Learn More

Geoffrey Hill

(18 June 1932 / Worcestershire)

Previous Month January 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

In Piam Memoriam


1

Created purely from glass the saint stands,
Exposing his gifted quite empty hands
Like a conjurer about to begin,
A righteous man begging of righteous men.


2

In the sun lily-and-gold-coloured,
Filtering the cruder light, he has endured,
A feature for our regard; and will keep;
Of worldly purity the stained archetype.


3

The scummed pond twitches. The great holly-tree,
Emptied and shut, blows clear of wasting snow,
The common, puddled substance: beneath,
Like a revealed mineral, a new earth.

Submitted: Monday, January 02, 2012

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 (In Piam Memoriam by Geoffrey Hill )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 21 Points Alistair Graham (1/29/2014 3:07:00 AM)

    Her Confidence


    The wind persuades a great cloud
    to dance before the full moon
    then a light tap
    to move it along

    Little child-clouds dance now
    as if to please the moon –
    their mother; she’s beautiful
    relaxed and content

    At ease in her night sky
    no need to rage the daylong
    detached from the daylight
    waiting to perform

    Her evening gown, fitted
    she begins her waltz to the stage
    harpers sounding the depth
    of each step and breath

    Her untainted sophistication
    man can never know
    though they say they do
    the fools, they will inscribe it

    The wind will insist
    the clouds cover their lies. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The twenty-third floor, Soni Nati
  2. Do not ask, Nassy Fesharaki
  3. Ahha, Mae AC.
  4. Bitter, bitter..., Lev Brekhman
  5. Sky graffiti, Lev Brekhman
  6. 'Drop in the Bucket', Mae AC.
  7. My friend, Lev Brekhman
  8. After the crash. anywhich, Lev Brekhman
  9. Pie in the sky, Lev Brekhman
  10. Life, Lev Brekhman

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]