The Poppy Field

By Nora May French

Beyond the tangled poppies lies a lake;
    And ever sings to him who muses here
  The murmur of the hidden streams and clear
That flow thereto by arching fern and break.
But never, slumber-heavy, does he wake
  To heed the music calling in his ear,
  Nor ever knows the water, deep and near,
Ashine with silver lilies for his sake.

And never he will heed, that love of thine;
  The poppies of thy beauty drug his sleep;
  Nor heedest thou that I must hear the streams,
And follow all thy crystal thought and fine,
  And love at last the lilies folded deep
  Within thy soul's unknown beyond his dreams.