Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stanza Saturday (1)


Stanza Saturday is a new weekly meme where we share poetry from either a home collection or from the library.  Find a book of poems, any poet will do, and open up to a random page and post the first poem you see.  If the poem is rather lengthy, feel free to post just the first stanza and be sure to include the poem's title, the book's title, and the poet. ^_^

This week's poem is:

"Before the Rain"
by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
From Random House Treasury of Year-Round Poems

We knew it would rain, for all the morn
   A spirit on slender ropes of mist
Was lowering its golden buckets down
   Into the vapory amethyst.

Of marshes and swamps and dismal fens--
   Scooping the dew that lay in the flowers,
Dipping the jewels out of the sea,
   To sprinkle them over the land in showers.

We knew it would rain, for the poplars showed
   The white of their leaves, the amber grain
Shrunk in the wind--and the lightning now
   Is tangled in tremulous skeins of rain!

What poem or stanza do you want to share today? ^_^


  1. Love poetry, so thanks for sharing this poem and this meme.

  2. @ Deb: Thank you, and now it's a linked meme! Sorry it took a bit. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. :)


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