A Tragedy

From Wikisource
Jump to: navigation, search

Who's that walking on the moorland?
      Who's that moving on the hill?
They are passing 'mid the bracken,
But the shadows grow and blacken
      And I cannot see them clearly on the hill.

Who's that calling on the moorland?
      Who's that crying on the hill?
Was it bird or was it human,
Was it child, or man, or woman,
      Who was calling so sadly on the hill?

Who's that running on the moorland?
      Who's that flying on the hill?
He is there -- and there again,
But you cannot see him plain,
      For the shadow lies so darkly on the hill.

What's that lying in the heather?
      What's that lurking on the hill?
My horse will go no nearer,
And I cannot see it clearer,
      But there's something that is lying on the hill.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.