Sara Teasdale - The Fountain


The Fountain

All through the deep blue night
⁠The fountain sang alone;
It sang to the drowsy heart
⁠Of the satyr carved in stone.
The fountain sang and sang,
⁠But the satyr never stirred—
Only the great white moon
⁠In the empty heaven heard.
The fountain sang and sang
⁠While on the marble rim
The milk-white peacocks slept,
⁠And their dreams were strange and dim.
Bright dew was on the grass,
⁠And on the ilex, dew,
The dreamy milk-white birds
⁠Were all a-glisten, too.
The fountain sang and sang
⁠The things one cannot tell;
The dreaming peacocks stirred
⁠And the gleaming dew-drops fell.
  • carved in stone:

    This expression is not an idiom here and is taken literally

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Kűldve: vevvevvevvev Hétfő, 05/10/2020 - 15:14
Last edited by vevvevvevvev on Péntek, 09/10/2020 - 14:27


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Idioms from "The Fountain"
IsraelWuIsraelWu    Péntek, 09/10/2020 - 13:49

It seems to me that taking from this song "carved in stone" as an idiom is not the best idea. Here it is LITERAL and could be confusing.

vevvevvevvev    Péntek, 09/10/2020 - 14:06

Идиомы на LT выделяются автоматически.

IsraelWuIsraelWu    Péntek, 09/10/2020 - 16:14

I see, I thought people are supposed to submit the idioms. I said not the best idea, now it seems to be quite a bad idea :-(. Sorry to bother you, but it seems you got from me 2 likes not just one for your trouble, again automation :-)

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