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Poem by James McIntyre


Poetry


Poetry to us is given
As stars beautify the heaven,
Or, as the sunbeams when they gleam,
Sparkling so bright upon the stream;
And the poetry of motion
Is ship sailing o'er the ocean
Or, when the bird doth graceful fly,
Seeming to float upon the sky;
For poetry is the pure cream
And essence of the common theme.

Poetic thoughts the mind doth fill,
When on broad plain to view a hill;
On barren heath how it doth cheer
To see in distance herd of deer.
And poetry breathes in each flower
Nourished by the gentle shower,
In song of birds upon the trees
And humming of busy bees.
'Tis solace for the ills of life,
A soothing of the jars and strife;
For poets feel it a duty
To sing of both worth and beauty. 



James McIntyre


James McIntyre's other poems:
  1. Canadian Thames
  2. The Great Fire of Ingersoll
  3. Shelley
  4. Wars in Queen Victorias Reign
  5. Lines on Norwich


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Florence Coates Poetry ("One spot of green, watered by hidden streams")
  • George Morris Poetry ("To me the world's an open book")
  • Claude McKay Poetry ("Sometimes I tremble like a storm-swept flower")

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