Hilaire Belloc

About Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (1870-1953) was one of the greatest poets of the English language. Born in France then residing in England, Belloc established his reputation as a poet, orator, writer, and political activist.

Ballade of Modest Confession

By |2016-07-19T17:44:51-05:00July 17th, 2016|Categories: Hilaire Belloc, Poetry|

My reading is extremely deep and wide; And as our modern education goes— Unique I think, and skilfully applied To Art and Industry and Autres Choses Through many years of scholarly repose. But there is one thing where I disappoint My numerous admirers (and my foes). Painting on Vellum is my weakest point. [...]

Tarantella

By |2016-02-12T15:27:52-06:00December 20th, 2015|Categories: Christianity, Hilaire Belloc, Poetry|

Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the tedding and the spreading Of the straw for a bedding, And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees, And the wine that tasted of tar? And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers (Under the vine of the [...]