The Sower. (little Poems In Prose.) Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: A B A C D E F A D G H I J

Over a boundless plain went a man carrying seedA
-
His face was blackened by sun and rugged from tempest scarred and distorted by pain Naked to the loins his back was ridged with furrows his breast was plowed with stripesB
-
From his hand dropped the fecund seedA
-
And behold instantly started from the prepared soil a blade a sheaf a springing trunk a myriad branching cloud aspiring tree Its arms touched the ends of the horizon the heavens were darkened with its shadowC
-
It bare blossoms of gold and blossoms of blood fruitage of health and fruitage of poison birds sang amid its foliage and a serpent was coiled about its stemD
-
Under its branches a divinely beautiful man crowned with thorns was nailed to a crossE
-
And the tree put forth treacherous boughs to strangle the Sower his flesh was bruised and torn but cunningly he disentangled the murderous knot and passed to the eastwardF
-
Again there dropped from his hand the fecund seedA
-
And behold instantly started from the prepared soil a blade a sheaf a springing trunk a myriad branching cloud aspiring tree Crescent shaped like little emerald moons were the leaves it bare blossoms of silver and blossoms of blood fruitage of health and fruitage of poison birds sang amid its foliage and a serpent was coiled about its stemD
-
Under its branches a turbaned mighty limbed Prophet brandished a drawn swordG
-
And behold this tree likewise puts forth perfidious arms to strangle the Sower but cunningly he disentangles the murderous knot and passes onH
-
Lo his hands are not empty of grain the strength of his arm is not spentI
-
What germ hast thou saved for the future O miraculous Husbandman Tell me thou Planter of Christhood and Islam tell me thou seed bearing IsraelJ

Emma Lazarus



Rate:
(1)



Poem topics: , Print This Poem , Rhyme Scheme

Submit Spanish Translation
Submit German Translation
Submit French Translation


Write your comment about The Sower. (little Poems In Prose.) poem by Emma Lazarus


 
Best Poems of Emma Lazarus

Recent Interactions*

This poem was read 4 times,

This poem was added to the favorite list by 0 members,

This poem was voted by 0 members.

(* Interactions only in the last 7 days)

New Poems

Popular Poets