Sidney Lanier

(1842-1881 / Macon / Georgia)

The Palm And The Pine - Poem by Sidney Lanier

From the German of Heine.



In the far North stands a Pine-tree, lone,
Upon a wintry height;
It sleeps: around it snows have thrown
A covering of white.

It dreams forever of a Palm
That, far i' the Morning-land,
Stands silent in a most sad calm
Midst of the burning sand.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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