Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
The Crane by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Crane by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The biggest crane on earth, it lifts Two hundred ton more easily Than I can lift my heavy head: And when it swings, the whole world shifts, Or so, at least, it seems to me, As, ...

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The Dancing Seal by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Dancing Seal by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

When we were building Skua Light-- The first men who had lived a night Upon that deep-sea Isle-- As soon as chisel touched the stone, The friendly seals would come ashore; And sit ...

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Cherries by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Cherries by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

A HANDFUL of cherriesShe gave me in passing,The wizened old woman,And wished me good luck- And again I was dreaming,A boy in the sunshine,And life but an orchardOf cherries to ...

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The Lonely Road by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Lonely Road by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Lonely RoadSo long had I travelled the lonely road, Though, now and again, a wayfairing friend Walked shoulder to shoulder, and lightened the load, I often would think to ...

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The Stone by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Stone by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

"And will you cut a stone for him, To set above his head? And will you cut a stone for him-- A stone for him?" she said.Three days before, a splintered rock Had struck her lover ...

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The Blind Rower by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Blind Rower by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

And since he rowed his father home, His hand has never touched an oar. All day he wanders on the shore, And hearkens to the swishing foam. Though blind from birth, he still could ...

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Home by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Home by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

So long had I travelled the lonely road, Though, now and again, a wayfairing friend Walked shoulder to shoulder, and lightened the load, I often would think to myself as I strode, ...

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The Messages by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

The Messages by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

"I cannot quite remember.... There were fiveDropt dead beside me in the trench—and threeWhispered their dying messages to me...."Back from the trenches, more dead than ...

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