Alfred Comyn Lyall

(4 January 1835 – 11 April 1911 / Surrey)

Poems of Alfred Comyn Lyall

Sîva

Mors Janua Vitae.


I am the God of the sensuous fire
That moulds all Nature in forms divine;
The symbols of death and of man’s desire,
The springs of change in the world, are mine;
The organs of birth and the circlet of bones,
And the light loves carved on the temple stones.

[Hata Bildir]