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Sunday, August 12, 2012

'At the Piano' - poem by Thomas Hardy

A Woman was playing,
    A man looking on;
    And the mould of her face,
    And her neck, and her hair,
    Which the rays fell upon
    Of the two candles there,
Sent him mentally straying
    In some fancy-place
    Where pain had no trace.
A cowled Apparition
    Came pushing between;
    And her notes seemed to sigh;
    And the lights to burn pale,
    As a spell numbed the scene.
    But the maid saw no bale,
And the man no monition;
    And Time laughed awry,
    And the Phantom hid nigh.


Thomas Hardy: Behind the Mask 

[Explaining the Poems]


http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22327

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.