St. George, St. George's Parish
N 32° 22.882 W 064° 40.570
A bust of Irish poet Thomas Moore is located in a triangular walled garden east of King's Square in St. George, Bermuda.
A 3' high life-size bronze bust of Irish poet Thomas Moore rests on a 3' high stone base. The curly haired poet is is shown from the mid-chest up. He is wearing a double breasted coat buttoned left over right, a neck scarf, and a bow tie. He is facing slightly to his left.
A bronze plaque on the front of the base is inscribed:
IRISH POET AND LYRIST
THAT LITTLE BAY WHERE WINDING IN
FROM OCEAN’S RUDE AND ANGRY DIN
THE BILLOWS MISSED THE SHORE, AND THEN
FLOW CALMLY TO THE DEEP AGAIN.
In 1803 he was appointed registrar to the Admiralty in Bermuda. He spent several months in Bermuda where he wrote several poems about the islands. He is sometimes called the unofficial poet laureate of Bermuda.
Thomas Moore is best remembered for writing the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer". He, together with with John Murray, was responsible for burning the memoirs of his friend Lord Byron upon Byron's death.