Spring 1939 • Vol. I No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 1939 |

The Interrupted Concert

From the Spanish.    The sleepy frozen caldronOf the half moonBroke the harmonyOf the deep night. The ditches, musty with sedge,Protest in silence,And the frogs, muezzins of shadow,Keep very still. In the old village innThe sad music failed,And the most antique of the starsMuted its strings. The wind has come to restIn the dark mountain caves;A single poplar tree,Pythagoras of the pure plain,Raises an aged handTo strike the moon in the face.

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