English poetry

Poets Х Biographies Х Poems by Themes Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Katharine Tynan


Indian Summer


                  This is the sign!
This flooding splendour, golden and hyaline,
This sun a golden sea on hill and plain, --
That God forgets not, that He walks with men.
His smile is on the mountain and the pool
And all the fairy lakes are beautiful.
                  This is the word!
That makes a thing of flame the water-bird.
This mercy of His fulfilled in the magical
Clear glow of skies from dawn to evenfall,
Telling His Hand is over us, that we
Are not delivered to the insatiable sea.
                  This is the pledge!
The promise writ in gold to the water's edge:
His bow's in Heaven and the great floods are over.
Oh, broken hearts, lift up! The Immortal Lover
Embraces, comforts with the enlivening sun,
The sun He bids stand still till the day is won.



Katharine Tynan

Poem Theme: Indian Summer

Katharine Tynan's other poems:
  1. Slow Spring
  2. The Truce of God
  3. The Crown
  4. Dead - A Prisoner
  5. Lambs


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Hamlin Garland Indian Summer ("AT last there came")
  • Lydia Sigourney Indian Summer ("WHEN was the redman's summer?")
  • John Tabb Indian Summer ("NO more the battle or the chase")
  • Sara Teasdale Indian Summer ("LYRIC night of the lingering Indian summer")
  • Henry Van Dyke Indian Summer ("A soft veil dims the tender skies")

    Poem to print Print

    1110 Views



    Last Poems


    To Russian version


  • –ейтинг@Mail.ru

    English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru