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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Where Corals Lie by Richard Garnett

The deeps have music soft and low
When winds awake the airy spry,
It lures me, lures me on to go
And see the land where corals lie.

By mount and mead, by lawn and rill,
When night is deep, and moon is high,
That music seeks and finds me still,
And tells me where the corals lie.

Yes, press my eyelids close, ’tis well,
But far the rapid fancies fly
To rolling worlds of wave and shell,
And all the land where corals lie.

Thy lips are like a sunset glow,
Thy smile is like a morning sky,
Yet leave me, leave me, let me go
And see the land where corals lie.

From: Garnett, Richard, Io in Egypt, and Other Poems, 1859, Bell and Daldy: London, p. 98.
(https://archive.org/stream/ioinegyptandoth01garngoog#page/n110/mode/2up)

Date: 1859

By: Richard Garnett (1835-1906)