Algernon Charles Swinburne

(5 April 1837 - 10 April 1909 / London)

The Way Of The Wind - Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

The wind's way in the deep sky's hollow
None may measure, as none can say
How the heart in her shows the swallow
The wind's way.

Hope nor fear can avail to stay
Waves that whiten on wrecks that wallow,
Times and seasons that wane and slay.

Life and love, till the strong night swallow
Thought and hope and the red last ray,
Swim the waters of years that follow
The wind's way.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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