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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From Poems

Willoughby Weaving (1885–1977)
 
    THE DAWN 1 is touching the heavens,
    The light winds blow,
    And over the dewy clover
    In shivers of silver go;
And I cry to my soul, and I cry again and again        5
    ‘’Tis the morning of the world
    And tired time hath upfurl’d
Upon himself, my soul!’ And I cry in vain.
 
    Within the central whorl
    Of her mazy shell she lies,        10
    Like a snail that doth recoil
    From the touch of enemies;
And my mind blows into her shell, and I cry again
    ‘The long years that had come
    Are crept back into the womb,        15
And Saturn is not fallen!’ And I cry in vain.
 
Note 1. W. Weaving. From ‘Poems’. Elkin Mathews. 1913. [back]
 
 
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