Robert Laurence Binyon

(1869-1943 / England)

The Woods Entry - Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon

So old is the wood, so old,
Old as Fear.
Wrinkled roots; great stems; hushed leaves;
No sound near.
Shadows retreat into shadow,
Deepening, crossed.
Burning light singles a low leaf, a bough,
Far within, lost.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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