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Famous Have A Word Poems by Famous Poets

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by Newbolt, Sir Henry
...a curb of iron 
That furrowed cheek and brow. 

"You are over-hasty, Mehtab Singh, 
When that the rest are gone, 
I have a word that may not wait 
To speak with you alone." 

The Captains passed in silence forth 
And stood the door behind; 
To go before the game was played 
Be sure they had no mind. 

But there within John Nicholson 
Turned him on Mehtab Singh, 
"So long as the soul is in my body 
You shall not do this thing. 

"Have ye served us for a hundred...Read More



by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...aces like thine own besought,
Thine own blind helpless eyeless face,
I too, that have nor tongue nor knee
For prayer, I have a word to thee.

It was for this then, that thy speech
Was blown about the world in flame
And men's souls shot up out of reach
Of fear or lust or thwarting shame -
That thy faith over souls should pass
As sea-winds burning the grey grass?

It was for this, that prayers like these
Should spend themselves about thy feet,
And with hard overlaboured kne...Read More

by Guest, Edgar Albert
...s whole life, through an' through,
Why, he's no better off than you.

If whinin' brushed the clouds away
I wouldn't have a word to say;
If it made good friends out o' foes
I'd whine a bit, too, I suppose;
But when I look around an' see
A lot o' men resemblin' me,
An' see 'em sad, an' see 'em gay
With work t' do most every day,
Some full o' fun, some bent with care,
Some havin' troubles hard to bear,
I reckon, as I count my woes,
They're 'bout what everybody knows.

Th...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...e? . . ."

"It's coming soon and soon, mother, it's nearer every day,
When only men who work and sweat will have a word to say;
When all who earn their honest bread in every land and soil
Will claim the Brotherhood of Man, the Comradeship of Toil;
When we, the Workers, all demand: `What are we fighting for?' . . .
Then, then we'll end that stupid crime, that devil's madness -- War."...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...r> 

O sunflower make drunken with the sun, 
O knight whose lady's heart draws thine to her, 
Great king, glad lover, I have a word to thee. 
There is a weed lives out of the sun's way, 
Hid from the heat deep in the meadow's bed, 
That swoons and whitens at the wind's least breath, 
A flower star-shaped, that all a summer day 
Will gaze her soul out on the sunflower 
For very love till twilight finds her dead. 
But the great sunflower heeds not her poor death, 
Knows...Read More



by de la Mare, Walter
...Come, Death, I'd have a word with thee; 
And thou, poor Innocency; 
And Love -- a lad with broken wing; 
Apnd Pity, too; 
The Fool shall sing to you, 
As Fools will sing. 

Ay, music hath small sense, 
And a tune's soon told, 
And Earth is old, 
And my poor wits are dense; 
Yet have I secrets, -- dar, my dear, 
To breathe you all: Come near. 
And lest some hideous li...Read More

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