Saturday, 22 January 2011

"In the Wood" by Adelaide A. Proctor




~This is the poem I promised a number of weeks ago.  It has been one of my favorites for many years.


"In the Wood"

In the wood where shadows are deepest
From the branches overhead,
Where the wild wood-strawberries cluster
And the softest moss is spread,
I met to-day with a fairy,
And I followed her where she led.

Some magical words she uttered,
I alone could understand,
For the sky grew bluer and brighter;
While there rose on either hand
The cloudy walls of a palace
That was built in Fairy-land.

And I stood in a strange enchantment;
I had known it all before:
In my heart of hearts was the magic
Of days that will come no more,
The manic of joy departed,
That Time can never restore.

That never, ah, never, never,
Never again can be:-
Shall I tell you what powerful fairy
Built up this palace for me?
It was only a little white Violet
I found at the root of a tree.






2 comments:

  1. Hi Anna, This is a wonderful place to visit!You have a wonderful blog ;-)
    Blessings, Linnie

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  2. Linnie,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

    Anna

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