Poems

Not For That City

Not for that city of the level sun,
Its golden streets and glittering gates ablaze'
The shadeless, sleepless city of white days,
White nights, or nights and days that are as one'
We weary, when all is said , all thought, all done.
We strain our eyes beyond this dusk to see
What, from the threshold of eternity
We shall step into. No, I think we shun
The splendour of that everlasting glare,
The clamour of that never-ending song.
And if for anything we greatly long,
It is for some remote and quiet stair
Which winds to silence and a space for sleep
Too sound for waking and for dreams too deep.



Poem topics: , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Not For That City poem to your favorites

Add Poet Charlotte Mary Mew to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "Not For That City" poem.
All Charlotte Mary Mew Poems

Popular Poets

Charles Joseph Kickham (1 poems)
Sir William Davenant (3 poems)
Osip Emilevich Mandelstam (1 poems)
Lady Dufferin, Helen Selina Sheridan (1 poems)
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (1 poems)
Edward Taylor (6 poems)
Nicholas Grimald (1 poems)
C. Dale Young (3 poems)
Thomas Lodge (7 poems)
Scudder Middleton (2 poems)

Popular Poems

Four-Letter Word [French] (Gros Mot), by James A. Emanuel
The Flower Of Love, by Thomas Love Peacock
Luftaanden, by Hans Christian Andersen
The Man With The Hoe, by Edwin Markham
A Footnote To A Famous Lyric, by Louise Imogen Guiney
Atra Cura, by William Makepeace Thackeray
Memory, by Christina Rossetti
Bag Of Mice, by Nick Flynn
There Came Whisperings In The Winds, by Stephen Crane
My Coffin, by Robert Service