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Poem by Richard Chenevix Trench

In the Isle of Mull

THE CLOUDS are gathering in their western dome,
Deep-drenched with sunlight, as a fleece with dew,
While I with baffled effort still pursue
And track these waters toward their mountain-home,
In vainthough cataract, and mimic foam,
And island-spots, round which the streamlet threw
Its sister-arms, which joyed to meet anew,
Have lured me on, and won me still to roam;
Till now, coy nymph, unseen thy waters pass,
Or faintly struggle through the twinkling grass,
And I, thy founts unvisited, return.
Is it that thou art revelling with thy peers?
Or dost thou feed a solitary urn,
Else unreplenished, with thine own sad tears?

Richard Chenevix Trench

Poem Themes: Islands of Scotland, Mull (Island of Scotland)

Richard Chenevix Trench's other poems:
  1. On Revisiting the Seine
  2. To Nicholas, Emperor of Russia
  3. The Island of Madeira
  4. To the Same (Look, dearest, what a glory from the sun)
  5. Poland, 1831

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