Prelude by William Watson

The mighty poets from their flowing store
Dispense like casual alms the careless ore;
Through throngs of men their lonely way they go,
Let fall their costly thoughts, nor seem to know.–
Not mine the rich and showering hand, that strews
The facile largess of a stintless Muse.
A fitful presence, seldom tarrying long,
Capriciously she touches me to song–
Then leaves me to lament her flight in vain,
And wonder will she ever come again.

See also  An Autumn Vision by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Leave a Reply 0

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *