Night in North London, December 6, 1914


Night in North London, [November] <December> 1914

The Lamp-lights made the winter evenings fair,

Twinkling in constellations [where] the low

Grey valley lies with a few clustering trees,

and many houses. In the deepened dark,

They shone untired through the hours of night,

Until the morning came with paler sky,

and the grass grey with dew, and in the mist

They faded slowly with the yellow moon.

Now that a war has saddened us, the lights

are dimmed and few and very far between,

and those that loved to see them in the night

Must needs raise up their eyes a space more high

and seek this comfort in the unnumbered stars.

May Graham Wallas
Dec 6th 1914.

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