Norman Rowland Gale

(1862-1942 / England)

Biography of Norman Rowland Gale

Norman Rowland Gale poet

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.

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Old Letters

Last night some yellow letters fell
From out a scrip I found by chance;
Among them was the silent ghost,
The spirit of my first romance:
And in a faint blue envelope
A withered rose long lost to dew
Bore witness to the dashing days
When love was large and wits were few.

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