The Black Knight

Original Text: 
John Todhunter, Forest Songs and Other Poems (London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1881): 66. 11653.g.2 British Library
1A beaten and a baffled man,
2    My life drags lamely day by day,
3Too young to die, too old to plan,
4        In failure grey.
5The knights ride east, the knights ride west,
6    For ladyes' tokens blithe of cheer,
7Each bound upon some gallant quest;
8        While I rust here.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001.