Crows.

Sophie M Almon Hensley 1866 (Bridgetown) – 1946 (Windsor)



They stream across the fading western sky
A sable cloud, far o'er the lonely leas;
Now parting into scattered companies,
Now closing up the broken ranks, still high
And higher yet they mount, while, carelessly,
Trail slow behind, athwart the moving trees
A lingering few, 'round whom the evening breeze
Plays with sad whispered murmurs as they fly.
  
A lonely figure, ghostly in the dim
And darkening twilight, lingers in the shade
Of bending willows: "Surely God has laid
His curse on me," he moans, "my strength of limb
And old heart-courage fail me, and I flee
Bowed with fell terror at this augury."
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABBACBBA DEEDCX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 591
Words 107
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 6

Sophie M Almon Hensley

Sophie Margaretta Almon Hensley was a Canadian writer and educator. She also published under the names Gordon Hart, J. Try-Davies and Almon Hensley. The daughter of Sarah Frances DeWolfe and Henry Pryor Almon, an Anglican minister, she was born Sophie Margaretta Almon in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. more…

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