‘In Prison’ by William Morris

‘In Prison’

by William Morris2015-03-18 13.27.09

“Wearily, drearily,
Half the day long,
Flap the great banners
High over the stone;
Strangely and eerily
Sounds the wind’s song,
Bending the banner-poles.

While, all alone,
Watching the loophole’s spark,
Lie I, with life all dark,
Feet tether’d, hands fetter’d
Fast to the stone,
The grim walls, square-letter’d
With prison’d men’s groan.

Still strain the banner-poles
Through the wind’s song,
Westward the banner rolls
Over my wrong.”

William Morris was born on this day in 1834, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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