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Songs from an Evil Wood

By Dunsany, Lord

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Book Id: WPLBN0000711621
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Songs from an Evil Wood  
Author: Dunsany, Lord
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: There is no wrath in the stars, // They do not rage in the sky; // I look from the evil wood // And find myself wondering why. // Why do they not scream out // And grapple star against star, // Seeking for blood in the wood, // As all things round me are? // They do not glare like the sky // Or flash like the deeps of the wood; // But they shine softly on // In their sacred solitude. // To their happy haunts // Silence from us has flown, // She whom we loved of old // And know it now she is gone. // When will she come again // Though for one second only? // She whom we loved is gone // And the whole world is lonely. // And the elder giants come // Sometimes, tramping from far, // Through the weird and flickering light // Made by an earthly star. // And the giant with his club, // And the dwarf with rage in his breath, // And the elder giants from far, // They are the children of Death. // They are all abroad to-night // And are breaking the hills with their brood, // And the birds are all asleep, // Even in Plugstreet Wood. // II. // Somewhere lost in the haze // The sun goes down in the cold, // And birds in this evil wood...


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