Joseph Skipsey

(March 17, 1832 - September 3,1903 / Percy, Northumberland)

The Dewdrop


AH, be not vain. In yon flower-bell,
As rare a pearl, did I appear,
As ever grew in ocean shell,
To dangle at a Helen’s ear.

So was I till a cruel blast
Arose and swept me to the ground,
When, in the jewel of the past,
Earth but a drop of water found.

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