Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SONG OF GOLD, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR

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A SONG OF GOLD, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a nun within a white
Last Line: "the night of white and gold?"
Subject(s): Gold

THERE was a Nun within a white
Fantastic town of Spain;
Her hair was golden, like delight,
Her eyes were dark, like pain.

And once, without, amid the dew,
Splendid and unafraid,
One sang, the dead-gold twilight through,
An angry serenade.

"O Sweet, now are you dreaming of
That Spring we kept of old,
When you fled fast with falconer Love
In virgin green and gold?

Do you remember, Heart-alone,
That carnival untold
You flickered through like Passion's own,
In scarlet and in gold?

Do you remember, Penitent,
(O crucified long-cold!)
The great white night before the Lent,
The night of white and gold?"

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