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The Sleepers

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As I walked down the waterside
This silent morning, wet and dark;
Before the cocks in farmyards crowed,
Before the dogs began to bark;
Before the hour of five was struck
By old Westminster's mighty clock:

As I walked down the waterside
This morning, in the cold damp air,
I saw a hundred women and men

Huddled in rags and sleeping there:
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jennifer gray 26 November 2017

ive set this and many other works of Davies, to music.Its a fantastic, terrifying poem totally neglected by most educationalists

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Daphne Grant 21 March 2006

Compassionate thought on fellow men made to work too hard for a living, and dying too young

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