Tom Brown


Tom Brown, thy little Isle reveres thy name,
Poet magnificent! Thine immortal fame
Hath long outlived thee, and will long outlive
The fame of lesser poets. God did give
To thee a genius much to be desired,
And thou didst use it with such influence
For good, always to highest things aspired.
Thou cov’redst with a glamour and romance
The lovely gorse when seen in glorious bloom.
And we have made thy birthday an event
In the year’s calendar, and marked it down.
Thy poetry will live while there is room
For love on earth; nought will that prevent.
So we remember thee, our Poet, Tom Brown!