About Alfred AustinAlfred Austin was an english poet laureate. His prose idylls, The Garden that I love and In Veronica's Garden, are full of a pleasant, open-air flavour. His lyrical poems are wanting in spontaneity and individuality, but many of them possess a simple, orderly charm, as of an English country lane. Below are some of his best lyrical and other poems.
The most effective characteristic of Austin's poetry, as of the best of his prose, was a genuine and intimate love of nature.