Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Dryads - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

When meadows are grey with the morn
In the dusk of the woods it is night:
The oak and the birch and the pine
War with the glimmer of light.

Dryads brown as the leaf
Move in the gloom of the glade;
When meadows are grey with the morn
Dim night in the wood has delayed.

The cocks that crow to the land
Are faint and hollow and shrill:
Dryads brown as the leaf
Whisper, and hide, and are still.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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