Verse

A poem by Walter Savage Landor

Past ruin'd Ilion Helen lives,
Alcestis rises from the shades;
Verse calls them forth; 'tis verse that gives
Immortal youth to mortal maids.

Soon shall Oblivion's deepening veil
Hide all the peopled hills you see,
The gay, the proud, while lovers hail
These many summers you and me.

Reader Comments

Tell us what you think of 'Verse' by Walter Savage Landor

comments powered by Disqus

Home | Search | About this website | Contact | Privacy Policy