Henry Laurie

(22 September 1837- 14 May 1922 / Comely Bank, Edinburgh)

Henry Laurie Poems

1. Nora 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Henry Laurie

Nora

CALM and fair
Flows the stream of Nora’s life,
Moving with a lazy air
Far from strife.

Goddesses
Must have looked from just such eyes,
Full of still felicities,—
No surprise,

No endeavour
(For endeavour mars perfection),
And, one almost fancies, never
Strong affection.

Far too cold
Seems that face for dream of mine,
Though, if set in sculptured mould,
How divine!

As she stands
Looking from the window forth,
Gazing o’er...

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