Defeat

Original Text: 
Constance Davies-Woodrow, The Captive Gypsy (Toronto: Balk-Preston, 1928): 30. PS 8545 O62C3 Robarts Library
1Between the grey monotony of sky
2     And darker grey monotony of sea
3A solitary seagull passes by,
4     Beating the air, and screaming plaintively.
5And even so -- between grey yesterdays,
6     Before your coming waked my dreaming heart,
7And darker grey to-morrows, when our ways
8     Must lie forever half a world apart --
9I take my way on wings that feebly beat
10     Against the adverse winds of circumstance,
11My heart, rebellious at this last defeat,
12     Screaming defiance at the gods of chance.
Publication Start Year: 
1928
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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