John Webster

(1578 - 1632 / London, England)

A Dirge


CALL for the robin-redbreast and the wren,
Since o'er shady groves they hover,
And with leaves and flowers do cover
The friendless bodies of unburied men.
Call unto his funeral dole
The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole,
To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm,
And (when gay tombs are robb'd) sustain no harm;
But keep the wolf far thence, that 's foe to men,
For with his nails he'll dig them up again.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: funeral, flower

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Dirge by John Webster )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. आनजादनि आर'ज, Ronjoy Brahma
  2. Open sky, gajanan mishra
  3. baskers two, Cee Bea
  4. Wonder Of A Child, Philo Yan
  5. Mother Is There, gajanan mishra
  6. Fake Arrival, Satish Verma
  7. Equality, Marites C. Cayetano
  8. Stuck, Rusty (Ed) Gibson
  9. Creation Of Shadow, gajanan mishra
  10. Of Daggers, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Unity is Strength, S.D. TIWARI
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]