Helen Hay Whitney
Helen Hay Whitney Poems
- Boy O' Dreams Must I leave you in the mountains, Boy o' ...
- My Brook Earth holds no sweeter secret anywhere Than this my...
- To Diane THE RUDDY poppies bend and bow, Diane! do you ...
- Does The Pearl Know? DOES the pearl know, that in its shade ...
- Sigh Not For Love SIGH not for love,—the ways of love are ...
- A Woman's Pride I WILL not look for him, I will not hear My...
- Love's Kiss KISS me but once, and in that space supreme My ...
Helen Julia Hay Whitney (March 11, 1875 – September 24, 1944) was an American poet, writer, racehorse owner/breeder, socialite, and philanthropist. She was a member by marriage of the prominent Whitney family of New York.
She was the daughter of Clara Louise Stone, and her husband, John Milton Hay, who served as the United States Ambassador to Great Britain and United States Secretary of ... more »
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Boy O' Dreams
Must I leave you in the mountains,
Boy o' Dreams?
Must I leave you where the fountains
Toss the silver of their streams—
Where the trees are clothed in samite
And the little broken moon
Is a symbol and an answer
Like the reading of a rune?
May I take you to the city,
Boy o' Dreams—
Where your heart will break with pity
At the lethargy that seems
Only half alive to living,
Only enemy to mirth,
Where the dusty facts will blind you
To the fancies of the earth?
I must take you, but I'll keep you,
Boy o' Dreams,
Where no alien winds ...