Richard Le Gallienne

(1866-1947 / England)

The Source - Poem by Richard Le Gallienne

Water in hidden glens
From the secret heart of the mountains,
Where the red fox hath its dens
And the gods their crystal fountains;
Up runnel and leaping cataract,
Boulder and ledge, I climbed and tracked,
Till I came to the top of the world and the fen
That drinks up the clouds and cisterns the rain,
And down through the floors of the deep morass
The procreant woodland essences drain--
The thunder's home, where the eagles scream
And the centaurs pass;
But, where it was born, I lost my stream.

'Twas in vain I said: ''Tis here it springs,
Though no more it leaps and no more it sings;'
And I thought of a poet whose songs I knew
Of morning made and shining dew--
I remembered the mire of the marshes too.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about The Source by Richard Le Gallienne

There is no comment submitted by members..



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



[Report Error]