Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG, by FRANCIS VIELE-GRIFFIN



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First Line: In my hands I have taken the rain that fell
Last Line: And the day as a hive hums thro' the air!
Subject(s): Happiness; Love; Joy; Delight


IN my hands I have taken the rain that fell,—
The drops that are warm as are tears that rain;
I have drunk of the draught as a witch's spell
For rueful bane,
That so my soul in your soul should dwell.

I have taken the seed from the granary shed—
The seed that scatters like hailstones lost;
I have sown in the furrows all hardenéd
With morning frost,
That so your mouth should not lack for bread.

I have taken the grasses and leaves that fade—
The leaves and grasses whose life is spent;
Of these a smooth high flame have I made
And redolent,
To cheer your vigil of dawn delayed.

With your laughing eyes and your glossy hair,
The shame of your face and your mouth's red rim,
I have made a bewildering dawn to flare
With beams of joy and a harp's loud hymn ...
And the day as a hive hums thro' the air!





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