Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

To a Poet Breaking Silence – Francis Thompson

Too wearily had we and song Been left to look and left to long, Yea, song and we to long and look, Since thine acquainted feet forsook The mountain where the Muses hymn For Sinai and the Seraphim. Now in … Continue reading

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What Shall I Your True Love Tell – Francis Thompson 

*  What shall I your true love tell,  Earth forsaking maid?  What shall I your true love tell  When life’s spectre’s laid?  “Tell him that, our side the grave,  Maid may not believe  Life should be so sad to have,  … Continue reading

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To a Snowflake – Francis Thompson

What heart could have thought you?  — Past our devisal  (O filigree petal!)  Fashioned so purely,  Fragilely, surely,  From what Paradisal  Imagineless metal,  Too costly for cost?  Who hammered you, wrought you,  From argentine vapor? —  “God was my shaper.  Passing … Continue reading

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The Hound of Heaven – Francis Thompson

I fled Him down the nights and down the days I fled Him down the arches of the years I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears I hid from him, … Continue reading

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