Treasure Island

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

(12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882 / London / England)

For Our Lady Of The Rocks By Leonardo Da Vinci


Mother, is this the darkness of the end,
The Shadow of Death? and is that outer sea
Infinite imminent Eternity?
And does the death-pang by man's seed sustained
In Time's each instant cause thy face to bend
Its silent prayer upon the Son, while He
Blesses the dead with His hand silently
To His long day which hours no more offend?
Mother of grace, the pass is difficult,
Keen as these rocks, and the bewildered souls
Throng it like echoes, blindly shuddering through.
Thy name, O Lord, each spirit's voice extols,
Whose peace abides in the dark avenue
Amid the bitterness of things occult.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (For Our Lady Of The Rocks By Leonardo Da Vinci by Dante Gabriel Rossetti )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Time To Crash, Michael McParland
  2. Poetry Delivers, Tirupathi Chandrupatla
  3. Near faint beneath golden limes, Mark Heathcote
  4. Sakat Repertuar, Muzaffer Akin
  5. Caressing Beauty, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Slipping Away, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Waiting In Revlon's Waiting Area, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Mother & Daughter, Taimane Fanene
  9. Is This Love, John Foster
  10. Time without beginnings a better fiend, Mark Heathcote

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Mighty Horny Power Rangers, Ramona Thompson
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]