Saturday, June 2, 2012

In Fountain Court / Arthur Symons


In Fountain Court

The fountain murmuring of sleep,
A drowsy tune;
The flickering green of leaves that keep
The light of June;
Peace, through a slumbering afternoon,
The peace of June.

A waiting ghost, in the blue sky,
The white curved moon;
June, hushed and breathless, waits, and I
Wait too, with June;
Come, through the lingering afternoon,
Soon, love, come soon.

~~
Arthur Symons
from Silhouettes, 1892.

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

Arthur Symons biography

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