Stephen Vincent Benet (1898 - 1943 / Pennsylvania / United States)
Campus Sonnets: May Morning
I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet,
Against the window - and the scent of cool,
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet.
This is the time of all-sufficing laughter
At idiotic things some one has done,
And there is neither past nor vague hereafter.
And all your body stretches in the sun
And drinks the light in like a liquid thing;
Filled with the divine languor of late spring.
Stephen Vincent Benet's Other Poems
- A Minor Poet
- Alexander VI Dines with the Cardinal of ...
- Army Of Northern Virginia
- Before an Examination
- Campus Sonnets: Before An Examination
- Campus Sonnets: May Morning
- Campus Sonnets: Return - 1917
- Campus Sonnets: Talk
- Dinner in a Quick Lunch Room
- Elegy for an Enemy
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.