The hills of little Cornwall Themselves are dreams. The mind lies down among them, Even by day, and snores, Snug in the perilous knowledge That nothing more inward pleasing, More like itself, Sleeps anywhere beyond them Even by night In the great land it cares two pins about, Possibly; not more. The mind, eager for caresses, Lies down at its own risk in Cornwall; Whose hills, Whose cunning streams, Whose mazes where a thought, Doubling upon itself, Considers the way, lazily, well lost, Indulge it to the nick of death-- Not quite, for where it curls it still can feel, Like feathers, Like affectionate mouse whiskers, The flattery, the trap.
Wind in the Grass
Are you so weary? Come to the window;
Lean, and look at this—
Something swift runs under the grass
With a little hiss…
Now you see it ripping off,
Reckless, under the fence.
Are you so tired? Unfasten your mind,
And follow it hence.