Treasure Island

George Darley

(1795 - 1846 / Dublin)

Nepenthe


O BLEST unfabled Incense Tree,
That burns in glorious Araby,
With red scent chalicing the air,
Till earth-life grow Elysian there!

Half buried to her flaming breast
In this bright tree she makes her nest,
Hundred-sunned Phœnix! when she must
Crumble at length to hoary dust;

Her gorgeous death-bed, her rich pyre
Burnt up with aromatic fire;
Her urn, sight-high from spoiler men,
Her birthplace when self-born again.

The mountainless green wilds among,
Here ends she her unechoing song:
With amber tears and odorous sighs
Mourned by the desert where she dies.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Edited: Monday, April 09, 2012

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 (Nepenthe by George Darley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Mary Key, Lilly Emery
  2. ACES AND EIGHTS (The dead man's hand), Alexander Onoja
  3. Love Is A Feeling, Lilly Emery
  4. I saw my father, in silhouette, Thomas Leathandrum
  5. What are these days? !, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. What are these days?, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. A Flower In My Heart, Rohit Sapra
  8. The Cavity, Francie Lynch
  9. Exstasis, Frank Avon
  10. I'm a Piece of Work, Francie Lynch

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. Television, Roald Dahl

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]