Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO THE SPHINX, by CHARLES V. H. ROBERTS



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TO THE SPHINX, by            
First Line: I sat at eve time on the lybian sands
Last Line: Against her breasts of history.
Subject(s): Egypt; Nile (River); Sphinx


I sat at eve time on the Lybian sands,
And watched Night's shadows creep from up the Nile
In languorous attitudes for Egypt's rest.
Above, the Sphinx purred o'er the dark-ning lands,
Reaching skyward in a great caress
Across the Age of Mystery.
I rose and stood beneath a Peristyle:
She stooped and pressed me there, erewhile,
Against her Breasts of History.





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