Archive for May 28th, 2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Isolation by Henry Green Barnett

Thine eyes are dark and luminous as are
Deep winter skies hung with a crescent censer;
They glow like fireless planets seen afar,
Only more coldly blue, graver, intenser.

Thine eyes as strange and straying are
As frozen shells of drifted stellar plasm;
As well might I aspire to reach that star
As seek to arch this vaster human chasm.

From: Barnett, Henry G., The Roof of the World and Other Poems, 1916, Sherman, French & Company: Boston,p. 31.

Date: 1916

By: Henry Green Barnett (1890-1987)