Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IRISES, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY

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First Line: In a vase of gold
Last Line: The way that the buds unfurl!
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Iris (flower)

In a vase of gold
And scarlet, how cold
The flicker of wrinkled grays
In this iris-sheaf! My eyes fill with wonder
At the tossed, moist light, at the withered scales under
And among the uncertain sprays.

The wavings of white
On the cloudy light,
And the finger-marks of pearl;
The facets of crystal, the golden feather,
The way that the petals fold over together,
The way that the buds unfurl!

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