Arthur Symons Poems
- To A Dancer Intoxicatingly Her eyes across the footlights ...
- Before The Squall The wind is rising on the sea, The windy ...
- April Midnight? Side by side through the streets at ...
- O, Water, Voice Of My Heart... O water, voice of my heart, ...
- The Andante Of Snakes They weave a slow andante as in sleep, ...
- Palm Sunday Because it is the day of Palms, Carry a palm for...
- Love And Sleep I have laid sorrow to sleep; Love sleeps. ...
Arthur William Symons, was a British poet, critic and magazine editor.
Born in Milford Haven, Wales, of Cornish parents, Symons was educated privately, spending much of his time in France and Italy. In 1884–1886 he edited four of Bernard Quaritch's Shakespeare's Quarto Facsimiles, and in 1888–1889 seven plays of the "Henry Irving" Shakespeare. He became a member of the staff of the Athenaeum in 1891, and of the Saturday Review in 1894, but his major editorial feat was his work with the short-lived Savoy.
His first volume of verse, Days and Nights (1889), consisted of dramatic monologues. His later verse is influenced by a close study of modern... more »
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To A Dancer
Her eyes across the footlights gleam,
(The wine of love, the wine of dream)
Her eyes, that gleam for me!
The eyes of all that see
Draw to her glances, stealing fire
From her desire that leaps to my desire;
Her eyes that gleam for me!
A quickening fire within me, beat
The rhythms of her poising feet;
Her feet that poise to me!
Her body's melody,
In silent waves of wandering sound,
Thrills to the sense of all around,
Yet thrills alone for me!
And oh, intoxicatingly,
When, at the magic ...