Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO -- (2), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



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TO -- (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a circlet of thy sunny hair
Last Line: I might be smiling here on blossoms of thy may!


I have a circlet of thy sunny hair,
And 'tis, I wot, a blessing to mine eyes -
For gentle, happy thoughts are sworn to rise
Whene'er I view it softly folded there,
Lifeless and listless, like a treasure's key,
Unwitting of the dreams it doth compel
Of gems and gold pil'd high in secret cell,
Too royal for a vulgar gaze to see!
If they were stol'n, the key might never tell;
If thou wert dead, what should thy ringlet say?
It shows the same, betide thee ill or well,
Smiling on earth, or shrouded in decay!
And were cold winter with thee, Isabel,
I might be smiling here on blossoms of thy May!





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