A Duet

T. Sturge Moore.
b. 1870

‘FLOWERS nodding gaily, scent in air,

Flowers posied, flowers for the hair,

Sleepy flowers, flowers bold to stare——’

        ‘O pick me some!’

 

‘Shells with lip, or tooth, or bleeding gum,

Tell-tale shells, and shells that whisper Come,

Shells that stammer, blush, and yet are dumb——’

        ‘O let me hear.’

 

‘Eyes so black they draw one trembling near,

Brown eyes, caverns flooded with a tear,

Cloudless eyes, blue eyes so windy clear——’

        ‘O look at me!’

 

‘Kisses sadly blown across the sea,

Darkling kisses, kisses fair and free,

Bob-a-cherry kisses ‘neath a tree——’

        ‘O give me one!’

 

Thus sand a king and queen in Babylon.

literature, poetry

Comments on this entry are closed.

%d bloggers like this:

This site uses cookies for various nonintrusive purposes. See our Privacy Policy for how they are used. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

This notice is a European Union requirement for sites with advertising or sales. The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close