Poems Comments

Xi. Written At Ostend

HOW sweet the tuneful bells' responsive peal!
As when, at opening morn, the fragrant breeze
Breathes on the trembling sense of wan disease,
So piercing to my heart their force I feel!
And hark! with lessening cadence now they fall,
And now, along the white and level tide,
They fling their melancholy music wide,
Bidding me many a tender thought recall
Of summer-days, and those delightful years,
When by my native streams, in life's fair prime,
The mournful magic of their mingling chime
First wak'd my wond'ring childhood into tears!
But seeming now, when all those days are o'er,
The sounds of joy, once heard, and heard no more.

Poem topics: , , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Xi. Written At Ostend poem to your favorites

Add Poet William Lisle Bowles to your favorites

Popular Poets

Owen Suffolk (2 poems)
Muriel Stuart (0 poems)
William Gilmore Simms (2 poems)
Innokenty Fedorovich Annensky (2 poems)
John Shaw Neilson (2 poems)
Thomas Boyd (2 poems)
Percy Bysshe Shelley (44 poems)
Alfred Austin (0 poems)
Claude McKay (1 poems)
Anne Killigrew (0 poems)

Popular Poems

The City, by Constantine P. Cavafy
The Whistle Of Sandy Mcgraw, by Robert William Service
Ages, by Henry Treece
Australia, by George Essex Evans
Hero, by Siegfried Sassoon
Adveniat Regnum Tuum, by Katharine Tynan
Music, by Joseph Skipsey
Written Soon After The Preceding Poem, by Charles Lamb
Sonnet 41 - I Thank All Who Have Loved Me In Their Hearts, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A Hymn On The Nativity Of My Savior, by Ben Jonson