The Nile Poem by James Henry Leigh Hunt

The Nile

Rating: 2.7

It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands,
Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,
And times and things, as in that vision, seem
Keeping along it their eternal stands,--
Caves, pillars, pyramids, the shepherd bands
That roamed through the young world, the glory extreme
Of high Sesostris, and that southern beam,
The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.
Then comes a mightier silence, stern and strong,
As of a world left empty of its throng,
And the void weighs on us; and then we wake,
And hear the fruitful stream lapsing along
'Twixt villages, and think how we shall take
Our own calm journey on for human sake.

M Asim Nehal 13 June 2016

Nice poem, thanks for sharing...10

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Edward Kofi Louis 13 June 2016

The Nile is very important to Egypt! And, other parts of Africa. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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A. Madhavan 13 June 2016

I observe that the 'User rating' for this metaphorical poem by Leigh Hunt is 4.9/10, less than the minimal 5 points one gets for one's original new submission. I shall re-read the two excellent travel books on the Nile (in prose) by Alan Moorehead and P.B. Shelley's sonnet, 'Oztmandias'. AM

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River Nile and in its long journey a nice poem.

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George Samuel 14 June 2016

some great mighty thought threading a dream Our own calm journey on for human sake. Beautiful lines here, excellent job. Please sir read my poem Your Smile, thanks.

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Amar Agarwala 13 June 2016

A very well composed poetry.

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Dorina Neculce 13 June 2016

very nice poetry profundly

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Ratnakar Mandlik 13 June 2016

A beautifully conceived nature poem portraying the marvelous course of journey of river Nile through Egypt. Thanks for sharing it here.

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