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English Poetry. Alice Meynell. The Question. Элис Мейнелл.


Alice Meynell (Элис Мейнелл)

The Question


Virgil stayed Dante with a wayside word;
But long, and how, and loud and urgently
The poets of my passion have I heard
            Summoning me.

It is their closest whisper and their call.
Their greatness to this lowliness hath spoken,
Their voices rest upon that interval,
            Their sign, their token.

Man at his little prayer tells Heaven his thought,
To man entrusts his thought—"Friend, this is mine."
The immortal poets within my breast have sought,
            Saying, "What is thine?"

Alice Meynell’s other poems:

  1. The Visiting Sea
  2. The Young Neophyte
  3. To O——, of Her Dark Eyes
  4. The Treasure
  5. The Wind Is Blind

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) The Question (“I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way”)
  • Wilfred Gibson (Уилфрид Гибсон) The Question (“I WONDER if the old cow died or not”)
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) The Question (“Beside us in our seeking after pleasures”)

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