The collected poems of James Elroy Flecker/Glion–Evening

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Glion Evening

From Glion when the sun declines
   The world below is clear to see:
I count the escalading pines
   Upon the rocks of Meillerie.

Like a dull bee the steamer plies
   And settles on the jutting pier :
The barques, strange sailing butterflies,
   Round idle headlands idly veer.

The painted sceneries recall
   Such toil as Canaletto spent
To give each brick upon each wall
   Its due partition of cement.

Yet rather seem those lands below
   From Glion at the close of day
As vivid as a cameo
   Graved by the poet Gautier.

July 1904