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Poem by Arthur Conan Doyle

Songs of Action (1898). 25. A Tragedy

Whos that walking on the moorland?
   Whos that moving on the hill?
They are passing mid the bracken,
But the shadows grow and blacken
   And I cannot see them clearly on the hill.

Whos that calling on the moorland?
   Whos that crying on the hill?
Was it bird or was it human,
Was it child, or man, or woman,
   Who was calling so sadly on the hill?

Whos that running on the moorland?
   Whos that flying on the hill?
He is there  and there again,
But you cannot see him plain,
   For the shadow lies so darkly on the hill.

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle's other poems:
  1. Songs of the Road (1911). 8. The Outcasts
  2. Songs of the Road (1911). 17. Man's Limitation
  3. The Guards Came Through (1919). 6. Ypres
  4. Songs of the Road (1911). 13. Compensation
  5. Songs of the Road (1911). 4. A Post-Impressionist

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