Learn More

Jones Very

(28 August 1813 – 8 May 1880 / Salem, Massachusetts)

Psyche


I SAW a worm, with many a fold;
It spun itself a sliken tomb;
And there in winter time enrolled,
It heeded not the cold or gloom.

Within a small, snug nook it lay,
Nor snow nor sleet could reach it there,
Nor wind was felt in gusty day,
Nor biting cold of frosty air.

Spring comes with bursting buds and grass,
Around him stirs a warmer breeze;
The chirping insects by him pass,
His hiding place not yet he leaves.

But summer came; its fervid breath
Was felt within the sleeper's cell;
And, waking from his sleep of death,
I saw him crawl from out his shell

Slow and with pain he first moved on,
And of the day he seemed to be;
A day passed by; the worm was gone,
It soared on golden pinions free!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

Read poems about / on: winter, snow, summer, spring, sleep, pain, wind, death, time

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 (Psyche by Jones Very )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. The Listeners, Walter de la Mare

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. My Friend Mee Too, Michael P. McParland
  2. My Dear Sweet Kira, Michael P. McParland
  3. My Angel, Michael P. McParland
  4. Sits up, Mae AC.
  5. Mee Too You Are Missed, Michael P. McParland
  6. Mee Too (Words Of Love), Michael P. McParland
  7. All I Want, Michael P. McParland
  8. Covers Face, Mae AC.
  9. Covers Eyes, Mae AC.
  10. All I Know, Dedicated Too......, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]