by Walter De la Mare (1873 - 1956)

Coals
Language: English 
In drowsy fit
I hear the flames
Syllabling o’er
Their ancient names:
The coals — a glory
Of gold — blaze on,
Drenched with the suns
Of centuries gone;
While, at the window,
This rainy day
In darkening twilight
Dies away.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-04-02
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