Edward Thomas

(3 March 1878 - 9 April 1917 / London / England)

Cock-Crow


OUT of the wood of thoughts that grows by night
To be cut down by the sharp ax of light,--
Out of the night, two cocks together crow,
Cleaving the darkness with a silver blow:
And brought before my eyes twin trumpeters stand,
Heralds of splendor, one at either hand,
Each facing each as in a coat of arms:--
The milkers lace their boots up at the farms.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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