Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ANTIQUE JEWELER, by FREDERICK HENRY HERBERT ADLER

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ANTIQUE JEWELER, by                
First Line: Within his shop he gathered silver, gold
Last Line: I loved among them, as of old, held high.
Subject(s): Antiques; Jewelry & Jewelers; Retail Trade; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers

Within his shop he gathered silver, gold,
And gems of other fashions, other days.
Here nothing ever came that was not old:
Rings, bracelets, forks, spoons, brooches, cups, and trays;
A cornucopia on an elk-horn stand;
A dinner-plate from the Duke of Wellington;
Tea service that once knew a queen's frail hand;
A crucifix and chain, gift for a nun;
A locket like the one my mother wore;
Bejeweled snuff-box with a royal crest;
A prince's toy in a solid silver boar;
A turquoise amulet a pope had blessed.
And when I held a filigree gold case,
A host of airy forms came floating by,
Once owners of these precious things, a face
I loved among them, as of old, held high.

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