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Poem by Mary Robinson


Canzonet


SLOW the limpid currents twining,
Brawl along the lonely dell,
Till in one wild stream combining,
Nought its rapid course can quell;
So at first LOVES poisons stealing,
Round the heart unheeded play,
While we hope our pangs concealing,
Vainly hope to check his sway. 

If amidst the glassy river
Aught impedes its placid course,
Ah ! it glides more swift than ever,
While opposing gives it force;
So when HOPE and PASSION blending,
Warm the feeble trembling frame;
REASON sickens by contending,
Fanning only feeds the flame.



Mary Robinson


Mary Robinson's other poems:
  1. Sonnet 24. O Thou! Meek Orb
  2. Stanzas Written under an Oak in Windsor Forest
  3. The Widows Home
  4. To Cesario
  5. Sonnet 44. Here Droops the Muse


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oscar Wilde Canzonet ("I have no store")
  • Henry White Canzonet ("Maiden! wrap thy mantle round thee")

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