Friday, January 18, 2013

quoth the madman

Louis Welden Hawkins (Symbolist, 1849–1910), A Veil
The calm, pale moonlight, whose sad beauty, beaming,
Sets the birds softly dreaming in the trees,
And makes the marbled fountains, gushing, streaming—
Slender jet-fountains—sob their ecstasies.
~Paul Verlaine