The Faber Book of Modern Verse'A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.'
And the camels galled, sore-footed,refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, theterraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.Then the camel men cursing andgrumbling
And running away, and wanting theirliquor and women,And the night-fires going out, and thelack of shelters,And the cities hostile and the townsunfriendly
And the villages dirty and charging highprices:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel allnight,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears,saying
That this was all folly.Then at dawn we came down to atemperate valley,
Wet, below the snow line, smelling ofvegetation;
With a running stream and a water-millbeating the darkness,
And three trees on the low sky,
And an old white horse galloped inaway in the meadow.
Then we came to a tavern withvine-leaves over the lintel,
Six hands at an open door dicing forpieces of silver,
And feet kicking the empty wine-skins.
But there was no imformation, and sowe continued
And arrived at evening, not a momenttoo soon
Finding the place; it was (you may say)satisfactory.All this was a long time ago, Iremember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This:were we led all that way for
Birth or Death?There was a Birth,certainly,We had evidence and no doubt.I hadseen birth and death,
But had thought they were different;this Birth wasHard and bitter agony for us, likeDeath, our death.
We returned to our places, theseKingdoms,But no longer at ease here, in the olddispensation,
With an alien people clutching theirgods.
I should be glad of another death.
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