Peace. A Study

He stood, a worn-out City clerk '
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark '
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
He felt the salt spray on his lips;
Heard children's voices on the sands;
Up the sun's path he saw the ships
Sail on and on to other lands;
And laugh'd aloud. Each sight and sound
To him was joy too deep for tears;
He sat him on the beach, and bound
A blue bandana round his ears
And thought how, posted near his door,
His own green door on Camden Hill,
Two bands at least, most likely more,
Were mingling at their own sweet will
Verdi with Vance. And at the thought
He laugh'd again, and softly drew
That Morning Herald that he'd bought
Forth from his breast, and read it through.

Poem topics: , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Peace. A Study poem to your favorites

Add Poet Charles Stuart Calverley to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "Peace. A Study" poem.
All Charles Stuart Calverley Poems

Popular Poets

Donald Justice (1 poems)
Sugawara Takesue no Musume (4 poems)
Leonora Speyer (2 poems)
Healer Adam (0 poems)
Gerald Griffin (1 poems)
Mark Ronnie (0 poems)
Christina Rossetti (287 poems)
Vachel Lindsay (183 poems)
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (2 poems)
Drweraga Isma (0 poems)

Popular Poems

A Burdock&Mdash;Clawed My Gown, by Emily Dickinson
The ExileĆ¢??s Letter, by Li Po
The Moat, by Mathilde Blind
Forever, by John Boyle O'Reilly
Emily Ann, by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
To A Friend, by Amy Lowell
Written On The Day Of My Aunt's Funeral, by Charles Lamb
Les Roses De Sadi, by Andrew Lang
A Psalm Of Labouring Life, by Franklin Pierce Adams
Ode To Hope, by James Beattie