SONG OF THE DAUGHTERS OF CELEUS
by: Louis V. Ledoux (1880-1948)
- EEP the
well and dark the water,
- Far we let our pitchers down.
- Prisoned water, prisoned water,
- Fill the gleaming pitchers brown;
- Fill and brim and sparkle after;
- Pools of sunlight edged with laughter
- Wait their guest in Celeus' town.
- When we lean above the water,
- Imaged in the twilight lies
- One who comes for Celeus' daughter,
- Kindly brave and kindly wise.
- Shadowy layers of darkness cover
- Him, the coming lord and lover--
- Hers who has the brightest eyes.
POEMS BY LOUIS V. LEDOUX
"Song of the Daughters of Celeus"
is reprinted from Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1916.
Ed. William Stanley Braithwaite. New York: Laurence J. Gomme,