Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE CORRELATION, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN



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First Line: Again that yellow dusk or light along
Last Line: As consonant with the power as its bare trees.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund


AGAIN that yellow dusk or light along
The winter hills: again the trees' black claws
Waiting and working by the bridge of space:
Again the tower, among tombs a huge tomb;
White scattered birds, a black horse in the meads,
And the eel-track of the brown stream fringing by.

Would understanding win herself my vote,
Now, having known this crisis thirty years,
She should decide me why it overwhelms
My chart of time and history; should declare
What in the spirit of a man long schooled
To human concept and devotion dear,
Upraised by sure example, undefiled
By misery and defeat, still in the sun --
What stirs in him, and finds its brother-self,
From that late sky. Again that sky, that tower
These effigies and wizardries of chance,
Those soundless vollies of pale and distant birds
Have taken him, and from his whirring toils
Made him as far away, as unconcerned,
As consonant with the Power as its bare trees.





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