I abandon now

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Title

I abandon now

Description

Three verses poem about fear, despair and resulution.

Date

1944-12-21

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Format

One page typewritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SYeomanHT104405v10025

Transcription

[underlined]POEM – “I ABANDON NOW [/underlined]

I abandon now my sight
And blur in melting eyes
The grim woods
And the words of winter
The creaking stubble
Mottled with black-veined stones
To freeze my hand.

I close my senses to
The thrust and surge
Of throatward blood
Nor move to tissues’ impulse
And the bleak hill
Is silence.

But I am waiting
Beyond the bound of fear
And calm
Past all my crying:
I do not tremble though
The cold steals to numb
This body
To ultimate subjection
Resigned in the dispassionate veil
Of winter’s unreasoned
Despair.

21 Dec 44
Cosford - Tuddenham

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Citation

“I abandon now,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30988.

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