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The Listeners

and Other Poems

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Language: English
Wordcount: 8,381 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.4
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 699
Added to site: 2007.09.11 18177
Genre: Poetry

Caws of unnumbered Springs.


Not any flower that blows
But shining watch doth keep;
Every swift changing chequered hour it knows
Now to break forth in beauty; now to sleep.

This for the roving bee
Keeps open house, and this
Stainless and clear is, that in darkness she
May lure the moth to where her nectar is.

Lovely beyond the rest
Are these of all delight:--
The tiny pimpernel that noon loves best,
The primrose palely burning through the night.

One 'neath day's burning sky
With ruby decks her place,
The other when Eve's chariot glideth by
Lifts her dim torch to light that dreaming face.


No one was with me there--
Happy I was--alone;
Yet from the sunshine suddenly
A joy was gone.

A bird in an empty house
Sad echoes makes to ring,
Flitting from room to room
On restless wing:

Till from its shades he flie



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