Poet Alfred Noyes

English poet (B:1880-09-16 - D:1958-06-25)

Poems Comments

The Old Fool In The Wood

'If I could whisper you all I know,'
Said the Old Fool in the Wood,
'You'd never say that green leaves grow.
You'd say, 'Ah, what a happy mood
The Master must be in today,
To think such thoughts,'
That's what you'd say.'

'If I could whisper you all I've heard,'
Said the Old Fool in the fern,
'You'd never say the song of a bird.
You'd say, 'I'll listen, and p'raps I'll learn
One word of His joy as He passed this way,
One syllable more,'
That's what you'd say.'

'If I could tell you all the rest,'
Said the Old Fool under the skies,
'You'd hug your griefs against your breast
And whisper with love-lit eyes,
'I am one with the sorrow that made the may,
And the pulse of His heart,'
That's what you'd say.'

Poem topics: , , , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add The Old Fool In The Wood poem to your favorites

Add Poet Alfred Noyes to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "The Old Fool In The Wood" poem.
All Alfred Noyes Poems

Popular Poets

Allan Ramsay (1 poems)
Samuel Butler (4 poems)
Thomas Campion (11 poems)
William Drummond (15 poems)
J. G. Holland (1 poems)
Jared Carter (20 poems)
Edward Lear (230 poems)
Ingeborg Bachmann (3 poems)
Francis William Bourdillon (2 poems)
Isabella Valancy Crawford (53 poems)

Popular Poems

Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland,, by William Wordsworth
Travel, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Three Kinds Of A Rogue, by Ambrose Bierce
Taylor's Song, by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 02, by Saadi Shirazi
The Place Of The Solitaires, by Wallace Stevens
Mazelli: Canto III, by George W. Sands
Edgehill Fight, by Rudyard Kipling
A Hymn To The Virgin, by Anonymous Olde English
Sydney Exhibition Cantata, by Henry Kendall