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William Ernest Henley

Poems

Poems is William Ernest Henley's collection of lyrical pieces in one tome. He is remembered most often for his 1875 poem “Invictus” and his dark “hospital poems”.
82 printed pages
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Original publication
2022
Publication year
2022
Publisher
DigiCat

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    црвених цветоваhas quoted4 years ago
    Behold me waiting—waiting for the knife. A little while, and at a leap I storm The thick, sweet mystery of chloroform, The drunken dark, the little death-in-life. The gods are good to me: I have no wife, No innocent child, to think of as I near The fateful minute; nothing all-too dear Unmans me for my bout of passive strife. Yet am I tremulous and a trifle sick, And, face to face with chance, I shrink a little: My hopes are strong, my will is something weak. Here comes the basket? Thank you. I am ready. But, gentlemen my porters, life is brittle: You carry Caesar and his fortunes—steady!
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