Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824-1874 / England)
Poems of Sydney Thompson Dobell
|1.||A Chanted Calendar||1/1/2004|
|2.||A Health To The Queen||4/12/2010|
|3.||A Hero's Grave||4/12/2010|
|4.||A Musing On A Victory||4/12/2010|
|5.||A Nupial Eve (excerpt)||1/1/2004|
|6.||A Shower In War-Time||4/12/2010|
|8.||Afloat And Ashore||4/12/2010|
|11.||An Autumn Mood||4/12/2010|
|12.||An Evening Dream||4/12/2010|
|13.||At The Grave Of A Spanish Friend||4/12/2010|
|17.||Cavalry Charge At Balaclava||4/12/2010|
IN the hall the coffin waits, and the idle armourer stands.
At his belt the coffin nails, and the hammer in his hands.
The bed of state is hung with crape--the grand old bed where she was
And like an upright corpse she sitteth gazing dumbly at the bed.
Hour by hour her serving-men enter by the curtain'd door,
And with steps of muffled woe pass breathless o'er the silent floor,
And marshal mutely round, and look from each to each with eyelids red;