Brothers, who long ago,
For life's bitter sake,
Toiled and suffered so,
Robbery, insult, blow,
Rope and sword and stake:
Toiled and suffered, till
It burst, the brightening hope,
'Might and right' and 'will and skill,'
That scorned, and does, and will,
Sword and stake and rope!
Wat and Jack and John,
Tyler, Straw, and Ball,
Souls that faltered not,
Hearts like white iron hot,
Still we hear your call!
Love And Death
Death? is it death you give? So be it! O Death,
thou hast been long my friend, and now thy pale
cool cheek shall have my kiss, while the faint breath
expires on thy still lips, O lovely Death!
Come then, loose hands, fair Life, without a wail!
We've had good hours together, and you were sweet
what time love whispered with the nightingale,
tho' ever your music by the lark's would fail.