To Flowers From Italy in Winter

Sunned in the South, and here to-day;
  --If all organic things
Be sentient, Flowers, as some men say,
  What are your ponderings?

How can you stay, nor vanish quite
  From this bleak spot of thorn,
And birch, and fir, and frozen white
  Expanse of the forlorn?

Frail luckless exiles hither brought!
  Your dust will not regain
Old sunny haunts of Classic thought
  When you shall waste and wane;

But mix with alien earth, be lit
  With frigid Boreal flame,
And not a sign remain in it
  To tell men whence you came.

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, was a Scottish Minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Eccesiastical History at Edinburgh University. more…

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