Alice Guerin Crist

Here you will find the Poem Afterglow of poet Alice Guerin Crist


A magic wrought of dying dreams
 A wizard light that creeps and glows;
Painting grey hills and sluggish streams
 In tints of gold and rose

Staining with fire the cherry-snow
 Lighting our hearts with sudden flame
As if the love of long ago
 Back from its ashes came

Rose-flushed and radiant everything
 And joy and hope are born anew;
Even the darting swallow's wing
 Has caught its glowing hue

Ah! swift it dies from hill and plain...
 Be wise dear heart and let me go;
Not love that lit our hearts again - 
 Only it's afterglow!