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Poem by Eleanor Farjeon

Three Miles to Penn

To-day I walked three miles to Penn
With an uneasy mind.
The sun shone like a frozen eye,
A light that had gone blind,
The glassy air between the sky
And earth was frozen wind--
All motion and all light again
Were closed within a rind,
As I by wood and field to Penn
Took trouble in my mind.

The slopes of cloud in heaven that lay,
Unpeopled hills grown old,
Had no more movement than the land
Locked in a flowing mould;
The sheep like mounds of cloudy sand
Stood soundless in the cold;
There was no stir on all the way
Save what my heart did hold,
So quiet earth and heaven lay,
So quiet and so old.

Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon's other poems:
  1. Underworld
  2. Sonnets. 6. Certain among Us Walk in Loneliness
  3. Sonnets. 14. Now I have love again and life again
  4. Two Choruses from Merlin in Broceliande
  5. Revolt

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