Bird Of Paradise

Padraic Colum 1881 (County Longford) – 1972 (Enfield)



WITH sapphire for her crown,
And with the Libyan wine
For lustre of her eyes;
With azure on her feet
As though she trod the skies;
Then iris for her vest,
Rose, ebony, and flame
(The bird that Camoens
Won for his golden lay),
She lives a thing enthralled.
In forests that are old,
As old as is the Moon.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABCDCEFCGHIJ
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 300
Words 62
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. more…

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