Learn More

Isaac Rosenberg

(25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918 / Bristol / England)

Ah, Koelue


Ah, Koelue!
Had you embalmed your beauty, so
It could not backward go,
Or change in any way,
What were the use, if on my eyes
The embalming spices were not laid
To keep us fixed,
Two amorous sculptures passioned endlessly?
What were the use, if my sight grew,
And its far branches were cloud-hung,
You small at the roots, like grass,
While the new lips my spirit would kiss
Were not red lips of flesh,
But the huge kiss of power?
Where yesterday soft hair through my fingers fell,
A shaggy mane would entwine,
And no slim form work fire to my thighs,
But human Life's inarticulate mass
Throb the pulse of a thing
Whose mountain flanks awry
Beg my mastery -- mine!
Ah! I will ride the dizzy beast of the world
My road -- my way!

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010
Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Ah, Koelue by Isaac Rosenberg )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. It Made My Day.....(sigh), Kaila George
  2. Unsure About....., Kaila George
  3. Love, Joy, Trust & Respect, Tom Zart
  4. Change, Kaila George
  5. tempt, Frederick J.B. Moore II
  6. Sasha said, Nassy Fesharaki
  7. With A Lifting Of My Leg, Is It Poetry
  8. Doom and Gloom, Nweke Emmanuel
  9. I have left my home, ramesh rai
  10. Turnips, Nassy Fesharaki

Poem of the Day

poet Algernon Charles Swinburne

Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
Upon the sides of mirth,
Cover thy lips and eyelids, let thine ears
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. A Ballad of Death, Algernon Charles Swinburne
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]