Alice Meynell Long Poems

  • 1.
    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,
  • 2.
    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
  • 3.
    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.

  • 4.
    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,
  • 5.
    On London fell a clearer light;
    Caressing pencils of the sun
    Defined the distances, the white
    Houses transfigured one by one,
  • 6.
    New delights to our desire
    The singers of the past can yield.
    I lift mine eyes to hill and field,
    And see in them your yet dumb lyre,
  • 7.
    I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
    I shun the love that lurks in all delight-
    The love of thee-and in the blue heaven's height,
    And in the dearest passage of a song.
Total 7 Long Poems by Alice Meynell

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