by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

In time of tumult
Language: English 
The thunder and the dark
Dwindle and disappear:
The free song of the lark
Tumbles in air.

The froth of the wave-drag
Falls back from the pool:
Sheer out of the crag
Lifts the white gull.

Heart! keep your silence still
Mocking the tyrant’s mock:
Thunder is on the hill:
Foam on the rock.

Confirmed with William Soutar, Poems in Scots and English, selected by W R Aitken, Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, 1972, page 30


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