A rare collection of Dickens's poetry, ideal for Dickens enthusiasts
He has turned from his farm! From his home he has cast
The old man who has tilled it for years;
Though each tree and flower is linked with the past,
And a friend of his childhood appears.
While Charles Dickens is best known and celebrated for his prolific journalistic output and novelistic creations, he also devoted some of his creative energies to verse. At turns sentimental, melancholy, playful, humorous, and satirical, and ranging considerably in tone and format, from songs to narrative prologues for novels and "squibs" for newspapers, the poems in this collection highlight Dickens's gift for language and his unfailing power to touch.