Violet Fane

(1843-1905 / England)

Violet Fane Poems

1. Let Me Arise 10/6/2010
2. In Green Old Gardens 10/6/2010
Best Poem of Violet Fane

In Green Old Gardens

In green old gardens, hidden away
From sight of revel and sound of strife,
Where the bird may sing out his soul ere he die,
Nor fears for the night, so he lives his day;
Where the high red walls, which are growing gray
With their lichen and moss embroideries,
Seem sadly and sternly to shut out life,
Because it is often as red as they;

Where even the bee has time to glide
(Gathering gayly his honey's store)
Right to the heart of the old-world flowers -
China-asters and purple stocks,
Dahlias and tall red hollyhocks,
Laburnums raining their golden ...

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