Seasons

Crocuses and snowdrops wither, Violets, primroses together, Fading with the fading Spring Before a fuller blossoming. O sweet Summer, pass not soon, Stay awhile the harvest-moon : O sweetest Summer, do not go, For Autumn’s next and next the snow. When Autumn comes the days are drear, It is the downfall of the year : …

An Alphabet

A is the Alphabet, A at its head ;      A is an Antelope, agile to run. B is the Baker Boy bringing his bread,      Or black Bear and brown Bear, both begging for bun. C is a Cornflower come with the corn ;      C is a Cat with a comical look. D is a dinner …

The Lotus Eaters

Ulysses to Penelope In a far distant land they dwell,      Incomprehensible,      Who love the shadow more than light,      More than the sun the moon,      Cool evening more than noon, Pale silver more than gold that glitters bright,      A dark cloud overhangs their land           Like a mighty hand,      Never moving from above it ;      A cool …