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Poem by Clinton Scollard


The Lilac Sea


  A cool wind took me by the hand
    And led me on beguilingly,
  Until before me, broad and bland,
    Shimmered the lilac sea.

  Great gulls, with mauve upon their wings,
    And cries that lingered hauntingly,
  Hovered, with graceful flutterings,
    Above the lilac sea.

  The curving shore-line had the gleam
    Of amethyst; it seemed to me
  The ships were all like ships of dream
    Upon the lilac sea.

  And naught was real, or near or far,
    And yet I have the memory
  Of twilight, and the vesper star,
    Hung o'er the lilac sea.



Clinton Scollard


Clinton Scollard's other poems:
  1. Muckross
  2. The Spectral Rowers
  3. Bag-Pipes at Sea
  4. The Wind and the Sea
  5. At Killybegs


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