Treasure Island

Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

(10 January 1860 – 26 November 1943 / Douglas, New Brunswick)

Hilltop Song


When the lights come out in the cottages
Along the shores at eve,
And across the darkening water
The last pale colours leave;

And up from the rock-ridged pasture slopes
The sheep-bell tinklings steal,
And the folds are shut, and the shepherds
Turn to their quiet meal;

And even here, on the unfenced height,
No journeying wind goes by,
But the earth-sweet smells and the home-sweet sounds
Mount, like prayer, to the sky;

Then from the door of my opened heart
Old blindness and pride are driven,
Till I know how high is the humble,
The dear earth how close to heaven.

Submitted: Friday, April 16, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Hilltop Song by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Treat, Please, Bruce Larkin
  2. I Love Halloween!, Bruce Larkin
  3. Wal-Mart are You Joking?, Joe Rosochacki
  4. Love's Victory, Kusum Gokarn
  5. Even The Moon Is Not Alone, Hanna Litantra
  6. Safe vault, hasmukh amathalal
  7. He Keeps The Stencils Of The Living Day, mary douglas
  8. Poets, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  9. Fallacy, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  10. Adam(ant), Pradip Chattopadhyay

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. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]