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Raymond Knister (1899-1932)

Reverie: The Orchard on the Slope


              1Thin ridges of land unploughed
              2Along the tree-rows
              3Covered with long cream grasses
              4Wind-torn.
              5Brown sand between them,
              6Blue boughs above.

. . . .

              7Row and row of waves ever
              8In the breaking;
              9Ever in arching and convulsed
            10Imminence;
            11Roll of muddy sea between;
            12Low clouds down-pressing
            13And pallid and streaming rain.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of Raymond Knister, ed. Dorothy Livesay (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1949): 32. PS 8521 N567A17 1949 Robarts Library.
First publication date: October 1923
Publication date note: The Midland 9 (Oct. 1923): 177
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/3/27

Rhyme: unrhyming


Other poems by Raymond Knister