John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Desert-Orbs - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

The world, they tell us, dwindles,
When matched with other spheres;
And yet in all their amplitudes
No place for human tears.

How sterile is the sunshine,
How masculine the blue,
That breeds no shadow, nor betrays
A memory of dew!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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