Poetry, VOLUME 8

Robert Williams Buchanan – “Even-Song” [Poem]

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Robert Williams Buchanan was a Scottish poet who died on this date in 1901.

EVEN-SONG.
Robert Williams Buchanan

 

 

SAFE in its earth nest lying,
The bird is closing its eyes:
Dream!—while the wind is flying
From its lair in the lofty skies!
Sweet in its earth nest lying,
The flower is sinking to sleep:
Dream!—while the waves are crying
On shores of the mighty deep!

For, dearest, thine eyelid closes,
Safe as the bird’s in the bower;
Thy golden brow reposes,
Sweet as the head of the flower.
Night wind, murmur yonder!
Sea-wave, break and scream!
Your voices can never wander
To the beautiful shores of Dream!

 





C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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