Thomas Hardy

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

Thomas Hardy Poems

261. During Wind and Rain 12/31/2002
262. Drummer Hodge 1/3/2003
263. Doom and She 1/4/2003
264. Domicilium 1/3/2003
265. Ditty 12/31/2002
266. Departure. 1/1/2004
267. Departure (Southampton Docks: October, 1899) 1/4/2003
268. De Profundis 1/4/2003
269. Convergence Of The Twain 4/10/2010
270. Channel Firing 1/3/2003
271. Catullus: XXXI 1/4/2003
272. Cardinal Bembo's Epitaph on Raphael 1/4/2003
273. By the Earth's Corpse 1/4/2003
274. Birds at Winter Nightfall (Triolet) 1/4/2003
275. Between Us Now 1/3/2003
276. Bereft, She Thinks She Dreams 4/10/2010
277. Before And After Summer 4/10/2010
278. Beeny Cliff 3/19/2003
279. Barthelemon At Vauxhall 4/10/2010
280. At the War Office, London. 1/1/2004

The Problem

Shall we conceal the Case, or tell it -
   We who believe the evidence?
   Here and there the watch-towers knell it
   With a sullen significance,
Heard of the few who hearken intently and carry an eagerly upstrained
sense.

   Hearts that are happiest hold not by it;
   Better we let, then, the old view reign;

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