2 poems by Andrew Taylor

[Still and bright in twilight shining] 

 

Glitters the evening star 

      closing rosebuds 

shed their fragrance 

the river pales 

       slumber near 

solemn silence  

                 the fading day 

 

hush of sacred sadness 

weary wild 

                  sweep of trees 

beneath the power of  

twilight’s frown 

wide west decline  

& celestial sympathy 

 

Soft & sweet the silver beam 

                  through the bower 

bright drops  

unnoticed break  

 


August 13, 1836. Branwell Brontë  

 

March 25, 2022. Andrew Taylor



On Caroline


Light of ancestral hall

palace for a pall garden


to aisles & eternal sleep

mute & motionless


Slow midnight moments

to morning’s beam


churchyard stone can

hide past smiles


memory with her soul

joy itself has flown


[1837]


[2022]


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Andrew Taylor has published three collections with Shearsman Books, the latest being ‘Not There-Here’ published in October 2021. He has edited the Collected Poems of Peter Finch, published by Seren in May 2022. He is currently working on the poems of Branwell Brontë, which he is ‘sampling.’ www.andrewtaylorpoetry.com @dradny