Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SINGER SAITH OF HIS SONG, by FRANCIS THOMPSON



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THE SINGER SAITH OF HIS SONG, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The touches of man's modern speech
Last Line: By the streams of babylon.
Subject(s): Singing & Singers


THE touches of man's modern speech
Perplex her unacquainted tongue;
There seems through all her songs a sound
Of falling tears. She is not young.
Within her eyes' profound arcane
Resides the glory of her dreams;
Behind her secret cloud of hair
She sees the Is beyond the Seems.
Her heart sole-towered in her steep spirit,
Somewhat sweet is she, somewhat wan;
And she sings the songs of Sion
By the streams of Babylon.





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