English poetry

British Poets Х Biographies Х Poems About Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Francis Thompson


A Dead Astronomer


(Father Perry, S.J.)

Starry amorist, starward gone,
Thou art--what thou didst gaze upon!
Passed through thy golden garden's bars,
Thou seest the Gardener of the Stars.

She, about whose moon-ed brows
Seven stars make seven glows,
Seven lights for seven woes;
She, like thine own Galaxy,
All lustres in one purity:-
What said'st thou, Astronomer,
When thou did'st discover HER?
When thy hand its tube let fall,
Thou found'st the fairest Star of all! 



                      Francis Thompson


Francis Thompson's other poems:
  1. A Girl's Sin - In Her Eyes
  2. After Her Going
  3. A Carrier Song
  4. To A Poet Breaking Silence
  5. Gilded Gold


Poem to print To Print Poem

761 Views



The Last Poems


–ейтинг@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru