Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(22 December 1911 – 10 June 1966 / Wednesbury, Staffordshire)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Relics

In that stone head, obscenity
Has been preserved a thousand years;
A bible-leaf of families
Have shuddered at the pointed ears.

The sword that hangs upon the wall
Is notched the length of its long blade,
And children at the village school
Dream of the trusses it has mowed.

Close against the lichened tower
Still lives a witch. Around her head
She wears a shawl, and white as flour
Her lips count every step she treads.

But when the dusk-born lovers stand
The figure sobs, 'Oh where's my soul?'
The sword sighs for the long-dead hand,
The old hag huddles from the owl.

Submitted: Saturday, April 28, 2012


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Barriers by Henry Treece )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]