jump to navigation

Eugene Lee-Hamilton: Lorenzo de’ Medici to his Last Autumn 14/12/2010

Posted by florencecapital in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , ,

1888 in Imaginary Sonnets

Now falls the autumn in a rain of gold,

And makes a very Danae of earth,

Whose breast, beneath the yellow leaves, gives birth

To scented sighs, as hers ‘neath Jove of old.

And golden vapour fills each mountain fold,

And warmth and ripeness fill the broad land’s girth,

Ere old November cowers by the hearth

To warm his hands that tremble with the cold.

But I, whose autumn cometh premature,

From these Careggi windows mutely gaze

On yonder towered Florence, through the pure

October air, just tinged with golden haze,

And see alone the tomb, where, cold and sure,

Eternal winter waits me some few days.



No comments yet — be the first.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: