Through these Pale Cold Days

Original Text: 
Isaac Rosenberg, The Collected Works of Isaac Rosenberg: Poetry, Prose, Letters, and Some Drawings, ed. Gordon Bottomley and Denys Harding, with a Foreword by Siegfried Sassoon (London: Chatto and Windus, 1937): 91. PR 6035 O67 1937 Robarts Library
1Through these pale cold days
2What dark faces burn
3Out of three thousand years,
4And their wild eyes yearn,
5While underneath their brows
6Like waifs their spirits grope
7For the pools of Hebron again--
8For Lebanon's summer slope.
9They leave these blond still days
10In dust behind their tread
11They see with living eyes
12How long they have been dead.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1996-2000.