by James Stephens (1882 - 1950)

The rose in the wind
Language: English 
Dip and swing,
   Lift and sway ;
Dream a life,
   In a dream, away.
Like a dream
   In a sleep
Is the rose
   In the wind ;
And a fish
   In the deep ;
And a man
   In the mind :
Dreaming to lack
   All that is his ;
Dreaming to gain
   All that he is.
Dreaming a life,
   In a dream, away ;
Dip and swing,
   Lift and sway.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-06-09
Line count: 20
Word count: 70