spacer 45
Poem of the Day | Top 30 | Poets | Shopping | Forums | Search | Comments
Today, on May 30th, 2014, the site contains 196 poets, 8,692 poems and 75,007 comments.
Thomas Hardy - The Levelled Churchyard

"O passenger, pray list and catch 
   Our sighs and piteous groans, 
Half stifled in this jumbled patch 
   Of wrenched memorial stones! 

"We late-lamented, resting here, 
   Are mixed to human jam, 
And each to each exclaims in fear, 
   'I know not which I am!' 

"The wicked people have annexed 
   The verses on the good; 
A roaring drunkard sports the text 
   Teetotal Tommy should! 

"Where we are huddled none can trace, 
   And if our names remain, 
They pave some path or p-ing place 
   Where we have never lain! 

"There's not a modest maiden elf 
   But dreads the final Trumpet, 
Lest half of her should rise herself, 
   And half some local strumpet! 

"From restorations of Thy fane, 
   From smoothings of Thy sward, 
From zealous Churchmen's pick and plane 
   Deliver us O Lord! Amen!" 

Share |

Added: on October 16th, 2013 at 11:38 AM | Viewed: 4898 times | Comments (45)

The Levelled Churchyard - Comments and Information

Poet: Thomas Hardy
Poem: The Levelled Churchyard

Poem of the Day on:
Jan 10 2007

Comment 45 of 45, added on December 15th, 2013 at 4:49 AM.
ssYGqmysbDIYICWT

2ToKN9 wow, awesome blog post.Really looking forward to read more. Great.

check this out from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 44 of 45, added on October 16th, 2013 at 11:46 AM.
YbqkuFdfDEMqgqaH

snsyrw Thank you ever so for you blog article. Great.

check out these guys! from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 43 of 45, added on October 16th, 2013 at 11:38 AM.
UdSsLXeqkIHncx

s8SLeO Im obliged for the post. Fantastic.

link building team from Bolivia

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Levelled Churchyard, has received 45 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own. Of course you can also always discuss poems by Thomas Hardy with others on the Poetry Connection poetry forum!

Poem Info

Hardy Info
Copyright © 2003-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson, Poetry Connection. All Rights Reserved.