CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE
- ADY, the
sun's light to our eyes is dear,
- And fair the tranquil reaches of the sea,
- And flowery earth in May, and bounding waters;
- And so right many fair things I might praise;
- Yet nothing is so radiant and so fair
- As for souls childless, with desire sore-smitten,
- To see the light of babes about the house.
POEMS BY EURIPIDES
This English translation, by J.A.
Symonds, of 'Children in the House' is reprinted from Greek
Poets in English Verse. Ed. William Hyde Appleton. Cambridge:
The Riverside Press, 1893.