March 15, 2010

Reciprocity

by John Drinkwater

    I do not think that skies and meadows are
    Moral, or that the fixture of a star
    Comes of a quiet spirit, or that trees

    Have wisdom in their windless silences.

    Yet these are things invested in my mood

    With constancy, and peace, and fortitude,

    That in my troubled season I can cry

    Upon the wide composure of the sky,

    And envy fields, and wish that I might be

    As little daunted as a star or tree.


    - One comment Not publicly viewable

    1. Caroline at Coastcard

      I would be interested to know whether the original m/s for this poem follows the (half) Herbert-like pattern above. I have only found the text written in conventional lines elsewhere…

      Most arresting.

      16 Mar 2010, 10:58


    Add a comment

    You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

    Favourite Web Worlds

    Blog archive

    Loading…

    Search this blog

    Tags

    Galleries

    Not signed in
    Sign in

    Powered by BlogBuilder
    © MMXXI