Home Poems - Poems For Home - The Old Home Calls

Poems about home. You can read the best home poems. Browse through all home poems.


The Old Home Calls - Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Come back to me, little dancing feet that roam the wide world o'er,
I long for the lilt of your flying steps in my silent rooms once more;
Come back to me, little voices gay with laughter and with song,
Come back, little hearts beating high with hopes, I have missed and mourned you long.

My roses bloom in my garden walks all sweet and wet with the dew,
My lights shine down on the long hill road the waning twilights through,
The swallows flutter about my eaves as in the years of old,
And close about me their steadfast arms the lisping pine trees fold.

But I weary for you at morn and eve, O, children of my love,
Come back to me from your pilgrim ways, from the seas and plains ye rove,
Come over the meadows and up the lane to my door set open wide,
And sit ye down where the red light shines from my welcoming fireside.

I keep for you all your childhood dreams, your gladness and delights,
The joy of days in the sun and rain, the sleep of carefree nights,
All the sweet faiths ye have lost and sought again shall be your own,
Darlings, come to my empty heart­I am old and still and alone!


Comments about The Old Home Calls by Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Gold Star - 66,356 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (5/7/2016 11:39:00 PM)

    Longing of an old mother for her children who had flown away has been wonderfully portrayed in this poem along with the curse of loneliness imposed on her. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 31,240 Points Manonton Dalan (12/6/2015 5:26:00 AM)

    sadness sometimes come to visit when you're old and alone (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Poems About Home

  1. 1. They Went Home , Maya Angelou
  2. 2. To A Daughter Leaving Home , Linda Pastan
  3. 3. Home And Love , Robert William Service
  4. 4. Home Burial , Robert Frost
  5. 5. Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  6. 6. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  7. 7. Welcome Home , Spike Milligan
  8. 8. A Letter Home , Siegfried Sassoon
  9. 9. Home For Thanksgiving , Linda Pastan
  10. 10. Home Thoughts, From Abroad , Robert Browning
  11. 11. Coming Home , Ernestine Northover
  12. 12. Journey Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  13. 13. Home After Three Months Away , Robert Lowell
  14. 14. Letter Home , Natasha Trethewey
  15. 15. A Home Song , Henry Van Dyke
  16. 16. Home, Sweet Home , John Howard Payne
  17. 17. Home , Anne Brontë
  18. 18. Home Thoughts , Claude McKay
  19. 19. Home From Abroad , Laurie Lee
  20. 20. Bound For Your Distant Home , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  21. 21. Home Thoughts, From The Sea , Robert Browning
  22. 22. At Home , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  23. 23. Variations At Home And Abroad , Kenneth Koch
  24. 24. Down Home , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  25. 25. The Old Home Calls , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  26. 26. The Home , Rabindranath Tagore
  27. 27. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home , Craig Raine
  28. 28. Home Sweet Home , Siyabonga A Nxumalo
  29. 29. Graydigger's Home , William Stafford
  30. 30. Home , Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
  31. 31. Away From Home Are Some And I— , Emily Dickinson
  32. 32. Home , Zbigniew Herbert
  33. 33. My Home , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  34. 34. The Wrong Way Home , James Tate
  35. 35. On Home Beaches , Les Murray
  36. 36. Come Home, Father! , Henry Clay Work
  37. 37. Home , Rupert Brooke
  38. 38. Who Goes Home? , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  39. 39. Home, Sweet Home , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  40. 40. How Bateese Came Home , William Henry Drummond
  41. 41. Almost Home , Sandra Fowler
  42. 42. The Hangman At Home , Carl Sandburg
  43. 43. Oh Stay At Home, My Lad , Alfred Edward Housman
  44. 44. The Princess: A Medley: Home They Brough.. , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  45. 45. When The Children Come Home , Henry Lawson
  46. 46. .home Sweet Home , Nikunj Sharma
  47. 47. Prophets At Home , Rudyard Kipling
  48. 48. Night In The Old Home , Thomas Hardy
  49. 49. Sweet Stay-At-Home , William Henry Davies
  50. 50. To Friends At Home , Robert Louis Stevenson
[Report Error]