Life is still beautiful!


Do you remember that careless band,
Riding o’er meadow and wet sea-sand,
         One autumn day, in a mist of sunshine,
Joyously seeking for fairyland?
The wind in the tree-tops was scarcely heard,
The streamlet repeated its one silver word,
         And far away, o’er the depths of wood-land,
Floated the bell of the parson-bird.

Pale hoar-frost glittered in shady slips,
Where ferns were dipping their finger-tips,
         From mossy branches a faint perfume
Breathed o’er honeyed Clematis lips.

At last we climbed to the ridge on high
Ah, crystal vision! Dreamland nigh!
         Far, far below us, the wide Pacific
Slumbered in azure from sky to sky.

And cloud and shadow, across the deep
Wavered, or paused in enchanted sleep,
         And eastward, the purple-misted islets
Fretted the wave with terrace and steep.

We looked on the tranquil, glassy bay,
On headlands sheeted in dazzling spray,
         And the whitening ribs of a wreck forlorn
That for twenty years had wasted away.

All was so calm, and pure and fair,
It seemed the hour of worship there,
         Silent, as where the great North-Minster
Rises for ever, a visible prayer.

Then we turned from the murmurous forest-land,
And rode over shingle and silver sand,
         For so fair was the earth in the golden autumn,
That we sought no farther for Fairyland. 



9 responses

  1. Al's

    You post beautiful and vivid poems, darling.
    Love ya,

    October 19, 2008 at 05:55

  2. Willie

    Could life be like fairy land

    October 19, 2008 at 08:38

  3. Curtis

    I like this.  Sometimes dreams are thats keeps us going.  Hugs to you and may God bless

    October 19, 2008 at 11:04

  4. Joe

    This does indeed paint some wonderful pictures on my mind.

    October 19, 2008 at 12:31

  5. T

    Lovely Ilse!
    I feel much better. I was already out with Kyra. It’s sunny and warm day.
    Is your photo new … I mean did you taken photo those days? You have shorter hair and you look great!

    October 19, 2008 at 12:32

  6. kinkel's

    just imagine if this was real?

    October 19, 2008 at 13:49

  7. Angel eyes

    beautiful words dear friend   kiki dee

    October 19, 2008 at 18:22

  8. Hope

    wow, so filled with emotion, and blissful dreams..your words are filled with such love.. and beautiful memories..thank you for this today.. you have no idea.. "smile"you are indeed a treasure..hope your day is blessed beyond measuresoft hugs dear friend

    October 19, 2008 at 18:59

  9. Hope

    p.s. there is something waiting for you over at Essence"smile"

    October 20, 2008 at 01:50

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