A Quiet Soul

By John Oldham


THY soul within such silent pomp did keep,
         As if humanity were lull'd asleep;
So gentle was thy pilgrimage beneath,
         Time's unheard feet scarce make less noise,
         Or the soft journey which a planet goes:
Life seem'd all calm as its last breath.
         A still tranquillity so hush'd thy breast,
         As if some Halcyon were its guest,
         And there had built her nest;
         It hardly now enjoys a greater rest.

DayPoems Poem No. 412
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