Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida

by George E. Merrick

The Eden Isle

Additional Information
  • Year Published: 1920
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Merrick, G. E. (1920). Songs of the wind on a southern shore, and other poems of florida. The Four Seas Publishing Co.
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
  • Word Count: 178
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Keywords: florida stories, poetry
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Oh come, oh my love! I have found now a place
Where old romance dawns ever a—new:
Where the Spirit of Love unveils her fair face;
And fairies trip over the blue.

'Tis an isle in the seas of Tennyson's dream
When he sang of the Eden isles:
And the waters surrounding so crystal they seem,
As to mirror the heavenly aisles.

And listen, my love! As we fly to this isle
Where luscious fruits ripen on lustrous tree,
We'll sail the Gulf waters for purple—pale mile,
—To the bounds of a Parish sea.

When we glide through the gates of that velvet bay blue,
—Gates, —that like corralline lions brown stand,—
In our Parish—white ship, with our fairy—brown crew,—
We will beach on that Eden strand.

So come, oh my love, to this far—away place
Where sweet romance dawns ever a—new!
Where the Love of all Ages is seen in the face
That Nature here shows unto you.