Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE OLD YEAR, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN



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First Line: The moon was going down; the empty trees shook, sighing
Last Line: Remaining.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year; Time


The moon was going down; the empty trees shook, sighing,
The frost breath in the grasses sere
Made joyless anthem; one more year
Was dying.

Abroad a smuggled light, a luckless light was waning
Over the houses hushed, and I
Stood numbed, with neither love nor sigh
Remaining.





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