Darkness (a Fragment)

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Darkness (a Fragment)
by Arthur Hugh Clough

But that from slow dissolving pomps of dawn
No verity of slowly strengthening light
Early or late hath issued; that the day
Scarce-shown, relapses rather, self-withdrawn,
Back to the glooms of ante-natal night,
For this, O human beings, mourn we may.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.