To me, a pilgrim on that journey bound
Whose stations Beauty’s bright examples are,
As of a silken city famed afar
Over the sands for wealth and holy ground,
Came the report of one — a woman crowned
With all perfection, blemishless and high,
As the full moon amid the moonlit sky,
With the world’s praise and wonder clad around.
And I who held this notion of success:
To leave no form of Nature’s loveliness
Unworshipped, if glad eyes have access there, —
Beyond all earthly bounds have made my goal
To find where that sweet shrine is and extol
The hand that triumphed in a work so fair.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Alan Seeger's poem Sonnet VII

1 Comment

  1. Lou says:

    The form for this poem wasnt very good, it needs three stanzas and a rhyming couplet at the end. Also the rhyming scheme wasnt right either. It is supposed to be: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. That was not a very good sonnet

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