Treasure Island

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?
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 (The Beggar by Ralph Hodgson )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Cold Heart, Asma Riaz Khan
  2. We were jackdaw's wonting to break free, Mark Heathcote
  3. October Skies, Judith Emery
  4. So Much This Heart Holds, Rohit Sapra
  5. Jackdaw wonting to break free, Mark Heathcote
  6. You Are My Winter Song, Asma Riaz Khan
  7. In Dreams It Lives, Rohit Sapra
  8. Attitude, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  9. Antidepressants, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  10. Eve of Destruction (2014), Anthony Di'anno

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. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. My Love Is Like To Ice, Edmund Spenser
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]