John A. Hammond

(Woore, Crewe, UK)

I Would Have Rest - Poem by John A. Hammond

I would have rest now, and when the years progressing
Show with star-peopled sky the hour is late,
Call me from trees and flowers and guessing.
Then, in the cool of evening, I shall close the garden gate. Eyes now are tired. Life gives small chance of sleeping,
Only a pull of movement against a patient death;
Yet I love the chaos in whose keeping
This mystic form of living is balanced on a breath. I but a germ, yet fashioned of His reason
With feet of dreaming where no feet have been.
To weep, to laugh I know, and in due season
After the end of dreaming, to see and to be seen. All tomorrow's seas of blue with cloud-ships sailing
Above your puzzled eyes to some port within His hand;
I shall have proof of what our hearts are proving,
And shall be knowing what we cannot understand.


Comments about I Would Have Rest by John A. Hammond

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: star, sky, death, life, dream, flower, sleep, tree



Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



[Report Error]