Henry Kendall

(18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882 / Ulladulla, New South Wales)

A Mountain Spring


Peace hath an altar there. The sounding feet
Of thunder and the wildering wings of rain
Against fire-rifted summits flash and beat,
And through grey upper gorges swoop and strain;
But round that hallowed mountain-spring remain,
Year after year, the days of tender heat,
And gracious nights whose lips with flowers are sweet,
And filtered lights, and lutes of soft refrain.
A still, bright pool. To men I may not tell
The secrets that its heart of water knows,
The story of a loved and lost repose;
Yet this I say to cliff and close-leaved dell:
A fitful spirit haunts yon limpid well,
Whose likeness is the faithless face of Rose.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: spring, rose, rain, peace, water, fire, lost, heart, flower

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Mountain Spring by Henry Kendall )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Crying, Michael McParland
  2. Where are you going, gajanan mishra
  3. Funerall Elegy XX, Francis Quarles
  4. Lovely, Alem Hailu Gabre Kristos
  5. Life, Mustapha Muinah
  6. Funerall Elegy XIII, Francis Quarles
  7. A monkey's like a ghazal in his mom's eyes, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  8. Death Be Not Proud: A parody (with apolo.., Arindom Borah
  9. Funerall Elegy VII, Francis Quarles
  10. YOU MAKE ME RICH!, Seema joglekar

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]