In Prison

Original Text: 
William Morris, The Defence of Guenevere, and Other Poems (London: Bell and Daldy, 1858). PR 5078 D4 1858 SIGS end M677 D44 1858 Fisher Rare Book Library (Toronto)
1Wearily, drearily,
2Half the day long,
3Flap the great banners
4High over the stone;
5Strangely and eerily
6Sounds the wind's song,
7Bending the banner-poles.
8While, all alone,
9Watching the loophole's spark,
10Lie I, with life all dark,
11Feet tether'd, hands fetter'd
12Fast to the stone,
13The grim walls, square-letter'd
14With prison'd men's groan.
15Still strain the banner-poles
16Through the wind's song,
17Westward the banner rolls
18Over my wrong.
Publication Start Year: 
1858
RPO poem Editors: 
P. F. Morgan
RPO Edition: 
3RP 3.327.