Learn More

Elizabeth Daryush

(8 December 1887 - 7 April 1977 / Oxford / England)

Unknown Warrior


Not that broad path chose he, which whoso wills
May tread, if he by pay the fatal price,
And for such sweet as earthly life extils,
Slaughter his heaven-born soul in sacrifice.

But he, though loving these, cast yet with strong
Hands all aside, and took the obscure way,
Which few may find, or finding, follow long,-
O let not weak regrets hinder me, nay,

Health, wealth, fame, friendship, all that I hold dear,
I’ll spend, nor seek return, O what dark crown
Be his, he cares not, who thus gives; how near
May hang yet his lost laurels of renown:

Yea, who dares thus die, haply he may see,
Suddenly, unsought immortality.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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 (Unknown Warrior by Elizabeth Daryush )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I Love You- -II, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Burkhawalli, Tumhe Kis Karke Paya Ki Tum.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. Do Not Forget, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  4. Bade Miyan, Cchote Miyan Aur Bukhawalli, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. z, Vera Sidhwa
  6. (A) Bio-Environ-P0em, Nyein Way
  7. Fobbed Off, Diane Hine
  8. The truth is, Brian Kilpatrick
  9. In our minds, Brian Kilpatrick
  10. Walls, arshad arshad

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. Problematic!, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]