Paul Verlaine

(1844-1896 / France)

Before Your Light Quite Fail - Poem by Paul Verlaine

Before your light quite fail,
Already paling star,
(The quail
Sings in the thyme afar!)

Turn on the poet's eyes
That love makes overrun-
(See rise
The lark to meet the sun!)

Your glance, that presently
Must drown in the blue morn;
(What glee
Amid the rustling corn!)

Then flash my message true
Down yonder,-far away!-
(The dew
Lies sparkling on the hay.)

Across what visions seek
The Dear One slumbering still.
(Quick, quick!
The sun has reached the hill!)

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,867 Points Mark Arvizu (7/8/2015 9:18:00 AM)

    visions seek out dreamers..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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