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I know that if odour were visible, as colour is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
When men were all asleep the snow came flying, In large white flakes falling on the city brown, Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying, Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town.
Were I a cloud I'd gather My skirts up in the air, And fly I well know whither, And rest I well know where.
When first we met we did not guess that Love would prove so hard a master.
So sweet love seemed that April morn, when first we kissed beside the thorn, so strangely sweet, it was not strange we thought that love could never change.
And whiter grows the foam, The small moon lightens more; And as I turn me home, My shadow walks before.
But I can tell - let truth be told - That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be.
All things therefore are charged with love, are charged with God and if we knew how to touch them give off sparks and take fire, yield drops and flow, ring and tell of him.
Beauty, the eternal Spouse of the Wisdom of God and Angel of his Presence thru' all creation.
O soul, be patient: thou shalt find A little matter mend all this; Some strain of music to thy mind, Some praise for skill not spent amiss.
O youth whose hope is high, Who dost to Truth aspire, Whether thou live or die, O look not back nor tire.
Whither, O splendid ship, thy white sails crowding,Leaning across the bosom of the urgent West,That fearest nor sea rising, nor sky clouding,Whither away, fair rover, and what thy quest?
Unto us all our days are love's anniversaries, each one In turn hath ripened something of our happiness.
My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night.
Beauty being the best of all we know sums up the unsearchable and secret aims of nature.
Spring goeth all in white, / Crowned with milk-white may: / In fleecy flocks of light / O'er heaven the white clouds stray.
There is a hill beside the silver Thames, Shady with birch and beech and odorous pine; And brilliant underfoot with thousand gems, Steeply the thickets to his floods decline.
Scatter the clouds that hide The face of heaven, and show Where sweet peace doth abide, Where Truth and Beauty grow.
Since to be loved endures, To love is wise.
The lonely season in lonely lands, when fled Are half the birds, and mists lie low, and the sun Is rarely seen, nor strayeth far from his bed; The short days pass unwelcomed one by one.
Beauty is the highest of all these occult influences, the quality of appearances that thru' the sense wakeneth spiritual emotion in the mind of man.
I live in hope and that I think do all Who come into this world.
I love all beauteous things, I seek and adore them
When Death to either shall come - I pray it be first to me.
The south-wind strengthens to a gale, / Across the moon the clouds fly fast, / The house is smitten as with a flail, / The chimney shudders to the blast.
Our stability is but balance, and conduct lies In masterful administration of the unforseen.
Good melody is never out of fashion
Poetry's magic lies in the imagery which satifies even without interpretation..it is accepted as easily as it was created.
To-morrow it seemLike the empty words of a dreamRemembered on waking.
The hill pines were sighing, O'ercast and chill was the day; A mist in the valley lying Blotted the pleasant May.