The Bracelet of Grass



The opal heart of afternoon
Was clouding on to throbs of storm,
Ashen within the ardent west
The lips of thunder muttered harm,
And as a bubble like to break
Hung heaven's trembling amethyst,
When with the sedge-grass by the lake
I braceleted her wrist.

And when the ribbon grass was tied,
Sad with the happiness we planned,
Palm linked in palm we stood awhile
And watched the raindrops dot the sand;
Until the anger of the breeze
Chid all the lake's bright breathing down,
And ravished all the radiancies
From her deep eyes of brown.

We gazed from shelter on the storm,
And through out hearts swept ghostly pain
To see the shards of day sweep past,
Broken, and none might mend again.

Broken, that none shall ever mend;
Loosened, that none shall ever tie.
O the wind and the wind, will it never end?
O the sweeping past of the ruined sky!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXXBCBC XDXDEFEF AXXX GHGH
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 846
Words 156
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 8, 8, 4, 4

William Vaughn Moody

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