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Poem by Helen Gray Cone

A Memory

  Though pent in stony streets, 'tis joy to know,
  'Tis joy, although we breathe a fainter air,
  The spirit of those places far and fair
  That we have loved, abides; and fern-scents flow
  Out of the wood's heart still, and shadows grow
  Long on remembered roads as warm days wear;
  And still the dark wild water, in its lair,
  The narrow chasm, stirs blindly to and fro.

  Delight is in the sea-gull's dancing wings,
  And sunshine wakes to rose the ruddy hue
  Of rocks; and from her tall wind-slanted stem
  A soft bright plume the goldenrod outflings
  Along the breeze, above a sea whose blue
  Is like the light that kindles through a gem.

Helen Gray Cone

Helen Gray Cone's other poems:
  1. The Glorious Company
  2. The Going out of the Tide
  3. Two Moods of Failure
  4. When Willows Green
  5. The Story of the УOrientФ

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Allingham A Memory ("Four ducks on a pond")
  • Rupert Brooke A Memory ("Somewhile before the dawn I rose, and stept") WAIKIKI, October 1913
  • Lewis Morris A Memory ("DOWN dropped the sun upon the sea")
  • George Russell A Memory ("YOU remember, dear, together")
  • Edward Sill A Memory ("UPON the barren, lonely hill")
  • Ina Coolbrith A Memory ("THROUGH rifts of cloud the moon's soft silver slips")

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