William Watson

(1858-1935 / England)

To Health (From The Greek) - Poem by William Watson

Eldest born of powers divine!
Bless'd Hygeia! be it mine
To enjoy what thou canst give,
And henceforth with thee to live:
For in power if pleasure be
Wealth or numerous progeny
Or in amorous embrace,
Where no spy infests the place;
Or in aught that Heaven bestows
To alleviate human woes,
When the wearied heart despairs
Of a respite from its cares;
These cold and every true delight
Flourish only in thy sight;
And the sister graces three
Owe, themselves, their youth to thee
Without whom we may possess
Much, but never happiness.

Topic(s) of this poem: health


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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/23/2015 6:53:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem on health topic shared here with wise mind. Interesting.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 23, 2015



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