Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1912 - 1990 / Nepal)

Listen to this poem:
What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Delos

For Diana Gould

On charts they fall like lace,
Islands consuming in a sea
Born dense with its own blue:
And like repairing mirrors holding up
Small towns and trees and rivers
To the still air, the lovely air:
From the clear side of springing Time,
In clement places where the windmills ride,
Turning over grey springs in Mykonos,
In shadows with a gesture of content.

The statues of the dead here
Embark on sunlight, sealed
Each in her model with the sightless eyes:
The modest stones of Greeks,
Who gravely interrupted death by pleasure.
And in harbours softly fallen
The liver-coloured sails -
Sharp-featured brigantines with eyes -
Ride in reception so like women:
The pathetic faculty of girls
To register and utter desire
In the arms of men upon the new-mown waters,
Follow the wind, with their long shining keels
Aimed across Delos at a star.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


Read poems about / on: women, star, wind, sea, death, time, girl, mirror, river, spring, woman, tree, water

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 (This Unimportant Morning by Lawrence Durrell )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]