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Rating: 2.7

Here in the dark, O heart;
Alone with the enduring Earth, and Night,
And Silence, and the warm strange smell of clover;
Clear-visioned, though it break you; far apart
From the dead best, the dear and old delight;
Throw down your dreams of immortality,
O faithful, O foolish lover!
Here's peace for you, and surety; here the one
Wisdom -- the truth! -- "All day the good glad sun
Showers love and labour on you, wine and song;
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COMMENTS
Paul Amrod 09 February 2016
I am totally flabbergasted over this poet's talent with simplicity. Bringing thoughts forward. Encompassing always a broad scope and exibiting a truely expansive imagination. Really a tragedy we did not receive a longer life span from this incredibly talented writer.
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Susan Williams 09 February 2016
At the end of this deeply grieving lament for the dying and dead, he turns away from the darkness and finds hope in the countries of after-war. where peace and laughter and joy abound once again
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