Henry Charles Beeching
Henry Charles Beeching (15 May 1859 – 1919) was an English clergyman, author and poet. He was educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford. He took holy orders in 1882, and began work in a Liverpool parish. He later became Dean of Norwich. He gave the Clark Lecture in 1900 on The history of lyrical poetry in England. He wrote a book on Francis Atterbury. more »
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Henry Charles Beeching Poems
Going down Hill on a Bicycle, A Boy's So...
WITH lifted feet, hands still, I am poised, and down the hill Dart, with heedful mind; The air goes by in a wind.
GOD who created me Nimble and light of limb, In three elements free, To run, to ride, to swim:
A Boy’s Prayer
God who created me Nimble and light of limb, In three elements free, To run, to ride, to swim:
A kiss, a word of thanks, away They're gone, and you forsaken learn The blessedness of giving; they (So Nature bids) forget, nor turn
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Going down Hill on a Bicycle, A Boy's Song
WITH lifted feet, hands still,
I am poised, and down the hill
Dart, with heedful mind;
The air goes by in a wind.
Swifter and yet more swift,
Till the heart with a mighty lift
Makes the lungs laugh, the throat cry:--
'O bird, see; see, bird, I fly.
'Is this, is this your joy?
O bird, then I, though a boy
For a golden moment share
Your feathery life in air!'
Say, heart, is there aught like this
In a world that is full of bliss?
'Tis more than skating, bound
Steel-shod to the level ground.
Speed slackens now, I float...