The Fog (Davies)

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The Fog  (1913) 
by William Henry Davies
From Foliage (1913)

I saw the fog grow thick,
  Which soon made blind my ken;
It made tall men of boys,
  And giants of tall men.

It clutched my throat, I coughed;
  Nothing was in my head
Except two heavy eyes
  Like balls of burning lead.

And when it grew so black
  That I could know no place,
I lost all judgment then,
  Of distance and of space.

The street lamps, and the lights
  Upon the halted cars,
Could either be on earth
  Or be the heavenly stars.

A man passed by me close,
  I asked my way, he said,
"Come, follow me, my friend"—
  I followed where he led.

He rapped the stones in front,
  "Trust me," he said, "and come";
I followed like a child—
  A blind man led me home.


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