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Poem by George William Russell


Winter


A DIAMOND glow of winter oer the world:
Amid the chilly halo nigh the west
Flickers a phantom violet bloom unfurled
Dim on the twilights breast.

Only phantasmal blooms but for an hour,
A transient beauty; then the white stars shine
Chilling the heart: I long for thee to flower,
O bud of light divine.

But never visible to sense or thought
The flower of Beauty blooms afar withdrawn;
If in our being then we know it not,
Or, knowing, it is gone. 



                      George William Russell


George William Russell's other poems:
  1. Kinship
  2. The Place of Rest
  3. On a Hillside
  4. Divine Visitation
  5. Brotherhood


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Shakespeare Winter ("When icicles hang by the wall")
  • Dante Rossetti Winter ("How large that thrush looks on the bare thorn-tree!")
  • Robert Southey Winter ("A wrinkled crabbed man they picture thee")
  • Samuel Johnson Winter ("No more the morn with tepid rays")
  • Robert Burns Winter ("THE wintry wast extends his blast")
  • William Morris Winter ("I am Winter, that do keep")
  • Charles Mackay Winter ("When the tempests fly")
  • Janet Hamilton Winter ("Loud blaw the wild an' wintry win's")
  • Anne Hunter Winter ("Behold the gloomy tyrants awful form")

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