Francis William Bourdillon Poems

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Francis William Bourdillon
Francis William Bourdillon (March 22, 1852 - January 13, 1921) was a British poet and translator. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He acted as tutor to the sons of Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein. He is known mostly for his poetry, and in particular the single short poem The Night has a Thousand Eyes. He in fact had many collections published, from Among The Flowers, And Other Poems (1878) to Gerard and Isabel: a Romance in Form of Cantefable (1921), and including a Chryseis. He translated Aucassin et Nicolette as Aucassin and Nicolet (1887), and wrote a scholarly work The Early Editions of the Roman de la Rose (1906).

the night has a thousand eyes
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world ... [read poem]
my garden
A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
Rose plot,
Fringed pool,
Ferned grot--... [read poem]
As I was carving images from clouds,
And tinting them with soft ethereal dyes
Pres... [read poem]
ibant obscuræ
To-night I saw three maidens on the beach,
Dark-robed descending to the sea,
So slow, ... [read poem]
risus dei
Methinks in Him there dwells alway
A sea of laughter very deep,
Where the leviathans leap,... [read poem]
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