William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Thick Is The Darkness - Poem by William Ernest Henley

Thick is the darkness -
Sunward, O, sunward!
Rough is the highway -
Onward, still onward!

Dawn harbours surely
East of the shadows.
Facing us somewhere
Spread the sweet meadows.

Upward and forward!
Time will restore us:
Light is above us,
Rest is before us.


Comments about Thick Is The Darkness by William Ernest Henley

  • Rod Mendieta (1/24/2017 7:49:00 PM)


    His dark poems deserve a special edition: masterful, all of them. Just read I am the Reaper and The Ways of Death... and this one is good as any. Rapidly becoming one of my favorite poets. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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