Spotlight Poetry – Love in a Mist – A Poem by Algernon Charles Swinburne

The image depicts a painting titled Love in the Mist by the artist Morag Bates. The work is a vibrant still life floral painting of a single blue  Love in the Mist flowerhead. The image supports the poem Love in a Mist written by the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.
© Morag Bates, Love in the Mist, 2020

Love in a Mist by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Light love in a mist, by the midsummer moon misguided,
Scarce seen in the twilight garden if gloom insist,

Seems vainly to seek for a star whose gleam has derided
Light love in a mist.

All day in the sun, when the breezes do all they list,
His soft blue raiment of cloudlike blossom abided
Unrent and unwithered of winds and of rays that kissed.

Blithe-hearted or sad, as the cloud or the sun subsided,
Love smiled in the flower with a meaning whereof none wist
Save two that beheld, as a gleam that before them glided,
Light love in a mist.

Poem Attribution © Algernon Charles Swinburne, Love in a Mist

Source Attribution https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/love-in-a-mist/

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Painting Attribution © Morag Bates, Love in the Mist, 2020

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