poet Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy

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A Christmas Ghost Story.

South of the Line, inland from far Durban,
A mouldering soldier lies--your countryman.
Awry and doubled up are his gray bones,
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  • Matthew (11/16/2020 11:18:00 AM)

    I need a short poem.

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  • Richard Banichar (12/29/2019 7:04:00 PM)

    a shallow perspective on deep questions. Well penned but no new message

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (12/29/2019 3:54:00 AM)

    Of Peace, brought in by that Man Crucified,
    Was ruled to be inept, and set aside? ../// great writing, great feelings of Christmas significance

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  • Paul AmrodPaul Amrod (12/28/2017 5:47:00 PM)

    The hard realism lacks in a somewhat more romantic view of Human Nature.

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  • Philip Grabowskii (12/28/2017 1:02:00 PM)

    Wow. This was a new Hardy for me, but it definitely fits into the dark, pessimistic outlook that I have come to expect and love from him.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (12/28/2017 2:48:00 AM)

    Lucy bring's up a very important question. I cannot answer it- -but the poem can certainly be read both ways. I would rather take it as a man of faith unhappy with mankind for not yielding to love over armed hostility. It is good to write poetry like this- that poses a question of intent and thus cause good readers to dig deeper.

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (12/28/2017 1:56:00 AM)

    Tricky and contentious and it was like being told that the ghost of the dear departed is watching you........ yet nicely penned........thanks for sharing

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  • The Whistling Dick (12/6/2017 12:24:00 PM)

    this is the worst story ever add dick in it

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  • * Sunprincess * (11/14/2015 1:06:00 PM)

    ........very nicely penned and rhymes nicely ★

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  • Lucy Andrews (2/27/2007 3:55:00 AM)

    is this a poem about Hardy's agnostic views towards God and religion in general, or does it show him mellowing a little? Please help, am floundering

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