Ralph Hodgson

(9 September 1871 – 3 November 1962)

Ralph Hodgson Poems

1. Three Poems 4/19/2010
2. Time, You Old Gypsy Man, 4/19/2010
3. Babylon 4/19/2010
4. A Song 4/19/2010
5. The Royal Mails 4/19/2010
6. The Swallow 4/19/2010
7. The Song Of Honour 4/19/2010
8. February 4/19/2010
9. Ghoul Care 4/19/2010
10. Playmates 4/19/2010
11. The Birdcatcher 4/19/2010
12. The Beggar 4/19/2010
13. Reason Has Moons 4/19/2010
14. The House Across The Way 4/19/2010
15. The Bride 1/3/2003
16. The Mystery 4/19/2010
17. The Late Last Rook 4/19/2010
18. The Journeyman 4/19/2010
19. The Moor 4/19/2010
20. A Song Of Honour 4/19/2010
21. Eve 4/19/2010
22. After 1/3/2003
23. A Wood Song 1/3/2003
24. Stupidity Street 4/19/2010
25. The Bull 4/19/2010
26. The Gypsy Girl 4/19/2010
27. The Bells Of Heaven 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Ralph Hodgson

The Bells Of Heaven

'Twould ring the bells of Heaven
The wildest peal for years,
If Parson lost his senses
And people came to theirs,
And he and they together
Knelt down with angry prayers
For tamed and shabby tigers
And dancing dogs and bears,
And wretched, blind pit ponies,
And little hunted hares.

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After

"How fared you when you mortal were?
What did you see on my peopled star?"
"Oh well enough," I answered her,
"It went for me where mortals are!

"I saw blue flowers and the merlin's flight
And the rime on the wintry tree,
Blue doves I saw and summer light
On the wings of the cinnamon bee."

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