Jean Ingelow

(17 March 1820 - 20 July 1897 / Boston, Lincolnshire)

Contrasted Songs: Song For The Night Of Christ's Resurrection - Poem by Jean Ingelow

(A Humble Imitation)
'And birds of calm sit brooding on the charmed wave.'

It is the noon of night,
And the world's Great Light
Gone out, she widow-like doth carry her:
The moon hath veiled her face,
Nor looks on that dread place
Where He lieth dead in sealed sepulchre;
And heaven and hades, emptied, lend
Their flocking multitudes to watch and wait the end.
Tier above tier they rise,
Their wings new line the skies,
And shed out comforting light among the stars;
But they of the other place
The heavenly signs deface,
The gloomy brand of hell their brightness mars;
Yet high they sit in throned state,-


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 14, 2012



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