Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | January 22, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Of Joan’s Youth

by Louise Imogen Guiney (1861 – 1920).

 

Of Joan’s Youth

 

I would unto my fair restore 

A simple thing: 

The flushing cheek she had before! 

Out-velveting 

No more, no more,                                                                 5

On our sad shore, 

The carmine grape, the moth’s auroral wing. 

 

Ah, say how winds in flooding grass 

Unmoor the rose; 

Or guileful ways the salmon pass                                    10

To sea, disclose: 

For so, alas, 

With Love, alas, 

With fatal, fatal Love a girlhood goes.

 

Notes:

http://essays.quotidiana.org/guiney/

http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/610.html

 

 

 

 

 


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