Published on Academy of American Poets (

On His Seventy-fifth Birthday

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife,
    Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art;
I warmed both hands before the fire of life,
    It sinks, and I am ready to depart.


This poem is in the public domain.


Walter Savage Landor

A Selected Bibliography


By Lingual Wholes (1982)
Mainland (1973)
Panoramas (1997)
Papo Got His Gun! and Other Poems (1966)
Red Beans (1991)
Rhythm, Content and Flavor (1989)
Tropicalization (1976)

Date Published: 1894-01-01

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