Treasure Island

Edmund Blunden

(1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974 / London / England)

Premature Rejoicing


What's that over there?
Thiepval Wood.


Take a steady look at it; it'll do you good.
Here, these glasses will help you. See any flowers?
There sleeps Titania (correct - the Wood is ours);
There sleeps Titania in a deep dugout,
Waking, she wonders what all the din's about,
And smiles through her tears, and looks ahead ten years,
And sees the Wood again, and her usual Grenadiers,


All in green,
Music in the moon;

The burnt rubbish you've just seen
Won't beat the Fairy Queen;

All the same, it's a shade too soon
For you to scribble rhymes
In your army book
About those times;
Take another look;

That's where the difficulty is, over there.

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: fairy, music, moon, green, flower, sleep, smile

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 (Premature Rejoicing by Edmund Blunden )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Futility Of Illusions, Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  2. Tour of Autumn, Cathy Hodgson
  3. The ache, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. Ein schmaler Streifen kahler Klippen, Wolfgang Steinmann
  5. We've Got to Tear These Fences Down Yeah!, David Clinch
  6. It's My Home, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. In the Sun's Falsetto, Kewayne Wadley
  8. A Poem, David Clinch
  9. Caught In the Crossfire, David Clinch
  10. Lonnie Donegan Stood, David Clinch

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

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

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]