Near Helikon

Original Text: 
The Poems of Trumbull Stickney, ed. George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge (Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, 1905): 203 (one of the "Sonnets from Greece"). PS 3537 T525 1905 Robarts Library.
1By such an all-embalming summer day
2As sweetens now among the mountain pines
3Down to the cornland yonder and the vines,
4To where the sky and sea are mixed in gray,
5How do all things together take their way
6Harmonious to the harvest, bringing wines
7And bread and light and whatsoe'er combines
8In the large wreath to make it round and gay.
9To me my troubled life doth now appear
10Like scarce distinguishable summits hung
11Around the blue horizon: places where
12Not even a traveller purposeth to steer, --
13Whereof a migrant bird in passing sung,
14And the girl closed her window not to hear.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.