Ernest Myers

(13 October 1844 - 25 November 1921 / Keswick / England)

Ernest Myers Poems

1. Infant Eyes 1/3/2003
2. Etsi Omnes, Ego Non 4/21/2010
3. The Seamaids’ Music 4/21/2010
4. Gordon 4/21/2010
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Gordon

I
ON through the Libyan sand
Rolls ever, mile on mile,
League on long league, cleaving the rainless land,
Fed by no friendly wave, the immemorial Nile.

II
Down through the cloudless air,
Undimm’d, from heaven’s sheer height,
Bend their inscrutable gaze, austere and bare,
In long-proceeding pomp, the stars of Libyan night.

III
Beneath the stars, beside the unpausing flood,
Earth trembles at the wandering lion’s roar;
Trembles again, when in blind thirst of blood
Sweep the wild tribes along the startled shore.

IV
They sweep ...

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