June Evening at Beaconsfield (Bucks)
Marjory Nicholls, Collected Poems, comp. Niel Wright (Wellington: Original Books, 2009).
2A long, frail wisp of cloud hung in the sky;
4Faded so slowly, and as slowly came
5The grey of twilight, long ere it could claim
6A conquest o'er the golden light on high,
7Which yielded, paling; lastly with a sigh
8It sank in grey enveloped--just as Fame
9Sinks and is covered by the years that creep.
10Dimmer and dimmer grew the ev'ning light;
11Among the corn the poppies drowsed asleep,
13The friendly elms a vigil calm did keep--
14Guardians watching through the darkling night.
Publication Start Year:
The Reporter (1915).
RPO poem Editors:
Cameron La Follette