Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth Poems
|5.||Spring in China||9/7/2016|
|6.||Light of Love||9/7/2016|
|10.||Wise Sarah and the Elf||11/16/2015|
|11.||On a Night of Snow||11/16/2015|
|12.||The Bad Kittens||9/7/2016|
|13.||I Like to See a Thunderstorm||9/7/2016|
|16.||Fly Low, Vermilion Dragon||8/3/2016|
|17.||Swift Things are Beautiful||9/7/2016|
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Swift Things are Beautiful
Swift things are beautiful:
Swallows and deer,
And lightening that falls
Bright-veined and clear,
Rivers and meteors,
Wind in the wheat,
The strong-withered horse,
The runner's sure feet.
And slow things are beautiful:
The closing of day,
The pause of the wave
That curves downward to spray,
The ember that crumbles,
The opening flower,
And the ox that moves on
In the quiet of power.
On a Night of Snow
Cat, if you go outdoors, you must walk in the snow.
You will come back with little white shoes on your feet,
little white shoes of snow that have heels of sleet.
Stay by the fire, my Cat. Lie still, do not go.
See how the flames are leaping and hissing low,
I will bring you a saucer of milk like a marguerite,
so white and so smooth, so spherical and so sweet —
stay with me, Cat. Outdoors the wild winds blow.