The Last Crusade, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

The Last Crusade, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

by Alfred Hayes
     
 

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The Death of Saint Louis.

The summer sea lay fair as any flower
Whose blue eye rests upon its mother sky;
A million sparkles danced, till far away
They seemed one liquid diamond; whisperingly
Wave melted into wave; and smile chased smile
Across the dappled waters, till each flake
Of purple vanished

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Excerpt from The Last Crusade, and Other Poems

The Death of Saint Louis.

The summer sea lay fair as any flower
Whose blue eye rests upon its mother sky;
A million sparkles danced, till far away
They seemed one liquid diamond; whisperingly
Wave melted into wave; and smile chased smile
Across the dappled waters, till each flake
Of purple vanished with its parent cloud
In that wide dreamland, where, dissolved in mist,
The sky and sea are one. Noon held her breath;
The sea-bird slept upon the crestless wave,
The ripple scarcely kissed the foamless shore,
The warm rocks trembled in the giddy air;
And basking in serene transparent depths
The bright sea ferns, that nestled round their feet,
Stirred not a frond. O'er all this loveliness,
Like a mild mother o'er her dimpled babe,
Whose beauteous calm is mirrored in her face,
Bent the blue heaven.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330765517
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/05/2015
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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