The Caged Thrush Freed And Home Again (Villanelle) – Poem by Thomas Hardy

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You can hear poems read out on Poem hunter including this one

“Men know but little more than we,
Who count us least of things terrene,
How happy days are made to be!

“Of such strange tidings what think ye,
O birds in brown that peck and preen?
Men know but little more than we!

“When I was borne from yonder tree
In bonds to them, I hoped to glean
How happy days are made to be,

“And want and wailing turned to glee;
Alas, despite their mighty mien
Men know but little more than we!

“They cannot change the Frost’s decree,
They cannot keep the skies serene;
How happy days are made to be

“Eludes great Man’s sagacity
No less than ours, O tribes in treen!
Men know but little more than we
How happy days are made to be.”

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2 Responses to The Caged Thrush Freed And Home Again (Villanelle) – Poem by Thomas Hardy

  1. Bushka says:

    Yes! Great one….I love his poetry. Actually think this is a better example of the format than the celebrated one of Dylan Thomas…. 😉

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