Harold Monro Suddenly Poems
- 1. Living
Slow bleak awakening from the morning dream
Brings me in contact with the sudden day.
I am alive â?? this I.
I let my fingers move along my body.
- 2. Children Of Love
The holy boy
Went from his mother out in the cool of the day
Over the sun-parched fields
And in among the olives shining green and shining grey.
- 3. Great City
When I returned at sunset,
The serving-maid was singing softly
Under the dark stairs, and in the house
Twilight had entered like a moon-ray.
- 4. Midnight Lamentation
When you and I go down
Breathless and cold,
Our faces both worn back
To earthly mould,
- 5. Two Poems: (numbers I And X In 'strange Meetings.')
If suddenly a clod of earth should rise,
And walk about, and breathe, and speak, and love,
How one would tremble, and in what surprise
- 6. Week-end
The train! The twleve o'clock for paradise.
Hurry, or it will try to creep away.
Out in the country every one is wise:
- 7. Milk For The Cat
When the tea is brought at five o'clock,
And all the neat curtains are drawn with care,
The little black cat with bright green eyes
Is suddenly purring there.
- 8. Goldfish
They are the angels of that watery world,
With so much knowledge that they just aspire
To move themselves on golden fins,
Or fill their paradise with fire
- 9. Every Thing
Since man has been articulate,
Mechanical, improvidently wise,
(Servant of Fate),
He has not understood the little cries