David Morton

(1886-1957 / United States)

David Morton Poems

1. In A Girls School 4/22/2010
2. Mariners 4/22/2010
3. Shipping News 4/22/2010
4. Symbol 1/4/2003
5. Old Ships 1/4/2003
6. The Kings Are Passing Deathward 1/4/2003

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The Kings Are Passing Deathward

The Kings are passing deathward in the dark
   Of days that had been splendid where they went;
Their crowns are captive and their courts are stark
   Of purples that are ruinous, now, and rent.
For all that they have seen disastrous things:
   The shattered pomp, the split and shaken throne,
They cannot quite forget the way of Kings:
   Gravely they pass, majestic and alone.

With thunder on their brows, their faces set
   Toward the eternal night of restless shapes,
They walk ...

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