In this category:

    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    POETRY ARCHIVE
    Archive C-D
    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    WAR POETRY
    Cromwell, Gladys
    TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE - early death: writers, poets & artists who died young
    Gladys Cromwell

New on FdM

  1. Hands of Spring : Anthology of Poetry by Federico García Lorca
  2. Karel van de Woestijne: Vlaanderen, o welig huis (Gedicht)
  3. August Stramm: Fluch (Gedicht)
  4. Dubuffets collectie Art Brut voor het eerst te zien in Nederland
  5. Daniil Charms: Verzameld werk in Nederlandse vertaling
  6. Lord Byron: I Speak Not (Poem)
  7. Thierry Laget: Proust, prix Goncourt. Une émeute littéraire
  8. 50th Poetry International Festival Rotterdam. Going for gold from 13 – 16 June 2019
  9. Ton van Reen: Het diepste blauw (102). Een roman als feuilleton
  10. Louise Bourgeois in de Rijksmuseumtuinen

Or see the index

All categories

  1. AUDIO, CINEMA, RADIO & TV (117)
  2. DANCE (49)
  3. DICTIONARY OF IDEAS (160)
  4. EXHIBITION – art, art history, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ready-mades, video, performing arts, collages, gallery, etc. (1,349)
  5. FICTION & NON-FICTION – books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets (2,664)
  6. FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY – classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc. (3,706)
  7. LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS – art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence (1,407)
  8. MONTAIGNE (97)
  9. MUSEUM OF LOST CONCEPTS – invisible poetry, conceptual writing, spurensicherung (47)
  10. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – department of ravens & crows, birds of prey, riding a zebra (86)
  11. MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST (74)
  12. MUSIC (163)
  13. PRESS & PUBLISHING (71)
  14. REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS (86)
  15. STORY ARCHIVE – olv van de veestraat, reading room, tales for fellow citizens (16)
  16. STREET POETRY (36)
  17. THEATRE (168)
  18. TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE – early death: writers, poets & artists who died young (227)
  19. ULTIMATE LIBRARY – danse macabre, ex libris, grimm & co, fairy tales, art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, ideal women (166)
  20. WAR & PEACE (63)
  21. · (2)

Or see the index



  1. Subscribe to new material: RSS

Gladys Cromwell: The Fugitive (Poem)

 

The Fugitive

Fool, fool,
They can hear thy frighted feet,
And they poke fun at thee,
Or pity thee,
Or pity thee.
They can hear thy steps retreat,
Shuffling timidly.

Thy gait is hobbling and uncouth,
For stubborn is earth’s clay;
There was a day,
There was a day,
When from the doom of its own youth,
Thy spirit stole away.

Do they not know thy spirit’s home?
Thy spirit, glancing, glides
Beneath all tides,
Beneath all tides.
It is a coral under foam;
In the cool deep it hides.

For lo, the yielding element
Of immortality
Is like the sea,
Is like the sea.
Do they not hear, in wonderment,
The tides enfolding thee?

Gladys Cromwell
(1885-1919)
The Fugitive

• fleursdumal.nl magazine

More in: Archive C-D, Cromwell, Gladys, Gladys Cromwell

Previous and Next Entry

« | »

Thank you for reading FLEURSDUMAL.NL - magazine for art & literature