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Poem by Charles Tennyson Turner


Orion


HOW oft Ive watched thee from the garden croft,
  In silence, when the busy day was done,
Shining with wondrous brilliancy aloft,
  And flickering like a casement gainst the sun!
Ive seen thee soar from out some snowy cloud,
  Which held the frozen breath of land and sea,
Yet broke and severed as the wind grew loud
  But earth-bound winds could not dismember thee,
Nor shake thy frame of jewels: I have guessed
  At thy strange shape and function, haply felt
  The charm of that old myth about thy belt
And sword; but most, my spirit was possessed
By His great Presence, who is never far
From his light-bearers, whether man or star.



Charles Tennyson Turner


Charles Tennyson Turner's other poems:
  1. The Sea-Side Truants
  2. The Lattice at Sunrise
  3. The Lions Skeleton
  4. The Rookery
  5. Loss and Restoration of Smell


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