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William Ernest Henley (Уильям Эрнст Хенли)


In Hospital. 6. After


Like as a flamelet blanketed in smoke,
So through the anaesthetic shows my life;
So flashes and so fades my thought, at strife
With the strong stupor that I heave and choke
And sicken at, it is so foully sweet.
Faces look strange from space-and disappear.
Far voices, sudden loud, offend my ear -
And hush as sudden. Then my senses fleet:
All were a blank, save for this dull, new pain
That grinds my leg and foot; and brokenly
Time and the place glimpse on to me again;
And, unsurprised, out of uncertainty,
I wake-relapsing-somewhat faint and fain,
To an immense, complacent dreamery. 



William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. Rhymes and Rhythms. 10. Midsummer Midnight Skies
  2. In Hospital. 12. Etching
  3. Ballade of the Toyokuni Colour-Print
  4. Echoes. 27. She Sauntered by the Swinging Seas
  5. London Voluntaries. 4. Largo e Mesto


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