A White Night Poem by Mathilde Blind

A White Night

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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 OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 13 January 2017

Well-written....++++++++ Thanks for sharing++++++++++++

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Tom Allport 13 January 2017

beauty seen in a different light is still beautiful especially at night.

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Rajnish Manga 13 January 2017

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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Ramesh T A 13 January 2017

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!

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Sylvaonyema Uba 13 January 2017

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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Mahtab Bangalee 13 September 2020

My heart was laid against your own, Against your heart, which seemed to be Mine own to all Eternity.....love is the mysterious impression feelings of a mind; sometimes this love expresses itself for the unknown almighty power and sometimes for the ephemeral existence. the poem greatly crafted this poem; delightful to read

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De-Anna 13 September 2020

I love the eloquence and symbolism of this poem. I have read a lot of poems, including the classics, and this is up there with the best of them.

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Andrew Blakemore 13 September 2020

Really beautiful imagery

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Panagiota Romios 13 September 2020

Congratulations..such Imagery and soul Panagiota Romios

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L MILTON HANKINS 13 September 2020

This is an incredibly moving poem, expressively written. I do not know of a love poem that is so sincerely moving.

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