Random Poetry List LXI
The water-lilies on the meadow stream
Again spread out their leaves of glossy green;
And some, yet young, of a rich copper gleam,
Scarce open, in the sunny stream are seen.
Throwing a richness upon leisure's eye,
That thither wanders in a vacant joy;
While on the sloping banks, luxuriantly,
Tending of horse and cow, the chubby boy,
In self-delighted whims, will often throw
Pebbles to hit and splash their sunny leaves;
Yet quickly dry again, they shine and glow
Like some rich vision that his eye deceives,
Spreading above the water, day by day,
In dangerous deeps, yet out of danger's way.
John Clare (1793-1864)
Originally e-mailed on Tuesday, August 04, 1998 @ 10:26 PM.
Lane Core Jr. CIW P Fri. 08/04/06 07:48:01 AM
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