The Fold

A poem by Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell

Behold,
The time is now! Bring back, bring back
Thy flocks of fancies, wild of whim.
Oh lead them from the mountain-track--
Thy frolic thoughts untold.
Oh bring them in--the fields grow dim--
And let me be the fold.

Behold,
The time is now! Call in, O call
Thy posturing kisses gone astray
For scattered sweets. Gather them all
To shelter from the cold.
Throng them together, close and gay,
And let me be the fold!

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