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Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came

Rating: 3.3
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My first thought was, he lied in every word,
That hoary cripple, with malicious eye
Askance to watch the working of his lie
On mine, and mouth scarce able to afford
Suppression of the glee, that pursed and scored
Its edge, at one more victim gained thereby.

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Mary J 24 February 2018
This is a terrific poem, one that is meaningful and interesting enough to read again...I became interested after reading Dark Tower series by Stephen King apparently the culmination of his life's work.
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Dawn Fuzan 11 May 2014
Well written gerard
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Christopher Gould 08 July 2013
Its a wonderful poem is not it? Its full of imagery to suggest the subconscious and nightmares of the unhappy subject.He is irresistably drawn back to that in the past which has caused him guilt or unhappiness.This resonates strongly with me because I have the same personality trait myself.
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Warren Atherton 23 August 2006
This is my favourite poem of all time. It has everything! Enchantment, mystery, chivallry, courage, daring, youth, magic... Apparently, I am not the only one to rate this poem (and Poet!) in the highest regard - one of the Masters of writing, Steven King wrote his whole 'Dark Tower' series because of this very poem! !
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