Learn More

Ralph Hodgson

(9 September 1871 – 3 November 1962)

The Beggar


He begged and shuffled on;
Sometimes he stopped to throw
A bit and benison
To sparrows in the snow,
And clap a frozen ear
And curse the bitter cold.
God send the good man cheer
And quintal hundredfold.

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010
Edited: Friday, July 29, 2011

Do you like this poem?
1 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 (The Beggar by Ralph Hodgson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. surrealist day, lee fones
  2. Gnarled Syllogism, Paul Hartal
  3. God Bless You, Michael P. McParland
  4. Further, Michael P. McParland
  5. Fulfillment, Michael P. McParland
  6. Frustration, Michael P. McParland
  7. Psycho Babble Scribble Squabble And Scra.., Blu 1 Blu 1 (Rio de Janeiro)
  8. Free, Michael P. McParland
  9. Forgotten, Michael P. McParland
  10. Forgive Me?, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]