Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BLUE PRINTS FOR AN ELYSIUM, by ALEC BROCK STEVENSON



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BLUE PRINTS FOR AN ELYSIUM, by            
First Line: How much for paradise? Now mine is new
Last Line: Across the western sky, a lark, a rose.
Subject(s): Elysium (mythology)


How much for Paradise? Now mine is new,
Impressed with Wonder, trafficked through by Praise,
Musicked with birds and waterfalls, with dew
Made fresh, and set about with lovely days.

Blue Paradise is mine, and green, and brown;
I'll take my rest and watch the agile breeze
Work silver magic through the simple trees;
I'll stare the bravest golden sunset down.

Now I have Eden's body; cut the purse;
Flood me with yellow; drown me in the price;
Discover houris, opium, or worse;
Yet will I sing, yet laud my Paradise,

Compact on Earth of a little wind that blows
Across the western sky, a lark, a rose.





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