Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A WINDOW IN PRINCES STREET, by WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

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A WINDOW IN PRINCES STREET, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Above the crags that fade and gloom
Last Line: Bold bugles blowing points of war.
Alternate Author Name(s): Henley, W. E.
Subject(s): Edinburgh, Scotland

Above the Crags that fade and gloom
Starts the bare knee of Arthur's Seat;
Ridged high against the evening bloom,
The Old Town rises, street on street;
With lamps bejewelled, straight ahead,
Like rampired walls the houses lean,
All spired and domed and turreted,
Sheer to the valley's darkening green;
Ranged in mysterious disarray,
The Castle, menacing and austere,
Looms through the lingering last of day;
And in the silver dusk you hear,
Reverberated from crag and scar,
Bold bugles blowing points of war.

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