Learn More

Lesbia Harford

(1891 - 1927 / Australia)

A Sophistical Argument


Great crane o'ertopping the delicate trees
Why do you seem so fair,
Swaying and raising your load with ease
High in the misty air?
You are a wonder of pearl and grey
Lifting strong arms to the sky.
Have you a meaning that's lovely, pray?
Why are you lovely, why?
I have a friend with a theory strange,
Thriftless in unity,
None of my reasons avails to change.
'Beauty is truth,' says she.
Are you all ugliness, Fair-to-the-sense?
You are a symbol drear.
Though I should forfeit mine innocence,
Yet must I hold you dear.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Sophistical Argument by Lesbia Harford )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. The Tiger, William Blake
  10. The Solitary Reaper, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Civilian and Soldier, Wole Soyinka
  2. Name Change Tanka, Chenou Liu
  3. Thinking Of You, Michael P. McParland
  4. These Walls, Michael P. McParland
  5. The Sweetest Girl, Michael P. McParland
  6. With hosttile, hasmukh amathalal
  7. The alluring juxtaposition of class, bea.., Stanley Collymore
  8. Εntity, Elena Ioannou
  9. Resent therefore, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Colour, novoti gcisakazi Calpurnia j ..
[Hata Bildir]