Treasure Island

Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

To Landor


If there be one poet my heart entwines
Let me praise brave Landor’s rhymes.
For humor runs all through his verse,
And though he may not be the first
To feel those thoughts and put them down-
I like the way he turns them ‘round.

For when I hear him praise the dawn,
I know the sleepless night that brought it on.
And when I hear him praise old age-
I know the wisdom of that sage.
A master artist was he not,
Who in four short lines completes the thought? *

Submitted: Friday, February 07, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 29, 2014

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): poem

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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

*Alluding to Walter Savage Landor's poem Heart’s-Ease.
There is a flower I'd like to wear.
But not until it's worn by you.
Heart's-ease, bring it,
But bring enough for two.

Comments about this poem (To Landor by Adeline Foster )

Enter the verification code :

  • Daniel Brick (3/5/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    .This a generous tribute to a poet cursed by being relegated to the MINOR ROMANTIC POETS section of anthologies. I can dimly recall reading HEART'S-EASE long ago but I thank you for bringing it back. I found myself thinking, Oh, can you bring a third flower for me. No make that four, my friend needs one too. I like the way you don't puff up his accomplishment in your poem. You feel a bond with him and let that speak for itself. You express a genuine sympathy for his work - its humor, its graceful phrasing - that is more persuasive than special pleading. And it worked! I went to my library, found the Penguin anthology, looked him and read the THREE POEMS included. One of them was addressed to Wordsworth and showed his sharp critical insight, poet to poet (not minor poet to major poet) . (Report) Reply

Read all 2 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. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Crescent Moon, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  2. Streetcorner Church, Sharan Strange
  3. Daaaaad! ! ! !, Damian Murphy
  4. Childhood, Sharan Strange
  5. Hunger, Sharan Strange
  6. Sensitivity, Khairul Ahsan
  7. Your shadow!, fareeha ghafoor
  8. Getting Closer, Brandon J. Moore
  9. The Passing Of Days, Lilly Emery
  10. In/and, William Stobb

Poem of the Day

poet Sara Teasdale

Only in sleep I see their faces,
Children I played with when I was a child,
Louise comes back with her brown hair braided,
Annie with ringlets warm and wild.

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]