Frank L. Ludwig

Rookie (1964, July 10th / Hamburg)

Her Strong Enchantments Failing (A. E. Housman) - Poem by Frank L. Ludwig

Her strong enchantments failing,
Her towers of fear in wreck,
Her limbecks dried of poison
And the knife at her back,

The Queen of air and darkness
Begins to shrill and cry,
'Oh young man, oh my slayer,
Tomorrow you shall die.'

Oh Queen of air and darkness,
I think ‘tis truth you say,
And I shall die tomorrow;
but you will die today.

(Written by A. E. Houseman - one of my all time favourites, and finding that it is difficult to find on the Internet, I felt obliged to share it.)


Comments about Her Strong Enchantments Failing (A. E. Housman) by Frank L. Ludwig

  • (9/14/2009 1:37:00 PM)


    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing! -chuck (Report) Reply

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  • (8/30/2009 6:33:00 AM)


    I love this poem too! Thankyou so much for posting it.

    Ruth
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 29, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 30, 2009


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