The House of the Trees
& Other Poems

by Ethelwyn Wetherald


Where Pleasures Grow

WHERE pleasures grow as thick as grass,
          And joys of silence, soft, profound,
          Are sweeter e’en than joys of sound,
The long, long days of summer pass.

I see them sitting in the sun,


          Or moving river-like between
          The climbing and down-bending green,
I watch them vanish one by one,

And strive to clasp them as they flee,
          But only hold their shadows fast—


          The summer shadows that they cast
Upon the path of memory. [Page 60]