William Watson

(1858-1935 / England)

Poems of William Watson

1. A Child's Hair 4/10/2010
2. A Golden Hour 4/10/2010
3. A Song Of Three Singers 4/10/2010
4. A Sunset 4/10/2010
5. An Epistle: (To N.A.) 4/10/2010
6. And These--Are These Indeed The Rnd 4/10/2010
7. Angelo 4/10/2010
8. April 4/10/2010
9. Art Maxims 4/10/2010
10. At The Grave Of Charles Lamb, In Edmonton 4/10/2010
11. Autumn 4/10/2010
12. Beauty's Metempsychosis 4/10/2010
13. Beethoven 4/10/2010
14. Changed Voices 4/10/2010
15. Columbus 4/10/2010
16. Dawn of the Headland 4/10/2010
17. Dedication Of 'The Dream Of Man' To London, My Hostess 4/10/2010
18. England and Her Colonies 1/1/2004
19. England My Mother 4/10/2010
20. England To Ireland 4/10/2010

The Great Misgiving

'NOT ours,' say some, 'the thought of death to dread;
   Asking no heaven, we fear no fabled hell:
Life is a feast, and we have banqueted--
   Shall not the worms as well?

'The after-silence, when the feast is o'er,
   And void the places where the minstrels stood,
Differs in nought from what hath been before,
   And is nor ill nor good.'

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