Richard Watson Gilder (Ричард Уотсон Гилдер)

The New Day. Part 1. 3. “A Barren Stretch That Slants to the Salt Sea’s Gray”

A barren stretch that slants to the salt sea's gray,—
     ⁠Rock-strewn, and scarred by fire, and rough with stubble,—
With here and there a bold, bright touch of color—
Berries and yellow leaves, that make the dolor
     ⁠More dolorous still. Above, a sky of trouble.

But now a light is lifted in the air;
     ⁠And tho' the sky is shadowed, fold on fold,
⁠By clouds that have the lightnings in their hold,
That western gleam makes all the dim earth fair—
⁠     And the gray sea gold.

Richard Watson Gilder’s other poems:

  1. The New Day. Part 3. 30. The Sower
  2. The New Day. Part 3. 4. “What Would I Win Thee To?”
  3. The New Day. Part 3. 15. Listening to Music
  4. The New Day. Part 3. 22. The Lover’s Lord and Master
  5. The New Day. Part 3. 23. Song (My love grew with the growing night)

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