Treasure Island

Edward Dowden

(3 May 1843 - 4 April 1913 / Co. Cork / Ireland)

Poems of Edward Dowden

1. A New Hymn for Solitude 1/1/2004
2. Awakening 1/1/2004
3. By the Window 1/1/2004
4. Communion 1/1/2004
5. Deus Absconditus 1/1/2004
6. Durer's 'Melencholia' 1/1/2004
7. First Love 4/16/2010
8. In July 1/1/2004
9. In September 1/1/2004
10. In The Cathedral 1/1/2004
11. In the Cathedral Close 1/1/2004
12. In The Garden I: The Garden 1/1/2004
13. In The Garden II: Visions 1/1/2004
14. In The Garden III: An Interior 1/1/2004
15. In The Garden IV: The Singer 1/1/2004
16. In The Garden V: A Summer Moon 1/1/2004
17. In The Garden VI: A Peach 1/1/2004
18. In The Garden VII: Early Autumn 1/1/2004
19. In The Garden VIII: Later Autumn 1/1/2004
20. Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa' 1/1/2004

Leonardo's 'Monna Lisa'

MAKE thyself known, Sibyl, or let despair
Of knowing thee be absolute; I wait
Hour-long and waste a soul. What word of fate
Hides 'twixt the lips which smile and still forbear?
Secret perfection! Mystery too fair!
Tangle the sense no more lest I should hate
Thy delicate tyranny, the inviolate
Poise of thy folded hands, thy fallen hair.
Nay, nay,--I wrong thee with rough words; still be

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