A Noon Interval Poem by James Whitcomb Riley

A Noon Interval

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A deep, delicious hush in earth and sky --
A gracious lull--since, from its wakening,
The morn has been a feverish, restless thing
In which the pulse of Summer ran too high
And riotous, as though its heart went nigh
To bursting with delights past uttering:
Now--as an o'erjoyed child may cease to sing
All falteringly at play, with drowsy eye
Draining the pictures of a fairy-tale
To brim his dreams with--there comes o'er the day
A loathful silence wherein all sounds fail
Like loitering sounds of some roundelay . . .
No wakeful effort longer may avail --
The wand waves, and the dozer sinks away.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 07 October 2016

With the muse of the wand waves of nature. Nice work.

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Dani Ronckers 07 October 2016

this poem makes the water of my child flow like the mighty mississippi keep up the good work

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Dipankar Sadhukhan 07 October 2016

Beautifully expressed... This is truly a great work.

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Susan Williams 07 October 2016

I am all in favor of poets at play with words like they're fingerpaints: - - - -A deep, delicious hush - - - - - - - - -The morn has been a feverish, restless thing - - - - - - - -the pulse of Summer ran too high- - - - - - - - - -as an o'erjoyed child may cease to sing- - - - - - - - - -A loathful silence wherein all sounds fail - - - -Like loitering sounds of some roundelay... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Lovely words, lovely sounds, lovely images

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Mizzy ........ 07 October 2016

Simply a Superb Sonnet!

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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 October 2016

The morn has been a feverish restless thing In which the pulse of summer ran too high Simply superb imagery displayed in this fantastic poem. Thanks for sharing it here,

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Fauxcroft Wade 07 October 2016

Wonderfully sculptured piece of work.

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M Asim Nehal 07 October 2016

Awesome poem and you deserve this POTD honour.

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