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Poem by Edward Thomas


Some Eyes Condemn


SOME eyes condemn the earth they gaze upon:
Some wait patiently till they know far more
Than earth can tell them: some laugh at the whole
As folly of another's making: one
I knew that laughed because he saw, from core
To rind, not one thing worth the laugh his soul
Had ready at waking: some eyes have begun
With laughing; some stand startled at the door.

Others, too, I have seen rest, question, roll,
Dance, shoot. And many I have loved watching
Some
I could not take my eyes from till they turned
And loving died. I had not found my goal.
But thinking of your eyes, dear, I become
Dumb: for they flamed, and it was me they burned.



Edward Thomas


Edward Thomas's other poems:
  1. If I Were to Own
  2. Head and Bottle
  3. The Manor Farm
  4. It Rains
  5. Bright Clouds


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