To Joy

Edmund Blunden 1896 (London) – 1974 (Long Melford)



Is not this enough for moan
To see this babe all motherless -
A babe beloved - thrust out alone
Upon death's wilderness?
Out tears fall, fall, fall - I would weep
My blood away to make her warm,
Who never went on earth one step,
Nor heard the breath of the storm.
How shall you go, my little child,
Alone on that most wintry wild?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme ABACDEFEGG
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 329
Words 68
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 10

Edmund Blunden

Edmund Charles Blunden, MC was an English poet, author and critic. more…

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