Edith Nesbit

(15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924 / Kennington / Surrey / England)

Edith Nesbit Poems

41. The Vault--After Sedgmoor 4/19/2010
42. The Vain Spell 4/19/2010
43. The Tree Of Knowledge 4/19/2010
44. The Treasure 4/19/2010
45. The Touchstone 4/19/2010
46. The Three Kings 4/19/2010
47. The Things That Matter 4/19/2010
48. The Temptation 4/19/2010
49. The Stolen God--Lazarus To Dives 4/19/2010
50. The Star 4/19/2010
51. The Spider Queen 4/19/2010
52. The Sphinx 4/19/2010
53. The Spell 4/19/2010
54. The Skylark 4/19/2010
55. The Singing Of The Magnificat 4/19/2010
56. The Return 4/19/2010
57. The Refusal 4/19/2010
58. The Promise Of Spring 4/19/2010
59. The Prodigal's Return 4/19/2010
60. The Prodigal Son 4/19/2010

The Island

Does the wind sing in your ears at night, in the town,
Rattling the windows and doors of the cheap-built place?
Do you hear its song as it flies over marsh and down?
Do you feel the kiss that the wind leaves here on my face?
Or, wrapt in a lamplit quiet, do you restrain
Thoughts that would take the wind's way hither to me,
And bid them rest safe-anchored, nor tempt again
The tumult, and torment, and passion that live in the sea?

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