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My Sad Captains - Poem by Thom Gunn

One by one they appear in
the darkness: a few friends, and
a few with historical
names. How late they start to shine!
but before they fade they stand
perfectly embodied, all

the past lapping them like a
cloak of chaos. They were men
who, I thought, lived only to
renew the wasteful force they
spent with each hot convulsion.
They remind me, distant now.

True, they are not at rest yet,
but now they are indeed
apart, winnowed from failures,
they withdraw to an orbit
and turn with disinterested
hard energy, like the stars.


Submitted by Andrew Mayers


Comments about My Sad Captains by Thom Gunn

  • Silver Star - 3,822 Points Christina Chin (12/16/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    How late they start to shine!
    but before they fade they stand
    perfectly...
    Beautiful (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 314,717 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (12/16/2018 8:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with touching expression. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sad

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