[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

Read more poems by Thomas Hardy: Thomas Hardy Poems at Poetry X.

More poems by Thomas HardyThomas Hardy | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Thomas HardyBooks by Thomas Hardy

In The Moonlight

Thomas Hardy

"O lonely workman, standing there
In a dream, why do you stare and stare
At her grave, as no other grave where there?" 

"If your great gaunt eyes so importune
Her soul by the shine of this corpse-cold moon,
Maybe you'll raise her phantom soon!" 

"Why, fool, it is what I would rather see
Than all the living folk there be;
But alas, there is no such joy for me!" 

"Ah - she was one you loved, no doubt,
Through good and evil, through rain and drought,
And when she passed, all your sun went out?" 

"Nay: she was the woman I did not love,
Whom all the other were ranked above,
Whom during her life I thought nothing of." 

Added: 25 Feb 2002 | Last Read: 19 Jan 2018 4:33 AM | Viewed: 4621 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of In The Moonlight by Thomas Hardy, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/2752/ | Viewed on 19 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.