A Wife In London (December, 1899) Poem by Thomas Hardy

A Wife In London (December, 1899)

Rating: 2.7


I--The Tragedy

She sits in the tawny vapour
   That the City lanes have uprolled,
   Behind whose webby fold on fold
Like a waning taper
   The street-lamp glimmers cold.

A messenger's knock cracks smartly,
   Flashed news is in her hand
   Of meaning it dazes to understand
Though shaped so shortly:
   He--has fallen--in the far South Land . . .

II--The Irony

'Tis the morrow; the fog hangs thicker,
   The postman nears and goes:
   A letter is brought whose lines disclose
By the firelight flicker
   His hand, whom the worm now knows:

Fresh--firm--penned in highest feather -
   Page-full of his hoped return,
   And of home-planned jaunts by brake and burn
In the summer weather,
   And of new love that they would learn.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Brian Jani 16 May 2014

Mr hardy Amazing showcase of poetry, keep it up

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Mad Ting 19 January 2017

nah not really just a bit meh could do with some more FX but would rate 8/8 never read again. Got to do this for GCSE English this year and I want to cry its so boring but would still rate it. should of been directed by Michael bay but that would just make it the ultimate meme of the century

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LIGMA 21 September 2018

This is so sad. Alexa, can I hit Kunta? by the way kunta, i pick cotton better than you. disappointing, seeing how you grew up doing that.

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jkjkjkjkjk 23 February 2018

I hate this lol what is the point in this

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bobby 30 December 2019

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EMC1234 15 January 2019

this poem is good guys is very useful for your exam and GCSE

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LIGMA 21 September 2018

Wow this comment is actually gay. whats the point in reading that just to get another F. This is so sad. Alexa, can we hit Kunta? BTW Kunta, you smelly boy. Your cotton picking skills are trash. Disappointing, seeing how dark you is.

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LIGMA 21 September 2018

This Poem is Le Big GAY. Alexa, can we hit Kunta Kinte? Plus Kunta, your cotton is pretty lousy for someone that black

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KuntaKinte-ProCottonPicker69 21 September 2018

Dis poem does not support my fellow in the field. Suck my 10 inch long. I should stuff it up your with 20 sucks of cotton, gay Tom Hardy, looking .

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LIGmA 21 September 2018

Shut up, I pick cotton better than you. sucks to be you, seeing how you spent half your life picking it. raRt

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