William Barnes

(1801-1886 / England)

William Barnes Poems

1. Evenén In The Village 4/16/2010
2. Vull A Man 4/16/2010
3. Hay-Carren 4/16/2010
4. The Child An' The Mowers 4/16/2010
5. The White Road Up Athirt The Hill 4/16/2010
6. The Girt Woak Tree That's In The Dell 4/16/2010
7. Vields By Watervalls 4/16/2010
8. Hay-Meaken. Nunchen Time 4/16/2010
9. The Peasant's Return 4/16/2010
10. The Young That Died In Beauty 4/16/2010
11. The Year Clock 4/16/2010
12. The Blackbird 4/16/2010
13. The Turnstile 4/16/2010
14. Woone Smile Mwore 1/1/2004
15. My Fore-Elders 4/16/2010
16. Easter Zunday 4/16/2010
17. The Geate A-Vallen To 4/16/2010
18. The Spring 4/16/2010
19. Wife A-Lost, The 12/31/2002
20. The Castle Ruins 1/1/2004
21. Mater Dolorosa 1/4/2003
22. Tokens 1/13/2003
23. Blackmwore Maidens 1/1/2004
24. Zummer An' Winter 1/13/2003
25. The Surprise 1/13/2003
26. Woak Hill 5/8/2001
27. My Orcha'D In Linden Lea 5/20/2006
28. The Wife A-Lost 5/8/2001
29. The Broken Heart 1/13/2003
Best Poem of William Barnes

The Broken Heart

News o' grief had overteaken
Dark-eyed Fanny, now vorseaken;
There she zot, wi' breast a-heaven,
While vrom zide to zide, wi' grieven,
Vell her head, wi' tears a-creepen
Down her cheaks, in bitter weepen.
There wer still the ribbon-bow
She tied avore her hour ov woe,
An' there wer still the hans that tied it
Hangen white,
Or wringen tight,
In ceare that drowned all ceare bezide it.

When a man, wi' heartless slighten,
Mid become a maiden's blighten,
He mid cearelessly vorseake her,
But must answer to her Meaker;
He mid slight, wi' selfish ...

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The Wife A-Lost

1 Since I noo mwore do zee your fe{'a}ce,
Up ste{'a}rs or down below,
I'll zit me in the lwonesome ple{'a}ce,
Where flat-bough'd beech do grow;
Below the beeches' bough, my love,
Where you did never come,
An' I don't look to meet ye now,
As I do look at hwome.

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