Thomas Edward Brown

(1830-1897 / England)

Thomas Edward Brown Poems

1. My Garden 5/12/2001
2. Pain 1/1/2004
3. Jessie 1/4/2003
4. Dora 1/4/2003
5. Specula 1/1/2004
6. Disguises 1/1/2004
7. Opifex 12/31/2002
8. Land, Ho! 1/1/2004
9. I bended unto me a Bough 5/12/2001
10. Ibant Obscuræ 5/12/2001
11. Risus Dei 5/12/2001
12. Lynton Verses 4/16/2010
13. PrÆsto 4/16/2010
14. Vespers 4/16/2010
15. Salve! 1/4/2003

Risus Dei

Methinks in Him there dwells alway
A sea of laughter very deep,
Where the leviathans leap,
And little children play,
Their white feet twinkling on its crisped edge;
But in the outer bay
The strong man drives the wedge
Of polished limbs,
And swims.

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