The Wonder Of It

by Harriet Monroe

Harriet Monroe

How wild, how witch-like weird that life should be!
That the insensate rock dared dream of me,
And take to bursting out and burgeoning-
Oh, long ago-yo ho!-
And wearing green! How stark and strange a thing
That life should be!
Oh mystic mad, a rigadoon of glee,
That dust should rise, and leap alive, and flee
Afoot, awing, and shake the deeps with cries-
Oh, far away-yo hay!
What moony masque, what arrogant disguise
That life should be!

Last updated January 14, 2019