Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

RHAPSODIE (II)


 

Ring’d round with the dark green St. Laurent our isle as a jewel is

  set,

Moss’d agate in emerald rimm’d with an amethyst rare,
One link in the leafy green chain, one star in the stone coronet,

That crowns and encircles the brow of the peerless and proud

  rivulet,
A diadem Deity-plac’d—and a mortal’s despair!
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Ring’d round with the dark green St. Laurent our isle as a jewel is

 

set,


While glowing with feverish garnet, its sands sparkle bright in the
  wet,

And clear as Brazilian topaz its summits declare
One link in the leafy green chain, one star in the stone coronet.

The lichen upon it is writing in God’s orange own alphabet,

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And dimly we measure its message, while past all compare
Ring’d round with the dark green St. Laurent our isle as a jewel is

 

set.


And here as we stand on its summit, glad warders on grey
  parapet,
A thousand such jewels are sparkling in midsummer air;
One link in the leafy green chain, one star in the stone coronet,
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One gem, and but one—of a thousand—is this whereon rest has

  been met,
And dimly we worship its beauty, while shining and fair,
Ring’d round with dark green St. Laurent our isle as a jewel is set,
One link in the leafy green chain, one star in the stone coronet.
 

 


 

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