(1869-1943 / England)

A Glimpse Of Time

In the shadow of a broken house,
Down a deserted street,
Propt walls, cold hearths, and phantom stairs,
And the silence of dead feet —
Locked wildly in one another's arms
I saw two lovers meet.

And over that hearthless house aghast
Rose from the mind's abyss
Lost stars and ruined, peering moons,
Worlds overshadowing this, —
Time's stony palace crumbled down
Before that instant kiss.

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Comments (5)

Love can make one rise from the ashes of bad times like a phoenix.
i like this affirmation of love. i think a better title would be that instant kiss. -gk
Time! ! In the shadow of a broken house! Thanks for sharing.
wow interesting imagery- Propt walls, cold hearths, and phantom stairs, And the silence of dead feet
Such a great lovely poem by Robert Laurence Binyon....................