Richard Aldington

(8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962 / Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Images - Poem by Richard Aldington

I

Like a gondola of green scented fruits
Drifting along the dark canals of Venice,
You, O exquisite one,
Have entered into my desolate city.

II

The blue smoke leaps
Like swirling clouds of birds vanishing.
So my love leaps forth toward you,
Vanishes and is renewed.

III

A rose-yellow moon in a pale sky
When the sunset is faint vermilion
In the mist among the tree-boughs
Art thou to me, my beloved.

IV

A young beech tree on the edge of the forest
Stands still in the evening,
Yet shudders through all its leaves in the light air
And seems to fear the stars -
So are you still and so tremble.

V

The red deer are high on the mountain,
They are beyond the last pine trees.
And my desires have run with them.

VI

The flower which the wind has shaken
Is soon filled again with rain;
So does my heart fill slowly with tears,
Until you return.


Comments about Images by Richard Aldington

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (9/14/2017 11:29:00 PM)


    The flower which the wind has shaken
    Is soon filled again with rain;
    So does my heart fill slowly with tears,
    Until you return.

    My heart fills with joy to read this lovely poem
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/14/2017 1:30:00 PM)


    A pale sky! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (9/14/2017 11:38:00 AM)


    Exquisite portrayal of nature and how it relates to the feelings of a man. Matchless. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/14/2017 10:34:00 AM)


    Simply awesome. The journey of love is fantastic here. Each stanza is a gem in itself. Thanks for sharing and Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (9/14/2017 9:40:00 AM)


    An exquisite poem. Rich in imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/14/2017 4:19:00 AM)


    So does my heart fill slowly with tears,
    Until you return..... this is the essence of the poem. Beautifully crafted.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/14/2017 3:09:00 AM)


    So does my heart fill slowly with tears,
    Until you return.
    A great ode to past memories.
    10+
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/14/2017 1:31:00 AM)


    Such a fine piece from the past........ (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/6/2016 9:01:00 PM)


    oh, beautiful images abound herein! ! Love that moves like a gondola, , , a beech tree shuddering its leaves.....swirling clouds of birds vanishing..... on and on this lovely poem goes (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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