I’m waiting…


I’m waiting by my log-fire while the hours gently wander, while the stars all are roaming and nights come and go. I’m waiting for a woman who comes from far yonder – the dearest one, the dearest one with blue eyes aglow. I thought of a roaming and snow-covered flower and dreamt of a teasing laugh trembling and slight, Imagined my dearest came here to my bower through the forest, over moorland one...

Love Philosophy


The fountains mingle with the river, And the rivers with the ocean; The winds of heaven mix forever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In another’s being mingle– Why not I with thine? See, the mountains kiss high heaven, And the waves clasp one another; No sister flower could be forgiven If it disdained its brother; And the sunlight clasps...

To Morning


O HOLY virgin! clad in purest white,
Unlock heav’n’s golden gates, and issue forth;
Awake the dawn that sleeps in heaven; let light
Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring
The honey’d dew that cometh on waking day.         5
O radiant morning, salute the sun
Rous’d like a huntsman to the chase, and with
Thy buskin’d feet appear upon our hills.
William Blake (1757–1827).

Sonnet XCVII: How like a winter hath my absence been


How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen! What old December’s bareness everywhere! And yet this time remov’d was summer’s time, The teeming autumn, big with rich increase, Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, Like widow’d wombs after their lords’ decease: Yet this abundant...

Winter Nightfall


THE day begins to droop,—     Its course is done: But nothing tells the place     Of the setting sun. The hazy darkness deepens,     And up the lane You may hear, but cannot see,     The homing wain. An engine pants and hums     In the farm hard by: Its lowering smoke is lost     In the lowering sky. The soaking branches drip,  ...

To His Love.


     “Teach me, love, to be true;         Teach me, love, to love;      Teach me to be pure like you.         It will be more than enough!      “Ah, and in days to come,         Give me, my seraph, too,      A son nobler than I,         A daughter...

I love the jocund dance


I LOVE the jocund dance, The softly breathing song, Where innocent eyes do glance, And where lisps the maiden’s tongue. I love the laughing vale,          I love the echoing hill, Where mirth does never fail, And the jolly swain laughs his fill. I love the pleasant cot, I love the innocent bow’r,          Where white and brown is our lot, Or fruit...

The Truth.


    By Francis William Lauderdale Adams      Come then, let us at least know what’s the truth.         Let us not blink our eyes and say      We did not understand; old age or youth         Benumbed our sense or stole our sight away.      It is a lie – just that, a lie – to declare...



     I see a land of desperate droughts and floods:      I see a land where need keeps spreading round,      And all but giants perish in the stress:      I see a land where more, and more, and more      The demons, Earth and Wealth, grow bloat and strong.      I see a land that lies a helpless prey  ...

Hymn To Love


We are thine, O Love, being in thee and made of thee, As théou, Léove, were the déep thought And we the speech of the thought; yea, spoken are we, Thy fires of thought out-spoken: But burn’d not through us thy imagining Like fiérce méood in a séong céaught, We were as clamour’d words a fool may fling, Loose words, of meaning broken. For what more like the brainless speech of a fool,— The lives...