Random Poetry List XL
O leaf upon the highest bough,
The poet of the woods art thou
To whom alone 'tis given
The farthest from thy place of birth
To hold communion with the earth
Nor lose the light of heaven.
O leaf upon the topmost height,
Amid thy heritage of light
Unsheltered by a shade,
'Tis thine the loneliness to know
That leans for sympathy below
Nor finds what it hath made.
John B. Tabb (American, 1845-1909)
Originally e-mailed on Tuesday, May 23, 2000 @ 8:41 PM.
Lane Core Jr. CIW P Mon. 05/23/05 07:57:35 AM
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