Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AMORIS EXSUL: 11. ARQUES: 1. NOON, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS



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AMORIS EXSUL: 11. ARQUES: 1. NOON, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The shadows of the rooks fly up the hill
Last Line: Pass, and return, and pass, and turn again.
Subject(s): Rooks


The shadows of the rooks fly up the hill,
Up the green grass, and over the white wall;
The trees drowse in the sunlight; all is still;
Only the black rooks cry and call.

Out of the ruined castle, a slow crowd,
Their sultry wings against the sunlight beat;
They float across the valley like a cloud
Across the blue sky's cloudless heat.

Idly I watch them indolently fly,
And idly, like their wings, across my brain,
Drunken with sunlight, black-winged thoughts float by,
Pass, and return, and pass, and turn again.





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