Duncan Campbell Scott

(2 August 1862 – 19 December 1947 / Ottawa, Ontario)

Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott

Permanence

Set within a desert lone,
Circled by an arid sea,
Stands a figure carved in stone,
Where a fountain used to be.

Two abraded, pleading hands
Held below a shapeless mouth,
Human-like the fragment stands,
Tortured by perpetual drouth.

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