"Lago di Como" [poem]
 Lago di Como
It was a little peaceful bay 1
Beneath the precipices grey 2
Lay deep, and blue, and calm, but clear,
Ruskin's line number
825

As is the sapphire, and you saw
The precipices sharp and sheer
System generated line number
5

And the white clouds careering war
And the blue sky and the high hills
Neath the cold waters as
where
they slept
Ruskin's line number
830

Seemed fed by thousand mountain rills
Flowed upward from the crystal depth
System generated line number
10

And all along that quiet bay a
A range of little shipping lay
With their red flags drooped downward right
Ruskin's line number
835

And sheltered by their awnings white
From the high suns red scorching look
System generated line number
15

That oer the living waters shook
A blaze of hot, and swarthy glow
When we had launched from below
Ruskin's line number
840

The shade of the tall cliffs, and came
Where Como rolled his breast of flame
System generated line number
20

Down southward winding far away
The olives tints of gentle gray
64

Stooped to his borders from between
Ruskin's line number
845

The hills uncultivated green
And orange groves him girded round
System generated line number
25

Blossoming oer him fragrantly
And in the sleep of his profound
White villages shone silently b
Ruskin's line number
850

And from our prow the ripples flash
Threw forth its little sparkles paly
System generated line number
30

The light sound of the oars dash
Came dancing oer the waters gaily
There was blue above, and blue below
Ruskin's line number
855

And the gleam of the eternal snow
Forth from the fastnesses it came
System generated line number
35

Of the high alps retiring th chain c
And all along the shored whereer,
The stormwinds wont to chafe the wave
Ruskin's line number
860

The
A
crucif crucifix is shrined there

That Christ may hear the passioned prayer
System generated line number
40

May hear, may listen
pity
, and may save