Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WATER MOMENT, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN



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WATER MOMENT, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The silver eel slips through the waving weeds
Last Line: The silver death writhes with the chosen one.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): England; Landscape; English


THE silver eel slips through the waving weeds,
And in the tunnelled shining stone recedes;
The earnest eye surveys the crystal pond
And guards the cave: the sweet shoals pass beyond.
The watery jewels that these have for eyes,
The tiger streaks of him that hindmost plies,
The red-gold wings that smooth their daring paces,
The sunlight dancing about their airs and graces,
Burn that strange watcher's heart; then the sly brain
Speaks, all the dumb shoal shrieks, and by the stone
The silver death writhes with the chosen one.





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