Daily Archives: December 23, 2016

Poem – To Vernon Lee 

On Bellosguardo, when the year was young, We wandered, seeking for the daffodil And dark anemone, whose purples fill The peasant’s plot, between the corn-shoots sprung. Over the grey, low wall the olive flung Her deeper greyness ; far off, … Continue reading

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Poem – Translated from Geibel

O say, thou wild, thou oft deceived heart, What mean these noisy throbbings in my breast? After thy long, unutterable woe Wouldst thou not rest? Fall’n from Life’s tree the sweet rose-blossom lies, And fragrant youth has fled. What made … Continue reading

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Poem – Youth and Love

What does youth know of love? Little enough, I trow! He plucks the myrtle for his brow, For his forehead the rose. Nay, but of love It is not youth who knows. 

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Poem – Twilight 

So Mary died last night! To-day The news has travelled here. And Robert died at Michaelmas, And Walter died last year. I went at sunset up the lane, I lingered by the stile; I saw the dusky fields that stretched … Continue reading

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Poem – A Wall Flower

I lounge in the doorway and languish in vain While Tom, Dick and Harry are dancing with Jane My spirit rises to the music’s beat; There is a leaden fiend lurks in my feet! To move unto your motion, Love, … Continue reading

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Poem – The Birth of the War God 

The Address to Brahma  While impious Tárak in resistless might  Was troubling heaven and earth with wild affright, To Brahmá’s high abode, by Indra led, The mournful deities for refuge fled. As when the Day-God’s loving beams awake The lotus … Continue reading

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