Archibald Lampman

(17 November 1861 - 10 February 1899 / Morpeth, Ontario)

An Impression - Poem by Archibald Lampman

I heard the city time-bells call
Far off in hollow towers,
And one by one with measured fall
Count out the old dead hours;

I felt the march, the silent press
Of time, and held my breath;
I saw the haggard dreadfulness
Of dim old age and death.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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