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William Ernest Henley (Уильям Эрнст Хенли)


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. What is to Come
  2. While The West Is Paling
  3. As Like The Woman As You Can
  4. In Fisherrow
  5. Ballade Of Youth And Age


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Robert Browning (Роберт Браунинг) After ("Take the cloak from his face, and at first")
  • Lizette Reese (Лайзетт Риз) After ("OH, the littles that remain!")

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