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. Reason Has Moons 4/19/2010
13. The House Across The Way 4/19/2010
14. The Bride 1/3/2003
15. The Mystery 4/19/2010
16. The Late Last Rook 4/19/2010
17. The Beggar 4/19/2010
18. The Journeyman 4/19/2010
19. The Moor 4/19/2010
20. Stupidity Street 4/19/2010
21. Eve 4/19/2010
22. After 1/3/2003
23. A Wood Song 1/3/2003
24. A Song Of Honour 4/19/2010
25. The Bells Of Heaven 4/19/2010
26. The Gypsy Girl 4/19/2010
27. The Bull 4/19/2010
Best Poem of Ralph Hodgson

The Bull

See an old unhappy bull,
Sick in soul and body both,
Slouching in the undergrowth
Of the forest beautiful,
Banished from the herd he led,
Bulls and cows a thousand head.
Cranes and gaudy parrots go
Up and down the burning sky;
Tree-top cats purr drowsily
In the dim-day green below;
And troops of monkeys, nutting, some,
All disputing, go and come;
And things abominable sit
Picking offal buck or swine,
On the mess and over it
Burnished flies and beetles shine,
And spiders big as bladders lie
Under hemlocks ten foot high;
And...

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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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