The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105603   Message #2175203
Posted By: Jean(eanjay)
20-Oct-07 - 07:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Poems that speak to you.
Subject: RE: BS: Poems that speak to you.
Time, Real and Imaginary
An Allegory

On the wide level of a mountain's head
(I knew not where, but 'twas some faery place),
Their pinions, ostrich-like, for sails outspread,
Two lovely children run an endless race,
A sisiter and a brother!
This far outstripp'd the other;
Yet ever runs she with reverted face,
And looks and listens for the boy behind:
For he, Alas! is blind!
O'er rough and smooth with even step he pass'd
And knows not whether he be first or last.