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English Poetry. Richard Watson Gilder. The New Day. Part 4. 5. All in One. Ричард Уотсон Гилдер.

Richard Watson Gilder (Ричард Уотсон Гилдер)

The New Day. Part 4. 5. All in One

Once when a maiden maidenly went by,
⁠     Or when I found some wonder in the grass,
⁠     Or when a purple sunset slow did pass,
     ⁠Or a great star rushed silent through the sky;
Once when I heard a singing ecstasy,
⁠     Or saw the moon's face in the river's glass—
     ⁠Then I remembered that for me, alas!
     ⁠This beauty must for ever and ever die.
But now I may thus sorrow never more;
⁠     From fleeting beauty thou hast torn the pall;
⁠     Of beauty, Love, thou art the soul and core;
And tho' the empty shadow fading fall,—
     ⁠Tho' lesser birds lift up their wings and soar,—
     ⁠In having thee alone, Love, I have all. 

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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