Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SOWER AND HIS SEED, by WILLIAM EDWARD HARTPOLE LECKY



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THE SOWER AND HIS SEED, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: He planted an oak in his father's park
Last Line: And will never be heard again.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Oak Trees; Thought; Agriculture; Farmers; Thinking


He planted an oak in his father's park
And a thought in the minds of men,
And he bade farewell to his native shore,
Which he never will see again.
Oh merrily stream the tourist throng
To the glow of the Southern sky;
A vision of pleasure beckons them on,
But he went there to die.
The oak will grow and its boughs will spread,
And many rejoice in its shade,
But none will visit the distant grave,
Where a stranger youth is laid;
And the thought will live when the oak has died,
And quicken the minds of men,
But the name of the thinker has vanished away,
And will never be heard again.




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