A Thought of the Nile
Leigh Hunt, Foliage; or, Poems Original and translated (London: C. & J. Ollier, 1818). B-11 3716 Fisher Rare Book Library
2 Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,
3 And times and things, as in that vision, seem
4Keeping along it their eternal stands,--
5Caves, pillars, pyramids, the shepherd bands
6 That roamed through the young world, the glory extreme
8The laughing queen that caught the world's great hands.
9Then comes a mightier silence, stern and strong,
10As of a world left empty of its throng,
11 And the void weighs on us; and then we wake,
12And hear the fruitful stream lapsing along
13 Twixt villages, and think how we shall take
14 Our own calm journey on for human sake.
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2RP.2.155; RPO 1996-2000.