Song Of The Shirt By Thomas Hood

Song Of The Shirt By Thomas Hood With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat, in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread: Stitch! stitch! stitch! In poverty, hunger, and dirt, And still with a voice of dolorous pitch, She sang the “Song of the Shirt!” “Work! work! work! While […]

To The Poor By Anna Lætitia Barbauld

To The Poor By Anna Lætitia Barbauld Child of distress, who meet’st the bitter scorn Of fellow-men to happier prospects born, Doomed Art and Nature’s various stores to see Flow in full cups of joy—and not for thee; Who seest the rich, to heaven and fate resigned, Bear thy afflictions with a patient mind; Whose […]

Poverty And Riches By Robert Herrick

Poverty And Riches By Robert Herrick Who with a little cannot be content, Endures an everlasting punishment. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

The Lady Poverty By Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell

The Lady Poverty By Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell The Lady Poverty was fair: But she has lost her looks of late, With change of times and change of air. Ah slattern, she neglects her hair, Her gown, her shoes. She keeps no state As once when her pure feet were bare. Or–almost worse, if worse […]

Poverty By John Clare

Poverty By John Clare Rank Poverty! dost thou my joys assail, And with thy threat’nings fright me from my rest? I once had thoughts, that with a Bloomfield’s tale, And leisure hours, I surely should be blest; But now I find the sadly-alter’d scene, From these few days I fondly thought my own, Hoping to […]

Poverty By Henry David Thoreau

Poverty By Henry David Thoreau A FRAGMENT If I am poor, It is that I am proud; If God has made me naked and a boor, He did not think it fit his work to shroud. The poor man comes direct from heaven to earth, As stars drop down the sky, and tropic beams; The […]

Poverty By Thomas Traherne

Poverty By Thomas Traherne As in the house I sate, Alone and desolate, No creature but the fire and I, The chimney and the stool, I lift mine eye Up to the wall, And in the silent hall, Saw nothing mine But some few cups and dishes shine, The table and the wooden stools Where […]

Remember The Poor By Hattie Howard

Remember The Poor By Hattie Howard A far greater blessing to us ‘t will insure, And a mansion in Heaven will help to secure, If we have in kindness remembered the poor. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

The Poor By Jones Very

The Poor By Jones Very I walk the streets and though not meanly drest, Yet none so poor as can with me compare; For none though weary call me into rest, And though I hunger, none their substance share; I ask not for my stay the broken reed, That fails when most I want a […]

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The Poor By Jones Very

The Poor By Jones Very I walk the streets and though not meanly drest, Yet none so poor as can with me compare; For none though weary call me into rest, And though I hunger, none their substance share; I ask not for my stay the broken reed, That fails when most I want a […]