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At Ravenscar
After Sunset
An Altar at Cilurnum
Bewcastle
Blossom
A Chorister
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The Great East Window
The Hunters of Banna
Kawabis
The Legion goes North
Lines in October
The Maiden Way
Pantheist
Pre-Existence
A Song of Forgetting
St Cuthbert's Quest
St Cuthbert's Windows
The Ringers
The Snail
The Street
Traveller's Joy
Wind at Night

 

 

 

   

 

WIND AT NIGHT

 

 

Give me the dark, the dark,

And a great wind triumphing out of the West

Through the death-struck woods and stark,

And beyond their reverberate bars

The unquenchable stars.

 

Give me the storm, the joy,

And the valkyr-ride of the reinless wind

And the wild-wood thoughts of a boy;

Iíll sing you the glamour of life, the strain

Of its beautiful pain.

 

Give me the dark, the night,

And all dayís littleness gone like the leaf;

With the shore-lights over me white

Time-blown through untellable miles

Of lifeís ultimate isles.

 

Give me the dark, the rain,

And love like a great wind rending the heart

With terror, bewilderment, pain;

I shall live, I shall have, I shall spend

Lifeís gold in the end.

 

Give me the wind, the wild;

I am sick of the safe broad ways of the world;

I am glad to have strayed like a child,

With pagan arms of my forest kin

To gather me in.

 

 
 
   

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