“Black Velvet” by Iris Tree

"Black Velvet"

The darkness of the trees at deep midnight,

And sombreness of shadows in the lake;

A mountain in the starlight wide awake

Dreaming to Heaven with imperial might


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Iris Tree's poem "Black Velvet" was published in 1917 in the second "cycle" or issue of Wheels. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below:


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