Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Here you will find the Poem Sonnet X of poet Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Sonnet X


SPIRIT of Grace, whose airy footsteps fall 
So lightly! sure the looker-on must be 
Most dull of fancy who doth not recall 
Some sweet comparison to picture thee! 
The white snow, drifing in its soundless showers,-- 
The young bird resting on a summer-bough,-- 
The south-wind bending down the opening flowers,-- 
The clear wave lifted with a gentle flow,-- 
Rippling and bright, advancing and retreating, 
Curling around the rock its dancing spray, 
Like a fair child whose kiss of gentle greeting 
Woos a companion to make holiday,-- 
Such are the thoughts of beauty round me shed, 
While pleased my eyes pursue thy light elastic tread.