Eight O'Clock

Original Text: 
Flame and Shadow (New York: Macmillan, 1924): 44. PS 3539 E15F6 Robarts Library
1Supper comes at five o'clock,
3My lover comes at eight o'clock --
4    But eight o'clock is far.
5How could I bear my pain all day
6    Unless I watched to see
7The clock-hands laboring to bring
8    Eight o'clock to me.

Notes

2] The planet Venus appears to follow the sun as it rises and falls in the sky. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1924
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004
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