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Lyonesse

Rating: 2.8

In Lyonesse was beauty enough, men say:
Long Summer loaded the orchards to excess,
And fertile lowlands lengthening far away,
In Lyonesse.


Came a term to that land's old favoredness:
Past the sea-walls, crumbled in thundering spray,
Rolled the green waves, ravening, merciless.

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Susan Williams 07 December 2015

I read that Lyonesse was a place in mythology that eventually sank below the city. I wonder why Alan Seeger wrote about it... was it because it was about death... death of a time... death of a land... death of a dream? Like war?

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