Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A DREAM OF ENGLAND, by CHARLES WHARTON STORK

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A DREAM OF ENGLAND, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will it be still the old land
Last Line: As lovely as before?
Subject(s): England; English

Will it be still the old land,
The land we used to know,
Where the hawthorn hedges blossom,
And trellised roses glow?

Will giant billows shatter
Their foaming bulks of green
Around the jagged Cornwall cliffs
And up the bays between?

Will Dartmoor still be sombre
In purples and in browns?
Will summer send an ecstasy
Along the Sussex downs?

Will tranquil Isis linger
On many a silvern reach,
By pensive spire and burly tower,
And copse of oak and beech?

Will Warwick wear a broidered smock,
Fine-stitched with white and gold?
Will Yorkshire moors roll Scotlandward
In fold on dusky fold?

Will England be that England,
Unblasted by the war,
With coast and heath and countryside
As lovely as before?

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