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Home - Poem by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

So long had I travelled the lonely road,
Though, now and again, a wayfairing friend
Walked shoulder to shoulder, and lightened the load,
I often would think to myself as I strode,
No comrade will journey with you to the end.

And it seemed to me, as the days went past,
And I gossiped with cronies, or brooded alone,
By wayside fires, that my fortune was cast
To sojourn by other men's hearths to the last,
And never to come to my own hearthstone.

The lonely road no longer I roam.
We met, and were one in the heart's desire.
Together we came, through the wintry gloam,
To the little old house by the cross-ways, home;
And crossed the threshold, and kindled the fire.


Comments about Home by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

  • Gold Star - 6,919 Points Paul Reed (1/20/2015 11:00:00 AM)

    A loving expression of finding someone to share your life with (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Charlene Sullivan (5/15/2007 10:48:00 PM)

    I have long enjoyed this poem. Wilfred Wilson Gibson's simple style of expressing the warmth and joy of finding love and coming 'Home' creates a thrill inside me. (Report) Reply

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