Poems (Coates 1916)/Volume II/India

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Poems, Volume II by Florence Earle Coates
India

INDIA

SILENT amidst unbroken silence deep
 Of dateless years, in loneliness supreme,
 She pondered patiently one mighty theme,
 And let the hours, uncounted, by her creep.
The motionless Himalayas, the broad sweep
 Of glacial cataracts, great Ganges' stream—
 All these to her were but as things that seem,
Doomed all to pass, like phantoms viewed in sleep


Her history? She has none—scarce a name.
 The life she lived is lost in the profound
  Of time, which she despised; but nothing mars
The memory that, single, gives her fame—
 She dreamed eternal dreams, and from the ground
  Still raised her yearning vision to the stars.