TNPSC English Study Material- Poems
To a Millionaire- by Archibald Lampman
The world in gloom and splendour passes by.
And thou in the midst of it with brows that gleam,
A creature of that old distorted dream
That makes the sound of life an evil cry
Good men perform just deeds, and brave men die
And win not honour such as gold can give
While the vain multitudes plod on, and live,
And serve the curse that pins them down: But I
Think only of the unnumbered broken hearts
The hunger and the mortal strife for bread.
Old age and youth alike mistaught, misfed,
By want and rags and homelessness made vile
The griefs and hates, and all the meaner partsThat balance thy one grim misgotten pile
NOTE: The Above poem was unedited and has been taken from Tamil Text book for easy reference for the people preparing for the TNPSC Exams.