(8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962 / Portsmouth, Hampshire)

On The Marriage Of The Lady Gwendolin Talbot With The Eldest Son Of Prince Borghese

Lady! to decorate thy marriage morn,
Rare gems, and flowers, and lofty songs are brought;
Thou the plain utterance of a Poet's thought,
Thyself at heart a Poet, wilt not scorn:
The name, into whose splendour thou wert born,
Thou art about to change for that which stands
Writ on the proudest work that mortal hands
Have raised from earth, Religion to adorn.
Take it rejoicing,--take with thee thy dower,
Britain's best blood, and Beauty ever new,
Being of mind; may the cool northern dew
Still rest upon thy leaves, transplanted flower!
Mingling thy English nature, pure and true,
With the bright growth of each Italian hour.

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Mary Elizabeth Frye

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

Comments (6)

Nice poem, I liked the words. Poem about Bambi?
Nicely written When I stamp my hoof The frozen-cloud-specks jam into the cleft So that I reel upon two slippery points...
Hmmmm... felt like I was reading two poems jammed together, each were good in their own way but the moods do not blend together... and I really prefer the faun half
Over the brown trees with the muse of life. Thanks for sharing.
Not so lovely poem, but Rajnish is right about the message in the last two lines.
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