Treasure Island

Richard Francis Burton

(1821 - 1890 / England)

Poems of Richard Francis Burton

1. An Unpraised Picture 1/1/2004
2. Black Sheep 1/1/2004
3. Extras 1/1/2004
4. In Sleep 1/1/2004
5. Love Is Strong 1/1/2004
6. On A Ferry Boat 1/1/2004
7. The First Song 1/1/2004
8. The Forefather 1/1/2004
9. The Polar Quest 1/1/2004

The Forefather

HERE at the country inn,
I lie in my quiet bed,
And the ardent onrush of armies
Throbs and throbs in my head.

Why, in this calm, sweet place,
Where only silence is heard,
Am I ware of the crash of conflict,—
Is my blood to battle stirred?

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