"Like Violets Pale i' the Spring o' the Year"
Random Poetry List XXVII
Like violets pale i' the Spring o' the year
Came my Love's sad eyes to my youth;
Wan and dim with many a tear,
But the sweeter for that in sooth:
Wet and dim,
Tender and true,
Of the sweetest blue.
Like pansies dark i' the June o' the year
Grow my Love's glad eyes to my prime;
Rich with the purple splendour clear
Of their thoughtful bliss sublime:
Deep and dark,
Solemn and true,
Of the noblest blue.
James Thomson (1834-1882)
Originally e-mailed on Saturday, April 21, 2001 @ 2:30 PM.
Lane Core Jr. CIW P Thu. 04/21/05 08:11:12 PM
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