John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Narcsissus - Poem by John Bannister Tabb

The god enamoured never knew
The shadow that beguiled his view,
Nor deemed it less divinely true
Than Life and Love.


And so the poet, while he wrought
His image in the tide of thought,
Deemed it a glimpse in darkness caught
Of light above.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010



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