Alice Brown

(1856-1948 / United States)

Alice Brown Poems

1. A West-Country Lover 1/4/2003
2. Candlemas 1/4/2003
3. Hora Christi 1/4/2003
4. A Farewell 4/22/2010
5. Cloistered 4/22/2010
6. Life 4/22/2010
7. Sunrise On Mansfield Mountain 4/22/2010
8. Trilby 4/22/2010
9. Sleep 4/22/2010
10. A Benedictine Garden 4/22/2010

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A Benedictine Garden

Through all the wind-blown aisles of May,
Faint bells of perfume swing and fall.
Within this apple-petalled wall
(A gray east, flecked with rosy day)
The pink laburnum lays her cheek
In married, matchless, lovely bliss,
Against her golden mate, to seek
His airy kiss.

Tulips, in faded splendor drest,
Brood o'er their beds, a slumbrous gloom.
Dame Peony, red and ripe with bloom,
Swells the silk housing of her breast.
The Lilac, drunk to ecstasy,
Breaks her full flagons on the air,
And drenches home the reeling bee
Who found her fair.

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