Amy Lowell: Market Day

Market Day

White, glittering sunlight fills the market square,  Spotted and sprigged with shadows.  Double rows  Of bartering booths spread out their tempting shows Of globed and golden fruit, the morning air Smells sweet with ripeness, on the pavement there  A wicker basket gapes and overflows  Spilling out cool, blue plums.  The market glows, And flaunts, and clatters in its busy care.  A stately minster at the northern side Lifts its twin spires to the distant sky,  Pinnacled, carved and buttressed; through the wide Arched doorway peals an organ, suddenly —  Crashing, triumphant in its pregnant tide, Quenching the square in vibrant harmony.