by John Masefield (1878 - 1967)

I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and...
Language: English 
I have seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills
Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain;
I have seen the Lady April bringing the daffodils,
Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain.

I have heard the song of the blossoms and the old chant of the sea,
And seen strange lands from under the arched white sails of ships;
But the loveliest things of beauty God ever has shown to me
Are her voice, and her hair, and her eyes, and the dear red curve of her lips.

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First published in Speaker, July 1903

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