Treasure Island

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

(November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907 / Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

A Petition


To spring belongs the violet, and the blown
Spice of the roses let the summer own.
Grant me this favor, Muse--all else withhold--
That I may not write verse when I am old.

And yet I pray you, Muse, delay the time!
Be not too ready to deny me rhyme;
And when the hour strikes, as it must, dear Muse,
I beg you very gently break the news.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 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: summer, spring, time, rose

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 Petition by Thomas Bailey Aldrich )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Mind's Heart, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Unrest Soul: Imperfection, Onyekachukwu Vincent Onyeche
  3. OVER THE TOP, Donald R Charon
  4. Supernova, Herman Dexter
  5. Ho Hum, Michael McParland
  6. Backbone Of A Nation, Joseph T. Renaldi
  7. Vertigo, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. Worthy Expressions, Joseph T. Renaldi
  9. Flight Of Fairies, Nicholas Nikolov
  10. Goodnight Kiss, Nicholas Nikolov

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]