Elizabeth Daryush

(8 December 1887 - 7 April 1977 / Oxford / England)

Invalid Dawn - Poem by Elizabeth Daryush

Above the grey down
Gather, wan, the glows;
Relieved by leaden
Gleams a star-gang goes;

In the dark valley
Here and there enters
A spark, laggardly,
For the faint watchers
That were there all night -
Factory,station
And hospital light ...
Tired of lamp,star,sun,

Bound to my strait bed
Uncurtained I see
Heaven itself law-led,
Earth in slavery.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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