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Alexander Smith (Александр Смит)


Love


THE fierce exulting worlds, the motes in rays,
   The churlish thistles, scented briers,
The wind-swept bluebells on the sunny braes,
   Down to the central fires,

Exist alike in Love. Love is a sea
   Filling all the abysses dim
Of lornest space, in whose deeps regally
   Suns and their bright broods swim.

This mighty sea of Love, with wondrous tides,
   Is sternly just to sun and grain;
'Tis laving at this moment Saturn's sides,
   'Tis in my blood and brain.

All things have something more than barren use;
   There is a scent upon the brier,
A tremulous splendour in the autumn dews,
   Cold morns are fringed with fire.

The clodded earth goes up in sweet-breath'd flowers;
   In music dies poor human speech,
And into beauty blow those hearts of ours
   When Love is born in each.

Daisies are white upon the churchyard sod,
   Sweet tears the clouds lean down and give.
The world is very lovely. O my God,
   I thank Thee that I live! 



Alexander Smith's other poems:
  1. To ----
  2. Barbara
  3. Glasgow


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

  • Samuel Coleridge (Сэмюэл Кольридж) Love ("All thoughts, all passions, all delights") 1799
  • Elizabeth Browning (Элизабет Браунинг) Love ("We cannot live, except thus mutually")
  • Rupert Brooke (Руперт Брук) Love ("Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate")
  • George Herbert (Джордж Герберт (Херберт)) Love ("LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back")
  • Charles Calverley (Чарльз Калверли) Love ("Canst thou love me, lady?")
  • Nicholas Breton (Николас Бретон) Love ("Foolish love is only folly")

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