Out in the Dark

Out in the dark over the snow

The fallow fawns invisible go

With the fallow Doe;

And the winds blow

Fast as the stars are slow

Stealthily the dark haunts round

And, when the lamp goes, without sound

At a swifter bound

Than the sweiftest hound,

Arrives, and all else is drowned;

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And I and star and wind and deer,

Are in the dark together, -near,

Yet far, -and fear

Drums on my ear

In the sage company drear.

How weak and little is the light,

All the universe of sight,

Love and delight,

Before the might,

If you love it not, of night.

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Out in the Dark by Edward Thomas.

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