The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy : The Poetry Foundation

I leant upon a coppice gate

When Frost was spectre-grey,

And Winter’s dregs made desolate

The weakening eye of day.

The tangled bine-stems scored the sky

Like strings of broken lyres,

And all mankind that haunted nigh

Had sought their household fires.

via The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy : The Poetry Foundation.

Thank you Thomas Hardy.

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One comment on “The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy : The Poetry Foundation

  1. That’s good poetry Sue.

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