Humphery Davy: Poem About a Weeping Monument

My eye is wet with tears
For I see the white stones
That are covered with names
The stones of my forefathers’ graves.

No grass grows upon them
For deep in the earth
In darkness and silence the organs of life
To their primitive atoms return.

Through ages the air
Has been moist with their blood
The ages the seeds of the thistle has fed
On what was once motion and form...
Thoughts roll not beneath the dust
No feeling is in the cold grave
They have leaped to other worlds

They are far above the skies.
They kindle in the stars
They dance in the light of suns
Or they live in the comet’s white haze.


There are various versions of this early poem in the HD Archive: see Paris, vol 1, p29; Treneer, pp4-5; or Fullmer, p13

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 The Age of Wonder
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     Science and Naturalism in Poetry

    Poems on science and nature.
    Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems
    Folksonomies: nature science poetry poems