The Longfellow Fennel

The fennel fruit / Foeniculum vulgare Miller The Goblet of LifeFilled is Life's goblet to the brim;And though my eyes with tears are dim,I see its sparkling bubbles swim,And chant a melancholy hymn With solemn voice and slow. No purple flowers,--no garlands green,Conceal the goblet's shade or sheen,Nor maddening draughts of Hippocrene,Like gleams of sunshine,… Continue reading The Longfellow Fennel