John Drinkwater

Colours for a Garment

Make me a garment
Of primrose yellow and the green
Of mint, of marjoram and thyme,
All crisp herbs of the prime,
When Javeh went
Bright palisades between,
Of sapling apples, crimson plums,
Figs bursting in the harvest, vines
Heavy with wines
Ripening to the presses and the vats;
Make me of these a garment, when he comes,
To sing magnificats.