Louis Untermeyer: "Feuerzauber"

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff


Louis Untermeyer

I never knew the earth had so much gold —
The fields run over with it, and this hill,
Hoary and old,
Is young with buoyant blooms that flame and thrill.
Such golden fires, such yellow — lo, how good
This spendthrift world, and what a lavish God —
This fringe of wood,
Blazing with buttercup and goldenrod.
You too, beloved, are changed. Again I see
Your face grow mystical, as on that night
You turned to me,
And all the trembling world — and you — were white.
Aye, you are touched; your singing lips grow dumb;
The fields absorb you, color you entire …
And you become
A goddess standing in a world of fire!
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