Treasure Island

Lord Alfred Douglas

(1870 - 1945 / England)

Night Coming Into A Garden


Roses red and white,
Every rose is hanging her head,
Silently comes the lady Night,
Only the flowers can hear her tread.

All day long the birds have been calling,
Calling shrill and sweet,
They are still when she comes with her long robe falling
Falling down to her feet.

The thrush has sung to his mate,
' She is coming ! hush ! she is coming ! '
She is lifting the latch at the gate,
And the bees have ceased from their humming.

I cannot see her face as she passes
Through my garden of white and red ;
But I know she has walked where the daisies and grasses
Are curtseying after her tread.

She has passed me by with a rustle and sweep
Of her robe (as she passed I heard it sweeping),
And all my red roses have fallen asleep,
And all my white roses are sleeping.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 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 (Night Coming Into A Garden by Lord Alfred Douglas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. AIRPORT INSPECTION, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  2. Where Once Upon A Morn So Dreary, Noah Body
  3. ADORING MOTHER MARIZA, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  4. ACTOR ANATASIA DRAKE, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  5. ACTIVITIES DAY WITH KIM, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  6. A TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  7. A SOULMATE IS A MIRROR, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  8. This life is like a bubble, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. A MORNING IN AMERICA, Suzanna Christina Chevalier
  10. A LESSON LEARNED, Suzanna Christina Chevalier

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]