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Poetry Friday: Breaghy by George William Russell (A.E.)

February 27th, 2015 (08:33 am)

Current Mood: optimistic
Current Song: 32 Flavors covered by Alana Davis

When twilight flutters the mountains over,
The faery lights from the earth unfold:
And over the caves enchanted hover
The giant heroes and gods of old.
The bird of æther its flaming pinions
Waves over earth the whole night long:
The stars drop down in their blue dominions
To hymn together their choral song.
The child of earth in his heart grows burning,
Mad for the night and the deep unknown;
His alien flame in a dream returning
Seats itself on the ancient throne.
When twilight over the mountains fluttered,
And night with its starry millions came,
I too had dreams: the songs I have uttered
Come from this heart that was touched by the flame.

- Breaghy by George William Russell (A.E.)

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Posted by: Irene Latham (Irene Latham)
Posted at: March 1st, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)

ooh, I love "hymn" as a verb! Thank you for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: March 1st, 2015 04:07 pm (UTC)

It's a lovely poem, isn't it? Thanks for commenting!

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