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Poem by William Morris


The End Of May


How the wind howls this morn
About the end of May,
And drives June on apace
To mock the world forlorn
And the worlds joy passed away
And my unlonged-for face!
The worlds joy passed away;
For no more may I deem
That any folk are glad
To see the dawn of day
Sunder the tangled dream
Wherein no grief they had.
Ah, through the tangled dream
Where others have no grief
Ever it fares with me
That fears and treasons stream
And dumb sleep slays belief
Whatso therein may be.
Sleep slayeth all belief
Until the hopeless light
Wakes at the birth of June
More lying tales to weave,
More love in woes despite,
More hope to perish soon. 



William Morris


William Morris's other poems:
  1. The Burgher's Battle
  2. The Doomed Ship
  3. The Two Sides Of The River
  4. Another For The Briar-Rose
  5. The Son's Sorrow


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