Treasure Island

Archibald Lampman

(17 November 1861 - 10 February 1899 / Morpeth, Ontario)

A Night of Storm


Oh city, whom grey stormy hands have sown,
With restless drift, scarce broken now of any,
Out of the dark thy windows dim and many
Gleam red across the storm. Sound is there none,
Save evermore the fierce wind's sweep and moan,
From whose grey hands the keen white snow is shaken
In desperate gusts, that fitfully lull and waken,
Dense as night's darkness round they towers of stone.

Darkling and strange art thou thus vexed and chidden;
More dark and strange thy veiled agony,
City of storm, in whose grey heart are hidden
What stormier woes, what lives that groan and beat,
Stern and thin-cheeked, against time's heavier sleet,
Rude fates, hard hearts, and prisoning poverty.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

improve

Comments about this poem (A Night of Storm by Archibald Lampman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The CPI(M) , The Aim & Motive of It (The.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Rings I Have Worn, Susan Lacovara
  3. Is The CPI(M) Itself Good And Gentle?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  4. A daily fun!, PARTHA SARATHI PAUL
  5. Ray of Hope, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. National flag., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  7. Examined, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Trance in the rain, Nassy Fesharaki
  9. Azal se mauzood hoon..., Azhar Sabri
  10. Time Chases Me, Neela Nath

Poem of the Day

poet Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Todhunter

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]