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William Ernest Henley

Gloucester / England
William Ernest Henley
Gloucester / England
Monday, April 12, 2010

It Came With The Threat Of A Waning Moon

Rating: 3.4
It came with the threat of a waning moon
And the wail of an ebbing tide,
But many a woman has lived for less,
And many a man has died;
For life upon life took hold and passed,
Strong in a fate set free,
Out of the deep into the dark
On for the years to be.

Between the gloom of a waning moon
And the song of an ebbing tide,
Chance upon chance of love and death
Took wing for the world so wide.
O, leaf out of leaf is the way of the land,
Wave out of wave of the sea
And who shall reckon what lives may live
In the life that we bade to be?
William Ernest Henley
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COMMENTS
James Mclain 04 September 2019
Have to read it every day.
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James Mclain 14 March 2019
Wave out of wave of the sea And who shall reckon what lives may live In the life that we bade goodbye.
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Ruta Mohapatra 22 July 2018
What beautiful rhyming, what profound philosophy! Unquestionably a master!
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 02 October 2017
A poem so brilliantly written.
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Ayesha Cullen 27 July 2017
This is pure brilliance!
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* Sunprincess * 22 February 2016
............a wonderful poem, I love this....this speaks to me of a passion ?
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Leslie Sharp 23 August 2014
This poem was short but gave a clear view that not everyone believes the christian faith and just like the christian, they died for their faith. A faith centuries old. How can one say there is nothing to this faith!
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