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William Ernest Henley (Уильям Эрнст Хенли)


After


Like as a flamelet blanketed in smoke,
So through the anaesthetic shows my life;
So flashes and so fades my thought, at strife
With the strong stupor that I heave and choke
And sicken at, it is so foully sweet.
Faces look strange from space-and disappear.
Far voices, sudden loud, offend my ear -
And hush as sudden. Then my senses fleet:
All were a blank, save for this dull, new pain
That grinds my leg and foot; and brokenly
Time and the place glimpse on to me again;
And, unsurprised, out of uncertainty,
I wake-relapsing-somewhat faint and fain,
To an immense, complacent dreamery. 



William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. Trees And The Menace Of Night
  2. Let Us Be Drunk
  3. Gull In An Aery Morrice
  4. Apparition
  5. You Played And Sang A Snatch Of Song


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Robert Browning (Роберт Браунинг) After ("Take the cloak from his face, and at first")
  • Lizette Reese (Лайзетт Риз) After ("OH, the littles that remain!")

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