Ivor Gurney

(1890-1937 / England)

Longford Dawns - Poem by Ivor Gurney

Of course not all the watchers of the dawn
See Severn mists like forced-march mists withdraw
London has darkness changing into light
With just one quarter hour of any weight.

Casual and common is the wonder grown, -
Time's duty to lift lights curtain up and down.
But here Time is caught up clear in Eternity
And draws as breathless life as you or me.

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  • Brian Jani (5/3/2014 4:38:00 AM)

    This is captivating poem.I like it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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