Poems— Volume 1

Author: George Meredith


Sweet July, warm July!
Month when mosses near the stream,
Soft green mosses thick and shy,
Are a rapture and a dream.
Summer Queen! whose foot the fern
Fades beneath while chestnuts burn;
I welcome thee with thy fierce love,
Gloom below and gleam above.
Though all the forest trees hang dumb,
With dense leafiness o’ercome;
Though the nightingale and thrush,
Pipe not from the bough or bush;
Come to me with thy lustrous eye,
Azure-melting westerly,
The raptures of thy face unfold,
And welcome in thy robes of gold!
Tho’ the nightingale broods—’sweet-chuck-sweet’ -
And the ouzel flutes so chill,
Tho’ the throstle gives but one shrilly trill
To the nightingale’s ’sweet-sweet.’


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Chicago: George Meredith, "II," Poems— Volume 1, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Poems—Volume 1 (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed August 9, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ARQKHP2QH1DX9B.

MLA: Meredith, George. "II." Poems— Volume 1, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Poems—Volume 1, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 9 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ARQKHP2QH1DX9B.

Harvard: Meredith, G, 'II' in Poems— Volume 1, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Poems—Volume 1, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 9 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ARQKHP2QH1DX9B.