William Watson Poems

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1.
April

April, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
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2.
Song

APRIL, April,
Laugh thy girlish laughter;
Then, the moment after,
Weep thy girlish tears!
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3.
England And Her Colonies

SHE stands, a thousand-wintered tree,
By countless morns impearled;
Her broad roots coil beneath the sea,
Her branches sweep the world;
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4.
World Strangeness

Strange the world about me lies,
Never yet familiar grown-
Still disturbs me with surprise,
Haunts me like a face half known.
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5.
Autumn

Thou burden of all songs the earth hath sung,
Thou retrospect in Time's reverted eyes,
Thou metaphor of everything that dies,
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6.
Changed Voices

Last night the seawind was to me
A metaphor of liberty,
And every wave along the beach
A starlit music seemed to be.
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7.
A Golden Hour

A beckoning spirit of gladness seemed afloat,
That lightly danced in laughing air before us:
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8.
History

Here, peradventure, in this mirror glassed,
Who gazes long and well at times beholds
Some sunken feature of the mummied Past,
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9.
A Sunset

Westward a league the city lay, with one
Cloud's imminent umbrage o'er it: when behold,
The incendiary sun
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10.
Beauty's Metempsychosis

That beauty such as thine
Can die indeed,
Were ordinance too wantonly malign:
No wit may reconcile so cold a creed
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