by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956)

The unchanging
Language: English 
After the songless rose of evening,
Night quiet, dark, still,
In nodding cavalcade advancing
Starred the deep hill:
You, in the valley standing,
In your quiet wonder took
All that glamour, peace, and mystery
In one grave look.
Beauty hid your naked body,
Time dreamed in your bright hair,
In your eyes the constellations
Burned far and fair.


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This text was added to the website: 2008-01-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 58