Treasure Island

William Allingham

(19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland)

A Singer


That which he did not feel, he would not sing;
What most he felt, religion it was to hide
In a dumb darkling grotto, where the spring
Of tremulous tears, arising unespied,
Became a holy well that durst not glide
Into the day with moil or murmuring;
Whereto, as if to some unlawful thing,
He sto]e, musing or praying at its side.

But in the sun he sang with cheerful heart,
Of coloured season and the whirling sphere,
Warm household habitude and human mirth,
The whole faith-blooded mystery of earth;
And I, who had his secret, still could hear
The grotto's whisper low through every part.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: faith, spring, sun, heart

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 Singer by William Allingham )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Haunted By You, Wilma Horne
  2. Descent Into Hate, Wilma Horne
  3. Friendship Fade Out, Wilma Horne
  4. Contradict, Fariza Nur Shabrina
  5. Common Sense, Fariza Nur Shabrina
  6. Love's Slow Death, Wilma Horne
  7. Door to the Mind, Fariza Nur Shabrina
  8. Traveler, Fariza Nur Shabrina
  9. Pockets Of Lace, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Not Just You, Fariza Nur Shabrina

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]