5 Famous Quotes by John Clare
7/13/1793 - 5/20/1864
Old noted oak! I saw thee in a mood
Of vague indifference; and yet with me
Thy memory, like thy fate, hath lingering stood
For years, thou hermit, in the lonely sea
Of grass that waves around thee!
Quotes, by John Clare , Source: The Rural Muse--Burthorp Oak
Tasteful illumination of the night,
Bright scattered, twinkling star of spangled earth.
Quotes, by John Clare , Source: To the Glowworm
Old April wanes, and her last dewy morn
Her death-bed steeps in tears; to hail the May
New blooming blossoms 'neath the sun are born,
And all poor April's charms are swept away.
Quotes, by John Clare , Source: The Village Minstrel and Other Poems--The Last of April
Now musing o'er the changing scene
Farmers behind the tavern screen
Collect; with elbows idly press'd
On hob, reclines the corner's guest,
Reading the news to mark again
The bankrupt lists or price of grain.
Puffing the while his red-tipt pipe
He dreams o'er troubles nearly ripe,
Yet, winter's leisure to regale,
Hopes better times, and sips his ale.
Quotes, by John Clare , Source: Shepherd's Calendar
Loud is the summer's busy song
The smallest breeze can find a tongue,
While insects of each tiny size
Grow teasing with their melodies,
Till noon burns with its blistering breath
Around, and day lies still as death.
Quotes, by John Clare , Source: July