Learn More

Francis William Bourdillon

(22 March 1852 – 13 January 1921 / Runcorn, Cheshire)

Only to Live


Only to live! There nothing is more sweet.
Only to live! There nothing is more bitter.
Only to live, when flowers are at the feet
And overhead the happy swallows twitter.
Only to live! There nothing is more sweet.
Only to live, when flies the angry sleet,
And the head bows above a dead love’s litter.
Only to live! There nothing is more bitter.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

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

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 (Only to Live by Francis William Bourdillon )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. I Am the Only Being Whose Doom, Emily Jane Brontë
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  8. A Fairy Song, William Shakespeare
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Is Adil Jussawalla The Eklavya, Abhimany.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. I Envy The Rats, Kyle Schlicher
  3. Thanks for elienating me., Tiyani Shadrack Manganya
  4. Ain't Try'n Deny'n, Steve Kittell
  5. You is Me, Mapung Madura
  6. Legendary Nostradamus Prophet, lee fones
  7. Thomas' Impossible Escape, Susan Wetmore
  8. Business-like, gajanan mishra
  9. Why Poetry Is Beautiful, Leong Ming Loong
  10. Blood Bath, Suresh Dogra
[Hata Bildir]