Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BUCH DER LIEDER, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES

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BUCH DER LIEDER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Be these the selfsame verses
Last Line: Upon my wintry way.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Time

BE these the selfsame verses
That once when I was young
Charm'd me with dancing magic
To love their foreign tongue,

Delicate buds of passion,
Gems of a master's art,
That broke forth rivalling Nature
In love-songs of the heart;

Like fresh leaves of the woodland
Whose trembling screens would house
The wanton birdies courting
Upon the springing boughs?

Alas, how now they are wither'd!
And fallen from the skies
In yellowy tawny crumple
Their tender wreckage lies,

And all their ravisht beauty
Strewn 'neath my feet to-day
Rustles as I go striding
Upon my wintry way.

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