Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

Her Initials


Upon a poet’s page I wrote
Of old two letters of her name;
Part seemed she of the effulgent thought
Whence that high singer’s rapture came.
—When now I turn the leaf the same
Immortal light illumes the lay
But from the letters of her name
The radiance has died away.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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