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Poem by John Davidson


Imagination


There is a dish to hold the sea,
A brazier to contain the sun,
A compass for the galaxy,
A voice to wake the dead and done!

That minister of ministers,
Imagination, gathers up
The undiscovered Universe,
Like jewels in a jasper cup.

Its flame can mingle north and south;
Its accent with the thunder strive;
The ruddy sentence of its mouth
Can make the ancient dead alive.

The mart of power, the fount of will,
The form and mould of every star,
The source and bound of good and ill,
The key of all the things that are,

Imagination, new and strange
In every age, can turn the year;
Can shift the poles and lightly change
The mood of men, the world's career. 



John Davidson


John Davidson's other poems:
  1. Kinnoull Hill
  2. A Northern Suburb
  3. Song of a Train
  4. A Cinque Port
  5. To the Generation Knocking at the Door


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Robert Service Imagination ("A gaunt and hoary slab of stone")

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