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Richard Hovey (Ричард Хави)


I SOMETIMES long to throw my books away
And to forget the thoughts that make me sad—
The mighty musings that have ever clad
The minds of men in chill and sombre grey.
I sometimes long to laugh out and be gay
As some blithe, thoughtless, merry-hearted lad
Or wander in the forest and be glad
Without a memory of a heavier day;
Yet when I try to turn myself apart
From all the deeper mysteries of Life
In nature-love and hate of human strife,
Still the same thoughts throng through my throbbing brain
And I arise in heaviness of heart
And turn me to my studying again.

Richard Hovey's other poems:
  1. Lancelot and Gawaine
  2. Accident in Art
  3. When We Are Dead
  4. College Days
  5. Earth's Lyric

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Norman Gale (Норман Гейл) Philosophy ("'Tis sometimes Fortune's little joke")
  • Amy Levy (Эми Леви) Philosophy ("Ere all the world had grown so drear")
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) Philosophy ("At morn the wise man walked abroad")

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