Dancing Dust

Poems by Mollie Caird (1922-2000)

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The golden notes of Apollo
And the limpid strains on Pan
Were heard when the world was a legend
By the wondering ears of man;
His soul was stirred, but he knew not
How to award the prize,
Till he heard too late in the cornfield
A whisper of hushed surprise.

Trembling lips on the Pan-pipes,
Fingers on trembling strings,
Slip wavering through the music
When the woodland blackbird sings;
Sunshine of golden laughter,
And ripple of reedy tears
The gods fling down the ages
To men with asses' ears.


Undated, c1941