Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Desire
By H. Thompson Rich
 
I WOULD send these dreams of yours and mine re-borning;
I would send our love out to seek noble flight—
Over the interminable mountains of the morning,
Over the endless oceans of the night.
I would put the lightness of it into laughter,        5
I would put the sorrow of it into song—
That should go echoing on for ages after,
That should make glad the world whole aeons long.
I would tell in deathless paint the glory of it;
I would tell in immutable stone its majesty—        10
To halo it and hold a light above it,
To temper it with immortality.
    I would spin it to the heavens, span on span …
    Were I but—oh, a little more than man!
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors