Collected Poems of John Holmes
Holmes, John A., Jr.
I could give you - Oh such gifts
But you never ask.
Dreams of a marble palace
Near a clear blue sea -
Rose leaves in a green jade jar
Withering fragrantly -
Sunlight across an old still garden -
Rain beating on a silver pool -
Blue curls of smoke against the sky -
Songs in the moonlight - love -
A wood-nymphs faint far cry -
Such gifts, such gifts, as I could give
But, dear you never ask.