Thomas Sturge Moore

(1870-1944 / England)

Thomas Sturge Moore Poems

1. Idleness 4/22/2010
2. Silence Sings 4/22/2010
3. Renaissance 4/22/2010
4. The Dying Swan 4/22/2010
5. The Rower's Chant 4/22/2010
6. A Duet 1/1/2004
7. Aforetime 4/22/2010
8. To Memory 4/22/2010
9. Rowers Chant 4/22/2010
10. A Sicilian Idyll 4/22/2010
Best Poem of Thomas Sturge Moore

Idleness

O idleness, too fond of me,
Begone, I know and hate thee!
Nothing canst thou of pleasure see
In one that so doth rate thee;

For empty are both mind and heart
While thou with me dost linger;
More profit would to thee impart
A babe that sucks its finger.

I know thou hast a better way
To spend these hours thou squand'rest;
Some lad toils in the trough to-day
Who groans because thou wand'rest;

A bleating sheep he dowses now
Or wrestles with ram's terror;
Ah, 'mid the washing's hubbub, how
His sighs reproach thine error!

He knows and ...

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