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English Poetry. Richard Watson Gilder. The New Day. Part 3. Interlude. Ричард Уотсон Гилдер.






Richard Watson Gilder (Ричард Уотсон Гилдер)

The New Day. Part 3. Interlude

As melting snow leaves bare the mountain-side
In spaces that grow wider and more wide,
So melted from the sky the cloudy veil
That hid the face of sunrise. Land and ledge
And waste of glittering waters sent a glare
Back to the smiting sun. The trembling air
Lay, sea on sea, along the horizon's edge;
And on that upper ocean, clear as glass,
The tall ships followed with deep-mirrored sail
Like clouds wind-moved that follow and that pass;
And on that upper ocean, far and fair,
Floated low islands all unseen before.
Green grew the ocean shaken through with light,
And blue the heavens faint-fleckt with plumy white.
Like pennants on the wind, from o'er the rocks
The birds whirled seaward in shrill-piping flocks—
And through the dawn, as through the shadowy night,
The sound of waves that break upon the shore! 

Richard Watson Gilder’s other poems:

  1. The New Day. Part 3. 30. The Sower
  2. The New Day. Part 4. 11. “O Mighty River, Triumphing to the Sea”
  3. The New Day. Part 4. 12. “My Songs Are All of Thee, What Tho’ I Sing”
  4. The New Day. Part 3. 4. “What Would I Win Thee To?”
  5. The New Day. Part 3. 15. Listening to Music




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