Alice Meynell

Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. Wikipedia

Chimes

Brief on a flying night, From the shaken tower, A flock of bells take flight, And go with the hour.Like birds from the cote to the gales, Abrupt—oh, hark!— A fleet of bells set sails, And go to the dark.Sudden the cold airs swing: Alone, aloud, A verse of bells takes wing And flies...

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16 November

The Modern Poet

A Song of DerivationsI come from nothing; but from where Come the undying thoughts I bear? Down, through long links of death and birth, From the past poets of the earth. My immortality is there.I am like the blossom of an hour. But long, long vanished sun and shower Awoke my...

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16 August

Maternity

One wept whose only child was dead New-born, ten years ago. “Weep not; he is in bliss,” they said. She answered, “Even so.“Ten years ago was born in pain A child not now forlorn. But oh, ten years ago, in vain A mother, a mother was born.”Alice Meynell...

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05 June