William Gilmore Simms

(1806 - 1870 / USA)

William Gilmore Simms Quotes

    The Bard

    Where dwells the spirit of the Bard--what sky
    Persuades his daring wing,--
    Folded in soft carnation, or in snow
    Still sleeping, far o'er summits of the cloud,
    And, with a seeming, sweet unconsciousness,
    Wooing his plume, through baffling storms to fly,
    Assured of all that ever yet might bless
    The spirit, by love and loftiest hope made proud,
    Would he but struggle for the dear caress!--