Augusta Davies Webster

(30 January 1837 - 5 September 1894 / Dorset, England)

Poems of Augusta Davies Webster

81. Young May sat fainting and chill 4/2/2010
82. Young Laughters, and My Music! 1/3/2003
83. Yu-Pe-Ya’s Dirge For Tse-Ky 4/2/2010


The sun drops luridly into the west;
darkness has raised her arms to draw him down
before the time, not waiting as of wont
till he has come to her behind the sea;
and the smooth waves grow sullen in the gloom
and wear their threatening purple; more and more
the plain of waters sways and seems to rise
convexly from its level of the shores;
and low dull thunder rolls along the beach:

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