Treasure Island

George Borrow

(1803-1881 / England)

Glee


Roseate colours on heaven’s high arch
Are beginning to mix with the blue and the gray,
Sol now commences his wonderful march,
And the forests’ wing’d denizens sing from the spray.
Gaily the rose
Is seen to unclose
Each of her leaves to the brightening ray.
Waves on the lake
Rise, sparkle, and break:
O Venus, O Venus, thy shrine is prepar’d,
Far down in the valley o’erhung by the grove;
Where, all the day, Philomel warbles, unscar’d,
Her silver-ton’d ditty of pleasure and love.

Innocence smiling out-carrols the lark,
And the bosom of guilt becomes tranquil again;
Nightmares and visions, the fiends of the dark,
Have abandon’d the blood and have flown from the brain.
Higher the sun
Up heaven has run,
Beaming so fierce that we feel him with pain;
Man, herb, and flower,
Droop under his power.
O Venus, O Venus, thy shrine is prepar’d,
Far down in the valley o’erhung by the grove
Where, all the day, Philomel warbles, unscar’d,
Her silver-ton’d ditty of pleasure and love.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 13, 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 (Glee by George Borrow )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. I love you more than 🎂🍰, Mark Heathcote
  2. My Friends (Haiku), Jesus James Llorico
  3. Story of a postman, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. A Boy & his Lamb, narasanna n narasanna n
  5. Let Alone Me, Asma Riaz Khan
  6. The Unbearable, Lilly Emery
  7. My Childhood poem-3, soulful heart
  8. Nature Expresses Itself, Rohit Sapra
  9. I sold myself, Asma Riaz Khan
  10. Beauty, narasanna n narasanna n

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]