Treasure Island

Thomas Edward Brown

(1830-1897 / England)

Ibant Obscuræ


To-night I saw three maidens on the beach,
Dark-robed descending to the sea,
So slow, so silent of all speech,
And visible to me
Only by that strange drift-light, dim, forlorn,
Of the sun's wreck and clashing surges born.

Each after other went,
And they were gathered to his breast--
It seemed to me a sacrament
Of some stern creed unblest:
As when to rocks, that cheerless girt the bay,
They bound thy holy limbs, Andromeda.

Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2001
Edited: Saturday, May 12, 2001

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: beach, sea, dark, sun, light, night

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 (Ibant Obscuræ by Thomas Edward Brown )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Manhattan Kindergarten, Saiom Shriver
  2. inks run out, lee fones
  3. Oh! Divinity, Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran
  4. Άνεμος, Angelos Ioannou
  5. Forever, Frank Avon
  6. SHADOWS, Donald R Charon
  7. Crying Bee, Steve Kittell
  8. Walk the Walk, Donald R Charon
  9. To Smile Even In Sadness, Rohit Sapra
  10. In secrets, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]