Gilbert Keith Chesterton

(29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936 / London, England)

The Rolling English Road - Poem by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode,
The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
A reeling road, a rolling road, that rambles round the shire,
........................
........................
read full text »


Comments about The Rolling English Road by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • (8/24/2014 8:59:00 AM)


    life goes on in spite of the many tricks and turns it takes until the destination is reached...very picturesque poem.. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (8/24/2014 8:47:00 AM)


    A very beautiful poem that I have enjoyed by reciting and word content is also great. (Report) Reply

  • (10/30/2012 1:57:00 AM)


    Oh, the shame of age, but I do want the folly again, and I do love my clearer eyes.
    And I will see Him at the Inn, and I will tell Him all my secrets, and we will laugh and love.
    There's more than one layer to this here poem, I'm thinking.
    I have just now wept at the lines of the last verse.
    Another quote from the novel, The Horse's Mouth, Gully's stream of thoughts:
    A man of sixty-seven's got to get the job done.
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2008 5:38:00 PM)


    This holds so many memories for me. The last two lines are recited by Alec Guiness in the film 'The horses mouth' as he plays the artist Gully Jimpson sailing off in is houseboat to new adventures. This reminds me of my time in London in the 1980's so many good times and so many good friends. Wonderful. (Report) Reply








[Report Error]