Treasure Island

Harold Hart Crane

(21 July 1899 – 27 April 1932 / Garrettsville, Ohio)

Previous Month February 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 1 2
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

Legend


As silent as a mirror is believed
Realities plunge in silence by . . .

I am not ready for repentance;
Nor to match regrets. For the moth
Bends no more than the still
Imploring flame. And tremorous
In the white falling flakes
Kisses are,--
The only worth all granting.

It is to be learned--
This cleaving and this burning,
But only by the one who
Spends out himself again.

Twice and twice
(Again the smoking souvenir,
Bleeding eidolon!) and yet again.
Until the bright logic is won
Unwhispering as a mirror
Is believed.

Then, drop by caustic drop, a perfect cry
Shall string some constant harmony,--
Relentless caper for all those who step
The legend of their youth into the noon.


Anonymous submission.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Thursday, January 12, 2012

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: mirror, silence, believe, kiss

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 (Legend by Harold Hart Crane )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Bye Baby, Sentamu Aziz
  2. Homeland, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  3. Kylie, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Childhood, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  5. Poetical Arizona Deserts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Freedom, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  7. The Great Time, Sentamu Aziz
  8. Teenage Love, Sentamu Aziz
  9. Jaja's Days, Sentamu Aziz
  10. The cup, Dunya Mikhail

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. Blackberry-Picking, Seamus Heaney
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Prison Cell, Mahmoud Darwish
  7. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]