Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, GOLDEN HOUR, by KATHARINE TYNAN



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GOLDEN HOUR, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the one enchanted minute
Last Line: To-morrow looms a golden sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Gold; Seasons; Spring


THIS is the one enchanted minute,
All the year's golden meaning in it;
Her full fruition and her flower
Rained like a golden Danaë shower.

The hours run golden in the glass,
The hours shake gold-dust on the grass,
Where meadows late were brown and grey.
This is the kingcup's holiday.

The fortunate road runs white, unrolled
'Twixt ribbons of the purest gold.
Traveller for Eldorado, ho!
This is the way that you must go.

Laburnum swings her golden chain;
Gold honeysucks by porch and pane
Will hoard their sweetest sweets until
The gold moon climbs the golden hill.

Hear the enamoured nightingale
Call over golden fields dew-pale,
In the enchanted dusk—oh, hear it!
But is it bird, or is it spirit?

The wind ruffles the golden trees,
And makes his golden melodies.
The dawn was golden, and the close
Of evening made a golden rose.

It is the one enchanted hour,
When the year breaks to golden flower.
The sands run in the glass—to-morrow,
To-morrow looms a golden sorrow.





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