[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Ernest Dowson: Ernest Dowson Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Ernest DowsonErnest Dowson | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Ernest DowsonBooks by Ernest Dowson

Growth

Ernest Dowson

I watched the glory of her childhood change,
Half-sorrowful to find the child I knew,
  (Loved long ago in lily-time),
Become a maid, mysterious and strange,
With fair, pure eyes - dear eyes, but not the eyes I knew
   Of old, in the olden time!

Till on my doubting soul the ancient good
Of her dear childhood in the new disguise
   Dawned, and I hastened to adore
The glory of her waking maidenhead,
And found the old tenderness within her deepening eyes,
   But kinder than before.

Added: 25 Feb 2002 | Last Read: 16 Jan 2018 2:45 AM | Viewed: 4584 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Growth by Ernest Dowson, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/2713/ | Viewed on 16 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.