[Home] [Book] [Expand] [Collapse] [Help]

Clear Search Expand Search


    The Venus of Milo   Table of Contents     An Ocean Musing

Ray, H. Cordelia
Poems

- SONNETS
- The Quest of the Ideal


The Quest of the Ideal


Fair Hope with lucent light in her glad eyes,
Fleet as Diana, through the meadow speeds;
Nor dewy rose nor asphodel she heeds,
For lo! unwonted radiance in the skies
Bids her not pause. The silv'ry shimmer lies
'Mid blooming vistas, whence the pathway leads
To heights aerial. The glow recedes
As panting Hope toils on, while awed surprise
Fills her sweet glances; will the vision fade
Ere she can reach it? Nay, 'tis lovelier far,
Rarer perspectives open to her gaze;
Then hasten on, expectantly, glad maid!
The splendor still will tremble there afar;
Yet count this quest the holiest of thy days

    The Venus of Milo   Table of Contents     An Ocean Musing