Autumn Crocus IMSLP

Four Poems by Fredegond Shove (The

August 25, 2014 – 02:00 am

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The sea shells lie as cold as death Under the sea, The clouds move in a wasted wreath Eternally; The cows sleep on the tranquil slopes Above the bay; The ships like evanescent hopes Vanish away.

2. Four Nights

Language: English


O when I shut my eyes in spring A choir of heaven's swans I see, They sail on lakes of blue, and sing Or shelter in a willow tree: They sing of peace in hear and mind Such as on earth you may not find. When I lie down in summertime I still can hear the scythes that smite the ripened flowers in their prime, And still can see the meadows white. In summertime my rest is small, If any rest I find at all. In autumn, when my eyes I close I see the yellow stars ablaze Among the tangled winds that rose At sunset in a circled maze; Like armoured nights they ride the skies And prick the closed lids of my eyes. But when in wintertime I sleep I nothing see, nor nothing hear; The angels in my spirit keep A silent watch, and being there They cause my soul to lie as dead A stream enchanted in her bed.

3. The New Ghost

Language: English

And he cast it down, down, on the green grass, Over the young crocuses, where the dew was. He cast the garment of his flesh that was full of death, And like a sword his spirit showed out of the cold sheath. He went a pace or two, he went to meet his Lord And, as I said, his spirit looked like a clean sword, And seeing him the naked trees began shivering And all the birds cried out aloud as it were late spring. And the Lord came on, He came down, annd saw That a soul was waiting there for Him, one without flaw, And they embraced in the churchyard where the robins play, And the daffodils hang down their heads, as they burn away. The Lord held his head fast, and you could see That He kissed the unsheathed ghost that was gone free As a hot sun, on a March day, kisses the cold ground; And the spirit answered, for he knew well that his peace was found. The spirit trembled, and sprang up at the Lord's word, As on a wild April day, springs a small bird, So the ghost's feet lifting him up, he kissed the Lord's cheek, And for the greatness of their love neither of them could speak. But the Lord went then, to show him the way, Over the young crocuses, under the green may That was not quite in flower yet, to a far distant land: And the ghost followed like a naked cloud holding the sun's hand. Submitted by Ted Perry

4. The Water Mill

Language: English

There is a mill, an ancient one, Brown with rain, and dry with sun, The miller's house is joined with it, And in July the swallows flit To and fro, in and out, Round the windows, all about; The mill wheel whirrs and the waters roar Out of the dark arch by the door, The willows...


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