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Poem by Mathilde Blind


Even as on some black background full of night
   And hollow storm in cloudy disarray,
   The forceful brush of some great master may
More brilliantly evoke a higher light;
So beautiful, so delicately white,
   So like a very metaphor of May,
   Your loveliness on my life's sombre grey
In its perfection stands out doubly bright.

And yet your beauty breeds a strange despair,
   And pang of yearning in the helpless heart;
To shield you from time's fraying wear and tear,
   That from yourself yourself would wrench apart,
How save you, fairest, but to set you where
   Mortality kills death in deathless art?

Mathilde Blind

Mathilde Blind's other poems:
  1. Mourning Women
  2. The Hunter's Moon
  3. The Desert
  4. Perfect Union
  5. On a Forsaken Lark's Nest

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Edward Thomas Beauty ("WHAT does it mean? Tired, angry, and ill at ease")
  • Abraham Cowley Beauty ("LIBERAL Nature did dispence")
  • John Harington Beauty ("Such colour had her face as when the sun")
  • Jones Very Beauty ("I gazed upon thy faceЧ-and beating life")
  • Elinor Wylie Beauty ("Say not of beauty she is good")

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