Louise Imogen Guiney

(1861 - 1920 / United States)

A Song Of The Lilac - Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney

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Above the wall that's broken,
And from the coppice thinned,
So sacred and so sweet
The lilac in the wind!
And when by night the May wind blows
The lilac-blooms apart,
The memory of his first love
Is shaken on his heart.

In tears it long was buried,
And trances wrapt it round;
O how they wake it now,
The fragrance and the sound!
For when by night the May wind blows
The lilac-blooms apart,
The memory of his first love
Is shaken on his heart.


Comments about A Song Of The Lilac by Louise Imogen Guiney

  • (3/1/2012 4:21:00 AM)


    The memory of his first love
    Is shaken on his heart.
    I LOVE THOSE LINES, GREAT PRESENTATION OF FIRST LOVE, LOVING THOSE MOMENTS EVEN MORE....
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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