Alice Meynell Life Poems

  • 1.
    Farewell to one now silenced quite,
    Sent out of hearing, out of sight,--
    My friend of friends, whom I shall miss,
    He is not banished, though, for this,--
  • 2.
    I come from nothing; but from where
    Come the undying thoughts I bear?
    Down, through the long links of death and birth,
    From the past poets of the earth,
  • 3.
    Farewell has long been said; I have forgone thee;
    I never name thee even.
    But how shall I learn virtues and yet shun thee?
    For thou art so near Heaven
  • 4.
    The leaves are many under my feet,
    And drift one way.
    Their scent of death is weary and sweet.
    A flight of them is in the grey
  • 5.
    Listen, and when thy hand this paper presses,
    O time-worn woman, think of her who blesses
    What thy thin fingers touch, with her caresses.

  • 6.
    We build with strength and deep tower wall
    That shall be shattered thus and thus.
    And fair and great are court and hall,
    But how fair--this is not for us,
  • 7.
    A poet of one mood in all my lays,
    Ranging all life to sing one only love,
    Like a west wind across the world I move,
    Sweeping my harp of floods mine own wild ways.
  • 8.
    Rich meanings of the prophet-Spring adorn,
    Unseen, this colourless sky of folded showers,
    And folded winds; no blossom in the bowers;
    A poet's face asleep in this grey morn.
Total 8 Life Poems by Alice Meynell

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