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Meredith, George

· Hans Hermans Natuurdagboek: Winter Heavens · Hans Hermans NATUURDAGBOEK

Hans Hermans Natuurdagboek: Winter Heavens

George Meredith

(1828 – 1909)

 

Winter Heavens

Sharp is the night, but stars with frost alive

Leap off the rim of earth across the dome.

It is a night to make the heavens our home

More than the nest whereto apace we strive.

Lengths down our road each fir-tree seems a hive,

In swarms outrushing from the golden comb.

They waken waves of thoughts that burst to foam:

The living throb in me, the dead revive.

Yon mantle clothes us: there, past mortal breath,

Life glistens on the river of the death.

It folds us, flesh and dust; and have we knelt,

Or never knelt, or eyed as kine the springs

Of radiance, the radiance enrings:

And this is the soul’s haven to have felt.

 

Photos: Hans Hermans 2010 – Natuurdagboek November 2010

Poem: George Meredith

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Hans Hermans NATUURDAGBOEK

Dirge in Woods
by George Meredith

(1828 – 1909)

A wind sways the pines,
         And below
Not a breath of wild air;
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines
Of the roots here and there.
The pine-tree drops its dead;
They are quiet, as under the sea.
Overhead, overhead
Rushes life in a race,
As the clouds the clouds chase;
         And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
         Even we,
         Even so.

Photos: Hans Hermans 2010 – Natuurdagboek september 2010

Poem: George Meredith

► Website Hans Hermans

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