Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO A DAISY, by ALICE MEYNELL



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TO A DAISY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slight as thou art, thou art enough to hide
Last Line: From god's side even of such a simple thing?
Alternate Author Name(s): Meynell, Wilfrid, Mrs.; Thompson, Alice Christina
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers


Slight as thou art, thou art enough to hide,
Like all created things, secrets from me,
And stand a barrier to eternity.
And I, how can I praise thee well and wide

From where I dwell -- upon the hither side?
Thou little veil for so great mystery,
When shall I penetrate all things and thee,
And then look back? For this I must abide,

Till thou shalt grow and fold and be unfurled
Literally between me and the world.
Then I shall drink from in beneath a spring,

And from a poet's side shall read his book.
O daisy mine, what will it be to look
From God's side even of such a simple thing?







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