WHEN sunshine met the wave,
Then love was born;
Then Venus rose to save
A world forlorn.
For light a thousand wings
Of joy unfurled,
And bound with golden rings
The icy world.
And color flamed the earth
With glad desire,
Till life sprang to the birth,
Fire answering fire,
And so the world awoke,
And all was done,
When first the ocean spoke
Unto the sun.
If Harriet Monroe is number 409 on the top 500 poets, and if this poem of hers is good enough to be selected as poem of the day, why does it only have a rating of 3.7 out of ten, based on 274 votes? I wouldn't rate it QUITE that low, but it really isn't anything special.
Superb imagery and nice flow, I liked it well written.10
Then Venus rose to save A world forlorn Awe some philosophy and realistic too. The Venus had truely saved the world from being forlorn. She made it worth living.Enjoyed the poem. Thanks.
I am entertained reading this poem.
Congratulations being chosen by PoemHunter and Team as The Poet Of The Day, hoorray! Gorgeously thought and written
So undescribable beautiful, loveliest worded by the great Poetess Harriet Monroe.5 Stars full for this gem in Classical poetry
The loveliest poem I ever read about The Beginning of the World, sooo very touching sweetest loveliest, I could jump based upon greatest joy and happiness
When Sunshine met the wave Then love was born Then Venus rose to save A world forlorn. Awesome write. Thanks for sharing.
I especially like the lines 'For light a thousand wings Of joy unfurled, And bound with golden rings The icy world. And color flamed the earth With glad desire, ' raises possibilities
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Nice, but one of her poems that I love best is, A Play Festival in Ogden Park. I highly recommend everyone read it. I noticed the name of the poem first, as we have Ogden, Utah near me.