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A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Friday, May 14, 2010

Poem of the Day: Edward Thomas

Lights Out 

I have come to the borders of sleep, 
The unfathomable deep 
Forest where all must lose 
Their way, however straight, 
Or winding, soon or late; 
They cannot choose. 

Many a road and track 
That, since the dawn's first crack, 
Up to the forest brink, 
Deceived the travelers, 
Suddenly now blurs, 
And in they sink. 

Here love ends, 
Despair, ambition ends; 
All pleasure and all trouble, 
Although most sweet or bitter, 
Here ends in sleep that is sweeter 
Than tasks most noble.

There is not any book 
Or face of dearest look 
That I would not turn from now 
To go into the unknown 
I must enter, and leave, alone, 
I know not how. 

The tall forest towers; 
Its cloudy foliage lowers 
Ahead, shelf above self; 
Its silence I hear and obet 
That I may lose my way 
And myself. 

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