George Darley Poems
- The Moon And Sea Whilst the moon decks herself in Neptune's ...
- The Phoenix O Blest unfabled Incense Tree, That burns in ...
- It Is Not Beauty I Demand It is not Beauty I demand, A ...
- The Joy Of Childhood Down the dimpled green-sward dancing ...
- The Mermaidens' Vesper-Hymn Troop home to silents grots and ...
- The Fallen Star A star is gone! a star is gone! There is a ...
- To Helene I sent a ring—a little band Of emerald and ruby ...
George Darley was an Irish poet, novelist, and critic.
Associating only with a small, select number of friends, George Darley passed his life in a solitary world largely of his own making. When he is discussed in the surveys of English Romanticism, he is inevitably described as a "minor poet," but even that designation is more than he expected. In a 20 ... more »
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The Moon And Sea
Whilst the moon decks herself in Neptune's glass
And ponders over her image in the sea,
Her cloudy locks smoothing from off her face
That she may all as bright as beauty be;
It is my wont to sit upon the shore
And mark with what an even grace she glides
Her two concurrent paths of azure o'er,
One in the heavens, the other in the tides:
Now with a transient veil her face she hides
And ocean blackens with a human frown;
Now her fine screen of vapour she divides
And looks with all her light of beauty down;
Her splendid smile over-silvering the main ...