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William Ernest Henley (Уильям Эрнст Хенли)


In Rotten Row


In Rotten Row a cigarette
I sat and smoked, with no regret
For all the tumult that had been.
The distances were still and green,
And streaked with shadows cool and wet.

Two sweethearts on a bench were set,
Two birds among the boughs were met;
So love and song were heard and seen
In Rotten Row.

A horse or two there was to fret
The soundless sand; but work and debt,
Fair flowers and falling leaves between,
While clocks are chiming clear and keen,
A man may very well forget
In Rotten Row.



William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. One With The Ruined Sunset
  2. From A Window In Princes Street
  3. Scrubber
  4. The Chief
  5. In The Year That's Come And Gone


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