Learn More

Louisa Stuart Costello

(1799-1870 / France)

The Inca


'Tis eve, the sun is sinking in the lake—

The lake, all glorious with his golden beams,

Whose calm clear breast reflects the mountains back

That raise their huge heads to the varied clouds.

The trees and flowers that grow along its banks

Smile in the lucid mirror. Every bough

Is vocal with the song of glittering birds,

Whose plumes are borrow'd from the rainbow's hues;

No other sound disturbs the silent air,

Although a prostrate nation is around,

Watching the last rays of the setting sun

In solemn and in graceful adoration.


The purple clouds grow deeper, deeper still,

Till the resplendent orb is seen no more;


But where he sunk upon the bright lake's margin

Appear two forms, majestic and erect,

Cloth'd in rich garments, hand in hand.

They come!

Onward they come across the yielding waters,

That give them passage!

Now they reach the shore!

While with glad shouts the people rend the skies—

"All hail, ye mighty Children of the Sun!"

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: rainbow, mirror, purple, sun, children, smile, song, people, flower, child, sky, 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 (The Inca by Louisa Stuart Costello )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

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. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Marriage(Divine Relation), binod bastola
  5. YOUR SADNESS DRAWS A SAD PICTURE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]