Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

(25 November 1875 – 15 August 1928 / Canada)

Glamour - Poem by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay

THE knowledge of love
Is like sudden sun upon a river--
The slipping water
Is instantly opaque and glorious.
No longer can we look into it
Counting the pebbles,
Watching the ribboned water-reeds,
Or searching idly
For that something which we lost
(A ring with gems)
It is all glamour, now!
We turn away, shading our eyes.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 6, 2010



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