Matthew Arnold

(1822-1888 / Middlesex / England)

Hayeswater


A region desolate and wild.
Black, chafing water: and afloat,
And lonely as a truant child
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  • Rookie Ian Fraser (3/31/2011 12:18:00 AM)

    Arnold is one of the most troubling of the Victorian writers because he sees a world in which he expects to find meaning and finds none. This is not merely a fine piece of landscape poetry but a restless existentialist image. (Report) Reply

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