Illusion
Language: English 
I thought I saw a moonsprite
Drop swooning here below -
But when I stood beside its grave,
I found a flake of snow.

I thought I saw a star fall
To glisten and entice -
There, on a bare and shiv'ring branch,
I found a drop of ice.

I thought I saw Truth hidden
Deep in the sparkling sky -
But into mist it melted,
And vanished from my eye.

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Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-04-18
Line count: 12
Word count: 71