John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Life-Song - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

Breathe it must for ecstacy,
Or a stifled blossom die:
Aching silence overgrown
Brings to birth the living tone
Sap-like, evermore to be
One with full-blown memory.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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