Out in the dark
[OUT IN THE DARD] by EDWARD THOMAS
Out in the dark over the snow The fallow fawns invisible go With the fallow doe; And the winds blow Fast as the stars are slow.
Stealthily the dark haunts round And, when the lamp goes, without sound At a swifter bound Than the swiftest hound, Arrives, and all else is drowned;
And I and star and wind and deer, Are in the dark together,---near, Yet far,---and fear Drums on my ear In that sage company drear.
How weak and little is the light, All the universe of sight, Love and delight, Before the might, If you love it not, of night.
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|Author||Thomas, Edward (1878-1917)|
|Title||Out in the dark|
|Copyright||Copyright Edward Thomas, 1979, reproduced under licence from Faber and Faber Ltd.|
|First line||Out in the dark over the snow|
|Publication source||Edward Thomas Collected Poems|
|Publication editor||Thomas, George|
|Publishers||Faber and Faber|
|Digital repository||The First World War Poetry Digital Archive|