Nicholas Nye

Thistle and darnell and dock grew there,
And a bush, in the corner, of may,
On the orchard wall I used to sprawl
In the blazing heat of the day;

by Walter de la Mare Click to read full poem

Comments about Nicholas Nye

Sally brewitt 10 Sep 03:42
I learnt this poem over 60years ago. It still often echoes in both my dreams and waking hours like a comforting reminder of my childhood.
leslie sinclair 05 Sep 05:58
I recall our teacher dear old Mr Buck reading us this poem and telling us we lacked the gumption mentioned in the poem. On another occasion He looked over the class saying some of us would see the 21st Century that was 75 years ago.I hope the SOME turned out to be ALL, He was right alas saying he would not be with us then. (Sprowston Junior School)
Kay Duck 06 Jul 11:59
My dear elderly mother has asked me to print out this poem for her-she shared poetry’s splendour with me since I was a small girl
I learned this poem over seventy years ago as a pupil North Fort Street School (Leith) , it has seen me through various c.t scans or unpleasant procedures, I would recite it in my mind, have always loved it.
Tosh Stewart 19 Apr 12:25
Learned it at school now 73 years old still a favourite
Nicholas Nye 10 Dec 2019 02:05
This poem has followed me since Primary school and after 50 years I am now resembling the subject.
Charlie 09 May 2019 03:09
I had to learn this poem some 50 years ago at school and it is still a favourite go to when I am feeling a down
rebecca 15 Apr 2019 12:33
like the poem
Charles Young 04 Apr 2019 04:54
The best English teacher a young boy could have, used to read this poem to my class, along with many others. That was 56 years ago. The teacher was Mr Polehill and the school was Bramcote Preparatory School. Because he had the ability to bring life to both poems and stories I was always captivated with his lessons.This poem was one of my favourites and I really can feel the warmth of the sun when I read it.
Olga Hughes Lloyd 01 Feb 2019 08:07
I learned this poem 70 years ago it is so poignant and has lingered in my mind all these many years.My favourite line Something much better than words between me and Nicholas NYE 2/2/2019
riyasingh 27 Jul 2018 12:11
i am learning this poem we have this poem in class 7 this is a nice poem with beautiful meaning
Pamela 25 Jul 2018 02:28
85years old and still love it.
Margaret Rushe 14 Jul 2018 12:58
I learned this poem at my Convent School in the 1950s. I had forgotten some of the lines, but reading it now, it has come back to me. What a beautiful poem by Walter de la Mare.
jo lyngkhoi 23 Jun 2018 01:32
Jo Love the poem
Anurag Suman 10 May 2018 10:40
Very good poems
wimpy 23 Jan 2018 02:27
This poem is a classic case of animal abuse. A donkey requires 1 companionship, ideally another donkey 2. Shelter from the elements 3. a decent diet - preferably barley straw and supplements and a mineral lick. 4. Clean fresh water 5. Attention to his hooves from a farrier to ensure that they do not overgrow. Contrast bony and ownerless Nicholas Nye's treatment with that of the donkey Platero in Juan Ramon's novella Platero y yo (Platero and I)
barker 09 Jan 2018 03:50
lovely poem - vile robotic rendition though
Valerie Hewitt 05 Jun 2017 06:11
my mum had my learn this poem when i was young as i was off school with a broken leg, whenever i read it reminds me of good times miss you mum xxxx
Peter Daly 03 Jul 2015 05:56
I love this poem.It brings back long summer holidays with nothing to do except get sunburned and thirsty. The line I love most is And nobody there my lone to share
David Murphy 19 Jun 2015 12:25
I had to learn this by heart and recite in front of the class. Funny, that should have made me hate it, but in reality I loved it then and love it still. 'ON the orchard wall, I used to sprawl... such a memory of carefree childhood in a little village in Cornwall.