Mathilde Blind

(1841 - 1896 / Germany)

A White Night - Poem by Mathilde Blind

THE land lay deluged by the Moon;
The molten silver of the lake
Shimmered in many a broad lagoon
Between grey isles, whose copse and brake
Lay folded on the water's breast
Like halcyons in a floating nest.

And like a child who trusts in God
When in the dark it lies alone,
Stretched on the aromatic sod
My heart was laid against your own,
Against your heart, which seemed to be
Mine own to all Eternity.

Lapped in illimitable light,
The woods and waters seemed to swoon,
And clouds like angels-winged the night
And slipped away into the Moon,
Lost in that radiant flame above
As we were lapped and lost in love.

Comments about A White Night by Mathilde Blind

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/13/2017 9:31:00 AM)

    Mine own to all eternity.

    The theme of immortality of art and nature is highlighted in this poem.

    The poem romanticizes nature in all its form and ramification.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba
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  • (1/13/2017 8:31:00 AM)

    The human attachment to nature is ever highlighted in this poem and likes. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/13/2017 4:17:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem celebrating the romance of nature washed in moonlight everywhere. Thanks.
    THE land lay deluged by the Moon;
    The molten silver of the lake
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  • Tom Allport (1/13/2017 3:25:00 AM)

    tom allport
    beauty seen in a different light is still beautiful especially at night. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/13/2017 2:28:00 AM)

    Well-written....++++++++ Thanks for sharing++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (1/13/2017 1:12:00 AM)

    Moon light sines bright as white light in the nighty sky for the lonely and desolate child as a far better wonderful company than anyone in the world! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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