Verse > William Wordsworth > Complete Poetical Works
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


MEMORIALS OF A TOUR ON THE CONTINENT, 1820

XXX. ECHO, UPON THE GEMMI

          WHAT beast of chase hath broken from the cover?
          Stern GEMMI listens to as full a cry,
          As multitudinous a harmony
          Of sounds as rang the heights of Latmos over,
          When, from the soft couch of her sleeping Lover,
          Up-starting, Cynthia skimmed the mountain dew
          In keen pursuit--and gave, where'er she flew,
          Impetuous motion to the Stars above her.
          A solitary Wolf-dog, ranging on
          Through the bleak concave, wakes this wondrous chime        10
          Of aery voices locked in unison,--
          Faint--far-off--near--deep--solemn and sublime!--
          So, from the body of one guilty deed,
          A thousand ghostly fears, and haunting thoughts, proceed!


CONTENTS      BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD


  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
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