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Poem by Lucy Maud Montgomery


While the Fates Sleep


Come, let us to the sunways of the west,
Hasten, while crystal dews the rose-cups fill,
Let us dream dreams again in our blithe quest
Oer whispering wold and hill.
Castles of air yon wimpling valleys keep 
Where milk-white mist steals from the purpling sea,
They shall be ours in the moons wizardry,
While the fates, wearied, sleep. 

The viewless spirit of the wind will sing
In the soft starshine by the reedy mere,
The elfin harps of hemlock boughs will ring
Fitfully far and near;
The fields will yield their trove of spice and musk,
And balsam from the glens of pine will fall,
Till twilight weaves its tangled shadows all
In one dim web of dusk. 

Let us put tears and memories away,
While the fates sleep time stops for revelry;
Let us look, speak, and kiss as if no day
Has been or yet will be;
Let us make friends with laughter neath the moon,
With music on the immemorial shore,
Yea, let us dance as lovers danced of yore
The fates will waken soon!



Lucy Maud Montgomery


Lucy Maud Montgomery's other poems:
  1. The Truce of Night
  2. The Old Home Calls
  3. In an Old Town Garden
  4. The Sea to the Shore
  5. When the Dark Comes Down


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