Andrew Lang

Here you will find the Poem The Odyssey of poet Andrew Lang

The Odyssey

AS one that for a weary space has lain 
   Lull'd by the song of Circe and her wine 
   In gardens near the pale of Proserpine, 
Where that Aeaean isle forgets the main, 
And only the low lutes of love complain, 
   And only shadows of wan lovers pine-- 
   As such an one were glad to know the brine 
Salt on his lips, and the large air again-- 
So gladly from the songs of modern speech 
   Men turn, and see the stars, and feel the free 
   Shrill wind beyond the close of heavy flowers, 
   And through the music of the languid hours 
They hear like Ocean on a western beach 
   The surge and thunder of the Odyssey.