Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here's a Milly Jourdain poem for the last week of February.

Before the Break of Day

Milly Jourdain

The silence of these hours before the dawn
Is like a world beneath the sea
Waiting in a dim, enchanted light
For morning's new felicity.

At last there comes a distant breathless sound
Of bird songs, growing still more near,
Until the air is full of thrilling notes,
The sweetest music men can hear.

But now the rain has washed it all away,
The silent world beneath the sea,
And all the plants are drinking deep of hope
And love of life's immensity.

Another mixed bag, quality-wise. But the underwater comparison is lovely.

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