by Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon (1886 - 1967)

Noah
Language: English 
When old Noah stared across the floods,
Sky and water melted into one
Looking-glass of shifting tides and sun.

Mountain-tops were few: the ship was foul:
All the morn old Noah marvelled greatly
At this weltering world that shone so stately,
Drowning deep the rivers and the plains.
Through the stillness came a rippling breeze;
Noah sighed, remembering the green trees.

Clear along the morning stooped a bird, -- 
Lit beside him with a blossomed sprig.
Earth was saved; and Noah danced a jig.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 83