John Davidson Hope Poems

  • 1.
    When the pods went pop on the broom, green broom,
    And apples began to be golden-skinn'd,
    We harbour'd a stag in the Priory coomb,
    And we feather'd his trail up-wind, up-wind,
  • 2.
    Nature selects the longest way,
    â??And winds about in tortuous grooves;
    A thousand years the oaks decay;
    â??The wrinkled glacier hardly moves.
  • 3.
    I hang about the streets all day,
    At night I hang about;
    I sleep a little when I may,
    But rise betimes the morning's scout;
  • 4.
    The war of words is done;
    The red-lipped cannon speak;
    The battle has begun.

  • 5.
    I couldn't touch a stop and turn a screw,
    And set the blooming world a-work for me,
    Like such as cut their teeth -- I hope, like you --
    On the handle of a skeleton gold key;
Total 5 Hope Poems by John Davidson

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I do not think all failure's undeserved,
And all success is merely someone's luck;
Some men are down because they were unnerved,
And some are up because they kept their pluck.
Some men are down because they chose to shirk;
Some men are high because they did their work.

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