Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

Dew-Drop And Diamond - Poem by Robert Graves

The difference between you and her
(whom I to you did once prefer)
Is clear enough to settle:
She like a diamond shone, but you
Shine like an early drop of dew
Poised on a red rose petal.

The dew-drop carries in its eye
Mountain and forest, sea and sky,
With every change of weather;
Contrariwise, a diamond splits
The prospect into idle bits
That none can piece together.

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  • Brian Jani (6/20/2014 3:57:00 PM)

    Dew drop and diamond, this poem deserves adding to my favourite poems because its just unique and original too (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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