famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Portent Analysis

Author: poem of Robert Service Type: poem Views: 5

Sponsored Links

Courage mes gars:

La guerre est proche

I plant my little plot of beans,

I sit beneath my cyprus tree;

I do not know what trouble means,

I cultivate tranquillity . . .

But as to-day my walk I made

In all serenity and cheer,

I saw cut in an agave blade:

"Courage, my comrades, war is near!"

Seward I went, my feet were slow,

Awhile I dowsed upon the shore;

And then I roused with fear for lo!

I saw six grisly ships of war.

A grim, grey line of might and dread

Against the skyline looming sheer:

With horror to myself I said:

"Courage, my comrades, war is near!"

I saw my cottage on the hill

With rambling roses round the door;

It was so peaceful and so still

I sighed . . . and then it was no more.

A flash of flame, a rubble heap;

I cried aloud with woe and fear . . .

And wok myself from troubled sleep -

My home was safe, war was not near.

Oh, I am old, my step is frail,

My carcase bears a score of scars,

And as I climbed my homeward trail

Sadly I thought of other wars.

And when that agave leaf I saw

With vicious knife I made a blear

Of words clean-cut into the raw:

"Courage, my comrades, war is near!"

Who put hem there I do not know -

One of these rabid reds, no doubt;

But I for freedom struck my blow,

With bitter blade I scraped them out.

There now, said I, I will forget,

And smoke my pipe and drink my beer -

Yet in my mind these words were set:

"Courage, my comrades, war is near!"

"Courage, my comrades, war is near!"

I hear afar its hateful drums;

Its horrid din assails my ear:

I hope I die before it comes. . . .

Yet as into the town I go,

And listen to the rabble cheer,

I think with heart of weary woe:

War is not coming - WAR IS HERE.


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

Portent Analysis Robert Service critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Portent Analysis Robert Service Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Portent Analysis Robert Service itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 33
Poetry 74
Poetry 78
Poetry 51
Poetry 168
Poetry 24
Poetry 179
Poetry 49
Poetry 7
Poetry 11
Poetry 175
Poetry 11
Poetry 13
Poetry 85
Poetry 31
Poetry 153
Poetry 97
Poetry 182
Poetry 43
Poetry 135