English poetry

Poets Biographies Poems by Themes Random Poem
The Rating of Poets The Rating of Poems

Poem by Duncan Campbell Scott


The River Town


    Theres a town where shadows run
      In the sparkle and the blue,
    By the river and the sun
      Swept and flooded thro and thro.

    There the sailor trolls a song,
      There the sea-gull dips her wing,
    There the wind is clear and strong,
      There the waters break and swing.

    But at night with leaden sweep
      Come the clouds along the flood,
    Lifting in the vaulted deep
      Pinions of a giant brood.

    Charging by the slip, the whole
      River rushes black and sheer,
    There the great fish heave and roll
      In the gloom beyond the pier.

    All the lonely hollow town
      Towers above the windy quay,
    And the ancient tide goes down
      With its secret to the sea.



Duncan Campbell Scott


Duncan Campbell Scott's other poems:
  1. The Voice and the Dusk
  2. At Scarboro Beach
  3. The Sea by the Wood
  4. From the Farm on the Hill
  5. The Fifteenth of April


Poem to print Print

996 Views



Last Poems


To Russian version


@Mail.ru

English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru