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Poem by Katherine Mansfield


Firelight


Playing in the fire and twilight together,
My little son and I,
Suddenly--woefully--I stoop to catch him.
Try, mother, try!

Old Nurse Silence lifts a silent finger:
Hush! cease your play!
What happened? What in that tiny moment
Flew away?



Katherine Mansfield


Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. A Fine Day
  2. A Little Girls Prayer
  3. The Family
  4. Sanary
  5. Sorrowing Love


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Bessie Parkes Firelight ("'TIS dark, and I fancy")

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