A bit of Swinburne

Courtesy of Kyril Bonfiglioli, who uses it a a chapter epigraph in Something Nasty in the Woodshed.

  Yea, he is strong, thou say’st,
  A mystery many-faced,
The wild beasts know him and the wild birds flee;
  The blind night sees him, death
  Shrinks beaten at his breath,
And his right hand is heavy on the sea:
  We know he hath made us, and is king;
We know not if he care for anything.

Read all of A C Swinburne’s To Victor Hugo.

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