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Katherine Mansfield (Кэтрин Мэнсфилд)


Loneliness


Now it is Loneliness who comes at night
Instead of Sleep, to sit beside my bed.
Like a tired child I lie and wait her tread,
I watch her softly blowing out the light.
Motionless sitting, neither left or right
She turns, and weary, weary droops her head.
She, too, is old; she, too, has fought the fight.
So, with the laurel she is garlanded.

Through the sad dark the slowly ebbing tide
Breaks on a barren shore, unsatisfied.
A strange wind flows... then silence. I am fain
To turn to Loneliness, to take her hand,
Cling to her, waiting, till the barren land
Fills with the dreadful monotone of rain



Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. There was a Child Once
  2. Butterfly Laughter
  3. Evening Song of the Thoughtful Child
  4. Stars
  5. When I was a Bird


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

  • Trumbull Stickney (Трамбэлл Стикни) Loneliness ("THESE autumn gardens, russet, gray and brown")
  • John Tabb (Джон Табб) Loneliness ("Dead in the desert! with the great white moon")

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