Archibald MacLeish

(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

Imagery - Poem by Archibald MacLeish

The tremulously mirrored clouds lie deep,
Enchanted towers bosomed in the stream,
And blossomed coronals of white-thorn gleam
Within the water where the willows sleep—
Still-imaged willow-leaves whose shadows steep
The far-reflected sky in dark of dream;
And glimpsed therein the sun-winged swallows seem
As fleeting memories to those who weep.

So mirrored in thy heart are all desires,
Eternal longings, Youth's inheritance,
All hopes that token immortality,
All griefs whereto immortal grief aspires.
Aweary of the world's reality,
I dream above the imaged pool, Romance.


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  • (11/26/2015 4:19:00 AM)


    I dream above the image pool, Romance.... great on bright side (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 26, 2015



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