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Poem by William Lisle Bowles


Sonnet 5. To the River Tweed


O Tweed! a stranger, that with wandering feet
O'er hill and dale has journeyed many a mile,
(If so his weary thoughts he might beguile),
Delighted turns thy stranger-stream to greet.
The waving branches that romantic bend
O'er thy tall banks a soothing charm bestow;
The murmurs of thy wandering wave below
Seem like the converse of some long-lost friend.
Delightful stream! though now along thy shore,
When spring returns in all her wonted pride,
The distant pastoral pipe is heard no more;
Yet here while laverocks sing could I abide,
Far from the stormy world's contentious roar,
To muse upon thy banks at eventide. 



William Lisle Bowles

Poem Themes: Rivers, Tweed

William Lisle Bowles's other poems:
  1. Netley Abbey
  2. Sonnet 7. At a Village in Scotland
  3. Sonnet 14. On a Distant View of England
  4. Sonnet 9. O Poverty!
  5. Sonnet 11. Written at Ostend


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