Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 9th, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 111,284 comments.
Major Henry Livingston, Jr. - Careless Philosopher's Soliloquy

I rise when I please, when I please I lie down,
Nor seek, what I care not a rush for, renown;
The rattle called wealth I have learnt to despise,
Nor aim to be either important or wise.

Let women & children & children-like men
Pursue the false trollop the world has called fame.
Who just as enjoyed, is instantly flown
And leaves disappointment, the hag, in her room.

If the world is content not to stand in my way
The world may jog on both by night and by day
Unimpeded by me - not a straw will I put
Where a dear fellow-creature uplifteth its foot.

While my conscience upbraids not, I'll rise and lye down,
Nor envy a monarch His cares and His crown.

Share |

Added: Nov 23 2005 | Viewed: 2105 times | Comments and analysis of Careless Philosopher's Soliloquy by Major Henry Livingston, Jr. Comments (0)

Careless Philosopher's Soliloquy - Comments and Information

Poet: Major Henry Livingston, Jr.
Poem: Careless Philosopher's Soliloquy
Poem of the Day: Aug 9 2006
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Careless Philosopher's Soliloquy, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Livingston, Jr. Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore