A daily poem #123 – December 18, 2009

A poem
by William Butler Yeats

Solomon to Sheba

Sang Solomon to Sheba,
And kissed her dusky face,
“All day long from mid-day
We have talked in the one place,

All day long from shadowless noon
We have gone round and round
In the narrow theme of love
Like a old horse in a pound.-

To Solomon sang Sheba,
Plated on his knees,
“If you had broached a matter
That might the learned please,

You had before the sun had thrown
Our shadows on the ground
Discovered that my thoughts, not it,
Are but a narrow pound.’

Said Solomon to Sheba,
And kissed her Arab eyes,
“There’s not a man or woman
Born under the skies

Dare match in learning with us two,
And all day long we have found
There’s not a thing but love can make
The world a narrow pound.’

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~ by Chris Hibbard on December 18, 2009.

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