Thomas Hood Poems

Thomas Hood was an English poet and humorist. He is best known for two poems, ‘The Song of the Shirt’ and ‘The Bridge of Sighs.’ Hood died at 45 after a prolific career in which he published numerous literary works, including a magazine filled with his own writings. Read more about Thomas Hood.


by Thomas Hood

‘Gold!’ by Thomas Hood is a piece about the corrupting nature of gold. It focuses on the duality of the substance. It can save but, it can also doom the person seeking it out. 

Sea of Death

by Thomas Hood

‘Sea of Death’ by Thomas Hood  describes the nature of the sea of death as seen through the eyes of an observer, anchored in a boat. 


by Thomas Hood

‘Silence’ by Thomas Hood describes the ways in which Silence exists in the world and the places that one can find it.