Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ROBIN REDBREAST, by GEORGE WASHINGTON DOANE



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
ROBIN REDBREAST, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet robin, I have heard them say
Last Line: In gentleness and constancy.
Subject(s): Robins


SWEET Robin, I have heard them say
That thou wert there upon the day
The Christ was crowned in cruel scorn
And bore away one bleeding thorn,--
That so the blush upon thy breast,
In shameful sorrow, was impressed;
And thence thy genial sympathy
With our redeemed humanity.

Sweet Robin, would that I might be
Bathed in my Saviour's blood, like thee;
Bear in my breast, whate'er the loss,
The bleeding blazon of the cross:
Live ever, with thy loving mind,
In fellowship with human kind;
And take my pattern still from thee,
In gentleness and constancy.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net