A Silver Wonder
| A Silver Wonder
written by William Henry Davies
|From "Ambition", 1929||Link to further information|
Shall I this night, amazed and full of wonder,
Forget the Heavens and worship this new toy;
Shall I betray the stars and fall before
A strange new Image, with a greater joy?
Caught in the searchlights' fingers, gleaming bright,
A silver wonder, with a strange device,
Has made the stars, the great eternal stars,
Peep out of their dark holes like timid mice!
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