You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...
PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker
on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads
while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member
and block ads forever...while getting many more great
features. Take a look!
The Relic Taken What Avails The Shrine?
THE relic taken, what avails the shrine?
The locket, pictureless? O heart of mine,
Art thou not worse than that,
Still warm, a vacant nest where love once sat?
Her image nestled closer at my heart
Than cherished memories, healed every smart
And warmed it more than wine
Or the full summer sun in noon-day shine.
This was the little weather gleam that lit
The cloudy promontories - the real charm was
That gilded hills and woods
And walked beside me thro' the solitudes.
The sun is set.
My heart is widowed now
Of that companion-thought.
Alone I plough
The seas of life, and trace
A separate furrow far from her and grace.
| Best Poems | Short Poems
Email Poem |
Top Robert Louis Stevenson Poems
Analysis and Comments on The Relic Taken What Avails The Shrine?
Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem The Relic Taken What Avails The Shrine? here.