Poems on the Underground: Tube150 At Lord`s - Francis Thompson
Poems on the Underground

Poems on the Underground: Tube150 At Lord`s - Francis Thompson

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Part of the Poems on the Underground series, a poster print of the poem 'At Lord's' by Francis Thompson featured on the transport system for the Tube150 celebrations.
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Part of the Poems on the Underground series, a poster print of the poem 'At Lord's' by Francis Thompson featured on the transport system for the Tube150 celebrations.

Size: 61cm x 28cm

At Lord's
It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though my own red roses there may blow;
It is little I repair to the matches of the Southron folk,
Though the red roses crest the caps, I know.
For the field is full of shades as I near the shadowy coast,
And a ghostly batsman plays to the bowling of a ghost,
And I look through my tears on a soundless-clapping host
As the run-stealers flicker to and fro,
To and fro:-
O my Hornby and my Barlow long ago!
 
About the author:
 
Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907) was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but, in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and rescued him, publishing his first book Poems in 1893. Thompson wrote three books of poetry, with other works and essays, before dying of tuberculosis in 1907.
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