Treasure Island

William Barnes

(1801-1886 / England)

Poems of William Barnes

1. Blackmwore Maidens 1/1/2004
2. Easter Zunday 4/16/2010
3. Evenén in the Village 4/16/2010
4. Hay-Carren 4/16/2010
5. Hay-Meaken. Nunchen Time 4/16/2010
6. Mater Dolorosa 1/4/2003
7. My Fore-Elders 4/16/2010
8. My Orcha'd in Linden Lea 5/20/2006
9. The Blackbird 4/16/2010
10. The Broken Heart 1/13/2003
11. The Castle Ruins 1/1/2004
12. The Child an' the Mowers 4/16/2010
13. The Geate A-Vallen To 4/16/2010
14. The Girt Woak Tree That's In the Dell 4/16/2010
15. The Peasant's Return 4/16/2010
16. The Spring 4/16/2010
17. The Surprise 1/13/2003
18. The Turnstile 4/16/2010
19. The White Road Up Athirt The Hill 4/16/2010
20. The Wife A-Lost 5/8/2001

The Surprise

As there I left the road in May,
And took my way along a ground,
I found a glade with girls at play,
By leafy boughs close-hemmed around,
And there, with stores of harmless joys,
They plied their tongues, in merry noise:
Though little did they seem to fear
So queer a stranger might be near;
Teeh-hee! Look here! Hah! ha! Look there!

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