The Great War

from War: an Ode And Other Poems, an electronic edition

Homeland

WHERE is thy homeland,

Flowerland or foamland?

Parkland,

Or larkland,

Where wert thou born?

Was it some farland?

Cloudland or starland?

Was it an isle at the Gates of the Morn?

Where is thy homeland,

Flowerland or foamland?

Turf-land,

Or surf-land,

Where didst thou rise?

All my soul's clod-land

Grows to a God-land,

Under the spell of thy voice and thine eyes.

Where is thy homeland,

Flowerland or foamland?

Bud-land,

Or scud-land,

Where didst thou spring?

All my heart's dune land

Grows to a moonland,

Seeing thy beauty and hearing thee sing.