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Gerard Manley Hopkins

To His Watch

12 August 2005
Vol. 5, No. 2
poetry, classic, rhyme

The telling time our task is; time's some part,

Not all, but we were framed to fail and die—

One spell and well that one. There, ah thereby

Is comfort's carol of all or woe's worst smart.

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.

What hours, O what black hours we have spent

This night! what sights you, heart, saw; ways you went!

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