Dowell O'Reilly

(18 July 1865 - 5 November 1923 / Sydney / Australia)

Previous Month October 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

Stars


Wild eyes—and faces ashen grey
That strain through lofty prison bars
To see the everlasting stars,
Then turn—to slumber as we may:

Even as we are, so are they,
And here is peace for all who know
The stars still follow where we go,
When heaven and earth have passed away.

Obedient to the Unknown Power,
From out the ruin of a world
A clustered galaxy is hurled
To glimmer through its steadfast hour:

The blazing sun of Shakespeare’s soul
Shattered to star-dust, fills again
With meteor-flights the immortal brain
That seeks a yet more splendid goal;

And still a voice—that now is ours—
Repeats for aye the unknown word
That thrilled the heart of beast and bird,
Ere man had learned to love the flowers.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Friday, September 30, 2011

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

Read poems about / on: star, power, peace, heaven, sun, world, heart, flower

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 (Stars by Dowell O'Reilly )

Enter the verification code :

  • Deci Hernandez (10/10/2012 3:21:00 PM)

    Such is our universe. beautiful and designed for a purpose. only a few poems, but if his others are like this. he gets put into my top poets.? (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

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

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Fall, hujan pagi
  2. Beginning The Day, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Split Second, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. It is no surprise, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  5. Spiritual Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. I Saw Planets, Naveed Akram
  7. Saviour By The Road Side, Juwon Daniel
  8. went a walk, lee fones
  9. The Moon's Present Woe, cheryl davis miller
  10. Funeral, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae,
And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day;
Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach!
Gather, gather, gather Grigalach!

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]