Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BRIGHT LOSS, by FLORENCE DICKINSON STEARNS



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BRIGHT LOSS, by            
First Line: He owns an empty hand who seeks to claim
Last Line: A cloud is lovelier than a crock of rain.


He owns an empty hand who seeks to claim
A thing of air, for wings are frail as fame;
So let the bird of paradise still sever
The silver leaves that rustle by the river,

Or watch its ivory sunrise from the crest
Where it appears plumed to its loveliest.
Would any know what his sure aim had won,
Let him behold a radiancy gone.

Oh leave the beauty where its loss is gain.
A cloud is lovelier than a crock of rain.





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