Azure and Gold
by Amy Lowell(1874-1925)
April had covered the hills
With flickering yellows and reds,
The sparkle and coolness of snow
Was blown from the mountain beds.
Across a deep-sunken stream
The pink of blossoming trees,
And from windless appleblooms
The humming of many bees.
The air was of rose and gold
Arabesqued with the song of birds
Who, swinging unseen under leaves,
Made music more eager than words.
Of a sudden, aslant the road,
A brightness to dazzle and stun,
A glint of the bluest blue,
A flash from a sapphire sun.
Blue-birds so blue, ‘t was a dream,
An impossible, unconceived hue,
The high sky of summer dropped down
Some rapturous ocean to woo.
Such a colour, such infinite light!
The heart of a fabulous gem,
Many-faceted, brilliant and rare.
Centre Stone of the earth’s diadem!
Centre Stone of the Crown of the World,
“Sincerity” graved on your youth!
And your eyes hold the blue-bird flash,
The sapphire shaft, which is truth.
from A Dome of Many-Coloured Glass
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that is a lovely poem, and you choice of artwork,too. last summer there was a big Van Gogh show at the High museum in atlanta. had several paintings that have not been out of holland V/G
museum, ever. breathtaking- three
self portraits, including the japanese-looking vincent,
‘the night cafe’, which was huge, the yellow light from it was just blinding. AND the last gorgeous work as you left,was the ‘blooming peachtree’ picture,with its bonsai japanese branches.
the colors were just amazing. i wanted to fall down and worship.
(those colors can carry me away:)
guess this should have been an email, but picture and poem are
so passionate about spring….
A lovely poem indeed. thank you for sharing.