Poems by Isaac Rosenberg/Expression
Call—call—and bruise the air:
Shatter dumb space!
Yea! We will fling this passion everywhere;
Leaving no place
For the superb and grave
The pregnant queens of quietness that brave
And edge our song
Of wonder at the light
(Our life-leased home),
Of greeting to our housemates. And in might
Our song shall roam
Life's heart, a blossoming fire
Blown bright by thought,
While gleams and fades the infinite desire,
Can this be caught and caged?
Wings can be clipt
Of eagles, the sun's gaudy measure gauged,
But no sense dipt
In the mystery of sense:
The troubled throng
Of words break out like smothered fire through dense
And smouldering wrong.