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Charles Kingsley Short Poems

Famous Short Charles Kingsley Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Charles Kingsley. A collection of the all-time best Charles Kingsley short poems


by Charles Kingsley
 1 Oh! that we two were Maying
2 Down the stream of the soft spring breeze;
3 Like children with violets playing
4 In the shade of the whispering trees.
5 Oh! that we two sat dreaming 6 On the sward of some sheep-trimmed down, 7 Watching the white mist steaming 8 Over river and mead and town.
9 Oh! that we two lay sleeping 10 In our nest in the churchyard sod, 11 With our limbs at rest on the quiet earth's breast, 12 And our souls at home with God!



by Charles Kingsley
 Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; 
Oh, the pleasant sight to see 
Shires and towns from Airly Beacon, 
While my love climbed up to me! 

Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; 
Oh, the happy hours we lay 
Deep in fern on Airly Beacon, 
Courting through the summer's day! 

Airly Beacon, Airly Beacon; 
Oh, the weary haunt for me, 
All alone on Airly Beacon, 
With his baby on my knee!

by Charles Kingsley
 I

My fairest child, I have no song to give you; 
No lark could pipe to skies so dull and grey: 
Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you 
For every day.
II Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever; Do noble things, not dream them, all day long: And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever One grand, sweet song.