Frederick Wiliam Henry Myers

(1843-1901 / England)

I Saw, I Saw The Lovely Child - Poem by Frederick Wiliam Henry Myers

I SAW, I saw the lovely child,
I watch'd her by the way,
I learnt her gestures sweet and wild,
Her loving eyes and gay.

Her name?—I heard not, nay, nor care; 5
Enough it was for me
To find her innocently fair
And delicately free.

Oh, cease and go ere dreams be done,
Nor trace the angel's birth, 10
Nor find the Paradisal one
A blossom of the earth!

Thus is it with our subtlest joys,—
How quick the soul's alarm!
How lightly deed or word destroys 15
That evanescent charm!

It comes unbidden, comes unbought,
Unfetter'd flees away;
His swiftest and his sweetest thought
Can never poet say.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 2, 2012


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