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July Fugitive - Poem by Francis Thompson

Can you tell me where has hid her
Pretty Maid July?
I would swear one day ago
She passed by,
I would swear that I do know
The blue bliss of her eye:
'Tarry, maid, maid,' I bid her;
But she hastened by.
Do you know where she has hid her,
Maid July?

Yet in truth it needs must be
The flight of her is old;
Yet in truth it needs must be,
For her nest, the earth, is cold.
No more in the pool-ed Even
Wade her rosy feet,
Dawn-flakes no more plash from them
To poppies 'mid the wheat.
She has muddied the day's oozes
With her petulant feet;
Scared the clouds that floated,
As sea-birds they were,
Slow on the coerule
Lulls of the air,
Lulled on the luminous
Levels of air:
She has chidden in a pet
All her stars from her;
Now they wander loose and sigh
Through the turbid blue,
Now they wander, weep, and cry--
Yea, and I too--
'Where are you, sweet July,
Where are you?'

Who hath beheld her footprints,
Or the pathway she goes?
Tell me, wind, tell me, wheat,
Which of you knows?
Sleeps she swathed in the flushed Arctic
Night of the rose?
Or lie her limbs like Alp-glow
On the lily's snows?
Gales, that are all-visitant,
Find the runaway;
And for him who findeth her
(I do charge you say)
I will throw largesse of broom
Of this summer's mintage,
I will broach a honey-bag
Of the bee's best vintage.
Breezes, wheat, flowers sweet,
None of them knows!
How then shall we lure her back
From the way she goes?
For it were a shameful thing,
Saw we not this comer
Ere Autumn camp upon the fields
Red with rout of Summer.

When the bird quits the cage,
We set the cage outside,
With seed and with water,
And the door wide,
Haply we may win it so
Back to abide.
Hang her cage of earth out
O'er Heaven's sunward wall,
Its four gates open, winds in watch
By rein-ed cars at all;
Relume in hanging hedgerows
The rain-quenched blossom,
And roses sob their tears out
On the gale's warm heaving bosom;
Shake the lilies till their scent
Over-drip their rims;
That our runaway may see
We do know her whims:
Sleek the tumbled waters out
For her travelled limbs;
Strew and smoothe blue night thereon,
There will--O not doubt her!--
The lovely sleepy lady lie,
With all her stars about her!

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Poems About July

  1. 51. July Fugitive , Francis Thompson
  2. 52. July , George Meredith
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  4. 54. Autumn In July , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  5. 55. Judgment Day , Kelly Vinal
  6. 56. Orgy , Muriel Rukeyser
  7. 57. ! Song Of July! , Rema Prasanaa
  8. 58. *930 Ruby Birthstone Of July , John Knight
  9. 59. Days Like This...Remind Me Of You , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  10. 60. A Day Like No Other... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  11. 61. Otoko , Edgardo Tugade
  12. 62. ! July! , Rema Prasanaa
  13. 63. ! Mystory! , GAYATRI NAMBIAR
  14. 64. (676) What Children Worry About , Melvina Germain
  15. 65. Love Poems From Russia , Alec Vagapov
  16. 66. An English Calendar , Paul Hansford
  17. 67. Autumn In July (Rated In Group) , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  18. 68. A Tribute To Our Great Visionary Leader .. , Geetha Jayakumar
  19. 69. A Bright And Sunny Day , Francis Duggan
  20. 70. Mid July? Or Not , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  21. 71. A Mother's Collection: Tissues, Bones, A.. , Almedia Knight Oliver
  22. 72. A Love Song , Peter LeBuhn
  23. 73. #83 Haiku Cotton Candy Clouds , A Poet Who Loves To Sing ... ..
  24. 74. Grey Skies In July , Angela Wybrow
  25. 75. August Breezes , Robert Charles Howard
  26. 76. Stop Life's Tragedies! , Lyn Paul
  27. 77. A Swimmer Named Kennedy , Ted Sheridan
  28. 78. Day Of The Refugios , Alberto Ríos
  29. 79. July , irum inayat
  30. 80. Frozen Jews , Abraham Sutzkever
  31. 81. Happy Independence Day , Kim Robin Edwards
  32. 82. Bright Night Sky 4th Of July , JoJo Bean
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  34. 84. Three Haiku , Mary Naylor
  35. 85. 4th Of July Freedom , Charles Hice
  36. 86. What Are You Thinking? , Shelley L Baxter
  37. 87. In The Snowy Mountain Country , Francis Duggan
  38. 88. Cancer Rising , Aldo Kraas
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  40. 90. July 4th , Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
  41. 91. Chronicles Of Wasted Time , JoJo Bean
  42. 92. International Space Station Iss , Nyein Way
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  45. 95. .............Just Some Words From My Hea.. , Little Sunshine
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  47. 97. Dylan Thomas Was Here , Bengt O Björklund
  48. 98. Pride Aside On Love , Jonathan ROBIN
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