Norman Rowland Gale
Norman Rowland Gale Poems
- Golf Steals Our Youth Have you seen the golfers airy ...
- Old Letters Last night some yellow letters fell From out a ...
- The Country Faith HERE in the country’s heart Where the ...
- Bartholomew Bartholomew is very sweet, From sandy hair to ...
- The Ballade Of The Glutton I'm greedy by nature, and often in...
- The Amateur Photographer Beware of those who slyly pilch In...
- The Decimal Point When first sent to School (now the Station ...
Norman Rowland Gale (4 March 1862 – 7 October 1942) was a poet, story-teller and reviewer, who published many books over a period of nearly fifty years.
His best-known poem is probably The Country Faith, which is in the Oxford Book of English Verse. more »
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Golf Steals Our Youth
Have you seen the golfers airy
Prancing forth to their vagary,
Just as frisky in their gaiters
As a flock of Grecian Satyrs,
Looking everything heroic,
And magnificently stoic,
In a dress of such a pattern
As would fright the good God Saturn?
Have you heard them curse the sparrow
Fit to freeze your inmost marrow,
When the ball, that should be flitting,
On the grass remaineth sitting?
Have you watched their cheerful scrambles
In the soft and soothing brambles
While the foe, elate and sneering,
Passes gradually from hearing? ...