‘Shadows in the Water’ by Thomas Traherne


‘Shadows in the Water’

by Thomas Traherne

Suggested by Sue. “2 particular verses.”

Thus did I by the water’s brink
Another world beneath me think;
And while the lofty spacious skies
Reverséd there, abused mine eyes,
  I fancied other feet
  Came mine to touch or meet;
As by some puddle I did play
Another world within it lay.

‘Twas strange that people there should walk,
And yet I could not hear them talk:
That through a little watery chink,
Which one dry ox or horse might drink,
  We other worlds should see,
  Yet not admitted be;
And other confines there behold
Of light and darkness, heat and cold.

Read the full poem here.

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