Friday, April 29, 2016

The Prince of Day by Ella Young

Image by Denise Sallee. © Denise Sallee 2010
by Ella Young

White dawn before sunrise
Wherein the dawn-star dies
When Helios lifts his head,
White dawn and ambient air
Let all the hours be fair
Since night’s star-dust is shed:
Grant me this morn of May
For joyous holiday
Franked with thorn-blossom red.

(From the typed manuscript of Seed of the Pomegranate – University of California, Los Angeles, Special Collections)

Available in:At the Gates of Dawn: A Collection of Writings by Ella Young. Edited by John Matthews, Denise Sallee 

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