I heard them say, "Her hands are hard as stone,"
And I remembered how she laid for me
The road to heaven. They said, "Her hair is grey."
Then I remembered how she once had thrown
Long plaited strands, like cables, into the sea
I battled in -- the salt sea of dismay.
They say, "Her beauty's past." And then I wept,
That these, who should have been in love adept,
Against my font of beauty should blaspheme.
And hearing a new music, miss the theme.
More verses by Max Plowman
- When It's Over
- Adventures of King Robert the Bruce
- The Inauguration of the University College
- The First Grenadier of France
- The Rebel Surprise Near Tamai