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Nora Chesson

  • The sheep feed stolidly, nor know / How near their heads the lightnings go.

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "Sheep in a Storm," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()
  • I am of many moods and many shapes; / I strip the chestnut and I tread the grapes. / The pulse of life runs high within my veins; / My hands and lips are red with berry stains. / I bid the leaves from all their dances cease / And die a sudden death. And I release / The spell of summer, so that all remember / Winter and death at beck of me, September.

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "September," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()
  • I am the stained world's lavender.

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "February," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()
  • End me or mend me: heavy is my burden!

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "The Gate-Keeper," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()
  • Dark red roses in a honeyed wind swinging, / Silk-soft hollyhock, coloured like the moon; / Larks high overhead lost in light, and singing; / That's the way of June.

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "June," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()
  • I have shed my orange blossom: / I have put aside my veil, my head is bare. / I have doffed my snowy shining satin wear. / In my long straight gown of white, / With no garland in my hair, / Am I fair? / Am I fair enough for you, my love, to-night?

    • Nora Chesson,
    • "A Woman's Marriage Song," Selected Poems, vols. 1-5 ()

Nora Chesson, English poet

(1871 - 1906)

Full name: Nora Hopper Chesson.