A Hymn of Empire and Other Poems

by Frederick George Scott


 

THE NIGHT-WIND


 

WHERE the huge clouds part,
A voice from God’s heart
Saith unto me,
    In accents clear:
“Who hath eyes, let him see;
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    Who hath ears, let him hear.”

The wind with delight
Shakes the mantle of night,
    And roars through the trees
    With the voice of the seas;

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And it saith to my mind:
“Some day thou shalt find
    Thy home in the deep,
    When death wakes thee from sleep.”