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In the Bee-Loud Glade

Come and I will show you all / Makes each day a festival. 1
small horses ride me / carry my dreams /of prairies and frontiers 
where once / the first people roamed / claimed union with the earth. 2

While the sun shines / In one quarter of heaven 
And the rainbow– Breaks out its enormous flag. 3
Could I see it from the mountains / If I were as tall as they? 4
I looked for every loveliness, it all came true.  5

Rise up my love and come away / The rain is over and gone. 6
Oh, night that guided me, Oh, night more lovely than the dawn, 7
Your love is fruit of my darkest day / And I am your Rose of Sharon. 6

For April 30, write a cento, a poetry form in which each line comes from another poem.

Sources:

  • Title: W. B. Yeats, The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  • 1Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sunrise
  • 2 bell hooks, Appalachian Elegy, Section 5
  • 3 Adrienne Rich, Peace
  • 4 Emily Dickinson, Will there really be a “Morning”? (101)
  • 5 Dorothy Parker, I Wished on the Moon
  • 6 Eliza Gilkyson, Rose of Sharon (from the Song of Solomon)
  • 7 St. John of the Cross, Dark Night of the Soul
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