Arthur Symons

(28 February 1865 – 22 January 1945 / Milford Havens, Wales)

At Carbis Bay


Out of the night of the sea,
Out of the turbulent night,
A sharp and hurrying wind
Scourges the waters white:
The terror by night.

Out of the doubtful dark,
Out of the night of the land,
What is it breathes and broods,
Hoveringly at hand?
The menace of land.

Out of the night of heaven,
Out of the delicate sky,
Pale and serene the stars
In their silence reply:
The peace of the sky.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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