Treasure Island

Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

Martyr’s Memorial


SUCH natural debts of love our Oxford knows,
So many ancient dues undesecrate,
I marvel how the landmark of a hate
For witness unto future time she chose;
How out of her corroborate ranks arose
The three, in great denial only great,
For Art’s enshrining!… Thus, averted straight,
My soul to seek a holier captain goes:
That sweet adventurer whom Truth befell
When as the synagogues were watching not;
Whose crystal name on royal Oriel
Hangs like a shield; who, to an outland spot
Led hence, beholds his Star, and counts it well
Of all his dear domain to live forgot.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 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 (Martyr’s Memorial by Louise Imogen Guiney )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. July 14th 2012, Kika boo
  2. Abode Aroma, Kika boo
  3. Worth living, gajanan mishra
  4. Discard your vanity, gajanan mishra
  5. Musings of Murmur, Kika boo
  6. Days of Dream, Kika boo
  7. House, mina lotfi
  8. Let us try, gajanan mishra
  9. An Ode to a Salmon, Athena Hood
  10. नागिरो, Ronjoy Brahma

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
But harder grows the more I her entreat?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. My Love Is Like To Ice, Edmund Spenser
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Being With You, Heather Burns
  7. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]