Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE POOR, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THE POOR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Few, save the poor, feel for the poor
Last Line: But with a sadder eye.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Poverty


FEW, save the poor, feel for the poor:
The rich know not how hard
It is to be of needful food
And needful rest debarred.

Their paths are paths of plenteousness,
They sleep on silk and down;
And never think how heavily
The weary head lies down.

They know not of the scanty meal,
With small pale faces round;
No fire upon the cold damp hearth
When snow is on the ground.

They never by the window lean,
And see the gay pass by;
Then take their weary task again,
But with a sadder eye.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net