Treasure Island

Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Epilogue


Carol, every violet has
Heaven for a looking-glass!

Every little valley lies
Under many-clouded skies;
Every little cottage stands
Girt about with boundless lands.
Every little glimmering pond
Claims the mighty shores beyond—
Shores no seamen ever hailed,
Seas no ship has ever sailed.

All the shores when day is done
Fade into the setting sun,
So the story tries to teach
More than can be told in speech.

Beauty is a fading flower,
Truth is but a wizard's tower,
Where a solemn death-bell tolls,
And a forest round it rolls.

We have come by curious ways
To the light that holds the days;
We have sought in haunts of fear
For that all-enfolding sphere:
And lo! it was not far, but near.
We have found, O foolish-fond,
The shore that has no shore beyond.

Deep in every heart it lies
With its untranscended skies;
For what heaven should bend above
Hearts that own the heaven of love?

Carol, Carol, we have come
Back to heaven, back to home.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 06, 2010

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 (Epilogue by Alfred Noyes )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Intellectual Gifts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. God Is Light, Gbolagade Taiwo
  3. Welcome Autumn, Abdullah alHemaidy
  4. shadow of life, Abdullah alHemaidy
  5. Obstacle Race, anujan raja
  6. Death wish, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  7. Through crisis, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Beyond the curve, SALINI NAIR
  9. Hold Your Zip, Gbolagade Taiwo
  10. Swans (Haiku), Toshie Nohara

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Autumn Song, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Leisure, William Henry Davies

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]