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Raymond Knister

(27 May 1899 – 29 Aug 1932 / Canada)

Reverie: The Orchard on the Slope




1 Thin ridges of land unploughed
2 Along the tree-rows
3 Covered with long cream grasses
4 Wind-torn.
5 Brown sand between them,
6 Blue boughs above.

. . . . .

7 Row and row of waves ever
8 In the breaking;
9 Ever in arching and convulsed
10 Imminence;
11 Roll of muddy sea between;
12 Low clouds down-pressing
13 And pallid and streaming rain.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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