Discontented Poem


discontent poem
Discontented Poem

An old farm-house with meadows wide
And sweet with clover on each side;
A bright-eyed boy, who looks from out
The door with woodbine wreathed about,

And wishes this one thought all day:
“Oh, if I could but fly away
From this dull spot, the world to see,
How happy, happy, happy,
How happy I should be!”

Amid the city’s constant din
A man who round the world has been,
Who, ‘mid the tumult and the throng,
Is thinking, thinking, all day long:

“Oh, could I only tread once more
The field-path to the farm-house door.
The old green meadow could I see,
How happy, happy, happy,
How happy I should be!”

-Annie Douglas Robinson

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An old farm-house with meadows wide
  And sweet with clover on each side;
  A bright-eyed boy, who looks from out
  The door with woodbine wreathed about,
  And wishes this one thought all day:
  "Oh, if I could but fly away
      From this dull spot, the world to see,
    How happy, happy, happy,
      How happy I should be!"

  Amid the city's constant din
  A man who round the world has been,
  Who, 'mid the tumult and the throng,
  Is thinking, thinking, all day long:
  "Oh, could I only tread once more
  The field-path to the farm-house door.
      The old green meadow could I see,
    How happy, happy, happy,
      How happy I should be!"

                    --_Annie Douglas Robinson
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    • J.B. Walker
    • February 19, 2011
    Reply

    That was a very nice poem,thank you.

    • Lee
    • February 20, 2011
    Reply

    Hello Shawn, a lovely poem to read; capturing memories of the past, wishing once again to that time that brought such happiness.

    Hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

    • David Parrish
    • March 1, 2011
    Reply

    Shawn, I think this poet must have known me.

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